War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0860 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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from me up the river, between the second and third courier posts. I remain with two companies near the third post. I sent out this morning a party to secure all the boats that could be found along the river.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. T. HOBLITZELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Comdg. Fifth Kentucky Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH KENTUCKY CAVALRY, September 25, 1863.

Major SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report everything quiet on the river to-day. Nothing has transpired to vary the monotony of the camp. I have remained in the same camp that I made yesterday with some 25 men.

Major Wharton is at Kelley's Ferry with 65 men, and Major Cheek above me with about 45.

Patrols traverse the banks in both directions from each camp till they meet.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. T. HOBLITZELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Comdg. Fifth Kentucky Cavalry.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., FOURTH DIV., 14TH ARMY CORPS, Friar's Island, September 25, 1863-9 a.m.

Captain SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet as far as Soddy Shoals Ford. Your dispatch to Colonel Minty was delivered to him at 10 o'clock last night at his camp near Poe's Tavern. General Rosecrans' dispatch was delivered to Colonel Wolford at Athens, and by him sent to Colonel Byrd.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. O. MILLER,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., FOURTH DIV., 14TH ARMY CORPS, Friar's Island, September 25, 1863-7 p.m.

Captain SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report all quiet as far as Soddy Shoals Ford. I had a patrol on Thatcher's Ford to-day from the Second Michigan Cavalry, who report the ford not guarded by Colonel Minty this forenoon. The enemy are reconstructing, to some extent, their work farthest back from the river opposite this place, and now one gun