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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)
rized Aug. 7. enlistments for the Confederate armies in Kentucky; that his officers were organizing bands of Volunteers on its soil, and that already Tennessee troops in his employ had invaded the State, and carried away six cannon and a thousand stand of arms, replied that his government had scrupulously respected the neutrality of Kentucky, and would as scrupulously maintain that respect so long as her people will maintain it themselves. The loyal Legislature of Kentucky assembled at Frankfort on the 2d of September. Its action was feared by the conspirators In the Senate were 27 Union and 11 Secession members, and in the Lower House 76 Union and 24 Secession representatives. and under the pretext of an expectation that National troops were about to invade the State, General Polk, with the sanction of Davis, and Governor Harris, of Tennessee, and the full knowledge, it is believed, of Governor Magoffin, proceeded to carry out General Pillow's favorite plan of scorning Kentuc
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
s. Smith's course was in the direction of Frankfort, at which point he might choose Louisville otened the Legislature (then in session) from Frankfort. They adjourned to Louisville, whither the e from the banks of Richmond, Lexington, and Frankfort were carried. The movement was timely, for al march. He did not then go farther toward Frankfort, however, but pushed on northward through Pace toward Louisville. He took possession of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, on the day when Hemed a junction with those of Kirby Smith, at Frankfort, where they performed the farce of making Ri jeans were stolen from one establishment in Frankfort, and one person in Lexington was plundered ohe remainder moving more in the direction of Frankfort. The right soon began to feel the Confederad Buell heard that Kirby Smith had evacuated Frankfort and crossed the Kentucky River, and that Braresent, that of Sill having been sent toward Frankfort. Rousseau advanced with his cavalry to secu