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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
Eaton, Assistant Adjutant-General, October 28, 1861. Letter of Major Zagonyi to Mrs. Fremont, quoted in her Story of the Guard. Narrative of Major Dorsheimer, of Fremont's staff, in the Atlantic Monthly. The number of the Guard killed was 15; mortally wounded, 2; the remainder were wounded or made prisoners. Zagonyi said, Of the wounded not one will lose a finger. The prisoners were released, and the actual loss to the Guard was only 17. So Zagonyi said in a letter to Mrs. Fremont, October 26, 1861. The action had lasted an hour and a half; and in the dim twilight of that bright October evening, the National flag was raised in triumph over the court-house. At a little past midnight, Zagonyi, with a captured Confederate flag and only seventy of his Guard, and a few released prisoners, rode proudly but sadly out of Springfield, because it was unsafe for them to remain. They fell back until they met Sigel's advance, between Springfield and Bolivar. The report of this brilliant c
were in the action; Lieutenant-Colonel W. C. Masset, and five of the color-guard were killed in this fight. At Antietam the regiment captured two stands of colors, and at Fredericksburg, under Colonel Miles, it sustained a severe loss in proportion to its numbers, the colonel being severely wounded there. The regiment was recruited from various counties in the State, one company being composed of students from Madison Uuiversity. It was organized at New York City, from August 22d to October 26, 1861. It reenlisted at the end of its three years term, and served until July, 1865. It served through the war in the First Brigade, First Division, Second Corps. This division was commanded successively by Generals Richardson (killed at Antietam), Hancock, Caldwell, Barlow and Miles. Sixty-Third New York Infantry. Irish Brigade--Hancock's Division--Second Corps. (1) Col. John Burke. (3) Col. Richard C. Bentley; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. (2) Col. Henry Fowler. (4) Col. John H. Glea
Doc. 100. the battle of Fredericktown, Mo. Official report of Colonel Plummer. Headquarters camp Fremont, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Oct. 26, 1861. General: Pursuant to your order of the 16th, I left this post on the 18th instant, with about fifteen hundred men, and marched upon Fredericktown via Jackson and Dallas, where I arrived at twelve o'clock on Monday, the 21st instant; finding there Colonel Carlin with about three thousand men who had arrived at nine o'clock that morning. He gpectfully, your obedient servant, J. B. Plummer, Col. Eleventh Mo. Vols. Com. To Capt. J. A. Rawlings, A. A.-G., Dist. S. E. Mo., Cairo, Ill. Official report of Col. Marsh. Headquarters Twentieth regiment Ill. Vols. Cape Girardeau, October 26, 1861. sir: In accordance with your request, I have the honor to submit my official report of the action of the 21st: On Monday, the 21st inst., the regiment marched twelve miles from camp to Fredericktown, where a halt was ordered. After r
Doc. 106. Zagonyi's charge at Springfield, October 25, 1861. Fremont's report. Headquarters in the field, near Hamansville, Mo., Oct. 26, 1861. Capt. McKeever, Assistant Adjutant-General: Yesterday afternoon Major Zagonyi, at the head of my guard, made a most brilliant charge upon a body of the enemy, thrown up in line of battle at their camp in Springfield, two thousand or two thousand two hundred strong. He completely routed them, cleared them from the town, hoisted the National flag on the Court House, and retired upon a reinforcement which he has already joined. Our loss is not great. This successful charge against such very large odds is a noble example to the army. Our advance will occupy Springfield to-night. J. C. Fremont, Major-General Commanding. Zagonyi's despatch. near Bolivar--ten A. M., Oct. 26th. General: I respectfully report that yesterday, at four P. M., I met at Springfield about two thousand rebels formed in line of battle. They gave
Doc. 110. Southern foreign policy. Opinion of the Charleston Mercury, October 26, 1861. No one will dispute the gravity of the questions which attach to our foreign relations. But these questions have been, so far, and very naturally, subordinated to the great question of our very existence, which the fierce threats and enormous preparation of the Government at Washington might well put in doubt. But, although the threats are as loud as ever, the great army which was to have put them in execution has broken its ranks forever — no trumpet will call them to battle again; and, however new forces may be mustered and new generals commissioned, the decree of Manassas cannot be reserved. There may yet be much bloodshed and much suffering, but our independence is assured. It is time, thereore, even in the press and hurry of the war, to consider what our relations with the world are to be. Very soon after the establishment of the Government at Montgomery, three commissioners were s
