War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0405 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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VERNON, July 12, 1863.

Brigadier-General WILLCOX,

Indianapolis:

The Ohio and Mississippi Railroad is but little damaged, if at all, from this point east. Westwardly its damage is all repaired. A repair train from Cincinnati could fix up the road entire in two or three hours.

LEW. WALLACE,

Major-General.

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JULY 12, 1863.

INDIANAPOLIS OPERATOR:

If General Wallace has not gone, tell him I wish to send him some dispatches. If he has gone, send a courier to overtake him with his dispatch, and direct him to put his men on the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Railroad at a point accessible to this city by railroad, and report to me by telegraph and to Governor Morton. Answer.

O. B. W[ILLCOX].

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INDIANAPOLIS, July 12, 1863.

General WALLACE,

Vernon:

Did you send Burkham's command to Lawrenceburg? If so, what hour? Burnside wants artillery there.

O. B. WILLCOX.

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General WILLCOX,

Indianapolis:

Burkham was ordered with his command (including guns) to I renceburg. For certainty he went via Indianapolis.

LEW. WALLACE,

Major-General.

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VERNON, July 12, 1863-5 p. m.

General WALLACE:

Your message him my aide is received. All my men are with you. Hughes, I hear, is marching to this place; may be here in an hour. Can you get cars for all the force? Agent at Saymour telegraphs me he would send 150 cars in half an hour. Did your order them?

JOHN LOVE,

Brigadier-General.

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NORTH VERNON, July 12, 1863.

General WALLACE:

Morgan has been at Osgood and carried off the operator. I have sent to Seymour for a train for my command to run down there, but I am not strong enough to fight him alone. Have some help for me as I pass here. Come along and take command. We can catch him.

J. HUGHES,

Brigadier-General.

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