War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0284 Chapter LI. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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LOUISVILLE, KY., October 14, 1864.

Captain J. B. DICKSON,

Lexington, Ky.:

The following dispatch just received from Hopkinsville:

General Lyon captured Eddyville yesterday and is marching in direction of Princeton. Send us more troops if possible.

C. MAXWELL,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HUGH EWING,

Brigadier-General.

LEXINGTON, October 14, 1864.

Brigadier General HUGH EWING,

Louisville, Ky.:

No other troops can be spared from the other parts of the district. Concentrate the Forty-eighth Kentucky and let it take the offensive at once.

S. G. BURBRIDGE,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

LEXINGTON, October 14, 1864.

Brigadier General S. MEREDITH,

Columbus, Ky.:

Your dispatch received. I have again urged on the department commander the necessity of obtaining more troops for your district. Will get you re-enforcement if possible.

S. G. BURBRIDGE,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

LEXINGTON, October 14, 1864.

Major-General HOOKER,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Can you send any regiments from Indiana or Illinois to General Meredith, at Paducah? He telegraphs that Forrest is moving on Mayfield. I cannot send him a regiment. Answer.

S. G. BURBRIDGE,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, October 14, 1864.

Major General S. G. BURBRIDGE,

Lexington, Ky.:

General Hooker is now at Chicago, Ill. I have forwarded your dispatch to him.

C. H. POTTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.