Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Hicks” in chapter 132, page 503 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
Cairo, March 27, 1865.
Last Friday night, information reached us that Forrest had made his appearance at Paducah at two P. M., with two thousand men, and had begun an attack on that city.
Colonel Hicks , commander of the post, withdrew all his men, some eight hundred, into the fort, and sent the citizens across the river to the Illinois side.
The telegraph operator at Mound City said he could see ...
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