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Mount Vernon (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
alry; but every officer and every soldier has nobly discharged his duty. George W. Morgan, Brigadier-General, Commanding. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Hdqrs. Seventh Division, Army of the Ohio, Cumberland Gap, June 22, 1862. Colonel: On the 28th of March last I was assigned by Major. General Buell to the command of this division, and directed to concentrate my force at Cumberland Ford and to take Cumberland Gap. At that time the roads leading from Crab Orchard and Mount Vernon to Cumberland Ford were almost impassable, and from 3 to 4 miles a day was the ordinary distance made by small trains of twelve wagons. On my way up I came from Lexington in an open buggy, in order to move forward as rapidly as possible. At many places the narrow roads, walled in by the mountains, had become torrents, and sometimes the horses were obliged to swim. It was the rainy season, and these facts are only mentioned to convey some idea of the difficulties this command has had to
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 14
ould only be drawn up the Pine Mountain by the aid of block and tackle. The rear of the column is 3 miles beyond Cumberland Ford, and on Thursday the entire force will be concentrated on the Cumberland Mountains. The obstacles are great, but will be overcome. With my staff left Cumberland Ford at 3 p. m. on yesterday, and in order to go forward rapidly I have avoided line of march, and will be at the head of the column today. George W. Morgan. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, Washington. Hdqrs. Seventh Division, Army of the Ohio, Cumberland Gap, June 19, 1862. The enemy evacuated this American Gibraltar this morning at 10 o'clock, and De Courcy's brigade took possession at 3 this afternoon. The enemy destroyed a considerable amount of his stores, and precipitated several cannon over the cliffs, spiking others, and carried a few away. I believe, however, that seven have been found in position. The tents were left standing, but cut into slits. He had not time t
Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
his arrival and then march up the valley to join me. Baird's brigade, which had returned to. Lambdin's, was ordered to again breast the mountain, and inspired by the admirable example of their commander, and roused at the prospect of going to the front, they cheerfully obeyed the order. Early on the morning of the 14th I was again in Powells Valley, and Baird's brigade arrived there on the 15th and marched down the mountain to the air of Dixie, played by the band of Coburn's Thirtythird Indiana. I here received a dispatch from Spears, inclosing a letter from Colonel Carter, of the rebel cavalry, dated Cumberland Gap, June 11, 1862, and addressed to Major Bean, as follows: Major Bean: Maintain your position, if you possibly can, until to-morrow. The general intends sending a force of artillery and infantry down the valley early in the morning to attack the enemy. General Barton's force is on its way back into the valley. Dispatch to Colonel Allston immediately the intention
Big Creek Gap (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
rs' Gap. June 11-12, 1862.-skirmishes in Big Creek Gap June 15, 1862.-action at Big Creek Gap. Big Creek Gap. June 18, 1862.-skirmish at Wilson's Gap.--Cumberland Gap occupied by Union forces. Reportsjust come in. The enemy has withdrawn from Big Creek Gap and will reach Cumberland Gap to-day. Relcavalry, and a brigade has just arrived at Big Creek Gap from Knoxville. Kirby Smith is again at tile on the west were Baptist, Rogers', and Big Creek Gaps, through which small wagons lightly laden of the Pine Mountain, and on the route to Big Creek Gap, and 35 miles west of Cumberland Gap. Ashe enemy immediately occupied the front of Big Creek Gap with two strong brigades of infantry, two west of Cumberland Gap, 15 miles east of Big Creek Gap, and 39 miles southwest of Cumberland Foroceed to join me at Rogers' Gap, by way of Big Creek Gap, and directed General Spears to await his es, and Spears had cleared the blockade at Big Creek Gap immediately before marching. One day was
Pine Mountain (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
papers at 50,000 men. I had now at the foot of Rogers' Gap the brigades of Baird and De Courcy, and as the valley was occupied by the enemy's cavalry I ordered the supply trains to the rear, and was compelled to subsist upon the foe. I felt all the responsibility of my position, for I had adopted my plan of operations contrary to the opinions of three of my brigade commanders, all of whom I hold in high esteem. I had not the opportunity to consult General Spears, who was at the foot of Pine Mountain when I determined upon the line of operations I had resolved to pursue. Hence I was anxious for the arrival of Spears and Carter, the head of whose columns were soon seen to approach from the direction of Fincastle. Spears marched without wagons and without tents, and it would be doing injustice alike to him and to myself not to express my high appreciation of the prompt and soldierly energy he has always displayed in aiding me to execute my plans. His brigade has acted an important p
