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October 23. To-day a battle was fought at West Liberty, Ky., between a part of the Ohio Second, supported by one company of cavalry belonging to the Ohio First, and two pieces of light artillery on the side of the Federals, and seven hundred rebels. The rebels were completely routed, with a loss of twenty-one persons killed, the number of wounded not stated. The Federals captured thirty-four prisoners, fifty-two horses, ten or twelve mules, two jacks, and one large bear, and a great number of guns, knives, and other articles. None killed on the Federal side, and only two wounded--one of them a flesh wound in the thigh, the other shot on the end of one of his thumbs. General Nelson, with Colonels Marshall and Metcalfe's commands, took Hazelgreen, routed two hundred rebels, took thirty-eight prisoners, and established his Headquarters in the house of G. Trimble, one of the leading rebels. There was not a gun fired at that place. The troops at both places were acting und
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., East Tennessee and the campaign of Perryville. (search)
s promptly aware of Kirby Smith's movement, and informed me of it on the 16th of August. He had thirty days provisions, and was instructed the same day to hold his position. The exhaustion of his supplies and the improbability of their being replenished in time made it necessary for him at last to withdraw, which he did on the night of the 17th of September. He was pursued by Stevenson and harassed by John Morgan's cavalry, but made his way successfully through Manchester, Boonesville, West Liberty, and Grayson to the Ohio River at Greenup, where he arrived about the 2d of October. Stevenson with his division joined Kirby Smith near Frankfort about the time of my arrival at Louisville, and was present in the operations around Perryville. On his arrival in central Kentucky, Smith issued his proclamation inviting the people to join the cause of their deliverance, and Bragg did the same in pathetic terms at Glasgow. These appeals, like many of the orders promulgated to arouse the
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Cumberland Gap. (search)
e red-chalk line, and at all hazards to take my artillery and wagons with me. The retreat was made across Kentucky by the way of Manchester, Booneville, and West Liberty to Greenup on the Ohio River. [See map, p. 6.]--editors. Stevenson, who knew as well as I did that I must attempt a retreat, was vigilant and energetic. of Baird that the wagon train was saved. After a day's halt at Hazel Green to rest and refresh the half-famished men and animals, the march was resumed toward West Liberty, supposed to be occupied by Humphrey Marshall. However, he was not there. During this march, John H. Morgan attacked the rear of De Courcy's brigade and scattered a lot of cattle intended for the use of the retreating column. Morgan then passed around us and commenced blockading the defiles between West Liberty and Grayson and destroying everything that could feed man or beast. He did his work gallantly and well. Frequent skirmishes took place, and it several times happened that wh
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., John Morgan in 1864. (search)
ffective strength was now reduced, by losses in battle and details to guard prisoners and destroy railroad track and bridges, to less than 1300, and his ammunition was nearly exhausted. After some hours of hard fighting he was defeated and forced to retreat, with a loss of fully one half of his remaining command in killed, wounded, and prisoners. He destroyed all of his captured stores and paroled the prisoners he had taken, and marching instantly back to Virginia, via Flemings-burg and West Liberty, and thence through the mountains, reached Abingdon, Va., June 20th. Disastrous as this raid was, in some respects, it accomplished its purpose, and delayed the apprehended incursion into south-western Virginia for several months, and until measures were concerted to frustrate it. General S. G. Burbridge reported officially that the losses in his command during these operations amounted to 53 killed, 156 wounded, and 205 captured or missing = 414.--editors. From this period until
s side of the river. I sent recruiting parties into the counties adjacent to my positions. The news that I was in the State flew through the country and the work of enlistment commenced. I permitted my battalion of mounted men to advance to West Liberty, and some of the troopers pushed on to Mount Sterling, and even to Lexington, Paris and Owingsville. The Union men in the State became alarmed, and fled by hundreds to Louisville and Cincinnati, exaggerating my force to the most wonderful voles. The enemy still at Pikeville; his intentions not exactly known to me except as conjectured heretofore. I hear that he meditates abandoning Sandy Valley to go West; also that his cavalry is deserting; also that his 400 cavalry lately at West Liberty has fallen back to Owingsville. This last I believe. I am, respectfully, &c., H. Marshall, Brigadier-General. headquarters Western Department, Corinth, March 25, 1862. The President, Richmond, Va.: I arrived here yesterday and confer
