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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Morgan's Indiana and Ohio raid. (search)
alry, aggregating an effective strength of twenty-four hundred and sixty men, and a battery of four field-pieces, he commenced the passage of the Cumberland, at Burksville. The heavy rains, of eight or ten days duration, just previously, had immensely swollen the river. Its banks no longer confined the volume of its waters; its already been intimated, this, the initiatory step of the expedition, was one of the most perilous. Judah's cavalry was stationed only twelve miles distant from Burksville, where it had been concentrated immediately when Morgan appeared upon the border. It was more than double our entire strength, and if its commander had closelywas not transmitted to the enemy until late in the day, and it was not until nearly three in the afternoon that a column of about one thousand strong approached Burksville, so closely as to threaten the First Brigade, of which some eight hundred men were, by that hour, across. This force was promptly disposed to receive the advan
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Morgan's Indiana and Ohio Railroad. (search)
recalled and sent to their several commands. The cavalry, under Hobson and Woolford, was permitted to scatter about the country, the better to enable men and horses to be fed. The force nearest the river was at Tompkinsville, twenty miles from Burksville, the county town of Cumberland County, Kentucky, a few miles south of which Morgan lay, holding his command very still and watching a chance to make a crossing. He waited until the 2d of July. The river had been swollen of late by heavy rainseral H. M. Judah, commandant Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, heard of Morgan's crossing of the Cumberland in his tent, at Glasgow, late on the night of the 2d. With his staff and a small escort he hastily rode to within a few miles of Burksville that night. Judah and Hobson held a short council; the scattered cavalry was speedily concentrated, and Hobson took command of that portion which made the chase direct astern, and he gathered into his command all the loose cavalry on his route
September 2. Kingston, Tenn., was occupied by a portion of General Burnside's army, under the command of General Minty.--the gunboats Satellite and Reliance, which were captured by the rebels on the twenty-second of August,, were destroyed by the Union forces under the command of General Kilpatrick, at Port Conway, Va.--the guerrilla Hughes, with one hundred rebels, appeared in Burksville, Ky. A joint committee of the Alabama Legislature reported a resolution in favor of the proposition to employ slaves in the military service of the confederate States, which proposition was favored by many of the presses of Mississippi and Alabama. After discussion in the Alabama House, the resolution was adopted by a vote of sixty-eight yeas to twelve nays, after striking out the words military before service, and soldiers at the end of the resolution. The resolution was amended and reads as follows: That it is the duty of Congress to provide by law for the employment in the ser
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 189.-rebel raid on Glasgow, Ky. (search)
ain Beck, from Munfordville, with twentyfive men, mounted, he having come by Cave City. After giving time to feed his men and rest, we started with sixty men in pursuit of the enemy. Moving out on the Columbia road one mile, we crossed to the Burksville road. This is the road on which the enemy retreated. We struck this road about two miles from Glasgow. It was then dark and raining, but we pressed on, hoping to overtake and surprise them before day. They left the Burksville road seven mileBurksville road seven miles from Glasgow, and took the Tompkinsville road. We reached Tompkinsville one hour before day, dismounted the men, and hitched our horses in a dense thicket near town; then marched the men into an open field, and when we came to count our men, we found, to our great surprise and mortification, only thirty men to answer to their names, the balance having fallen out of ranks and got lost on the road. But we were determined to make the attack if the enemy was there. We formed our men in line to
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Sheridan's Trevilian raid. (search)
ist. This was carried out to the letter. He moved rapidly, preceded by Kautz's division, from Prince George Court House to the Weldon road, at Reams's Station; thence (via Dinwiddie Court House) to a point on the Southside road, fourteen miles from Petersburg. Here W. H. F. Lee failed to detain the leading division, but did interrupt the march of Wilson with his own division, under McIntosh. Pushing on, with the loss of seventy-five men, Wilson further destroyed the Southside road. At Burksville, on the 26th, Kautz inflicted great damage. Wilson found the bridge over the Staunton River in the enemy's possession and impassable. He then turned eastward, and moved on Stony Creek Station on the Weldon road. Here he had a sharp fight, and learned from prisoners that, in addition to a small infantry garrison, Hampton, just returned from Trevilian, was in his front. Wilson withdrew his train in the night, and headed for Reams's, where he had good reason to think he would find Meade's
