LEXINGTON, KY., February 20, 1865-9 a.m..
General Burbridge not here yet. Cavalry moving off. Mount Sterling left unprotected. Thought would have to evacuate for want of troops. Re-enforced it last night with three companies Fifty-fourth and Fifty-third Kentucky. Richmond has no troops. Many dispatches and petitions from citizens. We need two companies Thirtieth here by rail, if possible. Have ordered Buckley to be active. Close managing, unless have more troops immediately.
J. S. BUTLER,
LEXINGTON, KY., February 20, 1865.
No special news. Sent long dispatch to you to Campbellsville. Major Harrison reports several fights. Lieutenant Harding among the killed.
J. S. BUTLER,
ELIZABETHTOWN, February 20, 1865.
Captain J. S. BUTLER,
Major Barnes has arrived. Had several little skirmishes. Killed several. Among the killed Lieutenant Harding. Sent company to Hodgensville this morning. Major Hamilton not arrived.
J. B. HARRISON,
LOUISVILLE, KY., February 20, 1865.
Major J. B. HARRISON,
Commanding Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry, Elizabethtown, Ky.,:
Major-General Stoneman directs that you remain where you are. Get your regiments together as soon as possible; then report to him for orders. When your regiment gets here it will be paid off up to the end of last year. Have the rolls ready.
G. M. BASCOM,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
U. S. NAVAL HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 148 Canal street, New Orleans, La., February 20, 1865.
Commanding Military Division of West Mississippi:
GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of this date. One of our supply vessels will go to the mouth of the Rio Grande, upon the arrival of the mail from the North, which we shall be happy to place at your disposition. I have heard nothing of the monitors or tin-clads from up river, though I have telegraphed several