Co., Ky., Thursday, Oct. 24. We have had our first skirmish. The town of West Liberty is ours. Pluralize Veni, vidi, vici, and you have the history of the engageese facts will account for the presence of Captain Laughlin in the action of West Liberty and his return. Col. Len. Harris, with his regiment, Second Ohio, two gunk Tuesday afternoon of last week, from a point thirty-six miles this side of West Liberty, for a march upon that town, intending to surprise it at daylight the follows, several hundred strong, were advantageously posted in the neighborhood of West Liberty, which is situated on the head waters of the Licking River, is the county se have been the articles most in demand since that time in the little town of West Liberty. Three well-known citizens of the town were killed, and another, the leadingctually believed. Friday morning, when Capt. Laughlin left, the people at West Liberty were more reconciled. They had received a lesson. Col. Harris was expectin
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 8: from the battle of Bull Run to Paducah--Kentucky and Missouri. 1861-1862. (search)
Sandy. where is assembled a force of from twenty-five to thirty-five hundred rebel Kentuckians waiting reenforcements from Virginia. My last report from him was to October 28th, at which time he had Colonel Harris's Ohio Second, nine hundred strong; Colonel Norton's Twenty-first Ohio, one thousand; and Colonel Sill's Thirty-third Ohio, seven hundred and fifty strong; with two irregular Kentucky regiments, Colonels Marshall and Metcalf. These troops were on the road near Hazel Green and West Liberty, advancing toward Prestonburg. Upon an inspection of the map, you will observe these are all divergent lines, but rendered necessary, from the fact that our enemies choose them as places of refuge from pursuit, where they can receive assistance from neighboring States. Our lines are all too weak, probably with the exception of that to Prestonburg. To strengthen these, I am thrown on the raw levies of Ohio and Indiana, who arrive in detachments, perfectly fresh from the country, and l
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Kirby Smith's Kentucky campaign. (search)
f Covington, with the view to cooperate with General Bragg, when, on the 24th of September, he received information that the Federal General, Morgan, had evacuated Cumberland Gap on the 17th instant, and was seeking an outlet by Manchester and West Liberty to the Little Sandy. Brigadier-General Morgan was at once dispatched to Irvine, with a regiment of cavalry, with orders to get in the enemy's front, and destroying supplies and felling timber along his line of march, retard his progress as much as possible. At the same time General Heth was ordered to Mount Sterling, whither General Smith proceeded the next day. There he learned that Morgan had made his escape, having passed West Liberty. From the declarations of many citizens about Lexington, who professed to know the country well, General Smith was led to believe that Morgan would find the route he attempted impracticable, even for infantry, but he succeeded in getting his artillery safely off. This perilous march, with armies
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Kentucky, 1861 (search)
lle and on the Pomme De TerreConfederate reports. Oct. 18: Skirmish near Rockcastle Hills(No Reports.) Oct. 21: Action, Rockcastle Hills or Camp Wild CatINDIANA--33d Infantry. KENTUCKY--1st Cavalry; 7th Infantry. OHIO--Battery "B," 1st Light Arty.; 14th and 17th Infantry. Union loss, 4 killed, 21 wounded. Total, 25. Oct. 23: Capture of Hazel GreenOHIO--33d Infantry (2 Cos.). Oct. 23: Skirmish near HodgensvilleINDIANA--6th Infantry (Detachment). Union loss, 3 wounded. Oct. 23: Action, West LibertyOHIO--1st Cavalry (Co. "B"); Battery "E," 1st Light Arty.; 2d Infantry. Union loss, 2 wounded, 2 missing. Total, 4. Oct. 24: Attack on Camp Joe UnderwoodConfederate reports. Oct. 26: Skirmish, SaratogaILLINOIS--9th Infantry (Cos. "B," "H," "I"). Union loss, 4 wounded. Oct. 26: Skirmish, EddyvilleILLINOIS--9th Infantry (Cos. "B," "H," "I"). UNITED STATES--Gunboat "Conestoga." Oct. 29: Skirmish, WoodburyKENTUCKY--3d Cavalry; 17th and 26th Infantry. Union loss, 1 wounded. Oct. 31: Skirmi
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Kentucky, 1862 (search)
e Guard. Union loss, 2 killed, 18 wounded. Total, 20. Sept. 20-21: Skirmishes, MunfordsvilleKENTUCKY--6th Cavalry. OHIO--3d Cavalry. INDIANA--17th Infantry. Sept. 21: Skirmish, ShepherdsvilleCol. Granger's Command. Sept. 22: Skirmish, Vinegar HillINDIANA--2d Cavalry. Sept. 22: Skirmish, MunfordsvilleKENTUCKY--3d Cavalry. Union loss, 2 killed, 12 wounded. Total, 14. Sept. 25: Skirmish, AshbysburgKENTUCKY--8th Cavalry. Sept. 25: Affair near Snow's PondPicket attack. Sept. 26: Action, West LibertyKENTUCKY--22d Infantry. OHIO--16th Infantry. Sept. 27: Skirmish, AugustaKENTUCKY--Home Guard. Union loss, 9 killed, 15 wounded, 96 missing. Total, 115. Sept. 28: Skirmish, Lebanon JunctionINDIANA--4th Cavalry. Sept. 28: Skirmish, BrookvilleKENTUCKY--14th Cavalry; Home Guard. OHIO--44th Infantry. Union loss, 1 killed. Sept. 28-Oct. 5: Exp. from Columbus to Covington, Durhamsville and Fort Randolph, TennILLINOIS--2d Cavalry (Co's "D," "L"); 72d Infantry (4 Co's). INDIANA--52d Infantry. M
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