December 29, This day during the American Civil War

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December 29, 1862 – in Johnson’s Ferry, Tennessee – On December 29, Col. John H. Morgan and his Confederate raiders were riding along and encountered the 10th Kentucky Infantry (U.S.), commanded by Col. John M. Harlan, at Johnson’s Ferry, located at Hamilton’s Ford. The ford was located on the Rolling Fork Creek near Boston. A brief skirmish ensued with the Confederates forcing the Federals to withdraw. Harlan blamed a faulty train engine and a lack of shoes and socks for his soldiers for his inability to stop the Confederate attack.

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