have had the good fortune to speak personally with three of our men who did bag a Hessian, and many others who testify as eye-witnesses to the killing."
"The youngest man in the battalion, Mr. Charles Claiborne, of the Hill cavalry, was the first man to kill a Yankee in Kentucky; his gallant conduct on the occasion was openly complimented by his superior officer in command.
Mr. John Covington, also of the same company, who got his horse shot, killed the Yankee that shot him, and Mr. Buck Cockrill, also of the same company, killed the Yankee who shot deliberately at him and missed him. Mr. Durett and Mr. Gilchrist, of Captain Neely's company, also 'killed their man.' Mr. Mike McGrath, of Haywood's company, also killed a Yankee.
The Yankees, ever true to their Manassas characteristic, ran with McDowell speed.
On our near approach to the mill at the mouth of the creek, two regiments, supported by artillery, were discovered; the order was given to 'form into line.' and the retrea