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Arkansas from Indiana, and found an abiding place in the mountainous county of Madison, on the Missouri border. He immediately introduced a resolution authorizing the State to seize the money of the United States in the hands of receivers, and use it for the purchase of arms to put the State on a war footing. But he subsequently went over to the Federals, and was appointed, in 1864, the first governor, practically, under the Lincoln administration, for the reconstruction of the State. John S. Phelps was first appointed provisional governor, but did not qualify or serve. This action of the convention was an occasion of intense feeling. Citizens seemed to understand the momentous nature of the proceedings. A mighty power had thrown down the gauntlet of war to a State, young in the years of its admission into the Union, only twenty-five, and feeble in population and resources. It owned but few slaves, and did not feel the jealousy of unlawful encroachments as keenly as its more
part of the time the battery was opposed by the battery of Capt. James Totten, who had been stationed at Little Rock at the time the arsenal there was taken possession of; and in the artillery duel which ensued, First Lieut. Omer R. Weaver was struck by a shell and instantly killed. Private William Carver was also killed, and two were wounded, one of whom, W. H. Byler, afterward died. General Lyon's body was sent by General McCulloch to Springfield, where it was taken in charge by Mrs. John S. Phelps. The wagons of the Federals were busy hauling and burying their dead. In the hospitals there were 1,000 Federal wounded and about half that number Confederate wounded. The hospitals at that place were in charge of Dr. W. A. Cantrell, surgeon of Churchill's regiment. The following is a list of the killed and wounded among the Arkansas troops in this battle: Churchill's regiment. Field and staff: Killed—James Harper, adjutant. Wounded—N. Terry Roberts, sergeant-majo
being murdered in their beds; and if found in these positions were shot down as bushwhackers. These reports must magnify the number slaughtered, as, if summed up, they show the destruction of twice the whole population of those counties. Lieutenant Phelps, of this expedition, moved across Judea (Judah) mountains to the vicinity of Bellefonte, and reported that his command alone killed 15 or 20, and wounded several more. Serviceable property captured by my regiment in this expedition has alladdles, bridles, bedquilts and coverlets of the children, and children's clothing. The natives had no ivory, palm oil, or ostrich feathers with which to render tribute to the doughty invaders. The hero of this expedition was son of the Col. John S. Phelps, whom Mr. Lincoln had just appointed governor of Arkansas, as if it were one of the territories of the Union. General Smith's defenses of the Trans-Mississippi department extended from the Indian Territory, through Arkansas, to the Mississ