War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0629 Chapter XLIV. RIOT AT CHARLESTON, COLES COUNTY, ILL.

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MARCH 28, 1864.-Affair at New Hope, Ky.

Report of Brigadier General Edward H. Hobson, U. S. Army, commanding District of Southern Central Kentucky.

CAVE CITY, KY., March 28, 1864.

SIR: Eighty rebels burned the passenger train at New Hope this morning. Guards has better be sent on trains coming down for fear they will try to cross Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and may get another train.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

Captain SEMPLE, A. A. G., Louisville, Ky.

MARCH 28, 1864.-Riot at Charleston, Coles County, Ill.

REPORTS.*

Numbers 1.-Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman, U. S. Army, commanding Northern Department.

Numbers 2.-Brigadier General Julius White, U. S. Army.

Numbers 3.-Lieutenant Colonel James Oakes, Fourth U. S. Cavalry, Acting Assistant Provost-Marshal-General of Illinois.

Numbers 4.-Major Addison A. Hosmer, Acting Judge-Advocate-General U. S. Army.

Numbers 1. Report of Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman, U. S. Army, commanding Northern Department.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DEPARTMENT,

Columbus, Ohio, March 29, 1864.

(Received 2 a. m., 30th.)

SIR: There has been a serious disturbance at Charleston, Coles County, Ill.; 5 or 6 men killed, and about 20 wounded. A veteran regiment is there, and I have made arrangements to re-enforce them should the disturbance be removed. I leave to-night for Johnson's Island.

S. P. HEINTZELMAN,

Major-General.

General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Washington.

Numbers 2. Report of Brigadier General Julius White, U. S. Army.

SPRINGFIELD, ILL., March 29, 1864.

Six persons were killed and about 20 wounded in the affray at Charleston. Lieutenant-Colonel Oakes, assistant provost-marshal-general from this State, sent an officer there last night, who reports

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*See also Potter to Heintzelman, March 30, Part III, pp. 197, 198.

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