War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0599 Chapter XLIV. FORREST'S EXPEDITION INTO W. TENN. AND KY.

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around the fort. The Silver Cloud rounded out, and when three-quarters of a mile below the fort lowered the white flag, ran up U. S. colors, and was soon out of sight.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. W. ANDERSON,

Aide-de-Camp.

B.

A.

HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY,

Fort Pillow, April 13, 1864.

Acting Master W. FERGUSON,

Commanding U. S. Steamer Silver Cloud:

SIR: I am directed [authorized*] by Major-General Forrest to say that he desires to place the badly wounded of your army on board of your boat, provided you will acknowledge their paroles. I shall send all, white or black who desire to go.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. W. ANDERSON,

Aide-de-Camp.

B.

U. S. STEAMER SILVER CLOUD,

Off Fort Pillow, April 13, 1864.

Captain C. W. ANDERSON,

Bearer of Flag of Truce:

SIR: I accept your flag [of truce*], and will land my vessel accordingly.

Respectfully,

W. FERGUSON,

Acting Master, Commanding U. S. Steamer Silver Cloud.

C.

HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY DEPARTMENT,

Fort Pillow, April 13, 1864.

Referring to the copy of communication attached, the following-named officers and privates+ are acknowledged to have been received under the proposition made, and their parole is hereby acknowledged.

I hereby acknowledge to have received from Major-General Forrest 2 first and 1 second lieutenants, 43 white privates, and 14 negroes.

W. FERGUSON,

Acting Master, Commanding U. S. Steamer Silver Cloud.

[Inclosure Numbers 3.]

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT ALA., MISS., AND EAST LA.,

Meridian, June 28, 1864.

Major General C. C. WASHBURN,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Memphis, Tenn.:

GENERAL: I am in receipt of your letter of the 17th instant, and have also before me the reply of Major-General Forrest thereto.

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*According to Forrest's copy. See p. 616.

+Nominal list omitted.

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