The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 54
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back to my company with it, and while we served in the same
army I don't think now I ever saw him again.
Morgan was captain then, but soon his efficiency as a cavalry
officer and raider was conceded on all sides and his promotion was
rapid. He made many raids into the enemy's lines, even going
one time into Ohio. Men flocked to his standard from Tennessee,
Kentucky, Missouri, and other sections. He became Brigadier and
later Major-General, I think. He married Miss Ready; was finally
killed in Greenville, East Tennessee, in one of his raids in tha
section. While I prized my sabre as a souvenir, I soon found it
was an inconvenience to carry with my other equipments. I had
a double barrelled shotgun, two six shooters, my blanket, oil cloth,
clothing, haversack, etc., to carry and I could at once see that while
it might prove a. nice keepsake I had no other use for it. Later
on I had a chance to leave it with a relative in middle Tennesseo
to be kept for me until the war was over or until I should call for
it, and in this way it passed the war period; after the close of
hostilities I went to see my kinsman (who had died in the mean-
time) and recovered my sabre from his family who had taken good
care of it. It now hangs in the hall of my daughter's home in
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 563 Union Ave., S. E. It is her keep-
sake now, to be disposed of by her as she may desire.
Some time in March, 1862, we, the cavalry forces at Murfrees-
boro, broke camp and started to follow the army of Tennessee
to Corinth, Mississippi, where it was being prepared to act on the
defensive against the oncoming armies of General Grant and
General Buell. Grant's army was at Pittsburg Landing and en-
camped out some distance from the landing on the Tennessee River
in the direction of Corinth, near Shiloh church, while General
Buell was moving his army from Nashville to the same point by
forced marches to unite with Grant in his attack on General John-
ston, now at Corinth, about fifteen miles south of Pittsburg Land-
ing. Johnston's army consisted of about 40,000 or 45,000 men-
my recollection Grant's nearly the same-and Buell's probably
50,000. Johnston decided to, attack Grant's army before Buell
could reach him and taking one at a time, defeat them both, and
I have no doubt his plan would have succeeded had General John-
ston lived a few days more. After hastily collecting his forces
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