War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0281 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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Fifty- second; Runkle, of the Fourty- fifth; Hall, oft the One hudred and fifth, and Swine, of the Ninety- ninth, are well- tried, experienced officrs, and should be assigned to your most important positins.

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 16.

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 8, 1862.

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2. Brigadier General A. J. Smith, U. S. Volunteers, will repair to Covingtron, Ky., and report for duty to Major General Lew. Wallace, commanding.

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By command of Major-General Wright:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistatn Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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HEADUQARTERS,

Cincinnati, [September] 13, 1862.

Major-General WALLACE:

Governor Tod thinks Gallipolis seriously thretened, and wants two regiments sent there. Please have two Hoio regiments designated to move int hemorning if called for. Ihave asked the Govenror to send them fromteh force he has organizing if he can, and shall hear from him in the morning. I don't want to weaken our force.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 24.

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 14, 1862.

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2. Major General Lew. Wallace will designate one of the regiments now under his command, which will be provided with three days' cooked rations, and proceed without delay to Gallipolis, Ohio. The commanding officer oft the regiment on his arrival at Gallipolis will report for duty to General A. Cushing, commandng.* * *

By order of Major-General Wright:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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List of boats fitted up for river defense.

Up river.- Gun- boat Numbers 1, CaptainHoople, there 12-pounder; gun- boat New Era, Captain Wade, one 12- pouner; gun- boat Belfast, Captain Semmes, one 12- pounder; gun- boat R. B. Hamilton, Captain Carnes, one 12-pounder; gun- boat Allen Collyer, Captain Wislon, one 12-pounder.

Down River.- Gun- boat Emma Ducan, Captin Btacheler, one 12-pounder; gun- boat New York, Captain Shunk, one 12-pounder; gun- boat Izetta, Captain Kyles, one 32-pounder; gun- boat Argyle, Captain