Within ten days after reading Ironton I was prepared to take the offensive against the enemy at Greenville.
General Hardee advanced as far as Greenville, and threatened Ironton.
I had lectured the night before at Ironton, and on my way to Cleveland was to all intents and purposes marooned at Columbus.
And thus, wet and bedraggled, did we sally forth upon the Ironton Bottom, seeking shelter for the night.
And it was the same with Ironton's Bolshevik local; all the "pep" was gone out of its proceedings.
As previously related, Witherill had gone into the mines, first working at Durango and afterward at Ironton.
The country between Pocahontas and Ironton is rugged and heavily wooded.
An adjacent fort in the neighborhood of Ironton was assaulted, but the Confederate forces again sustained a severe loss.
Ironton was first settled in 1848, and in 1851 was incorporated.