War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0642 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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LEXINGTON, KY., February 3, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel BENTLEY,

Richmond, Ky.:

Send one full company to Lexington immediately. Report to post commandant. Use one battalion beyond Richmond and one in the vicinity of Danville.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

THOS. A. HOWES,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY., February 3, 1865.

Captain J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Have just arrived here. Been delayed by companies belonging to Thirtieth Kentucky, who were stationed at Raywick and Hodgensville. Guerrillas in this region to the number of 300 threatening the towns in different directions. My force is 2,110 men. Must I move on west and whip all in said direction, or will I remain and scout the vicinity?

G. F. BARNES.

LEXINGTON, KY., February 3, 1865.

Major GEORGE F. BARNES,

Elizabethtown, Ky.:

Remain with your battalion for the present at Elizabethtown. Scout country in vicinity. Encamp east of railroad. Report to these headquarters from time to time. Companies belonging to Thirtieth Kentucky can return to Hodgensville and Raywick. Your battalion will be sufficient for defense of that county.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

THOS. A. HOWES,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY., February 3, 1865.

Captain J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The guerrillas that crossed the railroad are Quantrill's band. Those near here are Colonel Jones', Major Taylor's, Press. Williams', and others who are stationary.

BARNES,

Major.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE,

Louisville, February 3, 1865.

Captain F. H. FARRELL,

Actg. Asst. Insp. General, Second Division, District of Kentucky:

CAPTAIN: Inclosed please find the report requested, accompanied by a map and tabular statement, showing progress, & c. It is impossible