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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
he was himself encamped at Pools Prairie, between Sarcoxie and Neosho; Governor Jackson, with a brigade commanded by General Parsons, was at Lamar, much more to the northward, while another brigade, under General Rains, which had been left behind neools Prairie, had retired beyond Neosho. After occupying this town, Siegel determined to go and attack the troops under Parsons and Rains, who were at the northward. As soon as he had formed his column he took the line of march, imprudently leavint, followed at a distance by his supply-train. After crossing the stream called Dry Creek he met the combined forces of Parsons and Rains; who had taken their position upon the summit of an elevated piece of ground overlooking the Carthage and Lamath, Price was enabled to invest the place completely. The division of Rains took position eastward of the town, that of Parsons on the south and south-west, while Slack's division, supported by the brigades of McBride and Harris, penetrated into th