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outline of our late movements in Central Kentucky, and more especially the part taken by Wolford's cavalry in the battle of Somerset. We were in camp near Stanford, when our scouts announced the approach of a large force of the enemy by way of Monticello. From the fact that they had a long wagon-train, and the advance was composed of cavalry and artillery as they passed through Wayne County from the direction of Knoxville, we all concluded that they told the truth for once when they announced treets of Danville, Lieut.-Colonel Adams, of Wolford's regiment, was cut off, and himself and three or four of his men were compelled to surrender. This was a heavy loss to us, but he finally succeeded in making his escape from his guard below Monticello, and has rejoined his command, to the great joy of his men. The night after our retreat to the Kentucky bridge they captured some thirty more of Wolford's men, while on picket, by closing in behind then; but Captain Boone, who was at Lancaster
Doc. 181.-fight at Monticello, Kentucky. Monticello, Kentucky, Friday night, May 1. A parMonticello, Kentucky, Friday night, May 1. A part of the division of General Carter crossed the Cumberland on Thursday. The day before, a boat had ave moved with the entire cavalry force upon Monticello. At that hour he came to the General to tel. From there till the rebels passed through Monticello and over the creek, there was constant skirmounty, one turning to the right, as we leave Monticello, and going direct; the other leading out, infrom this lace; the latter, three miles from Monticello, winds around through a deep, will gorge, at Albany. Having failed to reach Chenault at Monticello, they took the other road, in hopes of renderength. Our forces accordingly fell back to Monticello, where our reserve, under Col. Casement, of eceived despatches from Colonel Chenault, at Monticello, to the effect that he was holding the enemytely ordered the brigade in the direction of Monticello in quick-time. Though Chenault had long sin[2 more...]