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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the siege of Chattanooga. (search)
oissances beyond the frontier of Tennessee. Since Morgan had been in prison and Burnside at Knoxville the vigilance of all the small posts in that region of country had been considerably relaxed. Therefore an audacious Confederate partisan, Colonel Hughes, collected in the neighborhood of Glasgow on the evening of the 4th of October about a hundred men without being observed by the Federal patrols, and in the morning at daybreak he quietly entered with his troop into the town without meeting awarned too late, and could not reach the fort already occupied by the Confederates, nor rally the soldiers, who were as much surprised as their officers. Some men are killed, the rest surrender. One hour later, all the stores are destroyed, and Hughes, disappearing as he had come, escapes the pursuit of the cavalry despatched after him. The massive character of the Cumberland Mountains, which protected Kentucky, also increased the difficulties of the army posted on the opposite slope. Burn