and from that date never lost an opportunity for annoying him.
On April 18 the two companies of the Eleventh that had gone with Colonel Cluke
on his raid in Eastern Kentucky
, rejoined the regiment.
They had suffered much loss on the raid.
Captain Robt. B. Terrill
and Lieutenant Seth Maupin
, of Company E, were both severely wounded in the hot fight at Mt. Sterling
(March 21, 1863), and had to be left there.
, who was shot through both legs, did not recover from his wounds until several years after the war was over.
April 19, 1862, Colonel Chenault
wrote from Monticello
to General Morgan
as follows: ‘I hasten to give you all the news we have.
There is a rumor here that our forces have been attacked at Big Creek Gap
, whether true or not, I do not know.
Captain Joseph Chenault
has just got in from a scout across the river; he crossed at Creelsburg
, went to Jamestown
, recrossed at Rowena
, found no enemy nor heard of any. Colonel J. J. Morrison
has moved his command to Albany
, which leaves us a very long and heavy picket duty to perform—from the mouth of South Fork
, but with the assistance of Major Bullock
I hope to be able to hold the enemy in check.
was within a short distance of Burksville
, heard of no force there.
There are three regiments (Union) at Columbia
There is, beyond doubt, a large force on the north side of the river, with their headquarters at Danville
What their movements will be I am unable to ascertain.
From various reports I have received, I should not be surprised if the enemy were moving on East Tennessee
I shall hold myself in readiness to move at a moment's notice.’
On April 20, the Cumberland
then being fordable, the Federals
crossed in large force at Mill Springs
, and also at the mouth of Greasy Creek
. Lieutenant-Colonel Tucker
met them on the Mill Springs Road
, and Major McCreary
met them on the Greasy Creek Road
. Colonel Chenault
, with the remainder of the regiment, remained at Monticello
However, as the Federal
force was overpowering in numbers, the three sections of the regiment were reunited at Monticello
, which place they were compelled to evacuate that night, falling back in the direction of Travisville
, but they re-occupied Monticello
again in a