se, and I was finally released on parole of honor as a prisoner of war.
In conclusion, I would say that the men under my command fought well, considering the quality of their arms and being perfectly raw recruits.
Great praise is due Lieutenant-Colonel J. J. Landrum for his coolness and bravery.
The following-named officers of Colonel Metcalfe's regiment acted well and did credit to themselves, to wit: Captain Robert Scott of Harrison, Captain W. W. Bradly of Berry's Station, Captain Benjamin Robins of Falmouth, Captain Sharp of Bath County.
Respectfully, W. O. Smith.
Surgeon Lair's letter.
Cynthiana, Ky., July 22, 1862.
Having seen so many exaggerated reports of our defence against the band of thieves headed by John Morgan, who made an attack upon our little band of patriots last Thursday, with a force of six to one, I feel somewhat disposed to make a few corrections.
As I was present during the entire battle, I feel that I am pretty well posted.