War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0060 Chapter LI. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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FARMINGTON, October 3, 1864-5. 30 p. m.

(Received 4th.)

Major-General THOMAS:

I will be near Lewisburg to-night. Cannot learn where Forrest is. Citizens leaving Pulaski this morning report all quiet there. I believe that Forrest has gone to the Northwestern railroad. Please answer, giving me all the information you can.

JOHN T. CROXTON,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF Kentucky, Numbers 24. Lexington, Ky., October 3, 1864.

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VI. Brigadier General H. M. Judah, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in obedience to orders from the commanding general Army of the Ohio, is hereby assigned to special duty at the post of Louisville from September 26, the date of reporting.

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By command of Brevet Major-General Burdbridge:

J. BATES DICKSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

PADUCAH, KY., October 3, 1864.

Captain J. B. DICKSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Lexington, Ky.:

CAPTAIN: I have just been informed by telegraph from the post commander at Columbus, Ky., that a force of 500 cavalry, under Colonel Tansil, left Jackson, Tenn., on yesterday, moving in this direction, and fear, from what I learn, that it is the advance of a larger force. Can you give me any assistance? I have telegraphed for two gunboats to proceed from Mound City to Columbus.

S. MEREDITH,

Brigadier-General.

COLUMBUS, KY., October 3, 1864.

Captain J. GRAHAM, Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have information this evening from a reliable Union man that Colonel Tansil left Jackson, Tenn., with 500 cavalry on last Thursday, and at latest accounts was moving in this direction. I feel insecure with the number of troops I have at present. Can a gun-boat be sent here to protect town and Government buildings until re-enforcements arrive?

JAMES N. McARTHUR,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

PADUCAH, KY., October 3, 1864.

Colonel J. N. McARTHUR, Commanding, Columbus, Ky.:

COLONEL: I am making every exertion to re-enforce you. Keep me well posted.

S. MEREDITH,

Brigadier-General.