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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
ty conference between McClellan and Buckner Magoffin encourages the secessionists, 72. Union military camps in Kentucky Magoffin rebuked by the President, 73. the Confederates invade Kentucky se May, 1861. he had asked the consent of Governor Magoffin to take possession of and fortify Columbthe neutrality of Kentucky, by saying: If he (Magoffin) should withhold his consent, my present impre people and the Legislature of Kentucky made Magoffin very circumspect. At the election in June, f When Union camps were formed in Kentucky, Magoffin became concerned about the violated neutralithe Governor to Jefferson Davis, softened with Magoffin's assurance that he had no belief that the Cod the full knowledge, it is believed, of Governor Magoffin, proceeded to carry out General Pillow'se a proclamation by order of the Legislature, Magoffin put forth one on the 13th as mild as possible the 14th of September he telegraphed to Governor Magoffin, informing him of his occupation of thre[6 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
ast side, and a bridge that spanned the Blackwater between them was strongly guarded. This was carried by assault, by two companies of the Fourth Regular Cavalry, under Lieutenants Gordon and Amory, supported by five companies of the First Iowa cavalry. Gordon led the charge in person, and received several balls through his cap. The Confederates were driven, the bridge was crossed, and a pursuit was pressed. Unable to, escape, the fugitives, commanded by Colonels Robinson, Alexander, and Magoffin (the latter a brother of the Governor of Kentucky), surrendered. The captives were one thousand three hundred in number, infantry and cavalry; and with them the Nationals gained as spoils about eight hundred horses and mules, a thousand stand of arms, and over seventy wagons loaded with tents, baggage, ammunition, and supplies of every kind. At about midnight the prisoners and spoils were taken into Pope's camp, and the next day the victors and the vanquished moved back in the direction