dler's Gap was not closed.
They murdered Dr. Harvey Baker, a prominent physician residing near Knox gives an account of the brutal affair:
Dr. Baker's house is about ten miles below Knoxville, In a short time the soldier who had fired on Dr. Baker brought up a large number of men, who surrouould surrender.
They continued firing, and Doctor Baker came to the window once or twice, and told ring through the ceiling into the room where Dr. Baker and his family were.
They then went up the that the men should come out and surrender.
Mrs. Baker came out and told them there was no man in ter aside from her husband with his bayonet.
Dr. Baker asked to be turned on his side, and asked fohouse and had their wounds dressed, and said Dr. Baker was the gamest man they ever saw. Dr. Baker Dr. Baker was one of the earliest of our citizens to espouse the cause of the South, and was an ardent secesshad given the Yankees full information about Dr. Baker's sentiments and his activity in the cause o[4 more...]