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THE CITY OF MAYSVILLE, KENTUCKY, SCENE OF THE GREAT
Page) to which the gallant commander sent a refusal, saying, " If you
want us, you must take us." But the defection and disheartenment of the Home
Guards intensified daily, and on Friday, the 21st, while
Colonel Mulligan was giving his attention to
some matters in another portion of the camp, the white flag was raised at his
own instance by Major Becker, of the Home Guards, from the portion of the
intrenchment assigned to him.
Captain Simpson, of the Earl
Rifles, called Colonel Mulligan's attention to Major Becker's action instantly,
and the Jackson Guard, Captain M'Dermott, of Detroit, were sent to take down the
flag, which was done. The heaviest part of the fight of the day followed in a
charge upon the nearest battery of the enemy, the Illinois cavalry suffering
The Home Guards then left the
outer work, and retreated within the line of the inner intrenchments, about the
college building, refusing to fight longer, and here again raised the white
flag, this time from the centre of the fortifications, when the fire of the
enemy slackened and ceased. Under this state of affairs Colonel Mulligan,
calling his officers into council, decided to capitulate, and Captain M'Dermott
went out to the enemy's lines with a handkerchief tied to a ramrod, and a parley
took place. Major Moore, of the brigade, was sent to
General Price's head-quarters, at New
Lexington, to know the terms of capitulation. These were made unconditional, the
officers to be retained as prisoners of war, the men to be allowed to depart
with their personal property, surrendering their arms and accoutrements.
Reluctantly this was acceded to,
and the surrender took place. At 4 P.M. on Saturday the Federal forces, having
laid down their arms, were marched out of the intrenchments to the tune of
"Dixie," played by the rebel bands. They left behind them their arms and
accoutrements, reserving only their clothing. The boys of the brigade many of
them wept to leave behind their colors, each company in the brigade having its
own standard presented to it by their friends. At the surrender the muster rolls
of the companies were taken to General Price's head-quarters, the list of
officers made out, and these ordered to report themselves as prisoners of war.
General Price is now in
possession of Lexington, and
Major-General Fremont has gone up the Missouri
River to attack him ; while
General Sturgis and General Hunter are converging
upon Lexington from the northwest and south.
THE WAR IN KENTUCKY.
WE publish herewith, from a
sketch by Mr. H. Mosler, a view of CAMP ROSSEAU, NEAR MULDRAUGH'S HILL,
Kentucky. This is a camp of Union troops, situated 31 miles north of
Kentucky, and 7 miles from
Muldraugh's Hill, on the railroad to
Nashville, Tennessee. Troops from Ohio,
Indiana, and Kentucky are rapidly congregating here, and there is a strong
prospect of an early brush.
We also give, from a sketch by
another contributor, a view of MAYSVILLE, Kentucky. The artist writes us as
MAYSVILLE, KENTUCKY, September,
Having attended the Grand Union
Barbecue recently held near this place, I seized the opportunity to make a
sketch of the beautiful little city. It was necessarily a hasty one, but will
serve to give you an idea of the scenery and situation. It was through Maysville
that the Government arms were first introduced into Kentucky which had so marked
an effect in preventing "precipitation;" and near here, in the lovely woodland
just behind the lofty, precipitous hill on the extreme right of the picture,
around which you may see winding the magnificent Macadamized road that leads to
Lexington, and within sight of La belle Riviere, was held the barbecue of which
I spoke. This was the largest gathering I have seen for years. There were
speakers from Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Among those from the last-named
State was Hon. Horace Maynard. Colonel Charles Marshall, a prominent citizen of
this comity (Mason), contemplates the establishment of a camp in the vicinity of
Before the introduction of
railroads into the State Maysville was the grand gate-way of trade and travel
between the South and East. It is still a town of considerable importance, but
is principally remarkable at present for the gallantry and hospitality of its
people, and the beauty of its situation and its women.
Telegrams dated Louisville,
Kentucky, September 28, say:
Agents are now stationed along
the Ohio River, to prevent the smuggling of arms into Kentucky.
The Bulletin says that 500 troops
from Terra Haute, Indiana, have gone up
Green River, Kentucky, and taken
possession of locks Nos. 1 and 3. One shot was fired at them, and the fire was
returned, killing their assailant. Many Union families have fled to Evansville
from the Green River country.
A regiment of cavalry from Ohio
has gone into camp near Covington, on the Lexington pike.
Cynthiana, Kentucky, is occupied
by Federal troops. National flags were flown to the breeze from the Louisville
Hotel and Gault house to-day.
Seventeen Secessionists, among
them James B. Clay and Colonel H. C. Harris, of Madison, were brought to
Louisville this afternoon and committed. A writ of habeas corpus in Clay's case
has been issued, returnable before Judge Catron on Monday.
Benson Ornsby, a lawyer of this
city, was arrested, but released on taking the oath of allegiance.
CAMP OF GENERAL ROSSEAU'S BRIGADE, NEAR MULDRAUGH'S
HILL, KENTUCKY.-[SKETCHED BY MR. H. MOSLER.]