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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Exchange of prisoners. (search)
pt there by the United States War Department. While on the subject of Morgan's command, it may not be inappropriate to relate an incident which furnishes a dark chapter in the history of paroles, and serves to show the times upon which the country had then fallen My authority is a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Alston, of Morgan's command, to the Confederate Secretary of War. On the 5th of July, 1863, General Morgan captured the command of Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Hanson, at Lebanon, Kentucky. The latter requested that he and his command be paroled, pledging his personal honor that he not only would observe it, but would see that every other one to whom the privilege was extended should observe it; and further, that if he should be ordered back into service, he would report to General Morgan at some point within the Confederate lines. Colonel Hanson and his command were paroled, and as a return for this favor, three days after, a portion of his command thus paroled actual
Doc. 44.-the battle of Tebb's Bend, Ky. Lebanon, Ky., July 12, 1863. A few of the particulars of the battle of Tebb's Bend, on the Green River, between General John Morgan, with his entire division, and Colonel O. H. Moore, Twenty-fifth Michigan infantry, with two hundred of his men, may be interesting. The battalion of the Twenty-fifth Michigan infantry, stationed at or near Green River bridge, occupied a position of much importance — all forces in front were drawn off and no reinforcements within thirty-five miles. For some days before the fight it was currently reported that Duke and Johnson, under the direction of Morgan, were crossing the Cumberland at Berksville and Creelsboro with a force of ten regiments of cavalry and several pieces of artillery. On the second instant, information was received that the enemy was advancing on our position; Colonel Moore mounted his horse, and, riding over the surrounding country, chose his ground and planted his men for a figh
eral. Report of Lieut.-Colonel Warner. headquarters Eighth Michigan cavalry, in the field, July 20, 1863. John Stockton, Colonel Eighth Michigan Cavalry, Commanding Post Hickman Bridge, Ky.: Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the marches, etc., of the Eighth Michigan cavalry, under my command, since leaving Hickman Bridge, Ky., July fourth, 1863, to this time: Receiving orders on the evening of July fourth to make a forced march with my command to Lebanon, Ky., and there support the garrison threatened by John Morgan, I broke camp at nine o'clock pursuant to said orders. I ordered all tents and baggage left behind, and but two days rations in the men's haversacks. At two o'clock A. M. of the fifth I halted my command for two hours, four miles beyond Danville, having marched twenty-four miles. At this place I fell in with the Eleventh Michigan battery and Ninth Michigan cavalry, in command of Colonel James I. David, and he being the senior o
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
Confederate hosts, whose business was to terrify the Unionists of Kentucky, recruit from the ranks of the secessionists, and prepare the way for a formidable invasion by Bragg. John H. Morgan. Morgan's force was soon increased by several hundred recruits from the young men of Kentucky, and he roamed about the heart of the State, plundering and destroying with very little molestation. On the 12th July, 1862. he attacked and defeated Unionists under Lieutenant-Colonel Johnston at Lebanon, Kentucky, the termination of the Lebanon branch of the Louisville and Nashville railway. He captured the place, and made the commander and twenty-six soldiers and Home Guards prisoners. His raid was so rapid and formidable that it produced intense excitement throughout the State. General Boyle, who was in command at Louisville, issued a proclamation July 3. ordering every able-bodied man to take arms, and aid in repelling the marauders; and directed him, if he did not, to remain in his hous
d gone to Lebanon, and is preparing to make a stand at Moccasin Gap, 20 miles this side of Abingdon. His attempt to raise the State militia has proved a failure. The people of that part of Virginia are heartily sick of the rebellion, and have not generally responded to his call. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. A. Garfield, Brigadier-General, Commanding. Capt. J. B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant-General. No. 2.-reports of Brig. Gen. Humphrey Marshall, C. S. Army. Lebanon, Ky., March 19, 1862. General: Since I closed my letter to you I have received from Major Thompson, commanding at Pound Gap, a dispatch for orders, dated 18th, at Gladesville, Wise County. It confirms the rumor that reached me on the night of the 17th. Major T. says: I got out with all my men. I fought them nearly an hour and a half, until my retreat was nearly cut off. Then I was forced to retreat. The enemy was 2,500 infantry and 100 cavalry. My men are entirely without tents or b
