Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Brigadier-General Tilghman” in chapter 24 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
...ther, and when moving steal everything that they meet, and take everything valuable that they can carry.
This is not an unfair sample of the reported conduct of the Federal troops on this line.
Brigadier-General Tilghman , who succeeded Alcorn in command at Hopkinsville, reported, November 2d, that he was threatened by a heavy body of the enemy.
He adds that he had 750 sick, and only 285 for duty.
To meet a scouti...
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