r of saddles, muskets, rifles, shot-guns, sabres, knives, &c. Lieut. Corn. Phelps, and the officers and crew of the Conestoga, as well as Major Phillips and his men, are deserving of the highest credit for their bearing in this expedition. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. H. Foote, Captain U. S. Navy, &c. A correspondent of the Chicago Tribune gives the following account of this affair: On board Steamer Lake Erie No. 2. Eddyville, Ky., Oct. 26, 1861. Last evening, Major Phillips, with three hundred of the Ninth Illinois regiment, started on an expedition from Paducah. Stopping at Smithland, your correspondent determined to make one of the party. After getting a pilot and guide, and steaming up the Ohio a short distance, we returned and went up to what is called the Old Forge, where we left the boats for a march of nine miles into the country to attack an encampment of rebels. The brave boys marched the whole distance in the
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 114. fight at Goose Creek, Virginia, October 22, 1861. (search)
Doc. 114. fight at Goose Creek, Virginia, October 22, 1861. General Gorman's report. Brigade Headquarters, near Edwards' Ferry, Oct. 26, 1861. To Capt. Charles Smith, Assistant Adjutant-General, Brigadier-Gen. Stone's Division: sir: I have the honor to communicate to the General commanding the division, the facts and events connected with my brigade, in the advance across the Potomac, made under his order. On the 20th inst., I received orders to detach two companies of the First Minnesota regiment to cover a reconnoissance on the Virginia side of the Potomac. This order was obeyed, and they crossed, but were soon recalled. On the morning of the 21st, two other companies were ordered to cross and cover the advance of a party of cavalry under Major Mix--all of which was done, the party at the same time driving in the enemy's pickets. Orders were received by me to have the Second New York and First Minnesota regiments of infantry at Edwards' Ferry, on Monday, the 21st in
Doc. 125. the peace of Missouri. Negotiations between Generals Fremont and Price. Whereas Maj.-Gen. Sterling Price, commanding the Missouri State Guard, by letter dated at his Headquarters near Neosho, Missouri, October 26, 1861, has expressed a desire to enter into some arrangement with Maj.-Gen. John C. Fremont, commanding the forces of the United States, to facilitate the future exchange of prisoners of war released on parole; also, that all persons heretofore arrested for the mere expression of political opinions may be released from confinement or parole; also, that in future the war be confined exclusively to the armies in the field, and has authorized and empowered Major Henry W. Williams and D. Robert Barclay, Esq., to enter into such an arrangement in his behalf; And whereas Major-General John C. Fremont concurs with Major-General Price; Now, therefore, It is hereby stipulated and agreed by and between Maj.-Gen. John C. Fremont and Maj.-Gen. Sterling Price, as f
over twice a day to milk our only cow. The rye that Frank had sown sprang up and turned from green to gold, But a stranger's flail, within the barn, its master's absence told. Whilst the hireling reaped the grain, I shudd'ring thought, but held my breath, How busy in Virginia was the sickle keen of Death! Thus the troubled summer sped, our note of time the weekly cheer Of his letters; and we kissed them when they reckoned half a year. Yesterday I heard our boys had crossed the broad Potomac's flow; Ruth was reading of the streams where Babel's weeping willows grow, When a dove perched on the line through which flash before our gate Words of sorrow or of gladness for the people and the State., On that lightning-chord the South breeze sighed a sad Aeolian moan, And my heart grew sick, on looking up, to see the dove had flown. Neighbors say there's been a battle, and that we have lost again; Was that dove my poor boy's spirit? Is his name among the slain? New York, Oct. 26, 1861.
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
killed, 5 wounded. October 25, 1861: Springfield, Mo. Zagonyi's charge. Union, Fremont's Body Guard and White's Prairie Scouts. Confed. No record found. Losses: Union 18 killed, 37 wounded. Confed. 106 killed (estimate). October 26, 1861: Romney or Mill Creek Mills, W. Va. Union, 4th and 8th Ohio, 7th W. Va., Md. Volunteers, 2d Regt. of Potomac Home Guards and Ringgold (Pa.) Cav. Confed., Va. Vols. commanded by Gen. J. B. Floyd. Losses: Union 2 killed, 15 wounded. Confed. 20 killed, 15 wounded, 50 captured. October 26, 1861: Saratoga, Ky. Union, 9th Ill. Confed., Capt. Wilcox's Cavalry. Losses: Union 4 wounded. Confed. 8 killed, 17 wounded. November, 1861. November 7, 1861: Belmont, Mo. Union, 22d, 27th, 30th, and 31st Ill., 7th Ia., Battery B 1st Ill. Artil., 2 companies 15th Ill. Cav. Confed., 13th Ark., 11th La., 2d, 12th, 13th, 15th, 21st, 22d, 154th (Senior) Tenn. Watson's, Stewart's La. Art., Smith's Miss. Battery,
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