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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 1,234 1,234 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 302 302 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 282 282 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 181 181 Browse Search
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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 148 148 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 98 98 Browse Search
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found fighting to the last in resisting the usurpation of the government. Mr. Murphy, not long before, had come to Arkansas from Indiana, and found an abiding place in the mountainous county of Madison, on the Missouri border. He immediately introduced a resolution authorizing the State to seize the money of the United States in the hands of receivers, and use it for the purchase of arms to put the State on a war footing. But he subsequently went over to the Federals, and was appointed, in 1864, the first governor, practically, under the Lincoln administration, for the reconstruction of the State. John S. Phelps was first appointed provisional governor, but did not qualify or serve. This action of the convention was an occasion of intense feeling. Citizens seemed to understand the momentous nature of the proceedings. A mighty power had thrown down the gauntlet of war to a State, young in the years of its admission into the Union, only twenty-five, and feeble in population and
y Ridge and Ringgold Gap. With the Arkansas troops under the lead of Cleburne, it stood by that gallant leader unflinchingly to the close of his career. Colonel Tappan, after the battle of Shiloh, was promoted to brigadier-gen-eral and was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi department, where he commanded a brigade composed of Shaler's regiment, Shaver's Seventh regiment, Col. R. S. Dawson's Sixteenth regiment, and the regiment of Col. S. H. Grinsted, in the defense of the Arkansas river and Little Rock, September, 1863, and was under Major-General Churchill at the battles of Pleasant Hill and Jenkins' Ferry, in 1864. Maj. J. A. McNeely, by succession, became colonel of the Thirteenth, and R. A. Duncan, major, frequently commanding the regiment with distinguished gallantry. The Thirteenth was consolidated with the Fifth Arkansas, under Col. John E. Murray, at the battle of Ringgold Gap, where their service was so distinguished as to receive the thanks of the Confederate Congress.
The little girls he took upon his knee. The women of Arkansas, in their devotion to the cause of their husbands, sons and neighbors, were glorious martyrs. They worked for the soldiers, not only in providing lint and bandages for the wounded, and making clothing for them, but by managing the farms from which they supplied them with provisions, promptly delivered as for a tax in kind. They nursed their sick and buried their dead. In north Arkansas, harried as it was by the armies up to 1864, there was no door ever shut upon a Confederate soldier. At any time of night and day the women would cook for him and share their last morsel. This, too, when they themselves had actually sown and harvested the grain that made the bread, and in some instances had carried the meal on their heads from a distant mill. A lady of genuine grace and accomplishments, whose brother is a United States senator, and whose husband was a representative in Congress, walked one day nine miles and carrie
cers once more. Maj.-Gen. John Bankhead Magruder—Prince John, as he was styled in the palmy days of peace—was as much a society man as the youngest officer in the army. His nephew and aide-de-camp was as great a beau as had been his uncle in former days—and would be now. He wore a Confederate uniform, made and finished in regulation style in Paris. The parlors of these two chivalrous representatives of the old South were the scene of many costly and elegant festivities during the winter of 1864-65, while the warriors of his command were resting on their laurels in prospect of a quiet winter spent in quarters. There proved to be but little interruption to this welcome interval of repose. The annoying report of cavalry invasions into northeast Louisiana caused Cabell's brigade, with West's battery, to be hurried out of its snug shanties at Hillsboro down upon the Ouachita, in a long march of nearly 100 miles into Union parish, La The brigade crossed numerous streams, with artiller<
this engagement. In the campaigns of Price and Pemberton in Mississippi, it was in continuous active service. Under General Chalmers, in 1863, it participated in the battles of Iuka, Coldwater, Colliersville and Salem. Under Gen. N. B. Forest, 1864, it participated in the masterly movements of that greatest of cavalry commanders, encircling armies, taking cities, capturing trains and burning bridges. It was then transferred to the Trans-Mississippi department. There it served with Cabell's, Gano's and Dockery's brigades, in the battles of Poison Spring, Marks' Mills and Jenkins' Ferry. It was with Price's army on the raid to the Missouri river, in the autumn of 1864, and engaged in the battles of Pilot Knob, Independence, West Point, and Marais des Cygnes, Kan. In the latter fight, Colonel Slemons' horse was killed and he fell with him, the saddle catching his leg under him so that he could not disengage himself. A number of officers of the brigade, 100 of his men and two piece
ve it such a whipping that the enemy never advanced a mile beyond that place. We continued to retreat, in order, to Tunnel Hill, the next station, where we went into winter quarters and remained there unmolested until the Dalton campaign opened, except when we were sent to meet Sherman in March, 1864, when he started east from Vicksburg. We went as far as West Point, Ga., when we were ordered to return to Dalton to meet a contemplated attack by General Thomas. During the winter of 1863 and 1864 Col. D. C. Govan, of the Second Arkansas regiment, was promoted to brigadier-general, and he commanded our brigade to the close of the war. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston assumed command of the army of Tennessee at Dalton in December, 1863, and commenced the reorganization and recruiting of his forces for such service as the new year should bring. Cleburne's division, which, with Cheatham's, W. H. T. Walker's and Bate's, composed Hardee's corps in May, 1864, included Gen. L. E. Polk's Arkansas
Special orders, no. 11. [Extract.] Headquarters Trans-Mississippi Department, Little Rock, June 9, 1862. The following-named surgeons are assigned to duty and will constitute the Army Medical Board for the Trans-Mississippi department: Surgeons G. W. Lawrence, P. O. Hooper, W. M. Lawrence. By order of secretary of war. T. C. Hindman, Major-General Commanding. R. C. Newton, Acting Adjutant-General. Record of the Army Medical Board for the TransMissis-sippi department, 1862, 1863, 1864, Little Rock, Ark.: Special orders, no. 32. [Extract. ] Adjutant General's Office, Richmond, February 7, 1863. The following medical officers are detailed as an army medical board for the examination of officers in the Trans-Mississippi department, and applicants for appointment in the medical department invited by the secretary of war for examination: Surg. P. O. Hooper, president; Surg. W. M. Lawrence, Surg. F. D. Cunningham, Surg. J. T. Scott. The junior member will act as re
e of the most brilliant episodes of the Atlanta campaign of 1864 was Cleburne's victory at Pickett's mill over Howard's corpe in Arkansas, which participated in the Camden campaign of 1864 against Steele, and Dockery and his men bore, according to Arkansas during the Federal campaign against Shreveport in 1864, and after Banks' defeat at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, Geback to Mississippi after the battle of Chickamauga, and in 1864 he was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi department, in of Marks' Mills and Jenkins' Ferry. Throughout the year of 1864, McRae's brigade was active in the marches and battles of nn. Sterling Price operating in Arkansas. In the spring of 1864 occurred the famous Red river expedition, so disastrous to tely broke off to carry their booty home. In the summer of 1864, Colonel Watie was commissioned a brigadier-general, his cnd repulsed an attempt to retake it. At the end of the year 1864 General Watie's brigade of cavalry consisted of the First C