Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Cowskin prairie” in chapter 1 of Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas:
...nly rank, but life, if required, as his sacrifice to her cause.
Expecting to encounter Lyon's army somewhere south of Springfield, the Confederates had left their baggage train and beef-cattle at Cowskin prairie .
But the men were in fine spirits and only disappointed when they did not find the enemy nearer at hand.
The August weather was hot. The first day's march was made by night, expecting to attack t...
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