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Felix ZollicofferCommanders Meet Their Soldiers

In July of 1861, General Felix Zollicoffer assumed command of Confederate troops in Bristol, Tennessee. His task was to organize regiments plagued by confusion and to prevent a Union invasion of east Tennessee.

That same month in Kentucky, Colonel Theophilous Garrard, grandson of the former governor, was given command of a Union regiment that existed only on paper. He set up a recruiting station near his home town of Manchester. By the end of August, he had enlisted nearly a thousand men.

Theophilus Garrard

Confederates on the move

On the 9th of September, Confederate General Zollicoffer ordered his troops to move into Kentucky...

Go to "Conferates on the Move"