War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0160 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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some force from that direction. Don't think there need be any apprehension regarding Fort Pillow. Gather all the information you can, and keep the general advised by telegraph or boat.

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

PADUCAH, March 26, 1864.

(Received 1.30 p. m., 26th.)

MASON:

Send White Cloud back to Paducah. Rebels charging on fort now.

PEEL,

Operator.

CAIRO, ILL.,

March 26, 1864.

Captain J. H. ODLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Paducah:

Re-enforcements, ammunition, and rations are on the way.

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CAIRO, March 26, 1864.

Captain ODLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Paducah:

A brigade is moving up. I don't think the enemy will trouble you further.

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MARCH 26, 1864.

Colonel W. H. LAWRENCE,

Commanding, Columbus:

Hawkins' men went to Mound City to-night, but I will try to have them back. Am preparing to assist you, if attacked. Keep me advised of all movements.

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MARCH 26, 1864.

Colonel W. H. LAWRENCE,

Columbus, Ky.:

Let no boats go below. If any troops are in port going either way hold them until further orders. Put everything in safe condition, without confusion or alarm. Have you plenty of ammunition and arms?

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.