ements of the enemy, as to warrant the belief that any immediate danger need be apprehended.
As we have just passed over a region of one hundred and fifty miles unoccupied by our troops, it is perhaps safe to say that it is also unoccupied by any forces of the enemy other than bands of guerrillas and bushwhackers.
Colonel Harrison, it would seem, is needlessly nervous, and his nervousness may be slightly contagious.
I find that we have a good many troops in Southwest Missouri. Colonel T. T. Crittenden, of the Seventh Missouri Militia cavalry, has eight hundred men and two pieces.
of the Second Indian battery, stationed at Newtonia, twenty-five miles northwest of Cassville.
From all accounts he is an active and energetic officer, and is doing good service for the State.
There are also fortifications and a block house at Newtonia, so that the principal part of the cavalry force stationed there can be kept in the field.
Two companies of the Eighth Missouri State Militia cavalr
sts between the State Militia and guerrilas in Southwest Missouri
guerrilla warfare leads to retaliation and personal grudges
Major Livingston, the guerrilla leader, killed by the Missouri Militia
remarks on the nature of his operations
Colonel Crittenden, commanding the Militia in Southwest Missouri, after the enemy
Colonel Cloud on the march to Fayetteville
General Blunt attacks General Cooper's army at Honey Springs
preparations for the battle
furious charge of the Federal troops
com the death-dealing missiles.
Rebel citizens say that Colonel Coffey is expected in southwest Missouri soon, to take command of Livingston's force.
But he will not make such a successful leader as Livingston has been.
On the 17th inst. Colonel Crittenden, commanding at Newtonia, sent out two hundred mounted militia in the direction of Carthage and Spring River, with the determination of driving Livingston's old band out of that section.
This force had a skirmish with the enemy in which fou