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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
Buckner, under General Duncan, of Mississippi, encountered a little more than two thousand National troops, under Colonel T. J. Wilder, These consisted of about 200 recruits of the Seventeenth Indiana, and Sixty-seventh and Eighty-ninth of the saupon 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 thould 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, September 18th,