War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0127 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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land and Prospect, are well guarded-Lawrenceburg, Lexington Lamb's Ferry, Gordonsville, &c.

Some of General Dodge's mounted scouts will operate west of Richland. Instruct your detachment in that direction to communicate with them, in order that a concert of action may be had. Should you fall in with any of Murphy's men send instructions to him to scout the country between Waynesborough and Clifton.

By order of Brigadier General T. W. Sweeny, commanding:

LOUIS H. EVERTS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, March 23, 1864.

(Received 24th.)

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Cairo, Ill.:

Have troops at Columbus, Paducah, and Union City, warned that Forrest is coming up with his cavalry. I am wiling he should be up in that neighborhood. If the people don't manifest friendship, don't divert any troops bound up the Tennessee on that account.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

CAIRO, March 23, 1864.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN:

General McPherson left here for Nashville at noon yesterday, the 22nd. General Veatch has not returned from Indiana. His command is here. I will start them and telegraph him.

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CAIRO,

Cairo, Ill. March 23, 1864.

Captain PENNOCK,

Commanding Station:

SIR: I have information which appears reliable that Forrest, with 7,000 cavalry, is approaching Union City. If so, it may be necessary to have a gun-boat in the vicinity of Columbus and Hickman and Paducah in case the river should be approached at either point.

Yours, &c.,

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CAIRO,

Cairo, Ill., March 23, 1864.

Captain F. W. FOX,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: Forrest, with 7,000 men, is reliably reported to be approaching Columbus, Ky., by way of Union City. I expect to call on your division for 2,000 men to embark for Columbus during the night,