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ansport, to Staunton, at the very time that Southwestern Virginia was about to be invaded by Burbridge. Having no force to meet Burbridge in front, it was resolved by Morgan to dash boldly into the heart of Kentucky, and thus draw the Federal commander away. This plan succeeded, but at the cost of the defeat of Morgan's command. With a force of little more than two thousand cavalry, Gen. Morgan entered the State of Kentucky through Pound Gap. On the 11th June he attacked and captured Cynthiana, with its entire garrison. On the 12th he was overtaken by Burbridge, with a largely superiour force, and his command effectually dispersed, and finally driven front the State. This was the last important expedition ever commanded by John Morgan; and we may add here some account of the tragical circumstances which suddenly and unexpectedly brought to a close the career of this extraordinary man, and which constitute a case of atrocious murder, unparalleled in the records of any events
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 5: (search)
partisan rangers, Col. A. A. Hunt, participated in the first Kentucky raid of that famous cavalry leader, John H. Morgan, then colonel of the Second Kentucky cavalry. At Tompkinsville, on the night of July 8th, a considerable body of the enemy's cavalry was charged and stampeded; but Colonel Hunt, while leading gallantly in the assault, received a severe wound in the leg, which prevented his going on with the command. Morgan and his men pushed on to Georgetown, and on the 17th captured Cynthiana, with 420 prisoners. The Georgia troopers, under command of Lieut.-Col. F. M. Nix, acted a prominent part in this brilliant affair; Captain Jones, of Company A, and Maj. Samuel J. Winn being especially distinguished among the officers. At the same time the First and Second Georgia cavalry regiments were earning their spurs with Forrest in Tennessee. Part of the First, under Col. J. J. Morrison, and the Second, under Col. W. J. Lawton, with Colonel Wharton's Texas rangers, formed the ma
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 9: (search)
is great raid into the former State. Leaving Knoxville on the 4th of July by way of Kingston and Sparta, he passed rapidly through Tompkinsville, Ky., where he crossed the Cumberland to Glasgow, Lebanon, Harrodsburg, Versailles, Georgetown and Cynthiana, where he had a heavy engagement on the 17th. Thence he returned south via Paris, Winchester, Crab Orchard, Somerset and Sparta, making the great circuit in twenty-five days, capturing many prisoners and destroying much military property and sI drew off the troops that were already there by a feint on Lexington. I therefore dispatched a force of two companies toward Lexington with instructions to drive the pickets to the very entrance of the city, while I moved [on the 17th] toward Cynthiana. When I arrived within three miles of this place, I learned that it was defended by a considerable force of infantry, cavalry and artillery. I dispatched the Texas cavalry under Major Gano to enter the town on the right, and the Georgia regim
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 18: (search)
usual service, he was ordered back to the command of his department, reaching there just in time to repel an attack upon the salt works, Gen. John S. Williams having opportunely arrived with a body of cavalry from Gen. J. E. Johnston's army and defeated Burbridge, who commanded the Federal force. During the absence of General Breckinridge in the Shenandoah valley, General Morgan had made an extensive raid in Kentucky in June, doing much damage, but suffering severely at Mt. Sterling and Cynthiana. His command was much demoralized as the result of this expedition, and by the subsequent death of its distinguished chief. In December, General Breckinridge successfully resisted a formidable raid against Saltville, led by General Gillem, who captured Wytheville, but was foiled in his further designs by the skill and energy of General Duke, under the personal direction of General Breckinridge. The cold weather was intense, and the men suffered much from exposure, but compelled the re
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
150, D2 Cumberland River, Tenn. 24, 3; 30, 2; 112, 4; 114, 5; 115, 2, 115, 5; 117, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 150, E3; 171 Cumberland Valley Railroad 25, 6; 43, 7; 82, 3; 136, C6 Fort Cummings, N. Mex. 98, 1 Cummings Point, S. C. 4, 1; 23, 6; 26, 2; 131, 1 Views, Feb. And March, 1861 1, 3; 2, 1, 2, 3 Current River, Mo. 47, 1; 153, A5, 153, D7 Currituck Inlet, N. C. 138, B12; 171 Currituck Sound, N. C. 138, B12 Cushingville, Ga. 71, 7 Cynthiana, Ky. 118, 1; 135-A; 141, C2; 151, E13; 171 Cypress Creek, La. 158, B12 Cypress Creek, Tenn. 149, C1; 154, B13 Dabney's Mill, Va. 66, 9; 74, 1, 74, 2; 77, 2; 93, 1; 94, 8, 94, 9; 100, 1, 100, 2 Dakota Territory 163-171 Sioux Expedition, June 16-Sept. 13, 1863 33, 2, 33, 4, 33, 5 Dallas, Ga. 43, 5, 43, 6, 43, 9; 48, 3, 48, 4; 56, 5; 57, 1, 57, 3; 58, 2, 58, 4; 59, 3, 59, 5; 61, 13; 62, 1; 76, 1, 76, 2; 88, 2; 90, 6, 90, 7; 101, 13; 117, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 1
