War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0722 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA., Chapter XLII.

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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.

Colonel MERSY:

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 GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

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.

Respectfully,

JESSE MERRILL,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HIGH POINT, September 18, 1863.

(Received 6 a.m.)

Captain MERRILL:

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.