ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 210. General Thomas telegraphed Halleck at 9:30 P.M.: ``The dispatch of the President of to-day, concerning the threatened raid into Western Kentucky, has been received. I will gain all the information I can about the rumor, and prepare to prevent its being carried into execution. . . .'' (OR, I, XXXIX, III, 408).
 Cadwallader C. Washburn was in command of the District of West Tennessee, Department of the Tennessee.