ith orders to go to Marrowbone Store, then to Centre Point and Tompkins', and from there to return to this place.
Captain J. W. Roark, with thirty men, was ordered to Tompkinsville, with instructions to meet Captain Stone, at Gamalia, in Monroe couhe State line.
Captain G. B. Stone was ordered, with thirty men, to Jamestown, Monroe county, Kentucky, then to join Captain Roark at Gamalia; there Captain Roark was to take command of both companies, and proceed to Lafayette, Tennessee, and to reCaptain Roark was to take command of both companies, and proceed to Lafayette, Tennessee, and to return from there to this place — each company reporting to me as it returned.
Lieutenant Kerigan was the first to return and report, which was done on the evening of the third instant. Captain Roark returned and reported on the evening of the fifth Captain Roark returned and reported on the evening of the fifth instant, reporting no rebels in the country; and that Captain Stone was in the country a short distance from town, and would be in that evening or early next morning.
From these reports I telegraphed to General Boyle that my scouts had just returne