Michigan Infantry, and a small garrison of his regiment at Green river
After losing more than one-fifth as many men as Moore
had with him, Morgan
called off his assaulting column and rode round the bridge, fording the stream below.
On the 5th, the raiders took Lebanon
The post was defended by the Twenty-first Kentucky Infantry, Colonel Hanson
, who made a gallant resistance.
In the final assault on this post, a younger brother of the Confederate
general was killed.
He was a favorite with his elder kinsman, who, in his wild wrath at the boy's death, for once forgot what was due to prisoners of war, and soiled his record by wreaking a mean revenge on the officers he had captured.
He ordered Colonel Hanson
and his officers to be “double-quicked” in front of a squadron of cavalry with drawn sabres six miles north of Lebanon
to a village, where he directed them to be paroled.
This brutal order was brutally executed.
It is due Morgan
's memory to say that the order was given under peculiar excitement, and that, though I served two years with troops which came in contact with him a score of times, the one just related is the only instance of Morgan
's abuse of prisoners which ever came to my ears in such form as to justify belief in its truthfulness.
On the evening of the 6th, the raiders crossed the Louisville and Nashville Railway, near Shepherdsville
, north of Lebanon Junction
They stopped a passenger train, went through the passengers and mails in free-and-easy style, and then having passed the last fortified post on their route northward, pushed for the Ohio
The force sent in advance to seize boats with which to cross into Indiana
, secured two large steamers on the morning of the 8th, and when Morgan
at noon these transports awaited him.
Meantime, the whole of Burnside
's army had been recalled from its line in the south of Kentucky
, and had been pushed rapidly toward the northern border.
Every available trooper was put in pursuit.
General H. M. Judah
, commandant Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, heard of Morgan
's crossing of the Cumberland
in his tent, at Glasgow
, late on the night of the 2d.
With his staff and a small escort he hastily rode to within a few miles of Burksville
held a short council; the scattered cavalry was speedily concentrated, and Hobson
took command of that portion which made the chase direct astern, and he gathered into his command all the loose cavalry on his route.
, with the Fifth Indiana, the Fourteenth Illinois, the Eleventh Kentucky, a section of Henshaw
's Illinois Battery and a section of three-inch Rodmans, manned by troopers of the Fifth Indiana, set out on