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ling Green, without laying open to the enemy a choice of roads into East Tennessee. General Johnston desired to place Zollicoffer, with his limited supplies and half-disciplined troops, in observation merely, until such time as he could reinforce his army or incorporate it with the main body under his own command. As Zollicoffer proceeded north, through Jamestown, Tennessee, and Albany, Kentucky, he reported that the country in Tennessee was sterile and unproductive; while Wayne and Clinton Counties, and part of Pulaski County, in Kentucky, were comparatively abundant in forage and subsistence. The Cumberland River, making a big bend to the north from Cumberland Ford, describes almost a semicircle before it enters Tennessee, near Martinsburg. At one of its most advanced salients to the north is Mill Springs, on the south bank of the river. Zollicoffer describes this point as commanding the converging roads from Somerset and Columbia, as in a fertile and well-stocked country, wit
m are not yet armed. The reconnaissance was conducted by Acting Brigadier-General Carter and Colonel De Courcy. George W. Morgan, Brigadier-General Volunteers. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. headquarters, Cumberland Ford, June 7, 1862. The following telegram has just been received: Somerset, Ky., June 7, 1862. Brigadier-General Morgan: Senators W. H. Busteed and J. S. Van Winkle, both reliable men, have fled here from Monticello. They report 400 rebel cavalry m Clinton County, 250 in Burkesville, and 160 in Jamestown, Tenn. They are killing and robbing as they go. They threatened this place, and say the stores, &c., left here shall be destroyed. The loyal citizens of Clinton are almost in despair, &c. G. H. McKINNEY. My command, already reduced by sending the Forty-ninth Indiana Regiment to Barboursville, is too small to afford succor to Somerset. Assistant Quartermaster McKinney belongs to my division, and I have ordered him to supply the Home Guar
nnsylvania Cavalry. No. 1.-report of Col. Edward C. Williams, Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry. headquarters, Bowling Green, Ky., June 13, 1862. Sir: In obedience to orders received from you per telegraph, 6th instant, to proceed to Clinton County, Kentucky, for the purpose of clearing that section of marauding bands, I left Bowling Green that evening (Friday, 6th instant), at 6 o'clock, with five companies of my command. On my arrival at Glasgow next morning at daybreak I learned that to the assistance of Major Jordan, who, with three companies, was in pursuit of Hamilton. Arriving at Tompkinsville oii the evening of the 7th instant, I learned from reliable sources that the citizens had driven this marauding band from Clinton County, and that a number of Hamilton's and Ferguson's men had been wounded. I spoke to the gentleman who dressed their wounds. Hearing that this marauding band had taken refuge in Celiia, I directed Major Jordan to join me at McMillen's Ferry, at
eighth, marched slowly till about four o'clock in the evening, and went into camp on Illwill Hill, eight miles from Albany, Clinton County. September twenty-ninth, at nine o'clock A. M., we passed through Albany. Albany looks as though it once had been a nice and flourishing little town; but as we rode through we could but feel sad to see a place — a nice town in our native State--laid in entire desolation. Even the court-house and public square around it, where once the citizens of Clinton County could look for a just enforcement of the laws of the land, looks as though no human concourse had gathered there for two or three years. Every building and fence is in a state of dilapidation; yards and sidewalks grown up with weeds. Crossed the State line into Fentress County, Tennessee, about eleven o'clock A. M. October first, passed through Jamestown, which is another place of desolation. The courthouse has fallen down. A citizen of Fentress County told us that they had had n
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Kentucky Volunteers. (search)
Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to July, 1865. Service. Actions at Albany and Travisville, Ky., September 29, 1861 (Co. A ). Operations in Wayne and Clinton Counties and at Mill Springs, Ky., November, 1861. At Camp Hoskins till December. Operations about Mill Springs December 1-13. Action with Zollicoffer December 2. Moved to Somerset and duty there till January, 1862. Battle of Mill Springs January 19-20. Regiment mustered in at Clio, Ky., January, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky.; thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 11-March 2. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 20-April 8. Advance on and Siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-M
lry corps, in the district of Western Louisiana, when the war came to an end. From 1866 to 1877 he devoted his attention to planting in Louisiana and Texas. He died at Austin, Tex., May 8, 1877. Major-General Samuel Bell Maxey Major-General Samuel Bell Maxey was born at Tompkinsville, Monroe county, Ky., March 30, 1825. His family were of Huguenot descent, and came from Virginia to Kentucky. His father was Rice Maxey, who for years was clerk of both circuit and county courts in Clinton county, and later moved to Paris, Tex., where the son received the best educational advantages, preparatory to entering the West Point academy. He was there graduated in 1846, and was assigned to the Seventh United States infantry. In the Mexican war he was at the siege of Vera Cruz, and the battle of Cerro Gordo, and in reward for his valuable services at Contreras was brevetted first lieutenant. Taking part in the battle of Churubusco and the siege of the City of Mexico, he was highly comm
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry, C. S. A. From the Lexington, Ky. Herald, April 21, 1907. (search)
4, 1863, Morgan's command went into camp at McMinnville, Tenn., and Chenault's Regiment was immediately ordered to Clinton County, Ky., to guard against a dash of the Federals from that direction. On the next day (January 15) the regiment started iolonel Chenault mustered into his regiment a company of men who had been recruited for it during the time it had been in Clinton and Wayne Counties. On March 19 Major McCreary crossed the Cumberland River in a horse-trough, with a few men, and mato General Joe Wheeler that he had assumed command of the regiments of Colonels Cluke and Chenault whilst they remain in Clinton and Wayne Counties. On the same day Colonel Chenault reported to General Morgan, from camp on Jimtown Road, eight milesectfully, Your Obedient Servant, D. W. Chenault. By May 25th Colonel Chenault's Regiment had permanently evacuated Clinton and Wayne Counties; and, although the sending of it back there was discussed and advised, it was never sent back. The i
cial (Camp Dick Robinson) correspondent of the Cincinnati Times, Oct. 16th, says: The Hon. Andy Johnson and Horace Maynard arrived here Thursday evening last, and are at present in our midst. A large squad of Tennessean just escaped from the "Philistines" also arrived in camp the same night. Numbers of these brave fellows are now constantly arriving here, Zollicoffer's emissaries not being able to prevent their escape. I have to day conversed with men just arrived from Clinton county, Kentucky, on the Tennessee border. They state that they have forced the rebels back in that quarter, killing several, and capturing horses, arms, and camp equipage. They contradict the report of the death of the notorious renegade, Jim Christman. He had been shot through the right shoulder by a musket ball, being severely wounded, but was still living. We had yesterday quite a distinguished arrival in our midst, in the personages of Major General Robert Anderson, United States Army;