War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0302 Chapter LI. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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LEXINGTON, KY., October 15, 1864.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

General Meredith again telegraphs that Forrest is moving in the direction of Mayfield. I have called upon Major General Joseph Hooker to see if he can send any troops to Paducah.

S. G. BURBRIDGE,

Brevet Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 15, 1864 - 4. 30 p. m.

(Received 16th.)

Major-General BURBRIDGE,

Lexington:

Your dispatches relative to troops are received. I presume those you sent to Thomas will be returned as soon as the present emergency is passed. I will telegraph him about it. You were left to consult your own judgment as to what troops you could spare from Kentucky, and should not weaken your command too much.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

LOUISVILLE, October 15, 1864.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

There are 1,500 cavalry at Lexington, Ky., ordered to report to you at Nashville. Had they better march or come by rail? The railroad can take about 300 horses per day.

G. W. SCHOFIELD,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

NASHVILLE, October 15, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel SCHOFIELD:

The 1,500 cavalry at Lexington, Ky., ordered to report to me for duty, should march at once by best and shortest roads from that place to Nashville, and will report to me on arrival here.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, October 15, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel SCHOFIELD:

Send all the cavalry that can be spared from Kentucky, Colonel Capron's brigade, and the troops of General Burbridge as well, to report to General Thomas, at Nashville.

WM. M WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.