War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0485 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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a proper rendition of the same to the accounting officers of the Government. From this amount I have transferred to my subordinate quatermasters of the U. S. Military Telegraph during the year $295,265.43, and disursed on service account $55,711.76, and to the purchases of property $70,795.99.

In September, 1862, I officialy transferred to Major Eckert, Captains David, Bruch, Smith and Wade, the military telegraph lines and property in the respective departemnts of which they were previously in nominal charge.

On the 30th of June, 1863, there war remaining in my possession a balance of $6,056.06 in Government funds, which was desposited in my safe at Clevelan, Ohio.

Statement of lines.

In operation July 1, 1862......................... 3,571

Constructred in Department of the Potomac

during year........................................ 300

Constructed in Department of the Missouri

during year........................................ 548

Constructed in Department of the Ohio, Mississippi,

and Cumberland during year......................... 510

Constructed in Department of Western Virginia

during year......................................... 97

Constructed in Department of the Gulf during year... 300

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Total in operation during the fiscal year........... 5,326

Very respectfully, your obedient servnat,

ANSON STAGER,

Colonel and Asst. Q. M. and Supt. U. S. Military Telegraph.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Lenior's, Tenn., October 30, 1863.

Lieutenant Second Brigade, Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: The general commanding corps desires that you will please send immediately one company of your command to the vicinity of Leeper's Ferry, about six miles up the river from the mouth of Little Tennessee River. A slight skirmish has taken place there to-day. You will please resist, or give orders to this command to resist, all attempts on the part of the enemy to corss the river, watching it well on both flanks of the ferry. Any information of importance will at once be communicted to these headquarters.

I am, colonel, very respectfuly, your obedient servant,

NICOLAS BOWEN,

[31.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

HENDERSON'S, [October] 30, 1863.

General WILLCOX:

Your order directing me to reoccupy Jonesboroguh is received. The wagons are out in the country for forage and rations. My command is entirely out of rations. My commissary will be up on the rain with rations to-day. It will be very great inconvenience to move the command before the arrival of trains and rations, and unless you think there is urgent necessity for the immediate move I will defer it until morning. Will you please let the train that has my supplies come up to this point.

J. M. SHACKELFORD,

[31.] Brigadier-General.