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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.38 (search)
th to Duke and Morgan, Down, boys, down, drink it down. To this ovation General Morgan, hat in hand, smilingly bowed his acknowledgement and appreciation. When Colonel Duke, with flashing eye and flowing plume, appeared there were more cheers and another song, My Old Kentucky Home. When the bugles again sounded the cavaliers, two thousand four hundred and sixty effective men, With all their banners bravely spread, And all their armor flashing high, moved from Alexandria, Tenn., June 11, 1863, toward the Cumberland River. Through Kentucky. When the raiders arrived at Burkesville, on the Cumberland River, the river was at flood tide, and a detachment of Judah's formidable cavalry was on the opposite shore. No commander less resolute or more timorous than Morgan would have attempted to cross the swollen stream in the face of a threatening enemy. As usual, however, he deceived the Federals by doing what was least expected of him. Having crossed the river and dispersed th