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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Monday September 23, 1861

Muldraugh’s Hill, Kentucky What, now, is the military situation here, so far as can be determined? Eighteen miles above Louisville, the hills which from Cincinnati down have jutted close against the Ohio, suddenly desert the river, and, bending away to … Continue reading

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Sunday, September 22, 1861

Muldraugh’s Hill, Kentucky At first I only sent a strong picket up the Hill, which was afterwards withdrawn by order of General Anderson but knowing that the Kentuckyans would give up if Muldroughs Hill were occupied by the Tennesseans under … Continue reading

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Saturday September 21, 1861

Muldraugh’s Hill, Kentucky The railroad hands have gone to work to rebuild the bridge over the Salt River. General Anderson is forwarding two regiments of volunteers to increase our forces and has asked that the pickets be withdrawn from Muldraugh’s … Continue reading

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