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The Daily Dispatch: May 31, 1862., [Electronic resource], Colonel Morgan's late Exploit in Kentucky. (search)
iscovered something wrong and tried to put back, but our men had performed their work in the rear of the train, and they were obliged to "halt," Major Coffee making his appearance and firing at the boys; but a bullet knocking splinters about his head, convinced the Major that trifling would not do. The train was surrendered and ran down to the station. A scene of hysterics, confusion, and excitement being enacted in the ladies car that is more easily imagined than described, Majors Coffee, Elbetter, and a Lieutenant surrendered as prisoners of war. An affecting scene transpired at this juncture. A beautiful young lady, the wife of Lieutenant--, her eyes red with weeping, came up to Col. Morgan, begging him to be kind to her husband. Col. M. replied that he did not know whether he should be doing her husband an act of kindness, but he was free to accompany her. The fair girl caught hold of Col. M.'s hands, covering them with tears and kisses. Other ladies came up, requesting their b