War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0940 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH KENTUCKY CAVALRY,

September 29, 1863.

Major SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: Everything is now quiet on the river. About 5 o'clock this afternoon 13 men wearing (a part of them, that is) our uniform fired on my camp from the opposite bank. No one was injured. The fire was returned, but probably with little effect. They went on down the river and exchanged shots with our pickets.

Nothing else had occurred to-day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. T. HOBLITZELL

Lieutenant-Colonel Fifth Kentucky Cavalry.

CINCINNATI, OHIO,

September 29, 1863.

Major General O. O. HOWARD,

Indianapolis, or on the Route:

Instruct your leading division to push forward to Bridgeport. Supplies will meet them at Nashville.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CINCINNATI, OHIO,

September 29, 1863.

Colonel T. A. SCOTT,

Aide-de-Camp, Louisville:

We leave here in the morning. Telegraph the instructions of the commanding general to the commanding officer of the leading division to push through to Bridgeport; that supplies will meet him at Nashville.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

KNOXVILLE, September 29, 1863.

Captain W. P. ANDERSON:

Issue an order placing Major Simpson, chief engineer, Department of the Ohio, in charge of the construction of the military railroad from Lebanon to Nicholasville into East Tennessee. He has authority for calling upon General Boyle for such military assistance as he may require, and will be governed by the verbal and written instructions already given to General Boyle, who will transfer them to him.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, OHIO,

September 29, 1863-1.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General BOYLE,

Louisville, Ky.:

The occupation of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad for the shipment of troops must not interfere with the shipment of medical