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68 Series I Volume XVI-I Serial 22 - Morgan's First Kentucky Raid, Perryville Campaign Part I

Page 68 KY., M. AND E.TENN.,N.ALA., AND SW.VA. Chapter XXVIII.

Question. You know of the surrender of that place?

Yes, sir.

Question. Can you state to the Commission as to the probability of its being relieved?

I do not know; I do not recollect the date of the surrender of Munfordville. My command reached Bowling Green September 11. We halted there several days, and did not arrive at Munfordville until after its surrender.

Question. What was the cause of your delay at Bowling Green?

I do not know.

Question. Do you recollect how many days you were there?

My impression is we were there three of four days. Of course I have no opportunity now to refer to any official document, but my recollection is that we were there three of four days.

Question. I understand you to say that Munfordville was surrendered before you arrived there?

The town, I think, was surrendered either during our halt at Bowling Green or during our march thence to Munfordville. The march from Bowling Green to Munfordville consumed (including the halt at Horse Well) six or seven days. We were at Horse Well about two days.

Question. What was the cause of the slow march you made between Bowling Green and Munfordville?

I do not know.

Question. Could you produce any reason for your delay?

At Horse Well we were drawn up in line of battle, fronting toward Munfordville.

Question. Had you any evidence of a large force in the neighborhood at the time?

I saw none. There was more or less skirmishing reported during our halt there. As general officer of the day I rode to the extreme outposts; the enemy's pickets could be seen.

Question. What position had General McCook's corps in the army?

It had at that time, I think, the advance on that road. My impression is that it was the first to arrive in Louisville.

Question. You stated that you do not know the reason of the delay at Bowling Green or why the march was so slow from Bowling Green to Munfordville.

I do not know.

Question. What was the rate of marching previous to arriving in Bowling Green?

I made rapid marches to Nashville with the command left at Huntsville. The march thence to Bowling Green, as was also the march from Munfordville to Louisville, was as rapid as possible.

Question. Were you engaged at the battle of Perryville?

I was.

Question. Will you state, as near as you can, the circumstances of the affair?

CINCINNATI, December 2, 1862.

Colonel W. H. LYTLE'S examination continued.

(Map produced by the judge-advocate, that the movements and positions

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