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A History of the Daniel Boone National Forest, 1770-1970
by Robert F. Collins


Overview - This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1976* Excerpt: ...Union forces on Wildcat Mountain. General Schoepf and his staff also moved from Camp Dick Robinson to the defense position.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1976* Excerpt: ...Union forces on Wildcat Mountain. General Schoepf and his staff also moved from Camp Dick Robinson to the defense position. General Zollicoffer's force, fresh from their triumph in sacking the towns of Barbourville and London, and believing they would be opposed only by the small force reported at Camp Wildcat, expected an easy victory. The battle opened at approximately 8:00 a.m. on October 21, 1861, when the advance guard of the Confederate force attacked units of the 7th Kentucky Infantry near the saddle of Wildcat Mountain and along the route of the old Boone Road. The men of the 7th Kentucky were not caught napping and, although outnumbered, drove back the initial attack with deadly accurate musket fire. The Confederate Advance Guard retired to await the arrival of the main body of troops before renewing the attack. It was at this point in the battle that Colonel Coburn arrived with four companies of the 33rd Indiana Infantry from Big Hill, and deployed their approximately 350 men as skirmishers along the military crest of Wildcat Mountain. At this time, the Confederates, reinforced by the main body, formed a line of battle along the stream in Happy Hollow, approximately one-half mile to the east of the Union position. This Confederate force started to advance and to fire on the Union position. At this point. Colonel Woodford's 1st Kentucky Cavalry arrived and the troopers reinforced the lines of the 7th Kentucky and 33rd Indiana. The Confederate force charged the ridge line and were repulsed with heavy fire from the Union force. The Confederates maintained their attack for approximately one hour, after which they withdrew in the face of continuing heavy and accurate fire from the Union force, leaving their dead and wounded on a field. At this time, f...


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  • ISBN-13: 9781235956157
  • ISBN-10: 1235956156
  • Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 158
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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