This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... THE BATTLE OF BLUE'S POND. BY BE.V. P. PEEKIXS. The battle of Blue's Pond was fought a few days after the Bell's Mines ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... THE BATTLE OF BLUE'S POND. BY BE.V. P. PEEKIXS. The battle of Blue's Pond was fought a few days after the Bell's Mines Fight, between Colonel Sypert, commanding the Confederates, and Colonel Burgess, the Yankees. The latter was in camp at Morganfield when Sypert returned from Bell's Mines with fortyeight prisoners, whom he intended to parole in that city, but finding that the town had been occupied in his absence, he was compelled to go to Blue's Pond, a few miles west of Morganfield, where he established camp, paroled his prisoners, and sent them under guard north cf the Ohio. The next night he sent Captain Gaar to annoy the Federals, declaring that as long as they stayed in Morganfield they should neither eat nor sleep, as he intended to have his guns popping by night as well as day. After spending two nights without sleep, the doughty Yankee colonel said he was going to Blue's Pond after Sypert's head. They moved out in that direction, and had hardly reached the outskirts of the town before Sypert was informed of their plans. The gallant Confederate at once began preparations to give them a warm reception by moving his men across the pond which is about a mile long and very muddy, and only to be crossed in two places. Colonel Sypert formed his men on the north side of the pond in the woods, his men concealed behind trees and logs, and anxiously awaited the advance of the enemy. In a short time, we could hear the sound of moving cavalry and the orders given, and in a few moments a long blue line swept into the camp we had deserted a short time before. After a while they were convinced that we had vamosed and rode into the treacherous mud to water their horses, their line reaching a distance of seven or eight hundred yards. At this...Read Less
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VG/NONE. B000N5YUBC. Hardcover facsimile reprint of edition originally published in 1904; this volume contains first-ever index. 516 pages, illustrations. Gray cloth library-type buckram binding clean, bright; pages tight, clean, unmarked. Not a former library copy.;
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