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ions and sufferings. We had no tents, no commissary or quartermaster's stores, few wagons, and those of an inferior kind — in truth, we were a small band of patriots vastly in need of every thing but pluck. As the enemy were making dispositions for our capture, and had full command of the railways, word was sent to General Price at Lexington to hurry along with his recruits, so as to form a junction with Jackson's small force, and, by common consent, both little wings met and joined in Cedar County, July third. Information was now received that Sigel had been despatched from St. Louis with over three thousand men by the south branch of the Pacific Railroad, and was actually in Carthage, not many miles distant in our front, while Lyon, Lane, and others were rapidly approaching on the flanks and rear! For a little army of not over three thousand badly equipped men, this was a sad situation, and all began to prepare for the worst; nevertheless, on the fifth of July, at two A. M.,
of thc army of the Potomac, marched to Port Conway, crossed the river to Port Royal on pontoons, and captured a rebel mail and took several prisoners.--New York Times. The rebel steamer Ellen was this day captured by a party of Union troops in a small bayou in the vicinity of the Courtableau, La.--(Doc. 171.) Seven men belonging to the Eighth regiment of Missouri cavalry who were captured on the nineteenth by a band of rebel guerrillas in Dallas County, having been carried to Cedar County, Mo., were stripped of their clothing and inhumanly shot. Immediately after this, the guerrillas proceeded to the house of Obadiah Smith, a Baptist minister in Cedar County, and on his attempting to escape they shot him.--St. Louis Democrat. The cargo of the steamer Wave (destroyed by the rebels to prevent her from falling into the hands of the Unionists) was this day captured in the vicinity of Bayou Cocodue, La., by an expeditionary force under the command of General Dwight.--(Doc.
rrative. St. Louis, July 10. Lieut. Tosk, of Col. Siegel's artillery, a veteran soldier, who has seen active service in the Hungarian war, and in the Crimea, arrived here with despatches for Col. Harding, at the arsenal. He was in the engagement at Carthage, and gives the following interesting account of the fight: Shortly after the arrival of Colonel Siegel at Springfield, on the 23d ult., hearing that the rebel troops, under Jackson, were making their way southwardly through Cedar County, he proceeded with his command, numbering something over a thousand men, and a small field battery, towards Mount Vernon, for the purpose of intercepting him. Arrived at that point, he learned that Gen. Price, in command of twelve hundred State troops, was encamped at Neosho, the county seat of Newton County, and situated in the southwest corner of the State. His object there was to prevent Jackson going south, or Price going north. He appears to have decided to move southwardly and cap
Missourians lost four killed and fifteen or twenty wounded. General Price, with a view to drawing his army from the base-line of the enemy, the Missouri River, ordered his troops to the southwestern portion of the state. The column from Lexington marched without transportation, without tents or blankets, and relied for subsistence on the country through which it passed, being in the meantime closely pursued by the enemy. The movement was successfully made, and a junction effected in Cedar County with the forces present with Governor Jackson. The total when assembled was about thirty-six hundred men. This, then, was the patriot army of Missouri. It was a heterogeneous mass representing every condition of Western life. There were the old and young, the rich and poor, the grave and gay, the planter and laborer, the farmer and clerk, the hunter and boatman, the merchant and woodsman. At least five hundred of these men were entirely unarmed. Many had only the common rifle an
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1863 (search)
achment). Oct. 15: Skirmish, Deep Water CreekKANSAS--11th Cavalry. Oct. 15: Skirmish, Cross TimbersIOWA--18th Infantry (1 Co.). ARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachment); 1st Battery Light Arty. (Detachment). Oct. 16: Skirmish, Island No. 10(No Reports.) Oct. 16: Skirmish, Deer CreekARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachment). Oct. 16: Skirmish, HumansvilleMISSOURI--6th and 8th State Militia Cavalry. Oct. 16: Skirmish, JohnstownMISSOURI--5th Prov'l Enrolled Militia (Detachment). Oct. 17: Skirmish, Cedar CountyMISSOURI--5th Prov'l Enrolled Militia. Oct. 18: Skirmish, Carthage(No Reports). Shelby's Raid. Oct. 19: Affair, Honey CreekMISSOURI--5th Prov'l Enrolled Militia. Oct. 21: Affair, Greenton Valley, near HopewellMISSOURI--1st State Militia Cavalry (Detachment Co. "B"). Oct. 22: Mutiny, BloomfieldMISSOURI--6th State Militia Cavalry (Co's "A," "D," "E," "K," "L"); Battery "E" 2d Light Arty. Oct. 23: Skirmish, Oregon CountyMISSOURI--3d State Militia Cavalry. Oct. 24: Skirmish, Harrisonvill
