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made his escape. Colonel Totten, with a large force of infantry and artillery, went in pursuit of Jackson, but on receipt of exaggerated reports of the latter's strength, abandoned the movement. Jackson rested at Warsaw a few days, and proceeded to Montevallo, where he expected to meet General Price from Lexington. Price, still suffering from the effects of his sickness, formed a junction with Jackson, July 3d, in Cedar county, where his men were organized under Brigadier-Generals Rains, Slack and Clark, making up a total force of 3,600, of whom 600 were wholly unarmed. Here General Price learned that Lyon, with an equal number of well-armed troops, had started in pursuit of his army, and that 3,000 more under Sigel had been sent by rail to Rolla to intercept him. On the 5th of July, the Missourians found themselves confronted by Sigel, six miles from Carthage, and a battle ensued in which Sigel was defeated and compelled to retreat to Sarcoxie. Gen. Ben McCulloch, arriving at
ice had galloped up the hill to take command of Cawthorn's men, who were holding their ground as well as they could, when Slack came up with Hughes' regiment and Thornton's battalion, and formed on the left of Cawthorn. Meanwhile, Reid's Arkansas bg his men on the Fayetteville road, south of Wilson's creek ford, Churchill led them gallantly up the hill on the left of Slack and in the very center of Lyon's attack. With this reinforcement to the Missourians, Guibor's guns run up in line with tnel Allen of Saline, was killed while receiving an order. Weightman and Cawthorn and his adjutant were mortally wounded; Slack was fearfully lacerated by a musket ball, and Clark shot in the leg. Col. Ben Brown was killed. Churchill had two horsen our right and rear. From these points batteries opened upon us. My command was soon ready. The Missourians, under Generals Slack, Clark, McBride, Parsons and Rains, were nearest the position taken by General Lyon with his main force. They were i
the forces under Generals Harris, Steele, Parsons, Rains, McBride, Slack, Congreve, Jackson and Atchison, and on September 20, 1861, after 5ion which played upon the enemy's lines, the commands of Little and Slack charged the position and held it. A general advance was still defertion had fallen during the early part of the day on the brigades of Slack and Little, and they were everywhere victorious, though Slack fell Slack fell mortally wounded. Toward evening the enemy were found in great force, supported by artillery, and the whole line was advanced. Forward! forhe hillside to the right of the road, the Second brigade, under General Slack, following. Gates' cavalry next defiled by the left up the facoccupied by Colonel Burbridge (the Second) and by the men under General Slack. Major Lindsay, of the Sixth division, arriving on the ground w names of McCulloch and McIntosh will be remembered and loved. General Slack, after maintaining a long-continued and successful attack, was