Category Archives: Felix Zollicoffer

January 24, 1862: The Richmond Daily Dispatch, on the death of Zollicoffer

Felix K. Zollicoffer The editor of the Richmond Daily Dispatch laments the death of Zollicoffer at Mill Springs, and calls for renewed resolve against the Union: The Defeat in Kentucky –Let it Rouse the South from its Lethargy. The defeat … Continue reading

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January 23, 1862: Thomas declines to go into East Tennessee

General Thomas had routed the Confederate forces at the battle of Mill Springs, killing Zollicoffer, and now he needed to follow up on the victory. Although the President was pushing hard for a Union venture in support of partisans in … Continue reading

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January 19, 1862: Zollicoffer killed at Logan’s Crossroads

Felix Zollicoffer While Grant was keeping the confederates in western Kentucky occupied with his feint, Buell ordered Gen. George Thomas to attack Gen. Crittenden’s camp at Logan’s Crossroads, near Somerset, Kentucky. The battle that ensued (variously known as the battle … Continue reading

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