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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Morgan's Indiana and Ohio Railroad. (search)
, that he had come into the valley to recruit his stock on its fine pastures, was correct. All vigilance north of the river was slackened. Videttes along the bank were recalled and sent to their several commands. The cavalry, under Hobson and Woolford, was permitted to scatter about the country, the better to enable men and horses to be fed. The force nearest the river was at Tompkinsville, twenty miles from Burksville, the county town of Cumberland County, Kentucky, a few miles south of whic when the raiders were at full speed on their northward journey, our commanders began to have an inkling that these fellows had come into the valley of the Cumberland for something else than grass. On the evening of the 3d, the rebels struck Woolford,. with the First Kentucky Cavalry, and scattered him to the right and left near the village of Columbia. On the 4th, they made an unsuccessful attempt to capture Colonel O. M. Moore, of the Twenty-fifth Michigan Infantry, and a small garrison
e enemy had left the field in confusion, and were hastened in their movements by a gun of a Michigan battery on board the steamer Alleghany Belle, commanded by Captain Sebastian, and the gunboat Moose, commanded by Captain Fitch, U. S. N. Morgan's in their retreat soon fell into the hands of the noble Hobson, who had so persistently chased him for over four weeks, and then the rivalry among our forces as to whom should gobble the most of the renegades commenced. General Shackleford and Colonel Woolford, with the Forty-fifth Ohio, all did good servvice, and helped to secure the prize, which could not have been done by either command alone. Immediately after a few hours' rest all the forces were sent in different directions by Generals Judah and Hobson to intercept the enemy. All the artillery Morgan had on the field, some five pieces, were taken by us. the spoils with which the trails of the runaways were littered would make an honest warrior blush to name, such as books, stationery,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
d effective men to oppose him. Others in sufficient numbers to insure a successful resistance were too remote to be available, for the invader moved swiftly, swooping down from the mountains like an eagle on its prey. Yet when he came, on the morning of the 21st, October, 1861. he found at Camp Wild Cat, besides Garrard's three regiments, a part of Colonel Coburn's Thirty-third Indiana, and Colonel Connell's Seventeenth Ohio regiments, and two hundred and fifty Kentucky cavalry, under Colonel Woolford, ready to resist him. With the latter came General Schoepf, an officer of foreign birth and military education, who assumed the chief command. The position of the Unionists was strong. Zollicoffer with his Tennesseans and a body of Mississippi Tigers boldly attacked them, and was twice repulsed. The first attack was in the morning, the second in the afternoon. The latter was final. The contests had been very sharp, and the latter was decisive. The camp-fires of Zollicoffer's inv
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
nd five thousand strong. At early dawn, Zollicoffer's advance met the Union pickets. General Thomas had been advised of this movement. He had made! dispositions accordingly, and the pickets, encountered by the Confederate vanguard, were of Woolford's cavalry. These fell slowly back, and Woolford reported to Colonel M. D. Manson, of the Tenth Indiana, who was in command of the Second Brigade, stationed in advance of the main body. That officer formed his own and the Fourth Kentucky (ColonWoolford reported to Colonel M. D. Manson, of the Tenth Indiana, who was in command of the Second Brigade, stationed in advance of the main body. That officer formed his own and the Fourth Kentucky (Colonel S. S. Fry) in battle order, at the junction of the Somerset and Mill Spring Roads, about five miles from the latter place, to await attack, and then sent a courier to inform Thomas of the situation. The commanding general hastened forward to view the position, when he found the Confederates advancing through a corn-field, to flank the Fourth Kentucky. He immediately ordered up the Tennessee brigade and a section of artillery, and sent orders for Colonel R. L. McCook to advance with his two
orced by a portion of the Kentucky regiment of cavalry, Col. Woolford commanding, about two hundred and fifty in number. The Company I, one killed and ten wounded-three mortally. Col. Woolford lost one killed and eleven wounded. The forces now on t I must commend the coolness, courage, and manliness of Col. Woolford, who rendered most valuable assistance to me during thehe road from the river trooped three hundred and fifty of Woolford's Cavalry, and at their head rode one whom we had never slying along the road which connected it with the camp. Col. Woolford's Cavalry returned to the river to find forage and wated of less than six hundred, commanded by Cols. Coburn and Woolford. The firing was so sharp that we could not distinguish town the path leading to our standpoint. Cols. Coburn and Woolford, pistol in hand, braced themselves before the fugitives wh his best friends hoped from him; while Cols. Coburn and Woolford were the same intrepid and self-possessed commanders they
