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Sharp fighting at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on the Cumberland River in Kentucky

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05/10/1863
At Horseshoe Bend on the Cumberland River in Kentucky, around 400 hundred Union troops were attacked by the 4000 men under General John Hunt Morgan.  A sharp encounter was waged all day and Hunt called upon Union commander Colonel Richard T. Jacob to surrender. Jacob replied for Hunt to "come and take him" and the fighting continued until the Union troops made a withdrawal in good order across the Cumberland River.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Byron M. Cutcheon (ed.), The Story of the Twentieth Michigan Infantry, July 15th, 1862 to May 30th, 1865 ... (Lansing, MI: R. Smith Print. Company, 1904), 53-54.

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