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el Tilghman there, with six companies of the State Guard, with orders to enforce neutrality, give protection to all citizens claiming it, and restrain our own citizens from all acts of lawless aggression. The active partisans on either side were not deceived by the pretense of neutrality. The Federal faction organized the Union Club, a secret society, with ramifications throughout the State, which, backed by the money and patronage of the Government, made converts rapidly; and, to quote Van Home, in his Army of the Cumberland, was potent, if not decisive, in saving Kentucky from secession. It reached the Legislature with its influence. At the election for Congressmen, July 1st, the Union candidates were elected by an overwhelming majority, by denouncing and pretending to abhor abolitionism, Republicanism, coercion, and war. And so with those elected to the Legislature. Their commission from the people was to keep the peace. They executed it by an immediate and unconditional sur
the wounded who escaped with the army. Van Horne says: He lost, in killed, wounded, and prisoners, 392 men. Of this aggregate, 192 were killed. The writer is not aware of the data on which Van Horne bases his statement, but is inclined to think his estimate of the aggregate loss nearly correct. In every point of view, the large number of killed compared to the wounded is a very striking fact, and indicates fighting at close quarters, and the superiority of the firearms of the Federals. Van Home also reports the capture of twelve pieces of artillery, a heavy amount of ammunition, a large number of small-arms, 150 wagons, more than a thousand horses and mules, and abundant quartermaster and commissary stores. The death of Zollicoffer was a great blow to the Tennesseeans. He was more than a mere popular leader; he was a patriot, full of noble and generous qualities. His people felt his death as a personal bereavement, and still cherish his memory with tender and reverent regret.