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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General John Morgan, [from the New Orleans Picayune, July 5, 1903.] (search)
illa bands that were being formed on both sides, and incidentally to destroy the salt works at Saltville, Va. On August 23, 1864, we had a sharp fight with Colonel Giltner's command of Morgan's troops at Blue Springs, Tenn., about halfway between Bulls Gap and Greenville, defeating Giltner in a couple of hours. After pursuing Giltner in a couple of hours. After pursuing him several miles beyond Greenville, we returned to Bulls Gap to await supplies from Knoxville, and it was here we learned that John Morgan was on his way from the Watauga to clean us up. The following is actually what occurred: About 9 o'clock on the night of September 3, 1864, I was in my tent conversing with Captain Sterlingould not have continued our march. About 5:30 o'clock on the morning of the 4th, we came upon the pickets, and the action commenced about 6. Colonels Vaughan and Giltner, of Morgan's force, who commanded in front, were completely surprised, and retreated at once. Colonel Ingerton, having been successful in getting to the rear of