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-guards and a thorough inspection of arms, ammunition, etc. Knowing that a force of some ten or eleven regiments were at Danville, I then telegraphed to Brig.-General Baird for reinforcements of infantry and a battery of artillery. In reply he notifo two miles from the depot. On the twenty-eighth I was notified by despatch from General Boyle that reenforcements from Danville, which I knew were within four or five miles of me, were recalled. During the day, cannonading was distinctly audible i Judge of my surprise, when the courier returned and reported that Colonel Henderson had fallen back in the direction of Danville, taking with him my wagons. All my plans wore now disconcerted. With the force at my command, I did not think that I w in front while he engaged his rear, or we could have attacked him unitedly. I also regret that the reenforcements from Danville never reached me. My determination was to attack Morgan at Springfield had they come up. To Colonel Reid, and the off
was separated from my main command and ordered to Glasgow, thence to Tompkinsville, thence to Hartsville; that I was, at the time of the disaster, at Gallatin, where I had been ordered to be with my main command; and in addition, was prostrate with sickness whereof I had been confined to my bed for upward of two weeks. When I left Shelbyville I had with me four brigades. At Frankfort one of these brigades was ordered to Lawrenceburgh, thence I have understood to Harrodsburgh, thence to Danville, and thence I know not where, but presume where military necessity required. Had this brigade met with misfortune, it would be but little more flagrantly unjust to make me accountable for it than to speak of me injuriously in connection with the Hartsville surrender. The officer to be held responsible must have control; deprive him of immediate control, and common justice relieves him of responsibility. What does it signify that these brigades are in my division upon paper, if we are sep
mpressions being reported to Colonel Wolford and to Gen. Carter at Danville, made it necessary for them to be cautious, lest another affair lirebels. Under this uncertainty, it was determined to retreat from Danville, carrying back the supplies to the Kentucky River, and await furthfor this movement when the enemy appeared in force in his front at Danville, confirming the impression of their superior numbers. Wolford's c Dick's River bridge to protect the rear and hold the bridge. The Danville fight lasted an hour, perhaps, until the train was ready, and theneading his men in a dashing charge upon the foe, in the streets of Danville, Lieut.-Colonel Adams, of Wolford's regiment, was cut off, and himrsuit. Some of the gallant Ninth Kentucky cavalry had dashed into Danville and so alarmed the guilty crew that they burned the bridge betten Danville and Camp Robinson, and Wolford's cavalry and Col. Runkle's mounted infantry began to press upon their rear near Lancaster, when they