Battle of Kingsport, Part Two

On the Union side of the battle of Kingsport almost all of the men doing the fighting were local boys from East Tennessee and were all cavalry. I figure that is how they knew about and took advantage of Kyle’s Ford to get behind the Rebels so fast.

The best overall description of the battle that I have found so far was written by Union Maj-Gen Alvan C. Gillem who commanded the attacking forces. I also found a more first hand account co-written by Capt. Samuel W. Scott and Adj. Samuel P. Angel with the Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry which I will include at the end.

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