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CINCINNATI, August 12, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel COALE,

Cairo:

The general wishes the troops of General Potter's division turned off at Seymour,to go by the way of Louisville to Lebanon, Ky.;that is,if they can come on. Please let me know at once where they are,and if they have started;turn them if not too late.

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAIRO, August 12, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Fifty-first New York and Thirty-fifth Massachusetts,760 in all,left at half-past 6 this evening.

JNO. H. COALE,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

CINCINNATI, August 12, 1863.

General BURNSIDE,

Lexington:

The following troops of the Ninth Corps are on their way from Cairo:Twenty-seventh Michigan, Forty-fifth Pennsylvania, Thirty-sixth Massachusetts, Edward's battery, Phillips'battery. Down tonight. The Second, Seventeenth,and Twentieth Michigan are here;will go down to-morrow.

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

INDIANAPOLIS, August 12, 1863.

Major-General BURDSIDE:

Your dispatch received. Just returned from Cincinnati,where I hoped to see you on several points. The Michigan sharpshooters,you will remember,are in Michigan for some purpose. In regard to Seventy-first Indiana, I will make as speedy arrangements as possible to hold them at your service,but I have 3,200 prisoners to guard, and the provost-marshal is constantly demanding troops. Nearly 200 now out of the Seventy-firs on their duty. The regiment is also making arrangements to get mounted. The carbines,&c.,have been shipped and are now on the way for them. General Ammen calls to -day for 150 men in Illinois. I cannot send at present. Would not the Seventy-first answer your purpose better after it is mounted?I will make every arrangement for emergencies and get along here with as little as possible. Please answer with regard to Seventy-first.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.