War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0432 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, June 16, 1863 - 10.15 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Send no troops to Pittsburg. if a regiment can be spared, send it to General Asboth. Should General Rosecrans move against Bragg, the raid into Northwest Kentucky will cease. If not, columbus will be threatened.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, June 16, 1863 - 11.15 a. m.

Major-General BURNISIDE,

Lexington, Ky.:

General Asboth, commanding at Columbus, Island Numbers 10, &c., is apprehensive of an attack by a force crossing the Tennessee River at Rockport. He was no communication with General Hurlbut. Is it possible for you to give him any temporary assistance? Is there any considerable rebel force in your front?

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, June 16, 1863 - 1.29 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Lexington, Ky.:

If you have any light-draught gunboats in your Department, send them up the river as far as Parkersburg.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, June 16, 1863 - 1.30 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Our line in Kentucky is very weak, and being threatened at many points. Thus far we have been able to maintain it, and the enemy have not been able to make any very considerable raids. I have sent out two important expeditions, the object of which will be made known to you by a bearer of dispatches, who will leave here to-night. I shall move all available force in Indiana and Ohio down to the front.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, June 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General STURGIS, Lexington, Ky.:

Order all the fragments of regiments at Lexington into and around the fortifications there. Report at once what arms you have to give them. There are arms here we can give them, if you cannot supply them. Place quietly inside the fort fifteen or twenty days' provisions for 1,000 men. There is no cause for alarm, but it is well to be ready.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.