The battle of Munfordville was Sep 14, 1862 – Sep 17, 1862
John Henry King was born in Marion County, Tennessee, 25 December 1842. As a young child he moved with his family to Texas in 1846. King was reared in the Horse Creek community of Titus County, Texas. He fought in the Civil War as a member of the Ninth Texas Infantry. King was severely wounded near Vicksburg, Mississippi in the summer of 1863
John Henry King Recalls the Years 1859-1863, Includes Civil War Experiences
...Late in Aug. Genl. Bragg took his command, excepting Price & Vandorn’s commands, & took train via Mobile & Montgomery, & Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tenn.; leaving Genl. Maxey with 2 Brigades, & a squadron of Cav. to watch the enemy at [Shelmount??] & Bridgeport, on the Tenn. River. Genl. Bragg’s force marched his army from Chattanooga via Harrison, 15 miles above Chattanooga, crossing Waldon’s Ridge & the Cumberland Mts. & crossing the Cumberland River into Ky. by Hopkinsville, Glassgo; crossing [G??] River above Munfordsville, & captured the Garrision of 5,500 men, arms & munitions, Quartermasters & commissary stores; parolled the prisoners & pressed on to [Bordstown??] in the Blue-grass & clover. Went into camp for 2 weeks, to wait on the result of Genl. Braggs Proclamation to the N. W. In substance he told the people of Ky., Ohio, Ind. & Ills. that if they would join his standard he would give them free transportation of the Miss. River to its mouth. While we were waiting for Vallaudingham & Geo. C. Pendleton, to bring us their Copperheads; Genl. Buell, who had been marching from Nashville W. of us, parallel & behind us, marched into Louisville, Ky. beat Bragg there, & stood us off. He moved out on us, with a vast amry, & we flew up the Pike, via Springfield & Perryville, to form a Junction with Genl. E. Kirby Smith, who had his corps, up at Georgtown & Covington. He had preceeded Bragg into Ky. via Cumberland Gap, Richmond & Lexington, Ky., & had advanced right up, insight of the guns at Cincinnati. The forces Junctioned at Harrodsburg 7th Oct. 1862. Perryville Battle (Brags rear) opened before sun rise on the 8th. We were double quicked back, (I [??] Polks Corps) & fought a desperate Battle on the 8th Oct...