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
reek, Salem River, April 18-21, 1863. Operations against Quantrell in his raid into Kansas August 20-28, 1863. Big Creek, near Pleasant Hill, August 22. Near Hopewell August 25-26. Operations against Shelby September 22-October 26. Tipton and Syracuse October 10 (Cos. D and E ). Booneville October 10-11 (Cos. D and E ). Merrill's Crossing and Dug Ford, near Jonesborough, October 12 (Cos. D and E ). Marshall October 13 (Cos. D and E ). Johnston October 16. Cedar County October 17. About Honey Creek October 19 (Detachment). 5th Missouri Regiment St. Louis City Guard Infantry. Organized September 25, 1864, to protect the city of St. Louis during Price's invasion of Missouri. Relieved from active service October 31, 1864. 6th Missouri Battalion State Militia Infantry. ( Burris. ) Organized at Bethany, Mo., for six months October 14, 1861. Mustered out at Gallatin March, 1862. 6th Missouri Regiment Infantry. Organized at St. Louis
and they had given to the enemy his first lesson of the courage and adventure of the rebel militia of Missouri. After the singular affair of Booneville, Gov. Jackson, who had taken the field, commenced to retire his small force towards Warsaw; intending to effect a junction with Price, and to continue with him the line of march to the southwestern angle of the State. This was effected on the night of the 3d of July; the column from Lexington forming a junction with Jackson's forces in Cedar County. The plan of campaign was now to get as far as possible from the line of the Missouri River, which gave facilities for attack to the enemy, who could bring forward overwhelming numbers before Gen. Price could possibly organize his forces in this vicinity and throw them in fighting posture. The very night of the junction of the two columns, an order was issued for the report and organization of the entire force. Two thousand men reported to Brig.-Gen. Rains, six hundred to Brig.-Gen.
who was hung at Harper's Ferry for participation in the John Brown raid, 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
t deal of bombast here to-day. I call it bombast from "Alpha to Omega." (I don't understand the meaning of the words, though.) Sir, the question to refer is a great and magnificent question.--It is the all-absorbing question — like a sponge, sir — a large unmeasurable sponge, of globe shape, in a small tumbler of water — it sucks up everything. Sir, I stand here with the weapons I have designated, to defend the rights of St. Louis county, the rights of any other county — even the county of Cedar itself. [Laughter and applause.] Sir, the debate has assumed a latitudinosity. We have had a little black jack buncombe, a little two-bit buncombe, bombast buncombe, bung-hole buncombe, and the devil and his grandmother knows what other kind of buncombe. [Laughter.] Why, sir, just give some of 'em a little Southern soap and a little Northern water, and quicker than a hound pup can lick a skillet they will make enough buncombe-lather to wash the golden flock that roams abroad the azu
From Missouri. Louisville, July 16. --Missouri papers dated on the 13th inst., three days distant from the seat of war, place the belligerent force of three columns of ten thousand each, under Gov. Jackson, to be advancing towards Jefferson City. Those under Rains and Parsons, and under Price and McCulloch have driven the concentrated Federal forces into the neck of land between Warsaw and Oxeola. Capt. Burbage killed thirty and captured 150 Federalists in Cedar county. The Neosha prisoners, after subscribing to some kind of an oath, were released. [Second Dispatch.] St. Louis, July, 15 --Gen. Harris has determined, without the loss of a moment, to rendezvous in Calloway county as speedily as possible. Young men of spirit and gallantry are leaving in tens and hundreds to rendezvous in the Western part of the State. Gov. Jackson's followers are becoming bold and defiant. All the telegraph wires have been cut around Booneville.
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