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Doc. 35.-siege of Cincinnati. Operations of the Black brigade. To His Excellency, John Brough, Governor of Ohio: I beg leave to present to you, for preservation in the archives of the State, the accompanying enrolment of the Black brigade of Cincinnati, serving in the defence of that city in September, 1862. This brigade was not formed under the authority of the State; but its labors were in the defence of her soil, and it seems but proper that some memory of it should be preserved in her records. The enrolment is not complete. It has seven hundred and six names, (706;) the brigade numbered about one thousand. Some three hundred of these, in the beginning of its service, and before an enrolment had been made, were assigned to various duties, in camp, on gunboats, and in the city, separate from the rest of the brigade; and their names were never obtained. But the enrolment is complete as to the body of the brigade, who for three weeks, as a separate and distinct fo