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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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the people, six or seven thousand in number and containing at least one thousand fighting men, were rising and turning out armed — there were but five or six Union families in the city. We had not the sign of artillery but a little bell-muzzled piece Col. Andrews had patched up at Donelson and brought along — a grapeshot could not be put in its chamber; we have no ammunition for that! Under these circumstances we thought it madness to hold out, and we unanimously advised Colonel Mason to surrender. N. J. Harter, First Lieutenant, company I, Seventy-first. Isaac Mason, Second Lieutenant, company C. Ira L. Morris, First Lieutenant, company C. Smith H. Clark, Captain, company D. J. R. Woodward, Captain, company C. T. W. Bowen, Captain, company K. C. H. Kraum, Captain, company F. Sol. J. Houck, Captain, company I. Thos. T. Moore, Adjutant. Wm. H. Callender, Captain, company E. H. M. Drury, Lieutenant, company D. L. W. Beanar, Lieutenant, company
Doc. 190.-the fight at Big Hill, Ky. General Nelson's order. headquarters of the army of Kentucky, Richmond, August 26, 1862. General orders, No. 2. on Saturday, the twenty-third instant, the Seventh Kentucky cavalry, under Col. Metcalfe, together with a battalion of Houck's Third Tennessee regiment, under Lieut.-Colonel Childs, attacked the enemy on Big Hill, in Rockcastle County. Col. Metcalfe led the attack with much gallantry, but had the mortification to find that not more than one hundred of his regiment followed him; the remainder, at the first cannonshot, turned tail and fled like a pack of cowards, and are now dispersed over a half-dozen counties, some fleeing as far as Paris. All provost-marshals are hereby ordered to arrest and commit to jail any of this regiment, officers or men, who may be found, under any pretence, to be in their neighborhoods, and report their names and rank to the Adjutant-General at these headquarters, and to hold them subject to o