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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McCulloch, Benjamin 1811- (search)
McCulloch, Benjamin 1811- Military officer; born in Rutherford county, Tenn., Nov. 11, 1811; emigrated to Texas before the war for its independence, and fought as a private at San Jacinto. He was a captain of rangers in the war against Mexico, serving well under both Taylor and Scott. He was a commissioner to adjust the difficulties with the Mormons in May, 1857. Joining the Confederate army, he was made a brigadier-general, and led a corps at the battle of Pea Ridge, where he was killed, March 7, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
ity. He sent (July 12, 1861) a regiment of Missouri volunteers, under Col. Franz Sigel (q. v.) to occupy and protect the Pacific Railway from St. Louis to the Gasconade River, preparatory to a movement southward to oppose an invasion by Gen. Benjamin McCulloch, a Texan ranger, who had crossed the Arkansas frontier with about 800 men, and was marching on Springfield. Lyon left St. Louis (June 13) with 2,000 men, on two steamboats, for Jefferson City, to drive Jackson and Price out of it. The Mforce, closely pursued by Major Sturgis, with a body of Kansas volunteers. Jackson was now satisfied that the whole of northern Missouri was lost to the cause of secession, and he endeavored to concentrate all the armed disloyal citizens, with McCulloch's men, in the southwestern part of the commonwealth. Assured by the aspect of affairs, and conciliatory and assuring proclamations from both General Lyon and Colonel Boernstein, the people became quieted, and the loyal State convention was cal
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
the invitation of Governor Jackson, to aid in expelling the enemy ......July 31, 1861 Governor Gamble, by proclamation, promises protection to all citizens in arms who return peaceably to their homes......Aug. 3, 1861 Governor Jackson, returning from Richmond, Va., to New Madrid, issues a Declaration of Independence of the State of Missouri ......Aug. 5, 1861 Nationals under General Lyon defeat Confederates under Gen. James Rains at Dug Springs, Aug. 2, and are defeated by Gen. Benjamin McCulloch at Wilson Creek; General Lyon was killed......Aug. 10, 1861 Missouri is placed under martial law by General Fremont, at the head of the Western Department, and Major McKinstry, U. S. A., is created provost-marshalgeneral......Aug. 30, 1861 By proclamation, Aug. 30, General Fremont manumits two slaves of Thomas L. Snead, a secessionist of St. Louis......Sept. 12, 1861 Nationals are defeated in battles at Blue Mills Landing, Sept. 17, Lexington, Sept. 20, and Papinsville....
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson's Creek, battle of. (search)
Wilson's Creek, battle of. After the battle at dug Springs (q. v.), General Lyon fell back to Springfield, Mo. McCulloch was impressed by the result of the battle with the opinion that Lyon's troops outnumbered the Confederates in that region. Price thought not, and favored an immediate advance upon them. McCulloch would not consent; but, receiving an order from General Polk, Aug. 4, 1861, to march against Lyon, he consented to join his forces with those of Price in attacking Lyon on codition of his (the Texan) having the chief command. Price, anxious to drive the Nationals out of Missouri, consented. McCulloch divided the Confederate forces into three columns, and at midnight, Aug. 7, their whole army, 20,000 strong, moved towards Springfield under McCulloch, Pearce, and Price. They encamped, on the 9th, near Wilson's Creek, 10 miles south of Springfield, wearied and half-famished, for they had received only half-rations for ten days, and had eaten nothing for twenty-fo