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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
uld go, with a force of 5,000, by railroad to Louisville, and from there to Bowling Green. As the population in all the counties through which the above railroads ple to forward re-enforcements. Fortunately, Buckner had been delayed, near Bowling Green, by the patriotic act of a young man of that place, who went quietly up thewhen he heard of the approaching troops. He thought proper to fall back to Bowling Green, where he established an intrenched camp, and issued a proclamation Sept. thless to the will of the people. He assured the people that his forces at Bowling Green would be used in aiding Kentucky in maintaining its strict neutrality, and rgents at the mountain gaps, and the movements of others who were occupying Bowling Green, in the heart of Kentucky, under General Buckner, and who at that time wereweak to make any aggressions. Startled by a report that a large force from Bowling Green was marching to strike his flank, Schoepf fell back hastily toward the Ohio
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
. Moore, E. M. Bruce, and George B. Hodge. Bowling Green was selected as the new capital of the Sta. General Johnston concentrated troops at Bowling Green, and General Hardee was called from Southeward, along the line of the railway toward Bowling Green, about forty thousand men, under General Acrossing, the Confederates withdrew toward Bowling Green, slowly followed by the Nationals. Thomral Thomas was at Columbia, midway between Bowling Green on the west, and Somerset on the east, and Richmond was, in one quarter, to the foe, Bowling Green, a great railway center, was to the had so paralyzed that line eastward of Bowling Green, that it was practically shortened at leasfortifications, were between Nashville and Bowling Green and the Mississippi River, and upon these ure would make the way easy to the rear of Bowling Green. By that movement the Confederate line wotoward the Green River in the direction of Bowling Green. These developments satisfied Johnston th[2 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
rs, and Kentucky is free, thanks to the brilliant strategy of the campaign by which the enemy's center was pierced at Forts Henry and Donelson, his wings isolated from each other and turned, compelling thus the evacuation of his stronghold of Bowling Green first, and now Columbus. The history of the latter event may be told in few words. When it was evident to the conspirators at Richmond that the Gibraltar was untenable, the so-called Secretary of War instructed Polk, through Beauregard, tn the river, they might say to the National forces, Thus far shalt thou go, and no farther; but, like most of their calculations, this one signally failed. While Johnston was pressing southward through Nashville with his fugitive army from Bowling Green, and Polk was trembling in his menaced works at Columbus, Halleck was giving impetus to a force destined to strike a fatal blow at the Confederates at New Madrid. He dispatched General Pope from St. Louis on the 22d of February, with a consi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
Assured of final success, the Confederates remained quiet until the 16th, when a large portion of Bragg's main body, under General (Bishop) Polk, appeared upon the hills on the north side of the river, overlooking the National camp, not less than twenty-five thousand strong. Wilder had been. re-enforced by two regiments (Sixtieth and Eighty-fourth Indiana), but opposed the invaders with only four thousand effective men. He sustained a severe fight nearly all day, hoping Buell, then at Bowling Green, would send him promised relief. But relief did not come; and when, at sunset, the demand for a surrender was repeated, and Wilder counted forty-five cannon in position to attack his little force, he called a council of officers. It was. agreed that further resistance would produce a useless sacrifice of life. At two o'clock in the morning Sept. 17, 1862. Wilder surrendered, and his troops marched out at six o'clock with all the honors of war. Report of Colonel J. T. Wilder, Septe