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over six thousand men, made an attack on Paducah, Kentucky, which post was occupied by Colonel S. Gix wounded. The operations of the enemy at Paducah were characterized by the same bad faith and hly report of March twentieth, as follows: Paducah, officers and men,408 Cairo, and men,231 Coeficient and defective. A body of cavalry at Paducah were not mounted, and only part of those at U interests intrusted to your care? Answer. Paducah commands the Ohio. In hostile hands, the Tens time it was uncertain whether Union City or Paducah was the real object of attack. Late in the eext day, March twenty-fifth. Question. Was Paducah reinforced previous to the attack? Answer.ds, or were seized by Forrest. The road from Paducah to Mayfield was used by its owners. Enormousfully understood. We ran too great a risk at Paducah. Nothing but great gallantry and fortitude sthis afternoon. I have sent reenforcements. Paducah also threatened. No danger of either, but I [15 more...]
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 121.-skirmish near Mayfield, Kentucky. (search)
eld, and it was hurriedly debated whether it was his duty to obey orders or keep on until he found his missing men. It was finally decided to make one last and desperate effort, and in the event of its failure, to march to Mayfield, en route for Paducah, and go thence by boat to Cairo. Orders were then issued and sent by messengers to all the residents of the place, that the detachment had marched twenty-two miles through the enemy's country, in search of their brothers in arms. They were bouade diligent search, and the prisoners named above, with the wounded Sergeant, Rowe, and the body of Hood, were all produced in double-quick time; and the wellsatisfied detachment and its commanding officer marched back to Mayfield, were soon in Paducah, and to-day are safely in Cairo. The Mayfield loyalists are loud in their praise of the Fifty-eighth. They say they have done more to clear out guerrillas and treason-mongers than all the troops ever stationed in the vicinity. It will please
Doc. 127.-battle at Paducah, Ky. Paducah, March 29, 1864. The smoke of the battle of Paduflicting versions of the recent fight at Paducah, Kentucky, published in the papers, that I have coed us that Forrest had made his appearance at Paducah at two P. M., with two thousand men, and had eral Veatch, embarked on several steamers for Paducah, hoping to catch Forrest before he could get cky side of the Ohio River, between Cairo and Paducah, and the crossing of skiffs from one side of -General A. P. Thompson, a former resident of Paducah. The enemy remained about the city until thrhen that they were on this side, advancing on Paducah; and then, on Friday last, that their advanceeither Columbus or Paducah, but most probably Paducah. In fact, his occupation of Mayfield indicatfifty prisoners. My loss at Union City and Paducah, as far as known, is twenty-five killed and wrs displayed in their attack upon the fort at Paducah, call for the highest admiration and praise o[26 more...]