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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 2 0 Browse Search
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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Kentucky Volunteers. (search)
ure of Saltsville, Va., December 20-21. Jonesboro December 23. Clinch River December 24. At Lexington, Ky., till February, 1865. Moved to Louisville, thence to Knoxville, Tenn., February 27-March 9, and to Strawberry Plains March 15. Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina March 21-April 25. 1865. Statesville, N. C., April 10-11. Shallow Ford, N. C., April 11. Salisbury April 12. Catawba River near Morgantown April 17. Howard's Gap, Blue Ridge, April 22. Hendersonville April 23. Asheville April 25. Moved to Atlanta, Ga., thence to Louisa, Ky. Mustered out July 12 to 17, 1865. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 23 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 236 Enlisted men by disease. Total 262. 12th Kentucky Regiment Cavalry Organized at Caseyville and Owensboro, Ky., November 17, 1862. Attached to District of West Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 25: the Red war. (search)
resh massacre has been committed on the Smoky Hill, no one believes the tale. But day by day the story is confirmed, on which a party of men goes out to see the spot. Bones, much picked by wolves and ravens, lie about the Prairie track. Lumps of burnt wood are strewn around. No one knows the victims of this Indian outrage, but that murder has been done no man who passes by that road can doubt. At length a book is found — a pocket Bible, with an entry on the fly-leaf- Germain, Blue Ridge, Georgia. Armed with this entry as a clue, the White avengers are soon acquainted with the leading facts. They learn that Germain's family consisted of nine persons, so that five of them may still be living in Grey Eagle's camp. Two of the girls, Lucy and Ada, are young ladies, Lucy being nineteen, Ada sixteen years of age. Adelaide is a child of nine, and Julia barely seven. These children must be sought and found. Grey Eagle makes for the Red Fork of Arkansas River, by which he means t
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, The old South meeting House (1876). (search)
e men of the Revolution. You spend forty thousand dollars here, and twenty thousand dollars there, to put up a statue of some old hero; you want your son to gaze on the nearest approach to the features of those dead, but sceptred sovereigns, who still rule Our spirits from their urns. But what is a statue of Cicero compared to standing where your voice echoes from pillar and wall that actually heard his philippics! How much better than a picture of John Brown is the sight of that Blue Ridge which filled his eye, when, riding to the scaffold, he said calmly to his jailer, This is a beautiful country; I never noticed it before. Destroy every portrait of Luther, if you must, but save that terrible chamber where he fought with the Devil, and translated the Bible. Scholars have grown old and blind, striving to put their hands on the very spot where bold men spoke, or brave men died; shall we tear in pieces the roof that actually trembled.to the words which made us a nation? It