The second series of Lieutenant Andrew Lucas Hunt letters begin with his arrival at Paducah, Kentucky with the 134th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on August 1, 1864. For the first several days he served as the officer of the guard at the headquarters of General Eleazer A. Paine's before reporting to Colonel Waters W. McChesney at Mayfield on August 17th. He remained in Mayfield with his regiment until September 17th. While stationed at Mayfield he witnessed the occupation of the city, the construction of fortifications about the Graves County Courthouse and the capture and execution of three renowned guerrillas from the Jackson Purchase.
Jackson Purchase Historical Society, Vol. 41, No. 1, 12-72.