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
e to go up river again for wounded? I intend to leave there Wednesday morning unless you direct otherwise . . . . To this I telegraphed the following reply:-- headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, in the field, Aug. 16, 1864, 8.15 A. M. Major Mulford, agent of exchange, Fortress Monroe: Bring up with you General Walker to be exchanged for General Bartlett, and what wounded Confederate officers there are at the hospitals at Fortress Monroe. Also send for Captain Woolford. I do not want any women for this trip from Norfolk or Fortress Monroe. Many Southern women, claiming to be from the North, made application to be sent South by flag of truce boat, and in some instances passage had been given; but it was ascertained that most of them were female Southern spies, who conveyed information to the enemy. Come up as soon as you can with the New York. Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. The flag of truce steamer New York appeared off City Point
Bethel, 267; killed at Big Bethel, 269-270. Wise, Brigadier-General, 678, 679, 685. Wise, Chief of Ordnance, 808. Wistar, Brigadier-General, sends force to Charles City Court-House, 618; attempts to surprise Richmond, 619-620. Woodbury, Judge, Levi, 117; the motion of, 1007. Wool, Maj.-Gen. John E., assigned to Fortress Monroe, 278, 281; receives report of capture of Fort Hatteras, 286; reference to, 877, 893. woods' Twenty-Third South Carolina, reference to, 679. Woolford, Captain, 597. Worcester (Mass.) Battalion at Annapolis, 210. Worrall, Alexander, at Fortress Monroe, 251. Wright, repulses attack on Washington, 628; reference to, 687, 858. Wright's Corps, ordered to destroy Petersburg Railroad, 688. Y Yeadon, Richard, offers a reward of $10,000 for Butler, dead or alive, 547. yellow fever, Butler first hears and is instructed in treatment of, 42-43. Yorktown, white troops concentrated at, 638; embark at, 639; speculative trade carried o
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 8: from the battle of Bull Run to Paducah--Kentucky and Missouri. 1861-1862. (search)
al Johnson).--Forty-ninth Ohio, Colonel Gibson; Fifteenth Ohio, Colonel Dickey; Thirty-fourth Illinois, Colonel King; Thirty-second Indiana, Colonel Willach. Fourth Brigade (General Negley).--Seventy-seventh Pennsylvania, Colonel Hambright; Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania, Colonel Sinnell; Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania, Colonel Stambaugh; Battery----, Captain Mueller. Camp Dick Robinson (General G. H. Thomas).------Kentucky, Colonel Bramlette;----Kentucky, Colonel Fry;----Kentucky Cavalry, Colonel Woolford; Fourteenth Ohio, Colonel Steadman; First Artillery, Colonel Barnett; Third Ohio, Colonel Carter;----East Tennessee, Colonel Byrd. Bardstown, Kentucky.--Tenth Indiana, Colonel Manson. Crab Orchard.--Thirty-third Indiana, Colonel Coburn. Jeffersonville, Indiana.--Thirty-fourth Indiana, Colonel Steele; Thirty-sixth Indiana, Colonel Grose; First Wisconsin, Colonel Starkweather. Mouth of Salt River.--Ninth Michigan, Colonel Duffield; Thirty-seventh Indiana, Colonel Hazzard. Lebanon J
y, were arrayed in their uniform. Seeing them at the edge of a wood, and mistaking them for the Eleventh, Adams pushed a charge quite into the body of the rebel forces, and just as the First Kentucky had raised their caps to cheer their friends, as they supposed, the miscreants opened a terrific fire upon them. Indignant, surprised, and surrounded, there was nothing left but speed, and the wonder is how so many escaped. Adams, who, by the way, has always been the brains and right hand of Woolford's cavalry, declares that he will never believe another rebel, will take no more prisoners, and intends to fight against treason in this war and the next, and the one after that indefinitely. He rallied his boys, made a speech to them, and upon their return to the field nearly monopolized the fighting. Twenty-five men of the First Kentucky were killed and wounded. Among the number are Captain G. W. Drye, wounded; Lieutenant Phil. Roberts, wounded; Captain Kelly, killed; Lieutenant Cann, m
the roads leading into town, with instructions to drive in the enemy's pickets and hold their positions if possible, and thus prevent his learning the direction taken by the main part of my command. I finally reached the rear of Philadelphia, after a hard march of fifty miles in fifteen hours, unobserved. I caused the telegraph wire to be cut, and sent as rapidly as possible one regiment to London, a distance of four miles, there to make a feint and prevent General White from reinforcing Woolford at Philadelphia, with his infantry from that point. The surprise was complete, and the feint at London a success. I now hastened on to Philadelphia, a distance of two miles, and soon had a view of the enemy's line of battle, whereupon I dismounted my men and commenced the attack, Colonel Dibrell having opened an artillery duel in the front some time before. The enemy, on discovering me in their rear, at once turned their whole force, with six pieces of artillery, against my command, whic
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