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ity, Tennessee, about twenty-six miles southeast of Columbus, Kentucky, in consequence of an exciting incident at Columbus,Columbus, about noon of that day. I found that Tennessee troops, under command of Major-General G. J. Pillow, were making preparations to occupy Columbus in force, having been invited to do so by the Mayor of Columbus, who had represented to Gen. Pillow thaColumbus, who had represented to Gen. Pillow that the place was, in all probability, strongly occupied by the United States forces from Cairo. On my representations of tterritory. The highly excited state of the citizens of Columbus and vicinity, and the indiscretion of many of them, at evtion these companies for the present in the vicinity of Columbus, Ky. Amongst these companies it is desirable that the companapt. Lyon be included, and if practicable, the company at Columbus. You will assume the command of this force in person. ghts. You will direct Capt. Lyon to proceed at once to Columbus, to make the necessary preparations for the reception of
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 71.-fight at Middle-Fork Bridge, Va., July 6, 1861. (search)
-Fork Bridge, Va., July 6, 1861. A correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial gives the following account of this skirmish:-- Buckhannon, Va., July 7. A gallant band of fifty Buckeyes, Third Ohio Regiment, under Capt. O. A. Lawson, of Columbus, made a good record yesterday afternoon, at Middle-Fork Bridge. Friday afternoon, without General McClellan's knowledge, General Schleich ordered Colonel Morrow to detach fifty men for a scouting expedition. Surgeon McMeans accompanied the partthe conflict. Dr. McMeans says the Captain was as calm and collected as if he were playing soldier. The casualties were as follows: Samuel W. Johns, of Hamilton, Butler County, shot dead by a ball through the breast; Corporal Joseph High, of Columbus, shot in the right foot by a rebel from the hill-side. The ball struck on the top of his ankle, and passed downwards, shattering the small bones of the foot. The surgeons hope to save the foot, but it is doubtful. High was in the front of the