Monticello (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
My effective force are under 8,000-1,400 of whom are not yet armed. The reconnaissance was conducted by Acting Brigadier-General Carter and Colonel De Courcy. George W. Morgan, Brigadier-General Volunteers. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. headquarters, Cumberland Ford, June 7, 1862. The following telegram has just been received: Somerset, Ky., June 7, 1862. Brigadier-General Morgan: Senators W. H. Busteed and J. S. Van Winkle, both reliable men, have fled here from Monticello. They report 400 rebel cavalry m Clinton County, 250 in Burkesville, and 160 in Jamestown, Tenn. They are killing and robbing as they go. They threatened this place, and say the stores, &c., left here shall be destroyed. The loyal citizens of Clinton are almost in despair, &c. G. H. McKINNEY. My command, already reduced by sending the Forty-ninth Indiana Regiment to Barboursville, is too small to afford succor to Somerset. Assistant Quartermaster McKinney belongs to my division,
Cumberland Mountains (United States) (search for this): chapter 14
ed and wounded. On our side there were no casualties. I will try and destroy railroad bridges on either side of Knoxville, and throughout will act upon a bold, determined policy, as it is the only prudent one in my position. The present fate of East Tennessee depends upon Kirby Smith being all occupied at Chattanooga. Copy of this sent to Secretary of War. Most respectfully, George W. Morgan, Brigadier-General, Commanding. [inclosure no. 8.] Lambdin's, foot of Cumberland Mountains, June 10, 1862. General Buell: We have information, derived from our scouts, that Big Creek Gap is evacuated. This information is confirmed by a deserter from General Spears, who also gives a rumor that Cumberland Gap has also been evacuated. I am inclined to credit this rumor, inasmuch as the air was filled with smoke on yesterday for a circumference of from 15 to 20 miles from Cumberland Gap, which was probably caused by burning timber, in order to create a curtain of smoke b
Cumberland River (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
f 80 and 90 miles. It was under such circumstances that I concentrated and organized the Seventh Division. I found six guns, and increased the number to twenty-two, four of which are Parrott siege guns. A floating bridge was built upon the Cumberland River by Lieutenant Edge, of the Sixteenth Ohio, under the supervision of Colonel De Courcy, and means were adopted to supply the troops with fresh meat, which some of them had not tasted for several months, and they were threatened with scurvy. and to leave the brigade of General Carter to guard Cumberland Ford. It was my determination to attack the enemy in front, while Spears with his brigade would pass through Elk Gap and take him in the rear. The advance guard had crossed the Cumberland River to execute this maneuver, when one of my scouts came in and announced that Barton's command had withdrawn from Big Creek and was then encamped near Cumberland Gap. For the moment the execution of my plan was postponed, but not abandoned. I
Barbourville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
this morning, and Carter's will close up the rear to-morrow. It has become necessary to station the Forty-ninth Indiana, with the two pieces of artillery, at Barboursville. On yesterday a spy, pretending to be a deserter, was brought into camp. He left Cumberland Gap on the day before yesterday at 2 o'clock a. m. He reports theed. The loyal citizens of Clinton are almost in despair, &c. G. H. McKINNEY. My command, already reduced by sending the Forty-ninth Indiana Regiment to Barboursville, is too small to afford succor to Somerset. Assistant Quartermaster McKinney belongs to my division, and I have ordered him to supply the Home Guard with armsy the balance of the stores on the approach of the enemy. Duplicate sent to General Buell. George W. Morgan. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Barboursville, Ky., June 9, 1862. Many thanks for Baird and Medary. Both have arrived. My advance guard is at Lambdin's, within 18 miles of Speedwell where the column wil
Huntsville (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
ure no. 10.] headquarters, June 11, 1862. General Morgan, Cumberland Ford: General Negley has been withdrawn from before Chattanooga, but General Mitchel is instructed as far as possible to keep his troops in a position to threaten that point. As you were previously advised, you will have to depend mainly upon your own ability to beat the force opposed to you. D. C. .Buell, Major-General, Commanding. [inclosure no. 11.] headquarters, June 11, 1862. General Mitchel, Huntsville, Ala.: General Morgan is advancing on Cumberland Gal. Endeavor as much as possible to keep your force in an attitude to threaten Chattanooga and occupy the attention of Kirby Smith. How many roads do you find leading to Chattanooga between McMinnville and the river? What is their condition and which the best? What is the condition of the road 1y Jasper and Stevenson? D. C. Buell, Major-General, Commanding. [inclosure no. 12.] headquarters, June 15, 1862. General Morgan, W
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