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command. Missouri. its politics. Blair and Lyon. Jackson and Price. camp Jackson. War. batt side, were General Frank P. Blair and General Nathaniel Lyon. They were both Republicans, with fixmuskets from the United States Arsenal, so that Lyon was able suddenly, on the 10th of May, with theart of the Southern cause. On the 15th of June Lyon began operations by occupying Jefferson City, tk or Oak Hills, near Springfield, Missouri. Lyon had followed the Missourians to this remote qua days of fruitless skirmishing and vacillation, Lyon's haughty and impatient spirit cast off the courom the field, with the loss of his artillery. Lyon, who commanded in the front attack, had for a ld. But now ensued a desperate conflict between Lyon's front line and the Missouri troops. It was aefeat of Sigel to join in the struggle. All of Lyon's troops were now engaged in the doubtful contest. In the crisis of the fight, Lyon, while leading a charge, was shot through the heart. The tide[1 more...]
burne. Fifth Arkansas Regiment, Colonel D. C. Cross. Seventh Mississippi Regiment, Colonel J. J. Tornton. Third Brigade.-Colonel R. G. Shaver, commanding. Seventh Arkansas Regiment, Colonel Shaver. Eighth Arkansas Regiment, Colonel W. R. Patterson. Twenty-fourth Tennessee Regiment, Colonel R. D. Allison. Ninth Arkansas Regiment, Colonel J. J. Mason. Second division. Brigadier-General Buckner, commanding. Cavalry. Kentucky Regiment, Colonel B. H. Helm. Tennessee Regiment, Major Cox. Artillery. Lyon's and Porters batteries. Infantry. First Brigade.-Colonel Hanson, commanding. Hanson's, Thompson's, Trabue's, Hunt's, and Lewis's Kentucky Regiments. Second Brigade.-Colonel Baldwin, commanding. Fourteenth Mississippi Regiment, Colonel Baldwin. Twenty-sixth Tennessee Regiment, Colonel Lillard. Third Brigade.-Colonel J. C. Brown, commanding. Third Tennessee Regiment, Colonel Brown. Twenty-third Tennessee Regiment, Colonel Martin. Eighteenth Tennessee Regiment, Colonel Palmer. reserve. Te
next commands in order were the Fifty-first Virginia, Lieutenant-Colonel Massie; Third Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Wells; first division of Green's battery, Captain Green; four pieces of light artillery, Captain Guy; Eighth Kentucky, Lieutenant-Colonel Lyon; Seventh Texas, Colonel Gregg; Fifty-sixth Virginia, Captain Daviess; First Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton; second division of Green's battery, Lieutenant Perkins; Twenty-sixth Mississippi, Colonel Reynolds. Besides the Forty-d their flank, and forced their horses through the thick undergrowth. Simonton pushed in between McCausland and Wharton, arrayed in the following order from right to left: the Third Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Webb; Eighth Kentucky, Lieutenant-Colonel Lyon; Seventh Texas, Colonel Gregg; and First Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton. To the left of Wharton, Drake put into action his brigade — the Fourth Mississippi, Major Adair; Fifteenth Arkansas, Colonel Gee; two companies of the Tw
lly retreated with thirty thousand, despite all the traps and snares laid for him by an army of eighty thousand. His generalship drew forth praise from some of the best soldiers in Europe. When the rebellion was crushed, Sigel emigrated to America, and settled in St. Louis, marrying the daughter of a gentleman in whose academy he taught. When the present war broke out, he received command of the Second Missouri Volunteers, and was soon appointed Brigadier. He served with distinction under Lyon, Fremont, and Curtis. He was removed from Missouri, and appointed to command the Twelfth Army Corps under Pope, in Virginia, and has greatly distinguished himself. Although much sneered at by those in the Federal Army, and subjected on all occasions to many slights and annoyances, Sigel is a much better General than many who have been his superiors in command, and could do more with a division than half-a-dozen such men as General Pope. Sturges, Grant, Buell, Rosecrans, and others, who hav
was opposed to this, and unknown to the majority of us, Captain Lyon led them in great numbers around our camps, and forced uses searched, etc., it was soon perceived that Lincoln and Lyon were determined to suppress, by force, any Southern feelingnot be manacled without a struggle, and fully informed that Lyon meditated seizing the capital at Jefferson City, Governor Jumber; for I was tired of witnessing the tyrannical acts of Lyon, and his friends the Dutch Abolitionists. On arriving at Jer, I felt discouraged, as you may suppose; for I knew that Lyon, at St. Louis, had thousands of men, well armed, well drillhad not been at Boonville long, ere it was ascertained that Lyon and Blair contemplated a movement upon that place, in orderd them to take the field. It was soon ascertained that Lyon was approaching up the Missouri with several thousand men ally in Carthage, not many miles distant in our front, while Lyon, Lane, and others were rapidly approaching on the flanks an
but prove victorious death of the Federal General Lyon, and promotion of General Fremont Misundeace many days when information was brought that Lyon and Sturgis had suddenly ceased their pursuit, scomfiture of Sigel at Carthage. After a halt, Lyon, Sigel, and others formed a junction at Springfes south of Springfield, where it was reported Lyon and Sigel were encamped on hills beside the roaughtless of danger — in fact, never dreaming of Lyon being in the vicinity at all-threw out no pickesant discharges and their accurate aim, stopped Lyon's advance, and equalized the fight in the centrhe battle progressed in our favor on the right, Lyon was pushing Price with great vigor in the centr artillery; perceiving which, it was obvious to Lyon that nothing short of desperate courage could ts which had fallen to our lot. The body of poor Lyon was found among the dead, and was decently cofftuosity and valor of our men, as both Sigel and Lyon crept upon us during night, and took up command[3 more...]
