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The Daily Dispatch: January 24, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 27, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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until 3 o'clock in the afternoon, when, Zollicoffer having been killed, the whole force of rebels fled in confusion to their camp. The loss is not stated, but it is thought to be heavy. The Baillie Peyton, Jr., who is among the killed is a son at the distinguished ex-member of Congress of that name from Tennessee. Our victory is said to have been very decisive, and will result in the rout of the whole force defending the right flank of the rebel's position at Bowling Green. Gen. Ruell's division — a Brilliant victory at Somerset, Ky. Cincinnati Jan. 20. --A battle was fought at Somerset, Ky., on Saturday, between the Federal troops under Gen. Schoepff, and the rebels under General Zollicoffer. The engagement was commenced in the morning, and lasted till nightfall. Gen. Zollicoffer was killed, and his army entirely defeated. The loss is heavy on both sides. Second Dispatch — the Federal victory confirmed. Louisville, Jan. 20. --Gene
The Daily Dispatch: January 27, 1862., [Electronic resource], The New York Herald upon the Somerset affair. (search)
ne of the enemy — cuts it in two, and makes an opening through which our forces on the ground may pass into East Tennessee and occupy those important railway and telegraphic communications between the rebel government and the rebel army in Virginia and their confederates, supplies and reinforcements of the South western States, Thus our army, from Somerset, is now in a position to march forward and completely separate the rebels in Virginia from the rebels of the Southwest, and to liberate in East Tennessee, and all that surrounding mountainous region, a hundred thousand loyal Union men. Secondly, hrough this opening Gen. Ruell may move up into the rear of Richmond, or over into South or North Carolina, in co-operation with our seaboard land and water forces. Thirdly, the local advantages gained by this Somerset victory comprehend the control of the neighboring cost mines and salt springs, the navigation of the Cumberland river down to Nashville, and then we should otherwise have "