Monthly Archives: September 2011

Monday, September 30, 1861

Muldraugh’s Hill, Kentucky I wrote the following letter to my Father-in-Law: TO THOMAS EWING SR. Muldroughs Hill, Sept. 30, 1861 Honorable Thomas Ewing: Events may transpire which must affect me personally very much of which you are more competent to … Continue reading

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Sunday, September 29, 1861

Muldraugh’s Hill, Kentucky I received the following letter from my brother, Senator John Sherman: Mansfield, OHIO, Sept. 28, 1861. Dear Brother: I am at last engaged in recruiting. I have received an order from Gov. Dennison to raise two regiments … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 28, 1861

Muldraugh’s Hill, Kentucky My men perceive me to be a tough commander because I drill them hard. I must be strict, but fair to prepare them for a potential advance by the enemy. The weather has turned cold and rainy … Continue reading

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Friday, September 27, 1861

Muldraugh’s Hill, Kentucky I learned definitely that General Buckner has not crossed Green River at all. General Sidney Johnston is fortifying Bowling Green, and preparing for a systematic advance into Kentucky General Sidney Johnston is a Kentucky native, and with … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 26, 1861

Muldraugh’s Hill, Kentucky The recruits I am receiving here are raw with practically no training and no sense of a proper soldier. I take it upon myself to bring order to the chaos of this mass of poorly trained troops. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 25, 1861

Muldraugh’s Hill, Kentucky Going south from Louisville, along the line of the Nashville road, Salt River is crossed at a distance of eighteen miles, by a magnificent bridge, near Shepardsville. It was part of General Buckner’s plan to destroy this … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 24, 1861

Muldraugh’s Hill, Kentucky Today we got some veterans from the Twenty-fourth Illinois commanded by Colonel Hecker. They reached Louisville from Paducah on the evening of the 23d September and left the same night on the special train. This veteran regiment … Continue reading

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