see, under General Rosecrans, had crossed the mountains to Stevenson and Bridgeport.
His force of effective infantry and artillery amounted to fully seventy thousand, divided into four corps.
About the same time, General Burnside advanced from Kentucky towards Knoxville, East Tennessee, with a force estimated by the General commanding that Department at over twenty-five thousand.
In view of the great superiority of numbers brought against him, General Buckner concluded to evacuate Knoxville, everely wounded, as usual, in his place, doing his duty.
Robert C. Anderson, Color-Sergeant Second Kentucky, was killed upon the enemy's works, after having planted his colors thereon.
Here fell many another officer and soldier, life images of Kentucky's old, renowned, and valiant soldiers — true men. The blood of her sons also attests Alabama's chivalry and manhood.
As soon as I ascertained the exact position of the left, I caused it to be moved by the right flank to the right, and in adva