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The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1864., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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unt Sterling, at which place it is thought Morgan's men are concentrating, with the intention of attacking Lexington. The position of affairs in the central part of the State to day is not known, as communications are broken with Lexington. It is thought that the intention of the rebels is to destroy all the railroads possible, and make their exit through Central Kentucky and Middle Tennessee. The Kentucky Central railroad is being repaired. Trains will run to Cynthiana to-morrow. Gen Hobson left Covington to day to open communication with Lexington. Cincinnati, June 10, 1864.--Gen Burbridge, who has been following the rebels since they left Pound Gap, came up with them yesterday at Mount Sterling and whipped-them handsomely. A portion of Morgan's command entered Lexington at two o'clock this morning, burned the Kentucky Central Railroad Depot, robbed a number of stores, and left at 10 o'clock, in the direction of Georgetown and Frankfort Burbridge followed them.
d, and that the train down from Lexington was captured, are untrue. The train came as fat as Paris and then returned. In reference to the means employed to capture or drive out the invaders it may not be well to speak in detail. Luckily, Gen Hobson had just arrived from Gen Burbridg's command, who had been seeking to prevent the progress of Morgan, and having failed, he is now on his track in the rear, and will endeavor to prevent his egress--Gen. Hobson's mission this way was to adopt meGen. Hobson's mission this way was to adopt measures to protect more effectually the Lexington Railroad, but arriving too late for that he at once rallied all the forces within reach, including, we understand, the 1st and 2d Kentucky, just returned home, and as many of the 9th and 10th Ohio as could be got together, and by the time this paper is in the hands of its readers, he will be looking after the venturesome horde of plunderers. Precisely what this invasion means we are not now prepared to say. It may be intended for something m
Official dispatches refer to the defeat of Sturgis as a "disaster." Gen Morgans expedition. A telegram from Lexington, Ky, states that on the 12th inst. Gen Burbridge defeated the rebels at Cynthiana, killing some three hundred, and taking 400 prisoners. Morgan's command is utterly demoralized and scattered. Cols Hanson and Garrard are in pursuit. A telegram from Gov. Bramlette says that "no rebels in force are moving towards Louisville." After the Cynthiana defeat Gen. Hobson and part of his staff were sent under guard to Falmouth, but the whole were recaptured by a scouting party, and are now at Falmouth Miscellaneous. A gentleman who left Little Rock on the 3d of June says that everything was quiet when he left. Price and his army were near Red River. The Washington correspondent of the Boston Traveller states that a call for 200,000 men will be made in a few days. The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs had a heated discussion on the 14t
From Gen Morgan. Mobile, June 18. --A special dispatch to the Register, dated Senatobia, June 17th, states that Morgan's forces, estimated at from three to five thousand, whipped Gen Hobson, capturing his whole command of 1,500 at Cynthiana. Frankfort had been attacked and the barracks burned, but the attacking party were repulsed. It is reported that Burbridge routed Morgan on the 12th, but the report is not credited. There was wild excitement in Louisville, as Morgan had dispatched a note to the city authorities stating that he should attack them. The Federal force there was inadequate for its defence. Gen. Sturgis, it is reported, has been arrested on charges preferred by Grierson.