The parson was returning from Cumberland Gap, whither he had gone to take the oath of allegiance.
We went on through Cumberland Gap to Knoxville, where we had a snowstorm.
Mr. Speed affirms that the road through Cumberland Gap “was the only practicable route for all return travel.”
His finger indicated the headwaters of the Ohio and the ink-marked spot where the steep ridges broke at Cumberland Gap.
These Christmas times there's no getting through the snow in the Cumberland Gap.
Cumberland Gap controlled the most important line of communication in the Confederacy.
The story of their expedition through Cumberland Gap, and their long hunt, is now familiar to readers of Western history.
But our first step was to be relieved of the threatening from the direction of Cumberland Gap.
Here they found a hunter's trail which led them through Cumberland Gap.
My plans were to reach the Union lines at the nearest point, which was then Cumberland Gap.