1863

John Hunt Morgan and his men, thwarted in their attempts to move south, are captured at West Point in Columbiana County, Ohio. The enlisted men are sent to military prisons; the officers are sent to the Ohio State Penitentiary. Morgan and seven of his men will eventually tunnel out of prison and return to the Confederacy, continuing the raids until his death in September of 1864.

Lucy Virginia French writes in her journal from Beersheba Springs, Grundy County:

“Scenes enacted here beggar description. Early in the morning the sack of the place began. But a few of the “bushwhackers” were in—the mountain people came in crowds and with vehickles [sic] of all sorts and carried off everything they could from both hotel and cottages…. They were emptying Mrs. [Cockrill’s] house as we went to the school house, and two rough fellows were in our room playing the melodeon…. [The] scenes we witnessed are indescribable. Gaunt, ill-looking men and slatternly, rough barefooted women stalking & racing To and fro, eager as famished wolves for prey, hauling out furniture—tearing up matting and carpets.”

1864

Skirmish at White’s Station.

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