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Cavalry operations in the West under Rosecrans and Sherman. (search)
ed without serious loss. The Confederates on their part also made a celebrated raid at this time. On the 27th of June Morgan crossed the Cumberland River at Burksville, Kentucky, with about 2500 men. He passed northwardly through Columbia, Kentucky, and, reaching Green River at Tebbs's Bend on the 4th of July, demanded the sur become famous for many reasons, but one of the most notable things pertaining to it was the pursuit and capture of the raider and his men. The pursuit began at Burksville immediately upon Morgan's passage of Cumberland River. The night of the passage four Kentucky cavalry regiments, the 1st, 8th, 9th, and 12th, under Generals J. M. Shackelford and E. H. Hobson, both Kentuckians, were concentrated at Marrow Bone, only a few miles west of Burksville. Four noted Kentucky officers commanded these regiments, Frank Wolford, B. H. Bristow, R. T. Jacob, and E. W. Crittenden. At Bardstown the pursuers were joined by three Ohio regiments. A month later this s
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
June, a pioneer party of about eighty Kentuckians crossed the Ohio into Indiana, at Leavenworth, to test the temper of the people. They swept through two or three counties in that region of the State, but were captured June 19, 1868. when making their way back, by the Leavenworth Home Guards, under Major Clendenin, and the steamer Izetta. Morgan started northward a little later, June 27. with thirty-five hundred well-mounted men and six guns. He crossed the swollen Cumberland River at Burksville, July 1, 2. after some opposition from General Jacobs's cavalry, Morgan's artillery and baggage was crossed on hastily-constructed scows, and the troops swam their horses. and pushed rapidly on to Columbia, where he was encountered July 3. and kept in check for three hours by one hundred and fifty of Wolford's cavalry, under Captain Carter, who was killed in the affray. After partly sacking the town, the raiders proceeded to destroy a bridge over the Green River, at Tebb's Bend, wher
of Grierson, 301-2; of Green, 338; of Stuart across the Rappahannock, 352; of Morgan into Indiana and Ohio, 405; of Wheeler into East Tennessee, 433; of Shelby into Missouri, 453; of Rebel iron-clads from Charleston, 465; on the Sam Gaty. 447; of Marmaduke in Missouri, 446-8; of Coffee at Pineville, 450; of Quantrell to Lawrence, 450; of Cabell in the Indian Territory and Missouri, 453; Price's last into Missouri, 557; of Kilpatrick and Dahlgren near Richmond, 5.5; of Wilson and Kautz to Burksville, 587; cavalry raid to Grenada, Miss., 615; Morgan's last into Kentucky, 623; of Stoneman to Macon, 633; Davidson's and Grierson's, 695-6; Dana's raid in North Alabama. 695; of Wilson through Central Alabama, 717; of Sheridan to Charlottesville and the James, 727; Rains, Gen. James E., killed at Stone River, 282. ram Albemarle, destruction of the, 535. Ramseur, Col., 49th N. C., wounded at Malvern Hill, 166. Ramseur, Gen., killed at Cedar Creek, 615. Randolph, Edmund, on the
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
visionally by Sherman and forwarded to Washington for acceptance. The wisdom of that convention is a matter not here and now to be discussed; but President Johnson strongly objected to it and it was returned to Sherman through General Grant with instructions that Johnston should be held to surrender on the same terms as Lee had done, which he afterwards did. Before Grant went down to Raleigh with those instructions, he had ordered Meade to march the armies of the Potomac and James to Burksville, a convenient point from which those armies could move on Johnston and join Sherman in case the negotiations failed. Meanwhile Halleck had got himself appointed to the command of the armies of the Potomac and James, apparently without Grant's knowledge. He immediately went into Virginia, and ordered Meade's armies to move on Johnston, notwithstanding the existence of the truce. Sherman was exceedingly indignant, as he well might have been, and reported to Grant that he would, with his
net, 217-982. Buckingham, Governor of Connecticut, aids in recruiting, 299-300. Buel, General, given reinforcements by Halleck, 457, 459; at Nashville, 872; Grant consults with, 873. Bull Run, forces at, 571; reference to, 872, 875. Burksville, Meade ordered to, 876. Burlington, N. J., Grant visits family at, 779. Burlingame, Anson, coalitionist leader, 98. Burnham, Gen., Hiram, distinguished at Fort Harrison, 737. Burnside, Gen. A. E., expedition of made possible, 285; rcPHEETUS, Colonel, 496. Meade, General, reference to, 621, 683, 700; letter from Grant to, 636; despatch from, describing attack on Petersburg, 705; reference to, 715-738; order from Grant, 827; orders not obeyed at Petersburg, 831; ordered to Burksville, 876; mentioned for major-general, 878; reference to, 901. Meigs, General, aids Butler, 639; reference to, 666; examines Butler's administration of affairs, 832. Mejan, Count, French consul, treasonable action of, 391; complaints of, 430;
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