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Scouts Send Word Back to Pillow

The Swamp Fox was roaming the Prairie near Belmont in September of 1861 giving US Grant ~ commanding at Cairo ~ something else to think about as Pillow occupied Columbus. It was a tense time in 1861.
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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.

#TheBishop ~ Fate Met Leonidas Polk atop A Mountaintop in Georgian in the Summer of `64.

#TheBishop ~ Fate Met Leonidas Polk atop A Mountaintop in Georgian in the Summer of `64.

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. 

He would Perish on a Mountain top in Georgia in 1864.

But, tonight ~ in 1861 ~ he was on top of the World with his command poised to make the boldest move of The War.

General Grant ~ Dr. Curt Fields. Photo Tintype by Trooper Pritchett (c) 1861

General Grant ~ Dr. Curt Fields. Photo Tintype by Trooper Pritchett (c) 1861

Grant, however, was the One Destiny would shine Her Light.

His quick response to the Foolish Rebel move to invade a sovereign state would prove key in the Yankee’s March to Shiloh ~ and Vicksburg.

The Ruins of Windsor  ~ Kp Photo (c) 2015

The Ruins of Windsor ~ Kp Photo (c) 2015

It started here. In September of 1861. Right across the River at Columbus.

ALLRIGHTSRESERVED:KpKronicleLLC ~ Kevin Pritchett

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