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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
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due to the dignity of the Government; not even to give an official title to the officer in command of the rebels. Besides, my tug was in the inlet, and at least I could carry on the engagement with my two rifled six-pounders, well supplied with Sawyer's shell. Upon taking possession of Fort Hatteras, I found that it mounted ten guns, with four yet unmounted and one large ten-inch columbiad, all ready for mounting. I append the official muster roll of Col. Martin, furnished by him, of the od, involving deltoid muscle, left shoulder. Quite serious, although the joint is not believed to be implicated. 4. W. G. Andrews, Hamilton Guards; lacerated wound, implicating tarsus and metatarsus, left foot, oozing of blood. Serious. 5. Matthias Sawyer, aged 23, a native of North Carolina, North Carolina defenders; contused wound of upper part of left breast and neck; expectorating blood. Not much constitutional disturbance. 6. Logan Metts, aged 18, native of North Carolina, Lenoir brave
reenfield. The forces at Springfield were kept in a state of constant alarm for several nights, in apprehension of an attack from the Jayhawkers. The baggage train was rushed to the public square and placed under a strong guard, while the troops went out to Owens' farm--one mile and a half from Springfield — and formed in line of battle, resting on their arms over night. One informant states that John Price started northward with five hundred men, but was driven back, having encountered a Sawyer. A report was put in circulation for the public use, that Fremont was retreating to Jefferson City. But despatches were received by the secession authorities, Wednesday evening, that Price was to cross the Osage, at Papinsville, the previous day, Tuesday. It was given out that the reason for this retrograde movement was to get a supply of provisions. It was observed that several prominent secessionists about Springfield were busily engaged in packing up for a start. Captain Galloway, co