War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0181 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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The depot cost $1,040 several years ago. The levy amounts to $1,221, and it is not more than sufficient to rebuild the depot now, even if every cent is collected.

I am, very respectfully, &c.,

THOS. B. FAIRLEIGH,

Lieutenant Colonel Twenty-sixth Ky. Vol. Infty., Comdg. Post.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY,

Louisville, August 27, 1863.

Respectfully referred to department headquarters, and propriety of action in matter submitted for consideration and instructions.

I request that matter be referred to Secretary of War, before order is given to levy any contribution.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, August 29, 1863.

Respectfully returned to General Boyle, for an explicit statement as to when and how the depot was destroyed.

By order of Major-General Burnside:

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Third indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY,

Louisville, September 1, 1863.

Respectfully returned to Colonel Fairleigh, who will comply with indorsement of General Burnside. This to be returned with report. By order of General Boyle:

T. J. BUSH,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Returned inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Bowling Green, Ky., September 4, 1863.

Captain A. C. SEMPLE,

Asst. Adjt. General, District of Kentucky, Louisville:

CAPTAIN: All the information I have regarding the burning of the depot at Rocky Hill Station, on The Louisville and Nashville Railroad, I give below:

At noon on the 4th July last a party of about 45 guerrillas suddenly appeared at Rocky Hill. They were led by a man calling himself Captain Umber. Some of them wore a species of uniform (gray); others were dressed in common brown jeans. They first robbed the store of a Mr. Dickson, a British subject, and secreted themselves for the purpose of capturing the passenger train bound south from Louisville, 6 men being detached from the main body for the purpose of burning the depot.

A young man named Showers, a clerk in Dickson's store, expos-