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and desired me to state to the general commanding that their lives will be endangered by the removal of the soldiers from the place. On their behalf, if it is not inconsistent with the service, [I request] that may company be ordered to garrison this place until it may be considered safe without a military force.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. W. HARRINGTON,

Captain Company G, Ninth Tennessee Cavalry.

CUMBERLAND GAP, April 30, 1865.

Brigadier General E. H. HOBSON:

GENERAL: I have just received the following:

KNOXVILLE, April 30.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Cumberland Gap:

You will move your whole command, except Tennessee battery, to this place at once. Leave a guard at Jacksborough of twenty-five men to protect court while in session.

H. G. GIBSON,

Colonel Second Ohio Heavy Volunteer Artillery, Commanding.

Very respectfully,

W. Y. DILLARD,

Colonel, Commanding.

CUMBERLAND GAP, April 30, 1865.

Brigadier-General HOBSON:

If this command leaves, the gap will be in possession of the rebels before forty-eight hours.

W. Y. DILLARD,

Colonel, &c.

LEXINGTON, KY., April 30, 1865.

Colonel W. Y. DILLARD,

Post Commander, Cumberland Gap:

Cumberland Gap being in this division, by orders of Generals Thomas and Palmer, you will obey orders from me only, and report to these headquarters. Lee County not being in this department, they must apply to the commanding officer at Knoxville for provost-marshal. Make report of surrender of prisoners to me.

By order of Brigadier General E. H. Hobson:

THOS. A. HOWES,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND BRIGADE, FOURTH DIVISION,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Knoxville, Tenn., April 30, 1865.

Colonel W. Y. DILLARD,

Cumberland Gap, Tenn.:

You will remain at Cumberland Gap till the 300 rebels that you spoke of in your telegram arrive. You will then immediately start to Knoxville

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