y: Confederates retreat after five hours engagement......March 30. 1863
Desperate engagement at Tebb's bend of Green River, Taylor county. Two hundred of 25th Michigan Infantry, under Colonel Moore, in a strong natural fortification, are attacked by 600 of Morgan's men. When summoned to surrender, Colonel Moore declined, because the Fourth of July was not an appropriate day to surrender, and the Confederates retreated after several ineffectual attempts to storm the intrenchments......July 4, 1863
General Burnside declares martial law in Kentucky......July 31, 1863
Capt. Edward Cahill having been sent into Kentucky in December, 1863, to recruit free colored men for the Union army, the legislature by resolution protests, and requests the President to remove all camps for negro soldiers, by which our slaves are enticed to leave the service of their owners ......Feb. 18, 1864
Meeting at Louisville of a Border State freedom convention.
One hundred delegates from four States—K
lly and other islands about mouth of Stono are under command of Brigadier-General Vogdes, an artillery officer, as you will remember, of the regular service; his command is certainly not less than six regiments.
There is about a brigade of 2000 men on Seabrook Island, North Edisto.
Nothing is positively known of the enemy's land-forces at Hilton Head.
Respectfully, your obdt.
servt., G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg.
Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., July 4th, 1863. Brig.-Genl. R. A. Gillmore, Comdg. U. S. Forces, Port Royal, S. C.:
General,—In the interest of humanity it seems to be my duty to address you, with a view to effecting some understanding as to the future conduct of the war in this quarter.
You are aware, of course, of the fact that on or about the 2d ultimo an expedition set on foot by your predecessor in command, Major-General Hunter, entered the Combahee River, in South Carolina, seized and carried away a large number of negro