War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0674 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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LEBANON, KY., February 8, 1865.

Captain J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Guerrillas killed three men at New Market, Sergeant Miller and two privates, of Thirtieth Kentucky, and took four to Bradfordsville and there murdered them. I have sent for their bodies to-night. My train got through, I think, all right.

GEO. G. LOTT.

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., MILITARY DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY, Lexington, February 8, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel R. H. BENTLEY,

Commanding Twelfth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Richmond, Ky.:

You will send an escort of an officer and twenty-five men, at least, with Major Scovel, paymaster, U. S. Army, to Cumberland Gap. Major Scovel will arrive at Richmond from Lexington on February 9 or 10, 1865. After the detail returns with the major it will be put on duty at Barboursville and operate with the home guards and militia under Lieutenant-Colonel Ridgell, in Harlan County. The men will be supplied with rations and forage, so they may not live on the country.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., MILITARY DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY, Lexington, Ky., February 8, 1865.

Colonel S. B. BROWN,

Eleventh Michigan Cavalry, Mount Sterling, Ky.:

The general directs me to inform you that you should take command of all troops at Mount Sterling, Ky., under authority of Article of War, Numbers 62, and directs that you do so except in so far as relates to returns and reports, as directed in General Orders, Numbers 1, current series, from these headquarters, to be sent direct to these headquarters in order that there may be no delay in passing through intermediate headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., MILITARY DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY, Lexington, February 8, 1865.

Colonel S. B. BROWN,

Eleventh Michigan Cavalry, Mount Sterling, Ky.:

The general directs that you send one company of your regiment to Hazel Green, one to Carlisle, Nicholas County, and one to Owingsville. All these companies to be stationed at the places at the places named until further orders from these headquarters unless in case of scouting. They are for garrison and scouting duty and will be supplied from Mount Sterling or Paris.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.