HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Decatur, Ala., April 16, 1864-9 p.m.
Commanding Twenty-fifth Wisconsin, Mooresville:
You will move with your regiment immediately for this place. Leave your camp equipage and bring your ammunition. You must move with all dispatch, as the place is threatened.
JAMES C. VEATCH,
MOUNT STERLING, KY.,
April 16, 1864 .
Rumors are rife that a rebel force are to attack this town to-night. I have thirty "Spencers," with good men behind them to defend it. Taking all things into consideration, with the movement of the sympathizers, the rumor has some foundation.
EDWIN C. MILES,
LEXINGTON, April 16, 1864.
Colonel C. J. TRUE,
(Care of Captain Miles), Mount Sterling:
I learn you are only at Olympian Springs as yet. Move on and ascertain if there are any rebels in that country.
By command of Brigadier General E. H. Hobson:
J. S. BUTLER,
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY,
Lexington, Ky., April 16, 1864.
Colonel J. W. WEATHERFORD,
Commanding Thirteenth Kentucky Cavalry:
COLONEL: Inclosed find copy of letter of instructions* from General Burbridge, which you will be governed by, if it should become necessary for General Ewing to use your regiment. Please give me notice of the duty, &c. You will make your regular reports to these headquarters. We had some little excitement in the eastern part of the State. I think and believe that there will be no formidable invasion. Let me hear from your command often.
E. H. HOBSON,
* See p.371.