War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0292 KY., MID., AND E. TENN., N., ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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WASHINGTON, D. C., April 29, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Cincinnati:

If you have any available troops that can be temporarily detached to assist General Schenck, throw them into Parkersburg and Wheeling. I do not mean that you shall withdraw troops from Kentucky.

H. W. HALLECK.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, April 29, 1863-9 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

I have ordered all the troops that can possibly be spared from the different camps, and have made an arrangement with the naval authorities here to send two gunboats, one from this place, which leaves to-night, and one from Cairo.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, April 29, 1863-9.45 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Arrangements have been made to cross the Cumberland at Waitsborough, Horse Shoe Bottom, and Celina, but the late rise in the river has delayed us. A considerable force of the cavalry have crossed, and I hope to get more over to-morrow. I am moving the Ninth Corps in the direction of Tompkinsville. If General Hooker's movements should cause the withdrawal of a portion of the force in front of Suffolk, I hope you will send me my other division from there. They are very much needed here.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, April 29, 1863-9.53 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Considerable skirmishing at the line of the Cumberland yesterday and to-day, with the results in our favor. Colonel Graham captured some 30 near Bennett's Ferry. Generals Morgan and Wheeler are in the vicinity of Gainesborough. Pegram is near at hand. It is said that Maney's brigade, from Vicksburg, has reached Knoxville.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, April 29, 1863-9.20 p.m.

General BOYLE:

Colonel Graham's movements are very satisfactory. Let him remain in the neighborhood of Tompkinsville, but look out that he is not caught. Order Morrison's entire brigade to Glasgow at once. Use your judgment about the route. If you conclude to send them by railroad from Lebanon it will be well to order the cars for them down to-night. I dont' know exactly where they are. If they are at the crossing of