otorious. Horse-stealing — in fact, stealing in general — in the name and behalf of Liberty and Patriotism, is apt to increase in popularity so long as it is practiced with impunity; and the horses of Kentucky are eminently calculated to inflame the love of country glowing in the breast of every cavalier. Burning bridges, and clutching whatever property could be made useful in war, had been for some time current; when at length a bolder blow was struck in the capture July 5, 1862. of Lebanon, Ky. [not Tenn.], and almost simultaneously of Murfreesboroa, Tenn., which Forrest surprised; making prisoners of Brig.-Gens. Duffield and Crittenden, of Ind., with the 9th Michigan, 3d Minnesota, 4 companies of the 4th Ky. cavalry, and 3 companies of the 7th Pa. cavalry, after a spirited but brief resistance. Henderson, Ky., on the Ohio, was likewise seized by a guerrilla band, who clutched a large amount of hospital stores; and, being piloted across by some Indiana traitors, captured a hosp
Lavergne, Tenn., capture of, 280; Gen. Kirk drives Wheeler out of, 271; Innes's defense of, 281. Lawler's brigade at Vicksburg, 312. Lawton, Gen., at second Bull Run, 188; moves to Harper's Ferry, 200; at Antietam, 206; wounded, 210. Lebanon, Ky., capture of, 212; burned by Morgan and his raiders, 405. Le Duc, Gen. Victor, on slowness of the Army of the Potomac, 171. Lee, Gen. A. L., on Red river, 536 to 546. Lee, Lt., killed at Galveston, 324. Lee, Gen. Robert E., at Fair nn., 679. Jonesboroa, Ga., 636. Jonesville, Va., 598. Kelly's Ford, Va., 98. Kernstown, Va., 114. Kingsport, Tenn., 688. Kinston, N. C., 80. Kirksville Mo., 35. Knoxville, Tenn., 432. Lavergne, Tenn., 281. Lawrence. Kansas, 450. Lebanon, Ky., 405. Lewisburg, Va., 140. Little Osage, Mo., 561. London, Ky., 213. Lovejoy's, Ga., 635; 690. Lynehburg, Va., 601. Macon, Ga., 634; 691. Manassas Gap, Va., 601. do. Junction, Va., 180. Mansura., La., 551. Marion. Va., 688. M
Doc. 87.-rebel raid into Lebanon, Ky., July 11-12, 1862. A correspondent of the Louisville Journal gives the following account of this affair: Lebanon, Ky., July 15. Now that things are somewhat quiet in and near Lebanon, I have concluded to give you a fair and impartial history of events that have transpired since the coming and going of the farfamed Acting Brig.-Gen. J. H. Morgan, C. S. A. On Friday, the eleventh, it was reported here about noon, that Gen. Morgan had attackedLebanon, Ky., July 15. Now that things are somewhat quiet in and near Lebanon, I have concluded to give you a fair and impartial history of events that have transpired since the coming and going of the farfamed Acting Brig.-Gen. J. H. Morgan, C. S. A. On Friday, the eleventh, it was reported here about noon, that Gen. Morgan had attacked and routed the Federal forces in Southern Kentucky, and that he was making his way to Lexington through Lebanon. Shortly after a despatch of this character was received, it was currently and correctly reported that the General, with a large force, was about twenty miles south-west of Le banon, near the little village of Pinch 'em, and that he would take Lebanon on that (Friday) night. Lieut.-Colonel A. Y. Johnston, in command at this place, immediately sent runners to the Home Guards to hol
six; missing, twenty-six; prisoners, seven--total, thirty-nine. Recapitulation. General officers killed,3 Officers of the line killed,8 Enlisted men killed,170   Total killed,181 Officers of the line wounded,7 Enlisted men wounded,591   Total wounded,598 Prisoners of war,47 Missing,216   Total prisoners and missing,263   Total loss,1,042 General Sheridan's report. headquarters Eleventh division, army of the Ohio, Camp on Rolling Fork, Six Miles South of Lebanon, Ky., October 23, 1862. Captain: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of my division in the action of the eighth instant, near Perryville, Kentucky. In accordance with the instructions of the General Commanding, I directed Colonel Dan McCook, with his brigade and Barnett's battery, to occupy the heights in front on Doctor's Creek, so as to secure that water for our men. This was done very handsomely after a sharp skirmish at daylight in the morning, giving us f
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
ly 7, 1862: Bayou Cache, also called cotton Plant, Round Hill, Hill's plantation, and Bayou de view. Union, 11th Wis., 33d Ill., 8th Ind., 1st Mo. Light Artil., 1st Ind. Cav., 5th and 13th Ill. Cav. Confed., Gen. A. Rust's command. Losses: Union 7 killed, 57 wounded. Confed. 110 killed, 200 wounded. July 9, 1862: Tompkinsville, Ky. Union, 9th Pa. Cav. Confed., Morgan's Cav. Losses: Union 4 killed, 6 wounded. Confed. 10 killed and wounded. July 12, 1862: Lebanon, Ky. Union, 28th Ky., Lebanon Home Guards. Confed., Col. John H. Morgan's Kentucky Cav. Losses: Union 2 killed, 65 prisoners. July 13, 1862: Murfreesboroa, Tenn. Union, 9th Mich., 3d Minn., 4th Ky. Cav., 7th Pa. Cav., 1st Ky. Battery. Confed., Gen. N. B. Forrest's Cav. Losses: Union 33 killed, 62 wounded, 800 missing. Confed. 50 killed, 100 wounded. July 15, 1862: near Vicksburg, Miss. Union, Gunboats Carondelet, Queen of the West, Tyler, and Essex. Confe
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