War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0594 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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[Sub-inclosure Numbers 1.]

CAHABA HOSPITAL, CAHABA, ALA.,

May 11, 1864.

Colonel H. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Post, Cahaba:

COLONEL: I herewith transmit you, as near as my memory serves me, according to promise, the demand made by Major-General Forrest, C. S. Army, for the surrender of Fort Pillow, Tenn.:

Major BOOTH,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Fort Pillow, Tenn.:

I have force sufficient to take your works by assault. I therefore demand an unconditional surrender of all your forces. Your heroic defense will entitle you to be treated as prisoners of war, but the surrender must be unconditional. I await your answer.

FORREST,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 12, 1864.

Major-General FORREST,

Commanding Confederate Forces:

GENERAL: Your demand for the surrender of the U. S. forces under my command received. I ask one hour for consultation with my officers and the commander of gun-boat Numbers 7 at this place.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

L. F. BOOTH,

Major, Commanding U. S. Forces.

Major L. F. BOOTH,

Commanding U. S. Forces:

I do not demand the surrender of gun-boat Numbers 7; I ask only for the surrender of Fort Pillow, with men and munitions of war. You have twenty minutes for consideration; at the expiration of that time, if you do not capitulate, I will assault your works.

Your obedient servant,

FORREST,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 12, 1864.

Major-General FORREST,

Commanding Confederate Forces:

GENERAL: Your second demand for the surrender of my forces received. The demand will not be complied with.

Your obedient servant,

L. F. BOOTH,

Major, Commanding U. S. Forces, Fort Pillow.

I give you the above, for your own satisfaction, from memory. I think it is true in substance. My present condition would preclude the idea of this being an official statement.

Your obedient servant,

JOHN T. YOUNG,

Captain Company A, Twenty-fourth Missouri Infantry.

[Sub-inclosure Numbers 2.]

CAHABA, ALA.,

May 16, 1864.

I was one of the bearers of the flag truce on the part of the U. S. authorities at Fort Pillow. A majority of the officers of garrison