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CINCINNATI, August 14, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Camp Nelson:

General Parker has just arrived. He is now here in the office.

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAPM NELSON, KY., August 14, 1863.

General PARKE:

Glad to hear of your arrival. Concentrate your force at this place, and shall leave orders for you. How are you?

A. E. BURNSIDE

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, August 14, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Camp Nelson, Ky:

Arrived this morning. Colonel Boven will go to Lexington this evening. Does General Potter's division come through Cincinnati, or will it go through Louisville? General Ferrero is now in Louisville. The great scarcity of boats at vicksburg has been much vexation. The strength of the corps is very materially weakened by the campaign. the sudden death of General Welsh is a very severe shock to us all.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

CAMP NELSON, KY., August 14, 1863.

Major-General PARKE:

I have concluded to have the Ninth Corps all concentrated at Cincinnati. Please give orders accordingly.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Numbers 2.

In the Field, Camp Nelson, Ky., August 14, 1863.

I. The general commanding calls upon all members of his command to remember that the present campaign takes them through a friendly territory, and that humanity and the best interests of the service require that the peaceable inhabitants be treated with kind kindness, and that every protection be given by the soldiers to them and to their property.

II. Officers will enforce the strictest discipline to prevent straggling, any ill treatment citizens, depredations, or willful destruction of private property, and each officer will be held strictly responsible for offenses of such nature committed by men under his command.