War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0542 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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PADUCAH, March 26, 1864.

Colonel Hicks safe. Rebels retreated on the Mayfield road. Rebel loss, 300 killed; wounded, unknown; they acknowledge to the above number killed. Forrest's force about 6,500 and four pieces of artillery were seen. Rebel Generals Forrest, Harris [?], Bainbridge [?], and A. P. Thompson were present at the fight.

J. H. ODLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Brigadier-General BRAYMAN.

METROPOLIS, MARCH 26, 1864.

Colonel Hicks victorious. Forrest badly damaged. Rebels left at 12 m. Colonel. Hicks wants ammunition-58 caliber Enfield rifle. Captain Pennock can furnish it. Troops just arrived.

J. H. ODLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

General BRYAMAN.

PADUCAH, March 26, 1864.

The enemy still in force in our front. Citizens report his main force retreating on Mayfield road.

Colonel Hicks says lookout for Columbus and Cairo. A flag of prisoners. This is the third flag of truce. They demanded a surrender twice, the last time saying they would give no quarter if refused.

We can and will hold out until re-enforced. The colonel says, "Can't see any surrender, General Forrest." He has 500 prisoners from Union City.

Rebel brigadier, A. P. Thompson, killed.

J. H. ODLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Brigadier-General BRYAMAN, Or

Captain PENNOCK.

PADUCAH, March 26, 1864, 1864-7 p. m.

The rebels are making for Columbus. Be there to-night. Out scouts just returned. No doubt of this.

J. H. ODLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Brigadier-General BRAYMAN.

Numbers 3. Report of Captain John W. Beatty, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, of the capture of Union City.

CAIRO, ILL.,

April 12, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report to you that I have made my escape from the enemy after being surrendered, together with 16 officers