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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
rting works. There he had gathered a large part of his force, composed of infantry, cavalry, and artillery; and there, early in January, 1862. he was joined by Major-General George B. Crittenden, already mentioned, See page 185. who had been discharged from the National army because of his intemperance, and had espoused the cause of the conspirators, while a brother was in the military service of, the Government, in the same State. He ranked Zollicoffer, and assumed the chief command. Jan. 6. On the same day he inflicted a long and bombastic proclamation on the people of Kentucky, closing with the appeal, Will you join in the moving columns of the South, or is the spirit of Kentucky dead? At this time General Buell had under his command about one hundred and fourteen thousand men, composed chiefly of citizens of Ohio, Indiana, Don Carlos Buell. Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and loyalists of Kentucky and Tennessee, with about one hundred and twe