War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0492 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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Government and Union citizens, int he recent burning of a train of cars on the Kentucky Central Railroad, and assess rebel sympathizers in counties adjoining the scene of outrages for sufficient amount to cover such losses The amount thus collected on account of Government loss will be paid over to such disbursing assistant quartermaster as you may select; that collected to reimburse citizens will be paid to them. The execution of this order to be reported to these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. BATES DICKSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, October 28, 1864.

Brigadier General HUGH EWING,

Louisville, Ky.:

Have the orders for the execution of four guerrillas at Henderson and four at Keysburgh, Logan County, been executed! If not, have them carried out at once, and report their execution to these headquarters. By order of Brevet Major-General Burbridge:

J. BATES DICKSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF Kentucky,

Lexington, Ky., October 28, 1864.

Brigadier General HUGH EWING,

Commanding Second DIVISION:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you ascertain the value of Government property destroyed by the guerrillas in the recent burning of a train on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and assess the amount on rebel sympathizers residing in the adjacent vicinity to the scene of outrage. The amount, when collected, will be applied over to such disbursing assistant quartermaster as you may select. The execution of this order will be reported to these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. BATES DICKSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

BOWLING GREEN, KY., October 28, 1864.

Brigadier General HUGH EWING,

Louisville, Ky.:

Lieutenant Colonel S. F. Johnson telegraphs as follows:

Forty-eight [Kentucky Infantry] moved as directed. Colonel Sypert and Major Cheneworth [Colonel Chenoweht] passed Princeton in direction of Canton with 160 men, supposed to be to cover the movements of the enemy beyond Cumberland. Forrest, I think, will strike the river above Canton and thus cut off Forty-eighth from railroad.

W. E. HOBSON,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.