War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0526 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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LEXINGTON, October 30, 1864.

Colonel CICERO MAXWELL,

Bowling Green, Ky.:

You will arrest Mr. Perkins, of Elkton, and every man in your district who attempts to intimidate Union men from voting, either by threats or intimation that their property will be destroyed or their lives endangered thereby. You will hold such men in prison till further orders. For every depredation committed upon Union men I will retaliate threefold upon the Copperheads and rebel sympathizers in the vicinity. Let this be generally known.

S. G. BURBRIDGE,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

LEXINGTON, October 30, 1864.

General MEREDITH,

Padacuh, Ky.:

Order the three companies at Pine Bluff to their regiment. If the danger in your district is over return at once the troops sent you from Louisville to that point, except the mounted men. Order them to disembark at Henderson, and scour the country from there to Russellville and Bowling Green. The battalion of colored cavalry will leave here early this week. You may retain for a short time the detachment of Thirtieth Wisconsin Infantry. Answer.

By order of Brevet Major-General Burbridge:

J. BATES DICKSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

PADACUH, KY., October 30, 1864.

Captain TAYLOR,

Commanding, Smithland:

CAPTAIN: Send out vedettes. The enemy is between the two rivers, and you may be attacked at any moment. Send the prisoners to Paducah, Ky. Allow no boats to go up the river.

JAMES GRAHAM,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHICAGO, October 30, 1864.

(Received 8. 15 a. m.)

Major-General HOOKER:

Please telegraph General Fry, provost-marshal-general, to send here 400 men for Eighth and Fifteenth Regiments at once; necessity immediate.

B. J. SWEET,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DEPARTMENT,

Cincinnati, Ohio, October 30, 1864.

Bvt. Brigadier General A. P. HOVEY,

Commanding District of Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind.:

I am directed by the major-general commanding to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated October 28, 1864, reporting that you have