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PADUCAH, April 14, 1864.

Brigadier-General BRAYMAN:

Arrived at 8.30 p.m. Enemy has retreated. They stole the horses belonging to the quartermaster, while the flag of truce was at fort. Ammunition has arrived. Please forward the artillery ammunition we sent the Crawford after. The 32-pounder ammunition on hand is of no account. Please telegraphed to Saint Louis for ammunition for the 32-pounder. We have none in the district, and the communication to Memphis is cut off.

J. H. ODLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PADUCAH, April 14, 1864.

Brigadier-General BRAYMAN:

What is the news from below? All quiet.

J. H. ODLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PADUCAH, April 14, 1864.

General BRAYMAN and Captain PENNOCK:

Hostilities have cease for a few moments. Enemy supposed to be retreating on Maryfield road. They took all Government horses out of rolling mill. The fort has been shelling them as they retreat. They have not fired again.

OPERATOR.

CAIRO, ILL.,

April 14, 1864-11 p.m.

Captain J. H. ODLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Paducah, Ky.:

Fort Pillow is taken and more than half its defenses murdered after surrender. You will have no trouble at Paducah.

M. BRAYMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE POST,

Columbus, Ky., April 14, 1864-12.30 p.m.

CAPTAIN: I have a scout just in from Mayfield. The enemy have not been there in force for two weeks, neither could he hear of any large bodies near there.

General Buford marched from Clinton to Milburn, and from Milburn to Blandville, where he was to be last night. From what the scout could gather, he hopes to cross the Ohio at Copeland's Landing, Tapman's Ferry, to Illinois. He could not gather much information, as he was conscripted at Mayfield and continued, but this is reliable. They expect John H. Morgan to attack Nashville.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. HUDSON LAWRENCE,

Colonel Thirty-fourth New Jersey Vols., Commanding Post.