War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0502 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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Numbers 13.-Lieutenant Francis A. Smith and William Cleary, Thirteenth Tennesse Cavalry, of the capture of Fort Pillow.

Numbers 14.-Captain Carl A. Lamber, Battery D, Second U. S. Colored Light Artillery, of the capture of Fort Pillow.

Numbers 15.-Captain William T. Smith, Sixth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery, of the capture of Fort Pillow.

Numbers 16.-Lieutenant Daniel Van Horn, Sixth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery, of the capture of Fort Pillow.

Numbers 17.-Acting Master William Ferguson, U. S. Navy, of the capture of Fort Pillow.

Numbers 18.-Brigadier General George F. Shepley, U. S. Army, of affairs April 12.

Numbers 19.-Brigadier General James C. Veatch, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, of operations March 6-April 7.

Numbers 20.-Brigadier General Benjamin H. Grierson, U. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, of operations April 3-5.

Numbers 21.-Colonel George E. Waring, jr., Fourth Missouri Cavalry, commanding First Brigade, of skirmish near Raleigh, April 3.

Numbers 22.-Major John C. Febles, Seventh Indian Cavalry, of operations March 28-30 and April 9.

Numbers 23.-Major P. Jones York, Second New Jersey Cavalry, of skirmish near Bolivar.

Numbers 24.-Major General Cadwallader C. Washburn, U. S. Army, transmitting correspondence with Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee and Major General Nathan B. Forrest, C. S. Army.

Numbers 25.-Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, of the capture of Fort Pillow, etc.

Numbers 26.-Major General Nathan B. Forrest, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry.

Numbers 27.-Captain John Goodwin, Provost-Marshal-General.

Numbers 28.-Brigadier General James R. Chalmers, C. S. Army, commanding First Division Cavalry, of the Capture of Fort Pillow.

Numbers 1. Reports of Brigadier General Mason Brayman, U. S. Army, commanding District of Cairo.*

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CAIRO,

March 24, 1864.

SIR: On yesterday dispatches reached me from Colonel I. R. Hawkins, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, at Union City, that Forrest's cavalry, 7,000 strong, with artillery, were approaching by way of Jackson and Trenton. Rumors to the same effect came from other sources.

Being convinced that an attack was meditated, and desiring more reliable information as to its magnitude and its object, I sent Captain Odlin, assistant adjutant-general and chief of staff, by special boat and train, with instructions to report from Union City at the earliest moment the true state of affairs.

Arriving at Columbus, Ky., the advised me of and that Fourth Division

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*See also Brayman's dispatches to Sherman, March 24, 26, and April 14 (Part III, pp. 144, 159, 861.)

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