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depredators could either be intercepted or their whereabouts ascertained. Before the scoots could march, however, we learned that Morgan in force had succeeded in getting in between us and the United States forces, under command of Brigadier-General S. G. Burbridge; had captured Mount Sterling and Paris; and had burnt the bridges on the Kentucky Central Railroad. These events, occurring on the same day the road was cut between here and Louisville, presented the view of concerted action, and l greatest blow to the State by the destruction of the public records, &c.; and could arm his new recruits, whom he was rapidly mounting, as he passed along, upon the finest stock ever produced in the Blue Grass region. In addition to this, General Burbridge, having come upon his rear, as we were informed by special courier, was pressing him with the utmost vigor. Here he could procure artillery, and cross his command in a few hours; and, destroying the bridges, avoid, or so delay pursuit as t
eleventh of June he attacked and captured Cynthiana, with its entire garrison. On the twelfth he was overtaken by General Burbridge, and completely routed with heavy loss, and was finally driven out of the State. This notorious guerrilla was aftes the Tennessee, but was unable to prevent his escape to Corinth, Mississippi. In September, an expedition under General Burbridge was sent to destroy the salt works at Saltville, Virginia. He met the enemy on the second of October, about three , followed by General Ammen. Under the directions of General Thomas, General Stoneman concentrated the commands of Generals Burbridge and Gillem near Bean's station, to operate against Breckinridge, and destroy or drive him into Virginia — destroy tof stores, and captured eight pieces of artillery. Having thus successfully executed his instructions, he returned General Burbridge to Lexington and General Gillem to Knoxville. Wilmington, North Carolina, was the most important sea coast port
ral direction of affairs in that section, having previously ordered Brevet Major-General Burbridge to march with all his available force in Kentucky by way of Cumberlthe enemy was at New Market, eight miles north of Strawberry Plains, and General Burbridge was moving on Cumberland Gap from the interior of Kentucky, his advance eckinridge, Duke, and Vaughn. Having quietly concentrated the commands of Generals Burbridge and Gillem at Bean's station, on the twelfth of December General Stoneman, capturing, or dispersing the whole command. General Stoneman then sent General Burbridge to Bristol, where he came upon the enemy under Vaughn, and skirmished with him until the remainder of the troops-Gillem's column-came up, when Burbridge was pushed on to Abingdon, with instructions to send a force to cut the railroad at s Stoneman returned to Knoxville, accompanied by General Gillem's command, General Burbridge's proceeding to Kentucky by way of Cumberland gap. The country marched o
twenty-sixth day of September, under the immediate command of General McLean, the whole under the command of Brevet Major-General Burbridge. The brigade marched in the rear from Prestonburg to Ivy Mountain, crossing this dangerous pass in the nightthe rebels. The army marched this night eighteen miles, arriving at Berran's the following morning, where we found Generals Burbridge and McLean. I must here remark that had the rebels been permitted to reach the gap before us, the entire command wped him, scattering the rebels and capturing their cannon. I am unable to give any account of further movements of Generals Burbridge and McLean, as they were not with the troops at any time after the command was assumed by Hobson. But I have learn reliable friend, who was present and witnessed almost the entire engagement. It was the purpose of the enemy, under Burbridge, to take the salt-works and then form a junction with Gillem, and destroy the lead and iron-works, and then by rapid mo
n Kentucky. Louisville, June 18, 1864. General Burbridge, some weeks ago, started on an expedition intotole all the horses in the region roundabout. General Burbridge attacked them on Thursday morning. He capturedolonel Cooper, of the Fourth Kentucky cavalry. General Burbridge's force was so exhausted by their previous hargetown in that direction. But he learned that General Burbridge was at Versailles (which was false), with two through Georgetown, again moved on Cynthiana. General Burbridge, with his command, reached Lexington about nooiana, drawn up in line of battle and awaiting him. Burbridge immediately attacked him, and in fifty-five minuter unarmed citizens and rob defenceless towns. General Burbridge and his command have shown conspicuous skill am aid and comfort, and helped in the work. If General Burbridge will do the thing completely, he will avail hi Big Shanty, in the field, Ga., June 21, 1864. General Burbridge, Commanding Division of Kentucky: General —