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A Florida boy's experience in prison and in escaping. (search)
A Florida boy's experience in prison and in escaping. Henry G. Damon. On the 19th of June, 1864, I became an inmate of Rock Island prison, having been captured June 12th, at Cynthiana, in the last battle fought by Morgan on Kentucky soil—a battle that crowned with disaster a raid which, up to that time, had succeeded beyond every anticipation. We were so completely outnumbered, that it was hardly a battle. The enemy approached us in front, and flanked us right and left. In a few minuteers, most of whom also belonged to Morgan's command. I left Chicago that evening, arriving the next day at Marshall, where, to my surprise, I found, comfortably established at the leading hotel, several of my comrades from whom I had parted at Cynthiana. I do not know whether or not the history of the part played by the Confederate soldiers in Illinois and southern Indiana, in the summer and fall of 1864, has ever been written. Strange as it may appear, some of our men were to be found in
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Dairy of Rev J. G. Law. (search)
inslow, where we spent a delightful evening and enjoyed a social cup of tea. September 5.—Left Lexington at sunrise and marched eighteen miles on the Maysville pike. The march was very severe. Weather hot and roads dusty. September 6.—Marched twelve miles, and are now resting at Rudder's Mill. Passed through Paris early this morning and turned off into the Covington road. Sunday, September 7.—Marched twelve miles (more than a Sabbath day's journey) and are camping to-night near Cynthiana. The Southern feeling is strong thoughout the country and recruiting is going on rapidly. Many of the fair daughters of the land visited our camp this evening and expressed great sympathy for the Rebels. September 8.—We camp to-night two miles from Georgetown, and after marching four days, find ourselves only fourteen miles distant from Lexington. We can't understand the circle in which we are moving. General Preston Smith's brigade is alone, and I suppose that our General is taki
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), United Confederate Veterans. (search)
Johnson, corn. Camp 92. Sweetwater, Texas; Capt. W. D. Beall, com. Camp 93. Montague, Texas; Capt. Bob Bean, corn. Camp 94. Mexia, Texas; Capt. C. L. Watson, com.; med. offi., J. S. L. Tray, M. D.; private; members, 136; disabled, 12; deaths, 10. Camp 95. Paris, Ky.; Capt. A. T. Forcythe, corn. Camp 96. Harrodsburg, Ky.; Capt. Bush. W. Allen, corn. Camp 97. Versailles, Ky.; Capt. Jos. C. Bailey, com. Camp 98. Georgetown, Ky.; A. H. Sinclair, com.; members, 31; Camp 99. Cynthiana, Ky.; D. M. Snyder, com. Camp 100. Lexington, Ky.; John Boyd, corn.; med offi., Dr. Jno. A. Lewins; members (12 Camps), 550; indigent, 6 or 8; deaths, 6. Camp 101. Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Capt. P. H. Thomas, corn. Camp 102. Narasota, Texas; Capt. W. E. Barry, com. Camp 103. Austin, Texas; Capt. W. W. Brown, com. Camp 104. Fernandina, Fla. Camp 105. Galveston, Texas; Gen. T. N. Waul, com. Camp 106. Frost, Texas; Capt. Thos. F. Johnson, corn.; med. offi., M. M. Mosely, M. D.; p
Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky a town of 2,500 pop., on the Kentucky Central Railroad, 66 miles from Covington, and 37 miles N. E. of Frankfort.
, 127. Cunningham, S. A., I., 14, 19; X., 7, 27, 296. Curlew,, C. S. S., I., 356. Curtis, B. R., VII., 202. Curtis, G. W., IX., 34. Curtis, N. M., X., 221. Curtis, S. R., I., 335; II., 194; VII., 190, 201; X., 176. Cushing, A. H.: II., 265; IV., 322; IX., 217. Cushing, S. T., VIII., 308. Cushing, W. B.: II., 265; III., 338; IV., 257, 276; VI., 322. Cushman, Pauline a Federal spy, VIII., 273. Custer, G. A.: I., 289 seq.; III., 42, 160, 164, 332, 338, 340; IV., 11, 29, 61, 96, 108, 110, 122, 128, 234, 236, 250, 251, 252, 258, 259, 269, 261, 262, 275 seq.; 282, 297; VIII., 196. 234. Custis, G. W. P., IX., 125; X., 57. Custis, M., IX., 125, 228. Custis, Mary I. X., 57. Custis Mary R. X., 54. Cutler, E. J., IX., 78, 80. Cutler, L., X., 309. Cutt's Artillery, Confederate, I., 356. Cuyler, R. M., V., 170. Cuyler,, U. S. S., III., 342. Cynthiana, Ky., I., 368; III., 324.
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