War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0371 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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obtain. If the enemy should make any attempt to cross the river to make a raid on the railroad or capture any of our detachments we ought to have early notice of it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY,

Lexington, Ky., April 15, 1864.

Brigadier General E. H. HOBSON,

Commanding First Division, District of Kentucky, Lexington:

GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to inform you that instructions have been issued to Brigadier-General Ewing, commanding Second Division, to use in cases of necessity all troops of your division lying between the railroad and a line passing from Lebanon through Burkesville to the Tennessee line.

The troops will not be ordered by General Ewing unless in cases of emergency. They will make all the reports to you that are required, and be regarded for all other purposes as part of your command. You will issue the necessary orders to those troops.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS B. FAIRLEIGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FRANKFORT, April 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General HOBSON:

I send you dispatch from Mount Sterling:

The troops have all evacuated this place. The town and vicinity I believe in great danger. If I have authority from you, I will call out first battalion of my regiment, which is organized, and protect the place.

ROBERT THOMAS,

Lieutenant-Colonel Seventy-fifth Regiment Kentucky Militia.

I have referred him to you to keep you posted and not call out the militia.

RICH. T. JACOB,

Lieutenant and Acting Governor.

LEXINGTON, April 15, 1864.

RICHARD T. JACOB,

Lieutenant-Governor:

Infantry was withdrawn from Mount Sterling on yesterday. I have two regiments cavalry beyond that point, having passed through yesterday and to-day. One company ordered to remain in the place.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.