Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Sterling Fall

A detachment of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry on March 22nd 1863 captured the Union held city of Mount Sterling.

About 300 of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry, under the command of Colonel RS Cluke, captured a Union garrison located in the town of Mount Sterling, Kentucky March 22nd 1863. Cluke’s men took 438 Union prisoners, 222 wagon loads of military supplies, and 500 mules. The Confederates saw 21 killed or wounded. The Union troops lost those taken prisoners and about 8 men who burned to death in a house the Confederates set fire to.

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