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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 16, Part 1 (Morgan's First Kentucky Raid, Perryville Campaign)
Page 959 Chapter XXVIII. SIEGE OF MUNFORDVILLE,KY.

15,000. About 300 rebel troops at Mount Sterling and 100 at Winchester. Kirby Smith's forces, which were at Lexington and Frankfort, have moved on toward Cynthiana and Covington. Rumored that a portion of his forces are moving toward Louisville. Colonel De Courcy, of General Morgan's command, is at Manchester wit his brigade, and is collecting supplies for the army at Cumberland Gap. General Morgan's entire force numbers about 7,000 effective men. He has thirty pieces of cannon, with a moderate supply of ammunition for them; has plenty of ammunition for small-arms. Provisions will hold out eighty days yet.

General Bragg crossed the Tennessee River on the 25th of August. General Stevenson has from 10,000 to 15,000 men immediately in front of Cumberland Gap. Kirby Smith's force altogether in Kentucky number from 30,000 to 40,000. Recruits for the rebel army are being raised very rapidly in Kentucky.

SEPTEMBER 14-17, 11862.-Siege of Munfordville and Woodsonville, Ky.

REPORT, ETC.


No. 1.- Colonel John. T. Wilder, Seventeenth Indiana Infantry.


No. 2.- Colonel Cyrus L. Dunahm, Fiftieth Indiana Infantry.


No. 3.- Return of Casualties in the Union forces.


No. 4.- General Braxton Bragg, C. S. Army,commanding Department No. 2.


No. 5.- Brigadier General James R. Chalmers, C. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade, right wing Army of the Mississippi, including operations September 12-17.


No. 6.- Lieutenant James Garrity, commanding W. H. Ketchum's Battery.


No. 7.- Colonel John W. Frazer, Twenty-eighth Alabama Infantry, of operations September 16.


No. 8.- Co. W. H. Bishop, Seventh Mississippi Infantry, of operations September 14.


No. 9.- Colonel Thomas W. White, Ninth Mississippi Infantry, of operations September 14.


No. 10.-Captain James L. Finley, Tenth Mississippi Infantry, of operations September 14.


No. 11.-Colonel Edward C. Walthall, Twenty-ninth Mississippi Infantry, of operations September 14.


No. 12.-Major John C. Thompson, Blythe's Forty-fourth Mississippi Infantry, of operations September 14.


No. 13.-Colonel A. J. Lythgoe, Nineteenth South Carolina Infantry, of operations September 16-17.


No. 14.-Captain O. F. West, commanding Richards' Battalion, of operations September 14.


No. 1.

Report of Colonel John T. Wilder, Seventeenth Indiana Infantry.

CAVE CITY, KY., September 18, 1862.

SIR: I have the honor to report that on September 8, 1862, according to a special order from General Boyle, I assumed command of the forces at Munfordville, Ky. I immediately set to work building fortifications for defense of the railroad bridge over Green River.

On Sunday, September 9, I was informed that the railroad bridge


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