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Doc. 121.-surrender of Munfordville, Ky. Report of Colonel Wilder. Cave City, Ky., Sept. 18, 1862. To J. E. Stacey, A. A.G. and Chi
rder from General Boyle, I assumed command of the forces at Munfordville, Kentucky.
I immediately set to work building fortifications for def dred and forty-six strong, rank and file — for Green River, near Munfordville, to reenforce Col. Wilder in defence of that point.
The train r ed.
No enemy appearing, the regiment was put in rapid march for Munfordville, presuming that the road had been destroyed to prevent reinforce , by the aid of Mr. William Gibson, a patriotic Union citizen of Munfordville, of whom I cannot speak in too high praise, to bring in the ammu courier from General Bragg's headquarters, eight miles west of Munfordville, on the night of the eighteenth instant, confirms the report that Bragg captured about five thousand men at Munfordville on the seventeenth instant.
Our loss was about fifty killed and wounded.
Doc. 121.-surrender of Munfordville, Ky. Report of Colonel Wilder. Cave City, Ky., Sept. 18, 1862. To J. E. Stacey, A. A.G. and Chief of Staff: sir: I have the honor to report that on September eighth, 1862, according to a special order from General Boyle, I assumed command of the forces at Munfordville, Kentucky. I
On Monday, the fifteenth, I assumed command.
The enemy had, under the cover of the night, withdrawn from before us — the infantry and artillery to Cave City and the cavalry up the river.
Work upon the intrenchments was at once resumed and pushed forward with vigor that day, the night following, and in fact throughou
On Tuesday, the sixteenth instant, about half-past 9 A. M. the advance of the enemy attacked our pickets on the south of our works, and from the direction of Cave City.
His advance was sternly resisted by companies A, B, and H, Fiftieth Indiana, and part of company K, Seventy-eighth Indiana, under Major Wells, who, as well as