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tion to make a raid across the river, and the fords and ferries are numerous. A movement of some kinds is going on at Blythe's Ferry.

From all I can learn General Clayton left there some days ago, taking with him the greater part of the infantry and all the artillery; he moved toward the railroad. Herewith you will find dispatch* from General Crittenden, which I have left unsealed for your perusal.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding.

I shall feel obliged if you will send me a supply of paroles and oaths of allegiance.

LOUISVILLE, KY., September 2, 1863.

Brigadier-General POTTER:

One hundred and fifty rebels reported at New Liberty. If you can spare the Seventy-first Indiana, I trust you will send it to Mount Sterling.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

CINCINNATI, September 2, 1863.

Brigadier-General POTTER,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps, Lexington, Ky.:

I have no communication with the general, but understand that he is now in the vicinity of Chattanooga.

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAMP NELSON, KY., September 2, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Headquarters of the First Division at Crab Orchard to-day. Will move all the sick in three days. Battery not arrived.

EDW. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General.

CAMP NELSON, KY., September 2, 1863.

Captain WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

My headquarters are in the field, 4 miles from Nicholasville, near Camp Nelson. The troops are not yet in condition to move.

S. G. GRIFFIN,

Colonel, commanding.

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*Not found.

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