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the last, in keeping ahead, which was the only military success he ever achieved.
He retreated to Lewisburg, the capital of Greenbrier, one of the few counties west of the main ridge of the Alleghanies which, having a considerable number of slaves, and having been settled entirely from Old Virginia, has evinced a preponderating devotion to the Rebel Cause.
Here he was reinforced, and outranked, about August 1st, by Gen. John B. Floyd, who, under the influence of the inspiring news from Bull Run, and the depletion of the Federal forces by the mustering out of service of the three months men, was soon able to assume the offensive.
Keeping well to the right of New River — the main affluent which unites near Gauley bridge with the Gauley to form the Kanawha — he surprised the 7th Ohio, Col. Tyler, while at breakfast at Cross Lanes, near Summersville,
The capital of Nicholas county. and routed it with a loss of some 200 men. Moving thence southerly to Carnifex Ferry, he was endeavo
re than a quarter of a century, been alien from Kentucky in character and sympathies, as it proved itself in this case.
The residue of the State elected only Unionists to Congress, by a popular majority of almost three to one.
This majority was very nearly maintained at her regular State election (August 5th), when — Magoffin being still Governor, Buckner commander of the State Guard, and the local offices mainly held by State-Rights Democrats, with the recent Union rout and disaster at Bull Run tending still further to unmask and develop all the latent treason in the State--a new Legislature was chosen, wherein Unionism of a very decided type predominated in the proportion of nearly three to one.
Pollard, in his Southern History, fully admits, while lie denounces and deplores, the hostility of Kentucky to the Rebel cause — saying:
It is not to be supposed for a moment that, while the position of Kentucky, like that of Maryland, was one of reproach, it is to mar the credit d
proclamation by, 534; commands the Rebels at Bull Run, 539; his official report, 541 to 546; 551.
. Michael, 533; wounded and taken prisoner at Bull Run, 545.
Cortes, discovers cotton in Mexico, om Reynolds and Pierce, 512-13; is present at Bull Run, 543; his dispatch describing the battle, 544ll, 394-5.
Elzey, Col. Arnold, (Rebel,) at Bull Run, 543.
Emancipator, The, 112.
Emerson, Dhe, Russell's estimate of our forces prior to Bull Run, 550.
Lone Star, order of the, 270; 350.
, infamous fabrication of, 508; its report of Bull Run, 543; 617.
Louisville Journal, The, on theeat Britain, 608.
Mason, Major, wounded at Bull Run, 543.
Massachusetts, 20; slave population e meeting, 363.
Potter, Major James D., at Bull Run, 545.
pound Gap, Ky., the Rebels retreat t. Sprague, 469.
Richardson, Col. J. B., at Bull Run,539; 549.
Richardson, Wm. A., of Ill., rep590; 615.
Thomas, Col., (Rebel,) killed at Bull Run, 543.
Thomas, Francis, replies to Mr. May,