On arriving at Frankfort, to my inexpressible horror and disgust, I found the place in a state of close siege, and the citizens in great excitement.
Frankfort has been repeatedly captured and recaptured during this war, but generally given up without a fight.
This time Governor Bramlette didn't see it in that light, although fabulous numbers of rebels under John Morgan, and all the other Morgans, Forrost, Everett, and other noted raiders, with smaller hosts under such lesser lights as Jenkins, Jessie, et al., were reported to be advancing from all possible and impossible directions, and closing in around the devoted town.
The plucky Governor swore he'd be — something or other'd — if they should be permitted to enter the capital without a fight, and they were not.
The means of defence, outside of the melish, did not amount to any considerable sum; but the latter proved a host within themselves.
Of soldiers, there were about fifty, including the lame, halt, and blind.