War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0189 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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CAIRO, ILL., March 29, 1864.

Colonel S. G. HICKS,

Commanding, Paducah, Ky.:

Have just returned from Columbus. Am aware of the presence of the enemy in the interior, but am informed by General Sherman that he is indifferent to their presence there. We will protect the river.

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CAIRO, March 29, 1864.

Colonel S. G. HICKS,

Paducah:

The First Alabama and Fortieth Illinois are on their way to you.

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CAIRO, March 29, 1864.

Colonel S. G. HICKS,

Paducah:

I will re-enforce you as soon as possible.

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CAIRO, March 29, 1864.

Captain A. M. PENNOCK,

Mound City:

Colonel Hicks says the enemy are on him again. I am going up with re-enforcements.

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., March 29, 1864.

Brigadier General M. BRAYMAN,

Commanding District of Cairo, Cairo, Ill.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding corps requests that you will carefully collect the necessary data from which to make a full and circumstantial report of the late surrender at Union City, Tenn., as early as practicable.

The same will apply to the affair at Paducah, in which the general desires that the part the rebels took in the destruction and plundering of the town should be clearly shown.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. H. HARRIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.