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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Morgan's cavalry during the Bragg invasion. (search)
een minutes after I entered the town; but my loss, the number of prisoners, and especially the fact that I had nearly exhausted my ammunition, decided me not to cross the Ohio and carry out the movement on Cincinnati I had contemplated. I knew, also, that 500 or 600 Federal troops at Maysville, not far distant, would be ordered immediately to Augusta, and that my return by that point would be intercepted. On the next morning I was at-tacked at Brookville by these troops, under Lieutenant-Colonel H. B. Wilson, nine miles from Augusta; but the affair was trifling, the loss on either side slight, and I carried off my prisoners. Four or five days afterward I was ordered to return to Lexington. Col. John H. Morgan had been sent to eastern Kentucky, as I have said, to intercept the retreat of the Federal general, George W. Morgan. He did not find Marshall in the vicinity where he was instructed to seek him, nor, indeed, at all. Learning that the Federal column was moving from Manches