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War Was Dead Ahead ~ The Invasion of Kentucky Imminent

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Steamers Loaded with Troops Leaving Cairo, Ill.

Rebel Troops Massed near Hickman, Ky, just North of Reelfoot Lake.

It was time.

Time to make the move, Polk decided.

And, so with the order to Gideon Pillow to secure Columbus ~ which had been floating thru his mind for days ~ finally met the mark of a pencil.

Gideon Pillow ~ Epic Failure

Gideon Pillow ~ Epic Failure

It was done.

Polk thought for all the World that this would make him an instant Hero in the South. His stock and position in the Confederate Army  would be entrenched.

Finally, all the dues paid; dreams throttled and hopes of A Legacy to rival that of his Ancestors would be in Place.

Grant ~ Destined for Greatness; His Journey began at Belmont.

Grant ~ Destined for Greatness; His Journey began at Belmont.

Grant chomped the cigar and snatched the scribbled message from the operator’s grungy hands.

“Get Sherman.”

Sherman ~ Last Man A Rebel Wanted to know was in command of what was in front of him. #Relentless was the Red-Headed General.

Sherman ~ Last Man A Rebel Wanted to know was in command of what was in front of him. #Relentless was the Red-Headed General.

** 10 am

Union plans all along had been to constrict the South; crush it with the strength of an Anaconda Plan and the might on the Industrialized North behind it.

The numbers would surely bear out on the Field of Battle.

And, Free All Mankind.

But, there had been no fighting up to this point in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Just training; and drillin` and massing and campin`. and Learning How to be A Soldier. There was Lots of that.

Now, there was fixin` to be A Killin`. And, Lots of that, too.

*** Used by Permission of  ~ Sir Seshs Ab Heter – Clifford M. Boxley

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED:KpKroincleLLC ~ Kevin Pritchett

 

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