LA GRANGE, September 18, 1863.
Brigadier General B. H. GRIERSON:
The Eleventh Illinois Cavalry passed here about 10 o'clock this a.m.
L. F. McCRILLIS,
Colonel, Commanding Second Brigade Cavalry.
SAULSBURY, September 18, 1863.
There is a cavalry force on the Ripley or State Line road, within hearing of my cavalry pickets. I have sent out a scout to ascertain what it is. Do you know of any of our forces being in that direction?
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. F. DRISH,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND., September 18, 1863.
(Received 10.25 a.m.)
Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
General Lew. Wallace's orders require him to remain at Crawfordsville. I respectfully request that they may be modified so far as to allow him to speak at such places in this State as I may select. He can be of great assistance to me and our cause.
Please answer to-day.
O. P. MORTON,
Governor of Indiana.
SEPTEMBER 18, 1863-12.15 a.m.
COLONEL: The officer on High Point reports that he is keeping a sharp lookout, but can see nothing unusual. No camp-fires but our own.
Captain and Chief Signal Officer.
HIGH POINT, September 18, 1863.
(Received 6 a.m.)
Line of camp-fires all along valley parallel to our front. Strong in Crittenden's front. Clouds of dust rising beyond Catlett's Gap about 2 miles.
W. E. SHERIDAN,
Captain and Acting Signal Officer.