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Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 1 Browse Search
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nemy, he formed his command for battle. Two of Beltzhoover's guns were stationed in an old field back of the camp, commanding a road, with Pollard's company to sustain them, and the other four guns to the northwest commanding the other road, with the companies of Hunt and Harris in support. The rest of the regiment was formed in line of battle facing from the river. After Tappan had been in line about half an hour, Gen. Gideon J. Pillow reinforced him with the Tennessee regiments of Colonels Freeman, Pickett, Russell and Wright, from Columbus, and took command. Tappan's companies supporting the artillery were returned to the regiment, and he then sent out Shelton's company as skirmishers, who in about three-quarters of an hour were driven in by the enemy, who advanced with heavy firing along the entire Confederate line. The Thirteenth and the other regiments returned the fire, and maintained their position for over an hour and a half. Then Russell's regiment fell back, represent
s (Federal) infantry; took possession of Jacksonport a few days afterward, and held the south side of Red river. McRae, Freeman and James Rutherford made life irksome for the Federal commander of the Batesville district thenceforward, operating thrd, in command of Missouri and Arkansas cavalry, made a raid on Berryville, Carrollton and Rolling prairie, in pursuit of Freeman and Love's Confederate commands, which had crossed White river at Talbot's ferry on an expedition into Missouri. Hollanthat a detachment of Missouri cavalry bearing dispatches from General Sanborn had been attacked and 11 men killed by Col. Tom Freeman's men. The defeat of Colonel Freeman near Batesville, and the pursuit of Colonel Witt across the Arkansas river beloColonel Freeman near Batesville, and the pursuit of Colonel Witt across the Arkansas river below Clarksville, were also reported. Returning to Crooked creek and Rolling prairie, in Marion, Galloway told of pursuing a force of 300, killing and capturing a number, and about Dubuque, on White river, killing ten rebels. He summed up the result
Foreign Items. --The New York Times, of Monday last, furnishes the following: The burnt steamer Cataline turns out to have been owned by Mr. Thurlow Weed, Mr. Freeman and Mr. Dickinson, who got a third party to have her chartered for $10,000 a month. Her loss entails $1,200 on Captain Phillips, $150 on her first engineer, $250 on her second engineer, (Mr. Simmons,) $250 on the purser, $300 on the steward, $2,500 on Dr. Bradley, being the amount of private property destroyed belonging to these gentlemen. The crew lost about $100 each. A large barn, 100 feet long by 45 wide, with 7 horses, several wagons, carriages, harness and other property, belonging to the West Castleton railroad and Slate Company, Vermont, was entirely consumed last Saturday morning about 1 o'clock. Loss estimated at $2,000 The barn was insured for $800 The fire is supposed to be the work of an incendiary. A colored boy, 14 years of age, perished in the flames. Hon. Henry May left Baltimore
Candidates for work. --In pursuance of authority vested in him by the Convention of Virginia and Council of this city, the Mayor yesterday "impressed" into the public service the following free men of color, viz: Bartlet Clarke, Josh Banks, Warren Richards, Jim Roberts, Tom Freeman, Eli Megent, Beverley Hogg and Bill Fields. They were put into the cage until this morning, when they will be set to work on some of the projected fortifications around the city.