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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 3 (search)
is usual budget of news, and after him came Albert Bacon to offer us the use of his father's carriagife should ever have to come to an end. Albert Bacon dined with us and we spent the afternoon plturday We left Albany at an early hour. Albert Bacon rode out home in the carriage with us, and s, but we had already made engagements with Albert Bacon and Jim Chiles. We gave Miss Pyncheon and iosity and asked what sort of poetry it was. Mr. Bacon then repeated some of my own ridiculous rhymg tired of seeing the same faces so often. Albert Bacon and Jim Chiles came home with us, and we enCamp added a little variety. Capt. Rust and Mr. Bacon proposed a ride across country for the morniilliant birds of a kind that were new to me. Mr. Bacon said he would kill one and give me to trim m the train was due. At the depot in Albany, Albert Bacon, Joe Godfrey, Mr. Baldwin, and Gen. Graves Gum Pond on the way back and paid a visit. Albert Bacon gave me a beautiful red-bird that he shot f[10 more...]
s pursuers, routed them, and chased them pell-mell from the field for three miles. In this hot pursuit Forrest was among the foremost; and is said, single-handed, to have engaged three adversaries at once, killing a trooper, mortally wounding Captain Bacon, and overthrowing and capturing Captain Davis. The story is not improbable, as his personal prowess was extraordinary. Forrest's report puts the Federal loss at sixty-five killed and thirty-five wounded and captured; including a captain and lieutenant killed, and a captain and lieutenant wounded. Captain Albert Bacon was from Frankfort, Kentucky, and his courage and soldierly conduct are noticed by Forrest. On the Confederate side the chivalric Captain Meriweather and private Terry were killed, and three privates wounded. Forrest returned to Hopkinsville, and was employed in routine duty until January 10, 1862. He then made another reconnaissance toward Green River, where he found a heavy Federal force, and, in returning, b
dred and fifty thousand dollars' worth of government stores and private property.--(Doc. 1.) A party of about one hundred rebel guerrillas entered Hawesville, Indiana, and for a time held possession of the town, but were finally driven out by the Cannelton Home Guard.--Governor Letcher, of Virginia, issued a proclamation putting in force an act of the Rebel Legislature of October first, prohibiting the removal of salt from the limits of the State of Virginia, and making provisions regulating its sale to people within the State.--(Doc. 3.) Henry Fairback, of Colonel Bissell's Engineer regiment, of the West; Albert Bacon, of the Fourteenth Illinois, and Robert Timmins, of the Thirty-fifth Indiana, who were captured in the battles of Shiloh and Corinth, this day made their escape from Macon, Georgia. After travelling for seventeen nights, and enduring many hardships, they finally reached the Union gunboat Western World, then blockading Doboy Sound, Ga., and were taken on board.