on; we will endeavor now to do justice to his rare military talents.
Stuart, Morgan, Fitzhugh Lee, Grierson, Kilpatrick, Kautz, and others were remarkable cavalry officers: Sheridan and Wilson in the armies of the North, Van Dorn in those of the Sord regiment which had arrived from Mill Springs on the left bank of the Cumberland.
The column, under the command of Colonel Kautz, came up with Pegram's soldiers on the morning of the 9th, and drove them back in disorder beyond Monticello, taking possession of this village.
But the Confederates, having promptly re-formed their ranks, attacked Kautz's troops, who, fortunately for them, had already started for the north.
The Unionist rear-guard was very hard pressed; Kautz came back to its aKautz came back to its assistance and succeeded in relieving it, but only after a desperate and sanguinary struggle.
Toward nightfall he was finally able to regain the banks of the Cumberland.
A few days later a Federal column commanded by Colonel Sanders crossed this