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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 229. fight at Munfordsville, Ky. (search)
s also an effort to plant Severt's battery. Before other preparation could be made, the fight became general along the fence. The enemy were on both sides of it, extending in a line from one hundred and fifty to two hundred yards in length, and numbering six hundred strong. Our forces did not exceed two hundred and seventy-five. Col. Terry dashed on in advance, having shouted to Capt. Walker, Come, John, let's charge on them and risk the consequences. Capt. Walker, Dr. Cowan, Capt. Evans Paulding Anderson, the orderly of Capt. W.'s company, (whose name has escaped us.) followed after in a group, firing, their six-shooters with great effect as they proceeded, killing numbers on either side of the fence, and scattering to the right and left. They did not retreat, however. They stood up with intrepid firmness and courage. The fight lasted in this way along the fence for fifteen minutes, when our boys had reached the extreme end of it. Just here Col. Terry--always in the front — di