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Kentucky from the thraldom of the Abolition Government. The following address to his troops was issued from headquarters at Knoxville, Tenn. on the 4th inst,: Soldiers: Your country makes a fresh appeal to your patriotism and courage! It has been decided that Kentucky must be freed from the detested Northern yoke, and who so fit to carry out this order as yourselves! The road is well known to you! You have already taught the tyrants at Tomkinsville, Lebanon and Cynthiana, that where Southern hearts nerve Southern arms, our soldiers are invincible! To our enemies be as tigers; but to our Southern brethren be as lambs! Protect their homes! respect their property! Is it not that of your fathers, mothers, sisters, and friends? Soldiers! I feel assured that you will return with fresh laurels, to enjoy in peace the fruits of your glorious victories! In the meantime, let your avenging battle cry be ‘" Butler,"’ but shout ‘"Kentucky "’ to your kindred and friends.
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