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  • Writer's pictureKirk Jenkins

The Fifteenth Kentucky at Bacon Creek

From the Cleveland Leader, December 30th, 1861

OUR FORCES IN KENTUCKY – We enjoyed an interview with Lieut. Northrop, of Captain Edgarton’s Battery, this morning. He informs us that Edgarton’s battery is in advance of our forces in Kentucky. It is attached to Gen. Mitchell’s Brigade, which consists of the Third, Tenth, Thirteenth Ohio, and Fifteenth Kentucky, and is stationed at Bacon Creek, eight miles this side of Green River. The Brigade is awaiting the reconstruction of a bridge over Green River, which was burned by the Rebels under Buckner. A forward movement will be made as soon as this bridge is ready, which will probably be by the 5th of January. Our pickets are in sight of the Rebel pickets, but no Union troops (except those on picket duty) have as yet crossed Green River.

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