War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0329 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC. - UNION.

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PADUCAH, KY., April 11, 1864.

General BRAYMAN:

The enemy is all around me. It takes all my men to do duty. They are worn out and broken down. I stand in need of more forces. If you can spare them, please send.

I sent for 30,000 rounds of .58-caliber ammunition some days since. Captain Odlin said it should be sent; it has not come yet; I stand in need of it. I also sent for artillery ammunition, the amount and character I wanted; it has not come. I may need it before it gets here.

S. G. HICKS,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

PADUCAH, KY., April 11, 1864.

Brigadier-General BRAYMAN:

None of the ammunition I sent for has come yet; please send it as soon as possible. Five companies of Faulkner's command came into Mayfield las night, and 180 rebels within 6 miles of this place this morning, hovering around us.

S. G. HICKS,

Colonel, Commanding.

PADUCAH, April 11, 1864.

General BRAYMAN:

God bless you for your prompt attention to my request in relation to ammunition. I am looking and waiting for Messrs. Forrest & Co. There is an awful shaking among the timid, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

S. G. HICKS,

Colonel, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

No. 47. Knoxville, Tenn., April 11, 1864.

The loyal citizens of East Tennessee will be encouraged to cultivate their farms, and will be protected by the troops as far as practicable. Unserviceable horses and mules will be loaned to the loyal farmers, in accordance with instructions heretofore given to the chief quartermaster, to be recruited and used until they shall be required for the military service. All destruction of buildings, fences, or other property of loyal citizens, is strictly prohibited.

Hereafter, until further orders, forage and provisions will not be taken from the loyal citizens of East Tennesee except by purchase, with the free consent of the owners. Public animals will not be foraged upon inclosed fields, except in cases of necessity, when just compensation will be made for the forage consumed.

Commanding officers will be held responsible for any violation of this order by the officers or men under their command. When