War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0359 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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LEXINGTON, KY., April 14, 1864.

Colonel C. J. TRUE, Mount Sterling, Ky.:

Colonel Gallup was attacked yesterday at Paintsville. He is in strong position in that vicinity. Move your regiment via Salyersville and support the troops at West Liberty, who have instructions to move in direction of Pound Gap, to co-operate with Colonel Gallup. Eleventh Michigan Cavalry leaves this place for Mount Sterling this evening, with instructions to support you. Do not delay your movement. If you are attacked on the route by large force, skirmish your way back, holding rebel advance in check; if possible, go through to Gallup.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY,

Louisville, Ky., April 14, 1864.

Brigadier-General HOBSON:

Colonel Gallup telegraphs that he was attacked yesterday at Paintsville, by about 1,000 rebels; his force is 750, and having secured a good position he would hold it. Direct the force now at West Liberty to move rapidly on the Salyersville road toward Pound Gap co-operate with Gallup at Paintsville; by this means we may get their rear. Order the Eleventh Michigan to move with all possible speed and by nearest route to support the force moving from West Liberty.

If it can be done the Eleventh Michigan should join that force; if not, it can move in supporting distance. Hold balance of your command ready to move in any direction. Inform General Stoneman of this dispatch, and procure his consent to use the detachment of First Kentucky now at West Liberty.

By order of General Burbridge:

THOS. B. FAIRLEIGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, KY., April 14, 1864.

Colonel FAIRLEIGH, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Louisville, Ky.:

Colonel True, Fortieth Kentucky, will arrive at Mount Sterling to-night; have ordered him to support troops at West Liberty and move in direction of Pound Gap. Eleventh Michigan leave for Mount Sterling this evening to support Colonel True. Colonel J. M. Brown, Forty-fifth Kentucky, is making reconnaissance in vicinity of Proctor and Irvine. Will give you all information of importance.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

LWXINGTON, KY., April 14, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel FAIRLEIGH,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Louisville:

Dispatch just received from Colonel Gallup. Enemy in full retreat. Colonel True will push in from Mount Sterling in direction of Pound Gap.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.