CONTENTS

 
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CHAPTER I. The purpose of this History.—To rescue from oblivion the names of the Heroes and Heroines of Johnson and Carter Counties during the Civil War, and perpetuate the memory of the Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry and the gallant Third Brigade. 19
CHAPTER II. East Tennessee.—Scenery, Soil and Climate.—Heroism of Her Sons in Former Wars.—Their Prowess on Every Battlefield. There Happy Homes and Contented Lives 23
CHAPTER III. The Civil War, Its Causes, briefly Told.—Slavery and State-Rights.—Election of i860.—Mr. Lincoln.—The "Star of the West."—Preparations for War.—Fort Sumter Fired On.—States Secede 28
CHAPTER IV. Excitement over Fall of Fort Sumter.—How the News was Received.—Military League Formed.—Proceedings of Knoxville and Greeneville Conventions.—Names of Delegates.—Johnson and Nelson.—The State Secedes.—Vote in Carter and Johnson Counties.—Intimidation and Persecution. 34
CHAPTER V. Reasons for Loyalty of East Tennessee.—Number of Troops in Federal Army.—How It May Have Affected Final Results of the War. 47
CHAPTER VI. Bitter Feelings Aroused Between Unionists and Secessionists. Union Men Defiant.—Leaders Threatened.—They go North. Names of Local Leaders.—Rebel Troons Brought In.—Names of Union Men Reported to Confederate Authorities.—Bitterness More Intense.—Militia Called Out.—Proclamation Ignored by Union Men.—They Organize for Self-Protection and to Aid the Government. 53
CHAPTER VII. Bridge Burning.—Official Correspondence in Regard to It. The Plans, How Carried Out.—W. B. Carter, Gen. S. P. Carter and Gen. Thomas.—Col. Dan. Stover.—Names of Men Who Burned the Bridge at Zollicoffer and Particulars of the Brave Deed. 59
CHAPTER VIII. Carter County Rebellion.—Organized to Protect Bridge Burners and Union Leaders.—Organized at Col. N. G. Taylor's Residence.—Names of Officers.--Fight at Taylor's Ford.—The Unionists Victorious.—Amusing Incidents.— "Army" Falls Back to Clark's Springs, Where Col. John Sevier's Men Took Their "Mid-day Lunch" on Their Way to King's Mountain, September 26, 1780.—Army at Elizabethton.—At Doe River Cove.—How it Was Fed.—Dispersed by Leadbetter. 80
CHAPTER IX. Situation After the Bridge-Burning and Rebellion.—Union Men Arrested and Imprisoned.—Hatred of Southern Press and People Toward Them.—They Flee to the Mountains and to Kentucky.—Their Suffering and Persecution.—Martial Law Declared.—Provost Marshals Appointed.—How Union Men Concealed Themselves. 90
CHAPTER X. Sentiments of Affection and Brotherhood Among Loyal People.—Expectations of Federal Aid.—Their Disappointments.—Gen. G. W. Morgan at Cumberland Gap.—East Tennessee Regiments in His Command.—Col. Hayne's Eulogy on East Tennessee.—East Tennessee the Scene of Many Tragedies 100
CHAPTER XI. Carter's Raid Into East Tennessee.—Burning the Bridge at Zollicoffer.—Fight at Carter's Depot and Burning of the Bridge at That Place.—Personal Mention of Gen. S. P. Carter, Col. J. P. T. Carter and Capt. G. 0. Collins—Changed Conditions Since the War Began—Rye and Spice Wood Used for Coffee and Tea. 104
CHAPTER XII. Gen. Burnside in East Tennessee—Rejoicing of the Union People.—Advance to Bristol.—Col. John K. Miller and CoL R. R. Butler Authorized to Raise Federal Regiments—Longstreet's Advance Upon Knoxville—Federal Troops Fall Back,—Recruits Fall Back With the Army.—Strawberry Plains.—Organization of the Regiment.—Field and Staff.— Death of Lieut-Col. A. D. Smith.—R. R. Butler Becomes Lieut.-Col.—Siege of Knoxville. 110
CHAPTER XIII. March to Camp Nelson.—Without Shelter or Rations.— Much Suffering and Hardships on the Way.—Mid-Winter Cold and Rain and Snow.—Towns Passed Through.—Incidents on the Way.—Our Appearance. 120
CHAPTER XIV. At Camp Nelson.—Major Doughty's Detachment joins the Regiment.—Cold New Year's Day.—Oliver McClellan and Others Frozen to Death.—Rigiment Clothed.—Mounted, Fully Equipped and Paid Off.—Improved Appearance of Officers and Men.—Death of Capt. Luttrell.—Ordered to Nashville.—Fight Guerrillas Through Kentucky—Arrival at Nashville 124
CHAPTER XV. At Camp Gillem—Camp and Guard Duty.—Religious Service.—Drill and Discipline.—East Tennessee Refugees—Dan Ellis in Camp.—Gov. Brownlow and Gen. S. P. Carter Visit the Regiment —Small-pox and Measles.—Many Deaths in the Regiment.—Move to Camp Catlett —Brigade Organized. 133
