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you such imperfect accounts of the affair at Hartsville, as had then come to hand, mentally resolving that I would write no more about it until I should be in possession of a sufficient number of facts to furnish a clear and reliable statement. Since that time, the paroled prisoners have arrived from Murfreesboro; minute accounts of the disaster have been presented by members of all the Union regiments concerned. At Hartsville, the Cumberland River, which runs north-west from Rome in Smith County, makes a not very abrupt curve, and for a few miles pursues a course almost due south. Two little streams enter the river at the bend, and between these lies the town of Hartsville, about a mile from the river-bank. Leaving the town and approaching the river, you enter tolerably heavy woods; after which you come to some old fields abandoned and partially overgrown with brushwood. Crossing these, you are confronted by a high, steep, rocky hill, at the southern foot of which the Cumberla
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
elected to the United States Senate, taking his seat March 5, 1877, and promptly became a leading member of that distinguished body. Notwithstanding his arduous part in great and exciting events, he retained his remarkable force to the end of his lengthened life. His sixth term in the Senate would have expired in 1901, but death came in 1897 to close his career. Robert Looney Carruthers Robert Looney Carruthers, elected as the successor of Governor Harris of Tennessee, was born in Smith county, that State, July 31, 1800. He began the practice of law at Carthage, and subsequently removed to Lebanon, and in 1827 was commissioned state's attorney by Governor Sam Houston. Elected to the legislature five years later, he served on the judiciary committee. In 1841 he succeeded John Bell in Congress, but declined reelection. In 1844 he was elector at large on the Whig ticket, and in 1852 was appointed to the Supreme court to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Nathan Gree
Rome in Ashes. --A destructive fire occurred at home, Smith county, Tenn., on Monday, destroying nearly every house in the town.--Some twenty-five houses were destroyed, among which ten or twelve of the number belonged to Dr. John McCall. There was insurance to the amount of $5,600 on the property destroyed, divided between the Commercial Insurance Company of Nashville, and the Ætna Insurance Company.
Thomas Hall an old and very estimable citizen of Smith county, Tenn., died on the . He was a native of Norfolk county, Va.
The Daily Dispatch: February 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], Sketches of "captured rebel Generals." (search)
point Gen. Thomas is advancing, in a southerly direction, by the route from Somerset, Monticello, and Cumberland Cap. We mention the duct but do not deem it politic to point out the reads finally, being used as the linen of march. It is reported that General Crittenden is trying to organize another army at Carthage on the bank of the Cumberland. This is supposed to be the only rebel force on the line from General Health's department to Nashville. Carthage is a post village of Smith county, Tennessee, and is located opposite the South of liquor Fork. It is fifty miles by Smith from Nashville, in an several direction and bad at one time an academy and couples two churches. Patch of the Cumberland river. As this river will doubtless become one of there like and circuitous in its course. It rices in the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky, near the southeastern portion of the State, and flowing westward and southward past. , and with Springs, the recent command defea