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GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, July 20, 1863.

Numbers 116. Captain J. M. Cutts, Eleventh Infantry, aide-de-camp, is hereby relieved from duty as judge-advocate of this department, to take effect the 23rd of June last.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, July 20, 1863.

Numbers 117.

Major Henry L. Burnett, Second Ohio Cavalry, is hereby appointed judge-advocate of this department, to date from the 16th instant, and will be respected and obeyed accordingly. He will have his office at 53 East Fourth street.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PRIVATE.] CINCINNATI, OHIO, July 20, 1863.

(Received, in cipher, 7.40 p. m.)

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

I advise you to relieve Major General A. E. Burnside from command of the Department of the Ohio immediately by telegraph. He has been plausibly pursuing a policy hostile and adverse to your wishes and instructions and those of the Secretary of War and General-in-Chief. Send some thoroughly brave man to take his place. I cordially recommend Hooker, who is a brave man, and will be very popular. We are on the eve of important events, which require you to pursue the course I suggest. We are threatened with mobs and riots and bloodshed throughout our entire Western country. Orders 38 has kindled the fires of hatred and contention, and Burnside is foolishly and unwisely excited, and, if continued in command, will disgrace himself, you, and the country, as he did at Fredericksburg.

Please acknowledge the receipt of this dispatch. I am absolutely right. Douglas was my preceptor.

J. M. CUTTS,

Captain Eleventh Infantry, Judge-Advocate Dept. of the Ohio.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 6TH DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,

Columbus, Ky., July 20, 1863.

Numbers 44.

I. It having been reported to these headquarters that enlisted men of this command have recently plundered gardens and orchards of fruit and vegetables, and committed other excesses, the general commanding the district informs the officers that he holds the commander directly and individually responsible for his men, and refers all officers to the Thirty-second Article of War, to General Orders, Numbers 107, from the Adjutant-General's Office, War Department, 1862; to General Orders, Numbers 56, from headquarters District of West Tennessee; to General

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