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Battle of Rowlett's Station

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General Don Carlos Buell, commander of the Army of the Ohio, sent General Alexander McDowell McCook into Kentucky to put pressure on the Confederate forces on the Green River. The Confederate forces blew up the Louisville and Nashville Railroad bridge over the river, so in response, Colonel August Willich was sent to build a pontoon bridge to reopen the line. It was completed on December 17th, at which time the Confederates, under General Thomas C. Hindman, launched an attack to destroy this new bridge.

The Union troops, under attack by Confederate infantry and cavalry, especially the 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment, took a square defensive position and managed to hold their position until they were able to retreat to a stronger position. The Confederates eventually gave up and withdrew, leaving the bridge intact and Union access to the railroad open. The commander of the 8th Texas, Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry, was killed in the fight, and the regiment thereafter changed its name to "Terry's Texas Rangers."


Battle of Green River
H. Mosler. "The Battle at Green River, Kentucky." From Harper's Weekly. New York, January 11, 1862. 9 1/4 x 13 3/4. Wood engraving. Very good condition.

A great action scene of the Battle of Green River, showing the Union troops in their defensive position being attacked by the Confederates. $45


Birds eye of Ketucky
"Birds-Eye View of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and its Approaches." From Harper's Weekly. New York, January 25, 1862. 9 1/4 x 13 3/4. Wood engraving. Very good condition.

A nice aerial view of Kentucky showing the scene of much of the early action in 1862. The railroad bridge over the Green River ("restored" according to this print) is clearly depicted in the center of the image, and just below is shown the pontoon bridge built by Willich. $45



Scenes on Green River
Henry Mosler. "War Scenes on Green River, Kentucky." From Harper's Weekly. New York, February 1, 1862. 9 1/4 x 13 3/4. Wood engraving. Very good condition.

A nice collage of images from the Union encampment near Green River, including an image of the pontoon bridge. $35



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