know is that drums are beating for something, and they turn out with alacrity to ascertain what that something is. But this is not in form, and though commanders look upon the matter lightly, it may be the occasion of much mischief. Take a case in point: At the battle of Oak Hill, in Missouri, the camps and commands of Price and McCulloch were some distance apart, and the Missourians, it is said, were so much accustomed to beating drums at all times, that when they were suddenly attacked by Lyon, McCulloch took no notice of the call, until Sigel opened fire upon his pickets, when he ascertained that for once the Missouri drummers meant something by their thumpings. I do not say that such a thing would happen with us, for as volunteers we are the best drilled in essentials of any troops in the world, and are ever on the alert, more frequently moving in search of the enemy than being sought. But although uniforms, fine bands, pipeclay, and all the rest are desirable things enough, we
ton, Joseph E., 340 Jonahs, 90-94 Jones, Edward F., 36 Kearney, Philip, 254-57 Kelly's Ford, Va., 315 Kenesaw Mountain, 400,404 Kingston, Ga., 400 Lee, Robert E., 198, 291-92,331, 362,367 Letterman, Jonathan, 303,305 Lewis' milk, 125 Lice, 80-82 Lincoln, Abraham, 15-16,18-20, 22, 34, 42, 44-45, 60, 71, 157, 162, 198,250,253,315 Longstreet, James, 296,403 Logan, John, 262-63 Long Island, Mass., 44-45 Lowell, Mass., 44 Ludington, Marshall I., 371-76 Lyon, Nathaniel, 118-19 Lynchburg, Va., 350 Lynnfield, Mass., 44 McClellan, George B., 51, 71, 157, 176, 198,251-54, 257,259,277, 298,303-4, 355-56,378 McDowell, Irvin, 71,250-52 Magoffin, Beriah, 280 Marietta, Ga., 404 Meade, George G., 72, 262, 304, 313, 340,344,349,359,367,371-75 Meade Station, Va., 351 Medical examination, 41-42 Merrimac, 271 Mine Run campaign, 134, 308, 347 Monitor, 270 Morgan, C. H., 267 Mosby, John S., 370 Mules, 279-97 Myer, Albert J., 39
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., McDowell's advance to Bull Run. (search)
of armed neutrality. That made Kentucky a field of early hostilities and helped to anchor her to the Union. Missouri was rescued from secession through the energy of General F. P. Blair and her other Union men, and by the indomitable will of Captain Lyon of the regular army, whose great work was accomplished under many disadvantages. In illustration of the difficulty with which the new condition of affairs penetrated the case-hardened bureauism of long peace, it may be mentioned that the vene army, when a crisis was at hand in Missouri, came from a consultation with the President and Secretary Cameron, and with a sorry expression of countenance and an ominous shake of the head exclaimed, It's bad, very bad; we're giving that young man Lyon a great deal too much power in Missouri. Early in the contest another young Union officer came to the front. Major Irvin McDowell was appointed brigadier-general May 14th. He was forty-three years of age, of unexceptionable habits and great p
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The first year of the War in Missouri. (search)
Missouri was taken into the camp. Blair and Lyon, to whom every detail of the Governor's scheme n Saturday, the 11th, the camp was to break up. Lyon had no time to lose. On Thursday he attired hie about to march, Colonel John S. Bowen came to Lyon with a protest from Frost. Lyon refused to recri, and on the 31st of May he was superseded by Lyon. As soon as this was made known to the Governo Confederate Legislature of Missouri. Blair and Lyon would quickly attack them. Some well-meaning gther to defeat him or to hold him in check till Lyon could arrive and destroy him. Halting his columarmies in readiness for active operations. For Lyon this was a simple undertaking; for Price it wasd then we would have gone into winter quarters; Lyon would have had his own way in Missouri, and the but he consented to go with Price in search of Lyon, who was at Springfield and not hard to find. d bloodiest battles of the war now took place. Lyon's main attack was met by Price with about 3200 [26 more...]
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