had been at Corinth
until June 16th, when he retired to Washington
to become general-in-chief of the Federal
, who about this time succeeded Pope
in command of the army of the Mississippi, became early aware of the transfer of troops eastward by Bragg
, and it is unaccountable that his army remained inactive and permitted it to be done.
While thus hampered, neglected, and overwhelmed with the magnitude of the work before him and the responsibility of protecting a line of 300 miles from Cumberland Gap
, Gen. John H. Morgan
spread consternation throughout Kentucky
by his great raid into the former State.
on the 4th of July by way of Kingston
, he passed rapidly through Tompkinsville, Ky.
, where he crossed the Cumberland
, where he had a heavy engagement on the 17th.
Thence he returned south via Paris
, Crab Orchard
, making the great circuit in twenty-five days, capturing many prisoners and destroying much military property and securing valuable recruits.
Besides this, great demoralization was caused throughout General Buell
's army and department, and many times the number of troops in his command were diverted from other service to protect threatened points or attempt Morgan
Following are the reports of General Morgan
, giving the details of this remarkable raid: