War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0283 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDECE, ETC.- UNION.

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[First idnorsement.]

Resepctfully forwarded to general headquarters.

A. J. SMITH,

Brigadier-General.

[Second indorsement.]

This skirmish was between my cavalry sent to pursue and observe the enemy after his retreat from Covington.

L. W.

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HEADUQARTERS DEAPRTMENT OFT HE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 18, 1862.

Major General LEWIS WALLACE,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Covington, Ky.:

GEENAL: I am in receipt of your letter iforming me that you have received telegraphic instructions fromteh honorable Secretary of War to proceed to Columbus, ohio, to organize paroled prisoners for service aginst the Indians in the Norhwest, an asking me to appoint your successor in the command of the forces int the vicnity of Covington and Newport, Ky. Brigadier General A. J. Smith will relieve you in such command. Acept my thanks, geenral, for the zeal with whch you have labored in the discharge of your many and arduyous duties, and the assureance of my warmest wishes for your continued success and welfare.

I am, geenral, veryrespecrully and truly, your obedient servant,

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding Deaprtmetn.

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SPECIAL RODERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 28.

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 18, 1862.

Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore having reported to the major-geenral commading, he will repair to COvington, kyl, and report for duty to Brigadier General A. J. Smith, commanding U. S. forces in that vicinity.

By order of Major-General Wright:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-Geenal and Chief of Staff.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 29.

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 19, 1862.

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5. Major General Gordon Granger will proceed with his division to Louisville, ky., and report to Major General W. Nelson, commanding. * * *

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7. Captain S. M. Preston, assistnt aadjutant-geenral of volunteers, having, by an order of the General-in- Chief of the U. S. Army, rep[orted to Major-General Wright, commandng Deaprtment of the Ohio, is hereby assigned to duty at these headuqarters, to date fromteh 26th of August, 1862, the day on which he reported and entered upon duty. By order of Major-General Wright:

N H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjtuat-Geenal and Chief of Staff.

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