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take that route, unless your order otherwise, I shall take the responsibility of stopping it there. There is not time to communicate with Washington. Please give your opinion.

In haste,

HENRY B. CARRINGTON,

Brigadier-General.

Respectfully,

C. H. POTTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DEPARTMENT,

Columbus, Ohio, March 30, 1864.

Major-General HEINTZELMAN

(Care of Brigadier-General Terry), Sandusky, Ohio:

The following dispatches have just been received. You will see by General Carrington's dispatches that the veteran regiment is en route:

CHARLESTON, ILL.,

March 30, 1864.

Major-General HEINTZELMAN:

Troubles continue. Forces of insurgents reported increasing. Have just asked for 500 men from Indianapolis. You had better come here in person. Answer me at Mattoon.

JAMES OAKES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. Army.

MATTOON, March 30, 1864.

Major-General HEINTZELMAN:

I arrived here this morning. Proceeded 10 a. m. to Charleston, and have just returned. In affray at Charleston, on 28th, 10 killed and some 15 wounded on both sides; have some 30 prisoners here. Much excitement here, and an attack expected to rescue prisoners; reliable [reports?] state insurgents collecting in large numbers.

JAMES OAKES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. Army.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.,

March 30, 1864.

Major-General HEINTZELMAN:

The Forty-seventh Indiana, 560 strong, started within half an hour after the receipt of Colonel Oakes' telegram for Mattoon. Extra ammunition goes on passenger train.

HENRY B. CARRINGTON,

Brigadier-General.

Respectfully,

C. H. POTTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, March 30, 1864 - 11.37 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Culpeper, Va.:

Governor Bramlette asks to have that part of Kentucky west of the Tennessee River added to the Department of the Ohio. Do you approve the arrangement?

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.