Monthly Archives: October 2011

October 31, 1861

Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland Louisville, Kentucky Our position here in Kentucky remains tenuous. We are being sent new volunteers, but have not enough wagons or supplies for them. Winter has set in. My troops are all dependent on the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 30, 1861

Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland Louisville, Kentucky The politicians want me to invade East Tennessee. General Thomas and I have been doing everything we can to get our troops ready. However, a move into East Tennessee would be difficult. If … Continue reading

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Tuesday, October 29, 1861

Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland Louisville, Kentucky Zollicoffer has retreated his rebel troops into Cumberland Gap and Tennessee. From that position, Zollicoffer can move to reinforce Johnston at Bowling Green, Kentucky and attack my forces along the Louisville and Nashville … Continue reading

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Monday, October 28, 1861

Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland Louisville, Kentucky General Fremont has finally moved against Price and the rebels, forcing them out of Springfield, Missouri. General Fremont has been relieved of command by General Scott. Fremont has finally organized his force and … Continue reading

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Sunday, October 27, 1861

Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland Louisville, Kentucky General McClelland suffered defeat at the hands of the rebels last week at Balls Bluff. Senator Baker, who was leading a regiment was killed. This is a repeat of Bull Run. Our troops … Continue reading

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Saturday, October 26, 1861

I wrote the following letter to my Brother, Senator John Sherman: TO JOHN SHERMAN Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland Louisville, Ky. Oct. 26, 1861 Dear Brother, I am just in receipt of your letter and am glad the secretary remembered … Continue reading

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Friday, October 25, 1861

Louisville, Kentucky General Zollicoffer is fortifying the Cumberland Gap and moving troops in Tennessee. He is reported to be at Jamestown, Tennessee where Union Partisans have destroyed all the ferry boats to interfere with his operations. Efforts to obtain accurate … Continue reading

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