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NICHOLASVILLE, KY., March 27, 1865.

Brigadier-General HOBSON:

A loyal citizen just arrived from Keene reports that eight guerrillas came into that town about 7 o'clock this morning, stole a horse from Mr. McTyre, and left on dirt road in direction of Lexington. There are also fifteen more of them reported to be near that town.

J. S. LYLE,

Military Operator.

LEXINGTON, KY., March 27, 1865.

Colonel ROGERS,

Lebanon, Ky.:

Send twenty-five men from Campbellsville and twenty-five from Greensburg, mounted, with three days' rations, via Bear Wallow and Glasgow Junction and in that vicinity, and work out guerrillas who are operating on Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Let them move immediately in charge of good officer.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, KY., March 27, 1865.

Captain MILLIS,

Richmond, Ky.:

Eight guerrillas passed Shelbytown at 2 p. m., going to Pain Lick or Tate's Creek Ferry. Get horses from citizens and hunt them.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

At Wilson's, two Miles east of Spanish Fort, March 27, 1865.

Rear-Admiral H. K. THATCHER,

Commanding West Gulf Blockading Squadron:

I have the honor to request that you will cause the coast between Starke's Wharf and Point Zeb to be examined in order that we may ascertain whether there are any obstructions to the landing of small boats. I should like very much to see you, but do not think it advisable to leave the army. Could you make it convenient to meet me on shore at General Granger's headquarters, or at any other point you may designate?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

WEST GULF SQUADRON, U. S. FRAG-SHIP STOCKDALE,

Off Starke's Wharf, March 27, 1865-8 p. m.

Major General E. R. CANBY,

Commanding Department of the Gulf:

DEAR SIR: I don't know how you are progressing. My day's work has been mainly in working the iron-clads over the bar into deep water, in which I succeeded. Late in the afternoon a supply steamer came