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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry, C. S. A. From the Lexington, Ky. Herald, April 21, 1907. (search)
ptism of fire, as well as its first military training, before the men were even instructed in the manual of arms or the simplest rudiments of drill and the school of the soldier; and in such work it continued until the retreat from Kentucky. Although assigned to Morgan's Brigade, the regiment as a whole, did not join him before the retreat, and did not go out of Kentucky with him on the retreat. Morgan went out of the State by way of Versailles, Lawrenceburg, Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Hopkinsville, etc., to Gallatin, in Sumner County, Tenn. Chenault's Regiment, which was the largest in Morgan's command, and perhaps the largest that ever went into the Confederate service from Kentucky, left Richmond on October 18, 1862, and retreated with the forces of General Kirby Smith by way of the Big Hill route across the mountains of Tennessee, and so had no opportunity to engage in the battle of Perryville. However, they had plenty of skirmishing with bushwhackers, as well as other rough
Mr. Breckinridge in Kentucky. Paducah, Ky., May 7. --John C. Breckinridge is on a speaking tour through this portion of the State. At Russelville, Princeton, Hopkinsville, and other points, large and enthusiastic Southern-Rights meetings are held, which he addresses with great effect.
The Daily Dispatch: December 10, 1860., [Electronic resource], The Burning of the Kentucky Lunatic Asylum. (search)
The Burning of the Kentucky Lunatic Asylum. --The loss by the burning of the Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, at Hopkinsville, is estimated at $200,000. Dr. Montgomery, the Superintendent, lost everything in his efforts to save his patients. The assistants suffered in like manner. On reaching the yard some fifty of the patients fled, panic stricken, to the woods; parties are in the woods searching for them, and are fast bringing them in. On repairing to the spot at 3 o'clock, the editor of the Mercury found the road, extending some two miles from the court-house, thronged with citizens visiting and returning from the scene of the disasters. The splendid structure was the pride of our people, and all were shocked at its swift destruction. The attendants succeeded in saving the patients, some two hundred and fifty, without injury, except one who was fastened in his cell, near where the fire originated. The attendant, after endangering his own life, had to leave him. The procession of
Suicide. --Miss Virginia Miller, only daughter of J. H. Miller, Esq., of Cadiz, Ky., committed suicide by drowning, Sunday night, the 16th inst. Miss Miller was a lunatic, and an inmate of the Asylum, at Hopkinsville, at the time it was destroyed. After the burning of the Asylum, her father brought her home, and procured a watchful attendant to guard her. Notwithstanding, she managed to escape Sunday night, about twelve o'clock, and immediately threw herself into the river adjoining the town.
From Kentucky.Hopkinsville taken by General Buckner--large quantity of Arms, &c., captured — escape of an editor — a Convention to be called — Arrival of distinguished Englishmen, &c. Nashville Sept. 30. --Passengers by today's trains report that Gen. Buckner broke up the Union camp in Owen county on Saturday last, capturing 460 stand of arms and their camp equipage. The Unionists ran and some Indianians swam the river. Gen. Buckner, it is reported, has gone to Hopkinsville to disperse the Union camp, Smithland, occupied by the Federals on the 24th. The Louisville Democrat, of the 27th ult., states that Hon. John C. Breckinridge and Georgen completed, and the boats used have been sent to Cincinnati. Memphis, October 1st.--The Avalanche's special Bowling Green dispatch says that Buckner took Hopkinsville yesterday, capturing 600 stand of arms and three cannon. Twelve hundred Federals fled. The Confederates were 2,000 strong. Nobody was hurt. The Lexingt<
From Kentucky. movements of the Lincolnites — the capture of Hopkinsville — rejoicing among Kentuckians, &c., &c. Nashville Oct. 2. --The Louisville Journal of the 30th, contains reliable news of the taking of Manchester, in Clay county, by Zollicoffer. The Journal reports large numbers of arrests in dd Confederates under Wickliffe, from Fayette and the adjoining counties, passed through the Federals, and arrived safely at Green river. Gen. Buckner took Hopkinsville, dispersing the Federals, who fired, killing one. He captured 600 stand of arms and three cannons. He obtained quiet occupation of Hopkinsville, and took the, killing one. He captured 600 stand of arms and three cannons. He obtained quiet occupation of Hopkinsville, and took the cavalry back. The Kentuckians generally are pleased with the movements of the Confederates. Gen. Johnston is preparing for winter quarters at St. Louis and Louisville. The skies are bright
ning the whereabouts and doings of the Confederate forces under the gallant Buckner. The General makes his headquarters at Bowling Green, and is at present occupying his force of some 20,000 men in clearing the Green river country of the Union camps, preparatory to an advance upon the Lincolnites at Elizabethtown, which they hold with 6,000 men under the turn-coat Rousseau.--Buckner has dispersed the Unionists at Glasgow, made them swim the river at Clover port, and pull up stakes at Hopkinsville, capturing all their arms and munitions. He has taken possession of the railroad to within a few miles of Elizabethtown, and contemplates an advance at an early day upon that place. Both parties are fortifying themselves wherever they go. The Confederate force is made up of three Mississippi regiments seven Tennessee, and 12 of Kentucky, with Kentuckians rallying to their standard by whole regiments. Shortly after their advance to Bowling Green, Gen. Buckner found it necessary to send
Southern war News. arrest of Lincoln spies in New Orleans — movements of Mississippi troops — camp life in Floyd's brigade — an Indian speech, &c., & Our Southern exchanges received yesterday bring us the following items: Movements of Mississippi troops. The Mississippian, of the 11th, says: We learn from a private source that Gen. Alcorn, who left Inka in command of two Mississippi regiments, is now encamped near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and is in command of all the forces south of Green river and north of Cumberland. He had a very arduous and fatiguing march, exposed to much hardship, without baggage, and frequently with scanty supplies of food. His command, however, keep well, and bear their privations as well as could be expected. While on the march his picket-guard was fired into from an ambuscade, and one man killed and another badly wounded. He killed two of the enemy and took two prisoners. It is reported that he has been ordered to take an<
ass without the same permission. Senator Bingham, of Michigan, is dead. [Second Dispatch.] Nashville, Oct. 20. --The Bowling Green correspondent of the Union and American says that Henderson, Ky., is now occupied by 1,600 Indianians, and 1,500 more are expected. The gun-boat Conestoga was at Henderson on the 12th inst. repairing. Her wheel- house was disabled at an engagement with Confederate batteries near Columbus. T. W. Powell and John Young Brown were at Hopkinsville a few days ago, having escaped from Lincoln's emissaries. The Louisville Courier learns that Thos. L. Crittenden arrived at Henderson on the 14th instant, took command of the Federal forces, and proclaimed martial law. Indianapolis, Oct. 13.--The Federal army at Paducah does not fear an attack and can not hear of any large Confederate force this side of Columbus. All the Seccessionists have fied from Paducah and locked up their houses. Brig. Gen.Wool will leave for Kentuck
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