It wasn’t the First Time they’d been here. But, it was the Best.
The Times had come and the neutrality of Kentucky ~ at peril since the Firing on Sumter in April ~ violated.
Confederate troops were streaming up the Road and headed toward the Chalk Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi. The Iron Banks were now in Rebel Hands.
Only Time would tell if his Risk paid off, mused General Leonidas Polk. He knew soon he would have to write the Official Orders. He knew.
Yet, he also knew that tonight the strategic Bluffs would finally be in Southern hands. A key to stopping Union intrusion down the River.
He would be a Hero. He just knew.
He would not.
But, tonight ~ in 1861 ~ he was on top of the World with his command poised to make the boldest move of The War.
Grant, however, was the One Destiny would shine Her Light.
It started here. In September of 1861. Right across the River at Columbus.
ALLRIGHTSRESERVED:KpKronicleLLC ~ Kevin Pritchett