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L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 12 0 Browse Search
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L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion, Keller or Killdare, one of the scouts of the Army of the Cumberland. (search)
the colonel, Killdare answered, excitedly: Somebody has nearly ruined me, colonel! How is that, and who can it be? Well, I am sure that it is a man by the name of Stewart and Archy Cheatham who have done the mischief. Cheatham has been out in the country some fourteen miles, and there he met Lieutenant-Johnston, whom he told that I was disloyal to the Confederacy, and one of your spies. The result was that I was arrested, and came near-altogether too near hanging for comfort. Johnson telegraphed to Van Dorn that he had ,aught me, but I got away; and to make a long story short, I have been arrested and have escaped three times. This opened the colonel's eyes somewhat, and inquiries were at once set on foot, which disclosed the fact that Stewart was a rebel of the deepest dye, and had been playing off all the time. It was found that he had not only informed Cheatham of Killdare's business and position, but had himself been out in the country some fourteen miles, and
at are you going to do about it? I am going to stop it if I can. What's your name? Lowry Johnson. By this time Morford had grasped the muzzle of the gun, and told him to let go. Instead of complying, Johnson tried to pull it away; but a blow upon the neck from Morford's sabre soon made him drop it. Morford now began to search him for other weapons, but before he had concluded the opting in the door, which was fastened, escaped into the house. Morford followed, but too late. Johnson's brother now came out and rang the bell in front, which gathered a crowd about the door; but Mr and releasing the inmates of the room. Procuring their clothes for them, and arming one with Johnson's gun, the whole party left the jail and hurried toward the river. Among the released prisonerhe mountains, and the same Union man was again sent to Harrison, this time to see how severely Johnson was wounded. He returned in a day or two, and reported that he had a severe sabre cut on the s