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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Kirby Smith's Kentucky campaign. (search)
ng, unaided, three privates, with loaded muskets in their hands, and Lieutenant-Colonel Armstrong, of Ohio. Armstrong rode a fine stallion, which, in acknowledgment Armstrong rode a fine stallion, which, in acknowledgment of his gallantry, General Smith permitted Freret, who happened to be without a good horse, to keep for his own service. On Sunday, after Armstrong was paroled, he aArmstrong was paroled, he appealed to Freret to lend him the horse, stating that many of the wounded of his regiment had been left upon the battle field, and he was anxious to see that they weoperly cared for. This appeal, of course, could not be resisted. Again on Monday Armstrong appealed for the horse on the same grounds, and Freret again readily complied. But Armstrong, instead of returning to the battle field with his parole and written permission from Freret to use the horse, deliberately and in perfect safetycinnati paper, headed A full flight to death, and giving a glowing account of Armstrong's audacity and desperate escape. On the morning of the first of September,