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The Daily Dispatch: April 4, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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uld be taken to prevent a further outbreak. Chicago, March 30, 1864.--A dispatch dated Mattoon, Ill., last night, says: Four hundred men of the 54th Illinois regiment leave Charleston to night to attack the rebels, who are said to be three hundred strong, under the command of Sheriff John S. O' Hair, entrenched at Gillady's Mills, ten miles northeast of Charleston. A portion of the 54th Illinois is at Mattoon, that place also being threatened by rebels from Shelby and Moultrie counties. Two companies of the invalid corps, en route for Springfield, have been stopped at Charleston for garrison duty. Pickets are out on all the roads. In the fight on Monday four of the 54th Illinois regiment and one Union citizen were killed, and Col. Mitchell, five privates and two Union citizens, were wounded. Two rebels were killed and several wounded. Forrest's raid — his capture of prisoners at Union city — his reported repulse at Paducah. The accounts o