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The Daily Dispatch: May 31, 1862., [Electronic resource], Colonel Morgan's late Exploit in Kentucky. (search)
somewhat meagre, and in some respects erroneous, we are induced to give the following, written by a gentleman who participated in the affair: The arrival at Cave city, by. Col. M. arrived at Cave City in time to stop a freight train — a splendid new engine and 37 cars — from Louisville. I arrived soon after with our smallCave City in time to stop a freight train — a splendid new engine and 37 cars — from Louisville. I arrived soon after with our small army, when a detail of six men was sent up the railroad for the purpose of tearing up the track after a passenger train should have passed them, and which was soon due from Louisville. The freight train and engine were then destroyed. The passenger train soon coming in sight, the engineer discovered something wrong and tried to ds Sparta, where we arrived in due time without further incident. Major Elbatte was paroled here, Major Coffee having been paroled on the first day's march from Cave City. One interesting incident connected with Major Elbette is worth relating. The Louisville Journal, a number of which we got from the same train that brought the