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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 42 2 Browse Search
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in action. Major Frank S. Bond, Senior A. D. C.; Captain J. P. Drouillard, A. D. C.; Captain R. S. Thoms, A. D. C., deserve very honorable mention. for the faithful and efficient discharge of their appropriate duties always, and especially during the battle. Colonel James Barnett, Chief of Artillery; Lieutenant-Colonel S. Simmons, Chief Commissary; Lieutenant-Colonel H. C. Hodges, Chief Quartermaster; Dr. G. Perin, Medical Director; Captain Horace Porter, Chief of Ordnance; Captain William E. Merrill, Chief Topographical Engineer; Brigadier-General J. St. Clair Morton, were all in the battle and discharged their duties with ability and to my entire satisfaction. Colonel William J. Palmer, Fifteenth Pennsylvania cavalry, and his command, have rendered very valuable services in keeping open communications and watching the movements of the enemy, which deserve my warmest thanks. Lieutenant-Colonel W. M. Ward, with the Tenth Ohio, Provost and Headquarter Guard, rendered effic
masters' stores: eighty-nine tents, eighty-nine flies, three thousand five hundred sacks corn and corn-meal. The total number of prisoners taken, as will be seen by the accompanying report of the Provost-Marshal General, Major Wiles, is fifty-nine commissioned officers, and one thousand five hundred and seventy-five non-commissioned officers and privates. Before closing this report, I call the attention of the General-in-Chief and the War Department to the merits and ability of Captain W. E. Merrill, the engineer, whose successful collection and embodiment of topographical information, rapidly printed by Captain Morgadanti's quick process, and distributed to corps and division commanders, has already contributed very greatly to the ease and success of our movements over a country of difficult and hitherto unknown topography. I sincerely trust the War Depart ment will show its appreciation of the merits and services of this promising young officer, who fortified the frontiers of
position behind Ashley's Bayou. Dismounting Merrill's horse, and deploying them in the woods, then was for General Davidson, with Glover's and Merrill's brigades, Hadley's battery, and Stange's an bridge, and, crossing behind the brigades of Merrill and Glover, take position n their rear as a rley's battery was brought up from the rear of Merrill's brigade to the front, and the whole column re in the panic. Giving a hasty order to Colonel Merrill to form a line of battle upon the bar witely placed by General Davidson at the head of Merrill's brigade, took position on the sand-bar near musketry and the wild shouts of Glover's and Merrill's brigades, as they pushed the enemy from ones the road, and into a corn-field directly in Merrill's front. Coming to the river-bank at this pollant sabre-charge, cleared the corn-field in Merrill's front, and then, dismounting, deployed as ss organized and sent out under command of Colonel Merrill, on the following morning, however. It h[3 more...]
hausted to pursue the enemy's retreating columns far on the evening of the tenth. Next morning Merrill's and Clayton's brigades renewed the chase, and followed them twenty miles, taking a number of also, Hadley's and Stange's and Lovejoy's batteries, and those of the Fifth and Eleventh Ohio. Merrill's and Glover's brigades were massed behind the crossing at eight A. M. of the tenth, and the laies, strongly posted. A sharp fight of two hours duration, of Glover's brigade on one road and Merrill's on another, leading into the main one, during which the Second brigade lost two mountain howihe river, the enemy being pushed too closely to destroy the bridges. A column, consisting of Merrill's Horse, the Seventh and Eighth Missouri cavalry, the Tenth and Thirteenth Illinois cavalry, and the First In. diana cavalry, with Clarkson's and Stange's batteries, the whole under Colonels Merrill and Clayton, was organized to pursue vigorously the next morning. My losses do not exceed sev
Doc. 195.-fight at Merrill's crossing, Mo. Official report of General Brown. Headquarters in the field, Marshall, Mo., October 13, 1863. General: I have the honor to report that, after following the enemy through Cole Camp, Syracuse, and Boonville, skirmishing with his rear all the distance, he was forced to make a stand at Merrill's Crossing of Salt Fork, a point eight miles south-west of Arrow Rock, and about the same distance from Marshall, and commenced a skirmishing fight at that fifty-three dead have been found in the brush, and seventy wounded, who have been left at the hospitals here and at the houses on the road in the vicinity. They lost a considerable number in the different attacks we made on the march. At Merrill's we found sixteen dead in the morning after the skirmish. At Lamine Crossing they lost nine killed. We have taken a number of prisoners, and they are coming in hourly. A portion of their train was captured. I think they are effectually broke