M. Dickson is hereby assigned to the command of the negro forces from Cincinnati, working on the fortifications near Newport and Covington, and will be obeyed accordingly.
By order of Major-General Lew. Wallace. T. C. Elston, Jr., A. D. C.
Upon assuming the command, September fourth, I organized my staff, as follows:
Timothy C. Day, Assistant Adjutant-General.
J. Stacy Hill, Quartermaster.
William Woods, Commissary.
James Lupton, Volunteer Aid, Acting Camp Commandant.
Jacob Resor, Jr., James W. Cossefield, John W. Hartwell, William J. Dickson, William H. Chatfield, Alexander Neave, David A. James, Volunteer Aids.
I then proceeded to the fortifications where the colored forces were.
I found them at work, on the rifle-pits and trenches about Fort Mitchel, on the Lexington road, in the rear of Covington.
They had been faithfully laboring during the preceding night, and had already been commended by the engineer in charge for efficient work.
They were, however, wea