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KNOXVILLE, TENN., October 15, 1863.

(Received 10 p.m., 16th.)

The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

In the name of Christianity and humanity! in the name of God and liberty! for the sake of their wives and children and everything they hold sacred and dear on earth! the loyal people of Tennessee appeal to you and implore you not to abandon them again to the merciless dominion of the rebels by a withdraw of the U. S. forces from upper East Tennessee.

J. L. WILLIAMS,

N. T. TAYLOR,

Ex. M. C.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C. October 15, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Comdg. Department of the Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio:

Revoke order for Tenth Michigan Cavalry to proceed to headquarters Department of the Cumberland. Do not send away troops now guarding prisoners at Camp Douglas until their places are supplied by invalid companies.

By command:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DETROIT, October 15, 1863.

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The Tenth Michigan Cavalry has only two companies mustered into service. The balance of the men enlisted belong to unorganized companies. The regiment is not in condition to move without material damage to it. It is filling up rapidly, and if allowed to remain a short will be fully organized.

AUSTIN BLAIR,

Governor.

MUNFORDVILLE, October 15, 1863.

Captain A. C. SEMPLE,

Louisville:

I have just received dispatch from Captain A. G. Hobson, of Bowling Green. His deputy provost-marshal of Allen County reports rebels crossing Cumberland at Celina on 13th instant, 1,100 strong, two pieces artillery. Colonel Strickland moves to Glasgow this morning with his regiment and Sixth Michigan Battery. If rebels have crossed it is possible they will move through Edmonton in direction of Greensburg and out by Columbia. Colonel Spaulding has been instructed.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

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