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Col. John C. Moore, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.2, Missouri (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 10 2 Browse Search
Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 1 Browse Search
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asm, and his death was a great loss to the cause. Col. John T. Coffee and Col. Upton Hays were also recruiting in the same section of country. At the small town ofces of artillery, under the command of Maj. Emery Foster, and Colonels Cockrell, Hays and Coffee determined to attack it with their combined force and that of Coloneltroops to be sent to that immediate district to run the recruiting officers out. Hays and Thompson and Coffee and Cockrell and Shelby hastily gathered their men togetnant-colonel; and George Kirtley, major. The Jackson county regiment elected Upton Hays, colonel; Beal G. Jeans, lieutenant-colonel; and Charles Gilkey, major. The mation of Shelby's brigade, and while it was still encamped near Newtonia, Col. Upton Hays was killed in a skirmish with the outpost of a large body of Federals. He reputation, and had he lived would have made a brilliant one. The death of Colonel Hays made Lieut.-Col. Beal G. Jeans, colonel; Maj. Charles Gilkey, lieutenant-col
urther. On my arrival there, I made it known that I was duly commissioned by General Hindman to raise a regiment of cavalry,. . . and in four days raised the regiment, and started south from the river, about the 18th of August. . . . Joined Cols. Upton Hays and J. T. Coffee at Elkhorn creek, about the 9th of September. At said encampment we were met by General Hindman, who caused the three regiments to be thrown together, which constitute this brigade; the command of same being given to me. We were then ordered to Camp Kearny, 6 miles south of Newtonia. . . . Whilst at Camp Kearny we attacked the Federals at Newtonia, driving them some 10 miles, in which engagement we lost Colonel Hays. We then moved up to Newtonia. In a few days thereafter we attacked a part of Colonel Phillips' brigade, near Carthage, routing them. We likewise, after that, had two skirmishes with them at Mount Vernon, some 30 miles northeast of Newtonia, driving their pickets in, and on one occasion driving th
wis B. Caffe, of Laurel, Indiana, got caught in the lock of his opponent, whose rifle discharged and shot Caffe in the left breast, the ball passing through his body, breaking two of his right ribs, and entered the ground. Caffe expired almost instantly. From Missouri — a fight near Kansas city,&c. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 11. --This morning, at 10 o'clock, Col. Anthony, with 150 mounted men, was attacked on an open prairie, about ten miles from this place, by 600 rebels, under Upton Hays, and after a desperate struggle the rebels retreated, seeking shelter in the woods, from which they were again routed. Col. Anthony then fell back about six miles to await reinforcements, which will speedily be forwarded. It is said there are upwards of 1,000 armed rebels in this county. This is supposed to be the same band of rebels that captured a part of Col. Shielda's company of Fremont Hussars, near Little Santa Fe. St. Louis, Nov. 12.--Gen. Hunter has issued an or