HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,
Cincinnati, May 26, 1861.
Brigadier-General MORRIS, Indianapolis:
You will probably be ordered to-morrow to move with, say, two regiments to Wheeling or Parkersburg. Circumstances may change this, but be ready. Keep this secret; and when you do move, give out Pittsburgh, or some other point, as you destination.
GEO. B. McCLELLAN,
Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding Department.
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series I, Vol. II. With additions and corrections. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902.