Recollections of the battle of Mill Springs and the death of this gallant soldier-efforts to protect his grave. by Bennett H. Young, Colonel C. S. A., （Major-General, United Confederate Veterans, Commanding Kentucky Division.)
Early in January, 1862, Major-General George B. Crittenden, who was then in command of the Confederate forces in East Tennessee, advised General Albert Sidney Johnston that he was then on the north side of the Cumberland river, in Pulaski county, Kentucky; that he ars past on Decoration Day this child has woven a wreath of wild flowers and hung it on Zollicoffer's oak and scattered blossoms over the trenches where sleep the Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama heroes who on that fateful Sunday morning in January, 1862, went down to death.
This little girl had seen the crowds go to the well-kept Federal Cemetery, half a mile away.
She could hear the inspiring strains of martial music and the responsive shouts to the words of eloquent orators who recount