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tion were renewed.--A fight took place near Greenville, Miss., between the rebel forces under General Ferguson, and the Nationals, commanded by General Burbridge. In the action, Major Mudd, of the Twenty-second Illinois cavalry, was killed.--New York Tribune. A skirmish took place near Athens, Ky., between a party of National troops and a body of Morgan's guerrillas, who were making a raid through that State. In the fight, Dr. Theophilus Steele, a rebel, was severely wounded, and Charlton Morgan, a brother to the rebel General John H. Morgan, with others, was taken prisoner. The One Hundred and Thirty-third New York regiment, accompanied by a company of cavalry, went from Plaquemine to Rosedale, La., a distance of nearly thirty miles, to break up a rebel camp, supposed to be situated there. They found the rebels had gone, but some medicines, nineteen bales of cotton, and several horses were taken, together with four prisoners. A portion of the party went three miles above
g particularly favorable to this mode of warfare. A portion of the force was deployed on either side of the line of march, the column being thus protected in a measure, and the enemy driven from their hiding places. Owing, however, to the impenetrability of the thickets, few of them could be killed and none captured. This skirmishing was kept up on the 8th, 9th, and 10th, during which time about 15 of the enemy were killed. The casualties on our side were 3 men wounded-Privates Smith, Morgan, and Higdon, of Company A, the latter two mortally. On the 11th the expedition returned to Greeneville. The lieutenant-colonel commanding reports that there seems to be a regular organization among the inhabitants of that portion of the country. The whole population is openly hostile to our cause, and all who are able to serve are under arms. Lieutenant-Colonel Key reports the officers and men to have behaved themselves well on this tedious and difficult march, and it is but jus
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 7-12, 1862.--raid on Confederate line of communications between Chattanooga, Tenn., and Marietta, Ga. (search)
read to them the written defense which he made before the court in their behalf. The substance of that paper is thus stated by one of the witnesses, Corporal Pittenger: He (the counsel) contended that our being dressed in citizens clothes was nothing more than what the Confederate Government itself had authorized, and was only what all the guerrillas in the service of the Confederacy did on all occasions when it would be an advantage to them to do so, and he recited the instance of General Morgan having dressed his men in the uniform of our soldiers and passed them off as being from the Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, and by that means succeeded in reaching a railroad and destroying it. This instance was mentioned to show that our being in citizens' clothes did not take from us the protection awarded to prisoners of war. The plea went on further to state that we had told the object of our expedition; that it was a purely military one, for the destruction of communications,
nt-General that Colonel Bennett, in the execution of the special service confided to him, and in which he so entirely succeeded, gave proofs of great gallantry and contempt of danger. I owe much to my personal staff. Major Llewellyn, Captains Charlton Morgan and Williams, and Lieutenant Tyler, acting as my Aides-de-Camp, gave proof of great devotion, being everywhere in the hottest fire, and Major Llewellyn received the sword of Colonel Stewart, and the surrender of his regiment. Captain MoCaptain Morgan and Captain Williams' horses were killed under them, and Lieutenant Tyler was severely wounded. My Orderly Sergeant, Craven Peyton, received a shot in his hip, and had his horse killed by my side. I must have forgiveness if I add, with a soldier's pride, that the conduct of my whole command deserved my highest gratitude and commendation. Three Federal regimental standards and five cavalry guidons fluttered over my brave column on their return from the expedition. With such troops vi
When he alluded to the possibility of a reconstruction of the Union, he was told by the gentleman at his side that it was no more possible than that the sun and moon could revolve in the same orbit. The Prince was met on his arrival by General Beauregard with a splendid escort of cavalry, and the same mark of courtesy was tendered him on his return. He preferred, however, the escort of two gentlemen, whom he selected--Major C. H. Morgan, of the Third Tennessee Regiment, Elzey's Brigade, and Captain Charlton Morgan, of the same regiment. The last named officer was chosen in consideration of the fact that his father fought under Visor Emanuel in the Garibaldi Campaign. Capt. M. himself was the Consul at Messina, Sicily, a position which he resigned when Lincoln was elected President; after which, he was Secretary to Colonel A. Dudley Mann, one of the Confederate Commissioners in Europe. He returned home a few months since, and immediately entered the service of his native South.
The Daily Dispatch: June 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], Captain Charlton Morgan and Maj. Md. Mitchell Exchanged. (search)
Captain Charlton Morgan and Maj. Md. Mitchell Exchanged. --Capt. Charlton Morgan, a brother of John H. Morgan, the famous Kentucky having been wounded in the arm at Shiloh, went to the house of a friend in Huntsville to be taken care of, was Capt. Charlton Morgan, a brother of John H. Morgan, the famous Kentucky having been wounded in the arm at Shiloh, went to the house of a friend in Huntsville to be taken care of, was captured when Mitchell entered the place, and was released on parole. We have already published the fact that Col. John H. an captured Maj Mitchell, son of the General, at Pulaski, Tenn., and released him on parole. We learn from some of the Colobearing Col. Morgan's compliments to his father. A gentleman from Huntsville says Gen. M. took his son around to Capt. Charlton Morgan's quarters and introduced him, remarked to the Captain, "I would not have taken $30,000 for you, but your brothere at liberty to procure it, and I will furnish you with any amount of money you may need." We understand the exchange has been effected. Gen. Mitchell could well afford to be magnanimous with Col. Morgan's example before him.--Knoxville Register.
their cradles to their graver.' Go home, you wooden nutmeg manufacturers — the spirit of the South is invincible, the rebel flowers thrive most when trampled on. 'Out of the months of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected scorn." "Hurrah! Morgan is coming will be here to-morrow. Mr. Cralg, from Augusta, arrived here last night, bringing a magnificent saddle. It was captured during the Mexican war, and has been in the possession of the old hero, Gen. Twiggs. Subsequently, it was purchased by a gentleman in Augusta, and is now here as a taken of appreciation of gallant Col. Morgan, by a subscription of citizens from the above-named place. The workmanship, which is of silver, is most elaborates, everything completing it is most superb. A rare saddle for a rare man. Said a lady, a few days ago to Col. M., on her presentation to him: 'Colonel, I would rather shake hands with you than any other man but my husband.' Ladies possessing that rare virtue of loving their 'liege lord
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee army Police System--Gen. Morgan's plans Betrayed. (search)
iles beyond Liberty. On the 12th went to McMinnville, to Gen. Morgan's headquarters. When I went into his office the General was not there, but his brother, Charlton Morgan, was in. He said to me, "Is it possible that you have got through." He then called one of the boys and sent word to the General that a man wanted to see him oeral's office at McMinnville, Colonel Clerk, commanding Duke's brigade, came in and asked the General if the troops could be paid off before going into Kentucky. Morgan said they could be paid. He asked the Colonel if he wanted any money. The Colonel said yes, that he wanted commutation for fifty days. In marching they do not ihat France had interfered, and that commissioners were to meet in Central Mexico. A. B. Johnson. Then follows, in the original, a letter from Mrs. Gen. Morgan to her sister, and other letters, and the spy proceeds with his statement: Not only were the ladies thus wickedly deceived by "our man," but Gen. John Morg