CHAPTER XVI. At Gallatin.—Lieut.-Col. Butler Resigns.—W. H. Ingerton Appointed Lieut.-Col.—Proves to be a Most Efficient Officer. Drill and Discipline.—Dan Ellis Again Visits the Regiment. Brings Recruits and Letters From Home.—Accounts of Distress in East Tennessee.-4th of July at Gallatin.—Gov. Johnson in Camp.—Regiment Again Paid Off.—Life in Camp. Brigade Detached for Special Service in East Tennessee.— Designated "Third Brigade, Governor's Guard."—Gen. Gillem.—He is Assigned to Command of the Forces in E. Tenn. Gov. Johnson's Orders.—Brigade Ordered to E. Tenn. 139
CHAPTER XVII. March Across the Mountains.—On Towards Home.—First Skirmish With the Enemy at Rogersville.—Sharp Fighting at Blue Springs and Greeneville.—Wheeler's Cavalry.—Fight at Rice's Gap.—Enemy Defeated.—Col. Miller, Lt.-Col. Ingerton, Lt.-Col. Brownlow, Major Newell and Lt. Patterson Complimented for Gallantry by Gen. Gillem. 155
CHAPTER XVIII. Fight at Greeneville, Tenn.—Death of the Famous Raider, Gen. John H. Morgan.—The Facts Told by Eye-Witnesses and Participants in the Affair.—Proof That Gen. Morgan Was Killed While Attempting to Make His Escape and While Firing on His Pursuers.—The Fabulous Stories That He Was Betrayed by a Woman and Murdered After He Had Surrendered Disproved.—Andrew Campbell His Slayer—The History of the Affair Corrected in Many Particulars 162
CHAPTER XIX. Further Comments on the Death of Gen. Morgan.—Extract From Lee's History.—The Statement Untrue.—Hon. A. B.. Wilson's History of the Affair. 180
CHAPTER XX. Fight at Lick Creek—Results in Defeat of a Detachment of the Thirteenth Under Col. Ingerton.—Our Officers and Men Display the Greatest Gallantry in This Engagement.—Retreat After Severe Loss.—Brigade Advances.—Robert Pride Killed At Jonesboro.—W. B. C. Smith Captured at Johnson City. Fighting Between Johnson City and Carter's Depot.—Charge at the Latter Place.—Col. Miller's and Lt. Angel's Horses Shot.—Enemy Defeated.—The 9th Tenn. Cavalry.—Col. S. K. N. Patton Joins the Brigade at Leadvale.—Another Retrogade.—Our Rear Threatened.—Brigade Advances.—Fight at Panther Springs.—Gallant Charge at Morristown.—Enemy Routed 190
CHAPTER XXI. Bull's Gap Stampede.—Full Particulars.—Result of Jealousy Between Commanding Officers.—Gen. Ammen Censured.— Heavy Loss of the 3rd Brigade.—Brave Defense of the Gap Before the Stampede 204
CHAPTER XXII. After the Stampede.—Brigade Shows no Demoralization.— Death of Col. Ingerton.—B. P. Stacy Appointed Lt.-Col. and Assumes Command of Regiment.—Many Changes in Officers.—Camp-Life at Cantonment Springs.—Preparing for a Winter Campaign. 213
CHAPTER XXIII. First Stoneman Raid Into Southwest Virginia.—Cold °Weather and Hard Marching—Fights at Rogersville and Kingsport. —Death of Capt. Jas. B. Wyatt at Abingdon.— Pursuit of Gen. Vaughn.—Fight in Marion Before Day-Light. Death of Capt. Wm. M. Gourley—Fight at Mt. Arie.—At Saltville.—Gallant Charge and Capture of Fort Breckenridge.—Regiment Complimented by Gen. Stoneman—Suffering From Cold and Hard Marching.—Return to Knoxville.— In Winter Quarters—Social Life at Knoxville 219
CHAPTER XXIV. Stoneman's Second Raid Into Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia—Fight at Wytheville, Va., and Salisbury, N. C.—Pursuit of President Davis.—Destruction of Confederate Stores.—The Armistice.—Return to Tennessee.— At Lenoirs Station. 231
CHAPTER XXV. At Lenoirs and Sweetwater.—Last Move to Knoxville.— Closing Scenes.—Muster-Out—Goodby's—Observation on Army Life.—Summary of Service. 252
CHAPTER XXVI. Personal Sketch of Each Officer of the Regiment, Giving the Part He Took in the Bridge-Burning, the Carter County Rebellion or Other Service, Together With the Pictures of as Many Officers as We Are Able to Get, With the Military History of Each One. 263
CHAPTER XXVII. A Brief Outline of the Numerous Tragedies That Occurred :in Carter and Johnson Counties During the Civil War, Giving Date and Circumstances Attending Them as Far as Possible- 317
CHAPTER XXVIII. The Heroes and Heroines of Carter and Johnson Counties in the Civil War 363
CHAPTER XXIX. A Sketch of Daniel Ellis' Adventures as Union Pilot, With Many Thrilling Adventures and Hair-Breadth Escapes of This Brave and Daring Scout and Pilot Who Took More Than 4000 Men Into the Federal Army From East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina, and Whose Name is Familiar to Thousands of Union Veterans All Over the United States.  423
     
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