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been heavy, including Generals McCulloch and Price. Their tents and wagons were all destroyed in the action. Gen. Siegel left one gun on the field and retreated to Springfield, where, at three o'clock in the morning of the 11th, he continued his retreat upon Rolla, bringing off his baggage trains and $250,000 in specie from the Springfield Bank. J. C. Fremont, Major-General Commanding. Report of Major Sturgis. Headquarters, Army of the West, Camp Carey Gratz, near Rolla, Mo., Aug. 20, 1861. sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the battle of Springfield, fought on the 10th inst. on Wilson's Creek, some ten miles south of the city, between the United States troops under Gen. Lyon, and the rebel forces under McCulloch. On the 9th inst., Gen. Lyon came to the determination of attacking the enemy's camp, and accordingly dispositions were made on the afternoon of that day for an attack at daylight next morning, (10th.) The command was to move in two column
Doc. 195.-battle of Charleston, Mo. Gen, Fremont's despatch. St. Louis, August 20, 1861. To Colonel E. D. Townsend:-- Report from commanding officer at Cairo says that Col. Dougherty, with three hundred men, sent out yesterday at seven o'clock from Bird's Point, attacked the enemy at Charleston, one thousand two hundred Gen. Prentiss are operating from Ironton in the direction of Hardee. J. O. Fremont, Major-General Commanding. St. Louis Democrat account. camp Lyon, August 20, 1861, Tuesday, 10 o'clock A. M. The rear-guard of the victorious Twenty-second Illinois have just returned to camp, under command of Capt. Abbott. We now foot d have certainly been induced to take up arms against their Government by the misrepresentations of the designing. N. Y. Tribune account. Cairo, Ill, August 20, 1861. Times are somewhat exciting here to-day. Our boys are at work, and were well paid for their labor last night and to-day. It has been known for several d
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 199.-skirmish at Hawk's Nest, Va., August 20, 1861. (search)
Doc. 199.-skirmish at Hawk's Nest, Va., August 20, 1861. A correspondent of the Richmond Enquirer states the following in reference to this affair: Gentlemen: In your issue of to-day I note the subjoined Yankee telegraphic despatch:-- Cincinnati, August 22, 1861. A skirmish occurred at Hawk's Nest, in the Kanawha Valley, eight miles beyond, on the 20th. The Confederates, some four thousand strong, advanced to where the Eleventh Ohio regiment had erected barricades, and were driven back with a loss of fifty killed and a number wounded and taken prisoners. Our loss was only two slightly wounded and one missing. Our forces captured quite a number of horses and equipments. I have just returned from General Wise's command, having left there on the night of the 20th, and after the skirmish was over. Our forces consisted of parts of three cavalry companies, amounting to about one hundred men, and the enemy numbered at least six hundred. Colonel Croghan, of our brig
Doc. 200.-Gov. Andrew's proclamation. Executive Department, Boston, Aug. 20, 1861. To the Citizen-Soldiers of Massachusetts:-- Again, in a moment of public danger, your country calls you to the post where the heroic soldiers of April hastened with generous alacrity and sublime devotion. Two regiments encamped at Lynnfield, two at Dedham, and one at Worcester, are yet incompletely recruited. They will march immediately. Whether few or many, they will march,--armed, uniformed, and equipped,--on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the present week. The Seventeenth regiment needs two hundred men; the Eighteenth four hundred; the Nineteenth three hundred and fifty; the Twentieth five hundred; and the Twenty-first two hundred men, in order to fill their ranks to the maximum number allowed by law. Citizen-Soldiers of Massachusetts! Duty, honor, the dearest sentiments of patriotic love and devotion, call for your brave hearts and unconquerable arms! John A. Andrew, Gov
Doc. 201.-Gen. McClellan's staff. Headquarters army of the Potomac, Washington, Aug. 20, 1861. In compliance with General Order No. 15, of August 17, 1861, from the Headquarters of the army, I hereby assume command of the Army of the Potomac, comprising the troops serving in the former departments of Washington and Northeastern Virginia, in the Valley of the Shenandoah, and in the States of Maryland and Delaware. The organization of the command into divisions and brigades will be announced hereafter. The following-named officers are attached to the staff of the Army of the Potomac: Major S. Williams, assistant adjutant-general; Captain Alex. V. Colburn, assistant adjutant-general; Col. R. B. Marcy, inspector-general; Col. T. M. Key, aide-de-camp; Capt. N. B. Swetzer, First Cavalry, aide-de-camp; Captain Edward McK. Hudson, Fourteenth infantry, aide-de-camp; Captain L. A. Williams, Tenth infantry, aide-de-camp; Major A. J. Myers, signal officer; Major Stewart Van Vleit,
Doc. 203.-address of General Rosecrans. To the people of Western Virginia. In consequence of the perversions of the Disunionists in Western Virginia, and to satisfy constant application for information upon points discussed in the premises, Gen. Rosecrans issued the following proclamation: Headquarters army of Occupation, Western Virginia, Clarksburg, Aug. 20, 1861. To the Loyal Inhabitants of Western Virginia:-- You are the vast majority of the people. If the principle of self-government is to be respected, you have a right to stand in the position you have assumed, faithful to the Constitution and laws of Virginia, as they were before the ordinance of secession. The Confederates have determined at all hazards to destroy the Government which, for eighty years, has defended our rights, and given us a name among the nations. Contrary to your interests and your wishes, they have brought war upon your soil. Their tools and dupes told you you must vote for secession