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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 86 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 11 1 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 10 2 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 3 1 Browse Search
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n on our side had been injured. On the twenty-fifth of March, the enemy, under the rebel Generals Forrest, Buford, Harris, and Thompson, estimated at over six thousand men, made an attack on Paducah, Kentucky, which post was occupied by Colonel S. G. Hicks, Fortieth Illinois regiment, with six hundred and fifty-five men. Our forces retired into Fort Anderson, and there made their stand — assisted by some gunboats belonging to the command of Captain Shirk of the navy — successfully repelling the attacks of the enemy. Failing to make any impression upon our forces, Forrest then demanded an unconditional surrender, closing his communication to Colonel Hicks in these words: If you surrender you shall be treated as prisoners of war, but if I have to storm your works you may expect no quarter. This demand and threat was met by a refusal on the part of Colouel Hicks to surrender, he stating that he had been placed there by his Government to defend that post, and he should do so. The re
our commander to prepare for an attack. Colonel Hicks having been apprised of the concentration at Paducah; that if a surrender was made, Colonel Hicks and his forces should be treated as prisonajor-General Forrest. To this bold demand Colonel Hicks laconically replied that he had been sent e considerate and charitable. Long live Colonel Hicks and the brave soldiers and marines who defa prominent citizen here, when he received Colonel Hicks's reply to his demand for a surrender of twith distinguished courage and gallantry. Colonel Hicks is entitled to the greatest praise for thefficient to say that the works occupied by Colonel Hicks are toward the lower end of the city, and roper range could be had. It seems that Colonel Hicks, prudently, did not strain his men at the McKnight presented a note from Forrest to Colonel Hicks, demanding the immediate and unconditionalor our gallant garrison. In view of this, Colonel Hicks sent out several detachments with orders t[33 more...]