GEORGETOWN--DEMONSTRATION TOWARD FRANKFORT--THE MARCH TO CYNTHIANA.
AT Georgetown the good Southern people generously supplied our wants, and our soldiers were bountifully fed. General Morgan established his headquarters at the principal hotel. Unfortunately many of the officers and men were "treated" too liberally to bluegrass whisky, which affected them disgracefully.
The streets were full of ladies, negroes and Confederate cavalrymen, and I regret to record the fact that while we were partaking of the generous hospitality of the town some of the soldiers were pillaging it.
A number of young ladies from a neighboring seminary came to take a look at the rebels, but I did not think we presented a very creditable appearance--at that time.
About 2 o'clock in the afternoon we moved out on the Frankfort Road, Giltner's brigade in advance. After marching a few miles in the direction of the capital we were halted, and General Morgan called a council of war. Famous "Uncle" Ben Robertson, chief guide, had much to say in the council. The consultation resulted in a countermarch to Georgetown.
I omitted to mention in the proper place that Major Chenoweth had rejoined the column at Winchester. Captain Bart Jenkins was recalled from Frankfort, and the command then moved out upon the Cynthiana and Paris turnpike.
General Morgan had changed his plans. The route now determined upon was via Cynthiana, Augusta and Maysville, thence to Big Sandy River, thence to Virginia. The change of route was made because of superior forces, understood to be at Frankfort, Danville, Camp Nelson, etc.
We marched all the afternoon and all night, the Second Brigade in front, thrown there by the reversal of our line of march. The prisoners were still in charge of the First