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CINCINNATI, September 15, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Cumberland Gap:

Where is General Burnside, and what is the nearest point of telegraphic communication with him? How soon will a message reach him?

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Numbers 360.

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 15, 1863.

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VIII. Major-General Parke, now in this city, will at once proceed to Nicholasville, Ky., there resuming command of the Ninth Corps, and then push his command forward with energy and dispatch to join Major-General Burnside at Knoxville, Tenn.

By order of Major-General Burnside:

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CINCINNATI, September 15, 1863.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington:

Have just returned to duty from a sick leave. My command is under orders to proceed to Knoxville, but Special Orders, Numbers 337. War Department, requires me to go to Vicksburg. This order is dated July 27, but was not received until August 31. Shall I obey this order or join my command?

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, September 15, 1863.

General R. B. POTTER,

Comdg. Ninth Army Corps, Lexington, Ky.:

Will join as soon as I hear from Washington. When do you propose starting?

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

CRAB ORCHARD, September 15, 1863.

Colonel BOWEN:

Shall we move on, as we are ready?

S. G. GRIFFIN,

Colonel, Commanding.