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Mill Springs,

village, on the Cumberland River, S of Frankfort, SE Ky.; site of the opening battle of the Kentucky-Tennessee campaign of the Civil War and the first important Union victory in the West. On Jan. 19, 1862, the Union forces of Gen. George Thomas repulsed a Confederate attack led by Gen. George Crittenden at Logan's Crossroads, 10 mi (16 km) north of the river; E Tennessee was thus left open to a Union advance.
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He provides background on their prominent Ohio family, then details each brotherAEs army career, including their roles in the Battle of Mill Springs, the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, the Battle of Shiloh, and the Battle of Chickamauga, and each of their deaths on the battlefield.