garden again, Gassett
concealing himself in an outhouse and Morgan
attempting to hide among the grape vines.
His white shirt betrayed him as he crouched behind the vines and posts.
Private Andrew Campbell
saw him from the street, not over fifty yards distant, and fired, hitting Morgan
plump in the breast, and killing him instantly.
He never spoke.
's friends claim that he was foully murdered, and that he had called out that he would surrender.
says that he was trying to get away, and making no motion that looked like a surrender.
The soldiers carried the body of Morgan
to the street, threw it across a horse and rapidly returned to the main column, who were engaged with Morgan
's command, which they routed.
They captured two cannon, many wagons, and prisoners, and, in fact, virtually broke up Morgan
The forces engaged on the Union
side were the Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry, Colonel Miller
; Ninth Tennessee Cavalry, Colonel Brownlow
, and Tenth Michigan, Major Newell
So complete was the surprise and rout of Morgan
's command that the Federal
loss was but two killed and four wounded.
's body was carried on a horse about one mile, where it was laid by the roadside, and afterward turned over to some of Morgan
's friends, who came for it with a flag of truce.
The body was carried to Abington, Virginia
, and buried, and soon after removed to Richmond
Whatever became of Campbell
I do not know.
He is marked on the muster rolls as having moved to Ohio
Immediately after the victory, he was promoted to second lieutenant in Company E, same regiment, by General Order No. 95
, which states that the promotion is made as “a reward for his gallantry in the engagement at Greenville, Tennessee
, on the 4th instant, and for his success in arresting, by an accurate shot, the flight of General John H. Morgan
, one of our country's most prominent enemies.”