Civil War At Ghent

Louisville, Ky, August 30, 1864

Captain J. Bates Dickson, Assistant Adjutant General, Lexington,

Last Evening [Captain George M.] Jessee, with 150 men, captured a squad of 8 or 10 colored troops at Ghent, and murdered them.  Other squads are in the county where he is hunting.  Can't you send some men there?

Thos. B. Farleigh
Lieutenant Colonel


Taken from War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Vol. 1, Number 39,  p. 323.