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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 77 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 5 1 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces in Arkansas, December 7th, 1862--September 14th, 1863. (search)
, Col. L. C. Gause; 36th Ark., Col. J. E. Glenn; 39th Ark., Col. R. A. Hart (w); Ark. Battery, Capt. John G. Marshall. Brigade loss: k, 46; w, 168; m, 133 = 347. Parsons's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. M. Monroe Parsons: 7th Mo., Col. L. M. Lewis; 8th Mo., Col. S. P. Burns; 9th Mo., Col. J, D. White; 10th Mo., Col. A. C. Pickett; 1st BattalBrig.-Gen. M. Monroe Parsons: 7th Mo., Col. L. M. Lewis; 8th Mo., Col. S. P. Burns; 9th Mo., Col. J, D. White; 10th Mo., Col. A. C. Pickett; 1st Battalion Sharp-shooters, Maj. L. A. Pindall; Mo. Battery, Capt. C. B. Tilden. Brigade loss: k, 62; w, 304; m, 365 = 731. Fagan's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. J. F. Fagan: 6th Ark., Col. A. T. Hawthorn; 34th Ark., Col. W. H. Brooks; 35th Ark., Col. J. P. King; 37th Ark., Col. S. S. Bell (c), Maj. T. H. Blacknall; Denson's Cav. (3 co's), Capt. W. Unattached Artillery: Mo. Battery, Capt. S. T. Ruffner; Mo. Battery, Capt. R. A. Collins. Price's division, Brig.-Gen. D. M. Frost. [Consisted of Fagan's, Parsons's, McRae's, and Clark's brigades; Tappan's brigade unattached. The composition of these brigades is not given in detail.] Strength of Confederate forces: Gene
des; Standart's battery on the extreme right, Parsons' near the centre. Early in the morning I regarded the battery under the command of Lieutenant Parsons, assisted by Lieutenants Cushing and Hunofficers justify my confidence. My orders to Parsons were simple: Fight where you can do the most his battery was blown up during the day. Lieutenant Parsons, commanding Batteries H and M, Fourth arllow took his place commanding the ford; Lieutenant Parsons was ordered to a position on General Routep remained in reserve. I then ordered Lieutenant Parsons, with Batteries H and M, Fourth artiller perhaps a hundred yards to the right of Lieutenant Parsons. During the afternoon Colonel Beatty cheady opened with his battery. I ordered Lieutenant Parsons to move a little forward with his guns; utenant Osburn was in position (between Lieutenants Parsons and Estep) I rode to Lieutenant Stevensness and bravery throughout the battle. Lieutenant Parsons, commanding Batteries H and M, Fourth ar[5 more...]
ant Fagan and his command, I ordered Brigadier-General Parsons, the only General officer present, tthe fort on Graveyard Hill, where I found General Parsons, with only three hundred or four hundred the other of Missourians, under Brigadier-General M. Monroe Parsons, consisting of four regiments oions accordingly, and moved at midnight, with Parsons' brigade in front. As my route lay for theivision the evening before) directed that General Parsons, moving in front, should halt the head ofhat effect, would be advancing before he (General Parsons) could receive my order. Both brigades the assistance of General Fagan, whilst his (Parsons') brigade, being the stronger of the two, woun order similar to the one already sent. General Parsons' reply having been meanwhile received, anof them. The admirable conduct of Brigadier-General Parsons, not only upon the field, but upon tave the honor to be, Very respectfully, M. M. Parsons, Brigadier-General, commanding. Official: [12 more...]
captured in arms, and a few the property of disloyal citizens of Louisiana. I consider it an unfortunate circumstance that any armed negroes were captured, but in the cavalry expedition which broke up the plantations below Lake Providence, Colonel Parsons, commanding two cavalry regiments, from the district of Arkansas, acting under my orders, encountered a force of one hundred and thirteen negroes and their three white officers, in a fortified position, and when the officers proposed to surrender, upon condition of being treated as prisoners of war, and the armed negroes unconditionally, Colonel Parsons accepted the terms. The position, upon a high mound, the side of which had been scarped and otherwise strengthened, was of great strength, and would have cost many lives and much precious time to have captured by assault. Under these circumstances, Brigadier-General Tappan, who came up before the capitulation was consummated, approved the convention. This was on the thirtieth