Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army
by William G Stevenson (9780217306102)

Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army
William G Stevenson
Release Date: 11 August 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
Category: Military
ISBN: 9780217306102
ISBN-10: 0217306101

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IV. CAVALRY SERVICE. New Field of Action.?Promotion.?Guerrilla Warfare.?Characteristics.?Tendencies.?Captain J. H. Morgan.?Character.? Personal Appearance.?Anecdotes.?Success.?Southern Cavalry superior to Northern.?Advantages.?Riding Courier.? General Johnson evacuates Bowling Green.?Excitement in Nashville.?Preparations for Defence.?Commissary Stores.? Vandalism.?Rear Guard.?Line of Retreat.?Dreadful Hardships.?Losses.?Forced March.?Desolation.?Cause of Ke- treat.?Other Counsel.?Accident.?No Union Feeling evident ?Intolerant yet Sincere. While at Nashville, recovering from the tjphoid pneumonia, I resolved to seek a trana- fer to the cavalry service, as affording me a new field of observation, and perhaps a more stirring and exciting life. As Captain F 8 was recruiting a company in and around Nashville, I rode with him from day to day over the country, and thus secured his advocacy of my wishes. On the 4th of February, 1862, I was transferred to his company, and entered it as orderly sergeant, and a vacancy soon occurring, I was promoted to a lieutenancy, Our conpany was to have been attached to a battalion commanded by Major Howard of Maryland, formerly of the United States army, and as my captain was in service on General Hardce's staff, I acted as captain during the whole of my term in this branch of the service. Shortly after, my company was attached to the command of that celebrated guerrilla leader, Captain J. H. Morgan, at that time, however, acting under the rules of regular warfare, and not, as now, in the capacity of a highway robber. . The system of guerrilla warfare has been indorsed by an act of the Confederate Congress, and is fully inaugurated over a large part of the South. As there practiced now, it is dis- ) tinguished from regular warf...

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