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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The first year of the War in Missouri. (search)
point a major-general to command all the forces which the State might put into the field, and Price was appointed to that position. Born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, in 1809, Price was now fifty-one years of age. He had been carefully educated in the schools of his native State and at Hampden-Sidney College, and had afterward attended the Law School of one of the most eminent jurists of Virginia, the venerable Chancellor Creed Taylor. He removed with his fathers family to Chariton County, Missouri, in 1831, and had resided there ever since. Elected to the Legislature in 1840, he was at once chosen Speaker of the House, an honor rarely conferred upon so young a man, and particularly upon one who had never before been a member of a deliberative assembly. But he was preeminently fitted for the position. Well born and well bred, courteous and dignified, well educated, and richly endowed with that highest of all mental faculties, common sense; tall, straight, handsome, and of
Doc. 98. fight at Big hurricane Creek, Mo. Mr. John McGee, an agent of the United States Government, gives the following details of this skirmish: Col. Morgan, whose regiment, the Eighteenth Missouri, is stationed at Laclede, in Linn County, Mo., having heard of the depredations of a gang of rebels near the joining lines of Carroll, Chariton, and Livingston Counties, started out on last Friday night about nine o'clock, with a force of two hundred and twenty men, composed of cavalry, infantry and artillery, with two six-pound cannon, in pursuit of them. He proceeded rapidly about twenty miles, in a southwest direction, which brought him to Big hurricane Creek, in Carroll County, where they learned they were in the neighborhood of the enemy. At this point they came upon an old man, whose name our informant does not recollect, who told them that a rebel force of five or six hundred men had crossed the creak, and were some distance along the road. Col. Morgan crossed the cre
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1862 (search)
's Indpt. Co. Cavalry. Union loss, 19 killed, 21 wounded. Total, 40. July 28-31: Scout in Pettis CountyMISSOURI--6th State Militia Cavalry (Co. "F"). July 29: Skirmish, BloomfieldWISCONSIN--1st Cavalry. July 29: Skirmish, Moore's MillsMISSOURI--9th State Militia Cavalry. July 29: Skirmish, Arrow RockMISSOURI--6th State Militia Cavalry (Co's "B," "D," "E"). July 29-Aug. 2: Operations in Saline CountyMISSOURI--6th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). July 30: Skirmish, Clark's Mills, Chariton CountyMISSOURI--1st State Militia Cavalry (2 Co's). Aug. 1: Skirmish, Grand RiverMISSOURI--1st (Battalion) and 5th State Militia Cavalry. Aug. 1: Skirmish, Whaley's MillsMISSOURI--2d State Militia Cavalry. Aug. --: Operations on Missouri RiverMISSOURI--1st State Militia Infantry (Detachment); Backoff's Battery Light Arty. (Section), and Gunboat "John Warner." Aug. 1: Skirmish, OzarkMISSOURI--14th State Militia Cavalry (Co's "D," "F," "G," "H"). Aug. 1: Skirmish, Carrollton(No Reports.) A
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1864 (search)
April 5-9: Exp. from New Madrid to Little River near Osceola, Ark.,, and skirmishes in Swamps of Little River and on Pemiscot Bayou, Ark.MISSOURI--1st Cavalry (Co's "G," "K," "M"); Batteries "B," "I" and "K" 2d Light Arty. April 11: Affair, Chariton CountyMISSOURI--9th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). April 18: Affair, HunnewellMISSOURI--Citizens. April 19-20: Skirmishes near CharlestonMISSOURI--State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). April 23: Skirmish, IndependenceMISSOURI--5th State Militn ShelbinaMISSOURI--Enrolled Militia and Citizens. July 26-31: Scout in Johnson CountyMISSOURI--7th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). July 27: Skirmish, Blackwater RiverMISSOURI--7th State Militia Cavalry (Co. "G"). July 27-30: Scout in Chariton CountyMISSOURI--35th Enrolled Militia (Detachment). July 28: Skirmish, Big CreekMISSOURI--7th State Militia Cavalry (Co. "C"). July 29-Aug. 2: Exp. from Warrensburg to Chapel HillMISSOURI--7th State Militia Cavalry (Co. "K"). July 30: Skirmish,
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1865 (search)
near LexingtonMISSOURI--43d Infantry (Detachment). May 5: Skirmish in the Perche HillsMISSOURI--9th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). May 8: Skirmish near ReadsvilleMISSOURI--Militia. May 8-10: Scout in Salem, LaFayette and Cooper CountiesMISSOURI--Militia. May 14: Skirmish on Little PineyMISSOURI--Militia. May 18-20: Scout from Lebanon to WarsawMISSOURI--16th Cavalry (Detachment). May 19-26: Scout from KingsvilleWISCONSIN--51st Infantry. May 20: Skirmish on Blackwater near LongwoodMISSOURI--Pettis Co. Enrolled Militia. May 22: Skirmish, Valley Mines(No Reports.) May 23: Skirmish near WaynesvilleMISSOURI--13th Cavalry (Detachment). May 23-26: Scout from Warrensburg to Coal Camp CreekMISSOURI--14th Cavalry. May 24: Skirmish near RocheportMISSOURI--Howard Co. Militia. May 26-27: Scout and skirmishes in Carroll and Ray CountiesMISSOURI--Militia. May 27: Skirmish, Chariton CountyMISSOURI--Keytesville Militia. May 27: Skirmish, Switzler's MillsMISSOURI--Roanoke Militia.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
cheport, Mo., June 1, 1863 (Cos. A and B ). Black Fork Hills July 4 (Detachment). Switzler's Mills July 12 (Detachment). Macon February 12, 1864. Chariton County April 11 (Detachment). Operations against Anderson's, Quantrell's, Todd's, Stevens' and other bands of guerrillas in North Missouri till April, 1865. Neagainst Shelby September 22-October 26, 1863. At California, Moniteau County, October, 1863. Placed on duty in Northern Missouri June, 1864. Scout in Chariton County July 27-30. Chariton Road near Keytesville and Union Church July 30. Affair near Brunswick September 6 (Detachment). Surrender of Keytesville Septemb Glasgow, Mo., January 10, 1865 (Co. F ). Operations about Bennett's Bayou and Tolbert's Mill February 16-18, 1865 (Co. H ). Skirmish Switzler's Mill, Chariton County, May 27, 1865. 47th Missouri Regiment Infantry. Organized at Pilot Knob, Mo., August 22 to September 11, 1864. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Militia organizations. (search)
ia.--Called into service in Calloway County June 18, 1864. Camden County Militia. Cape Girardeau County Militia. Carroll County Militia.--Duty in Carroll County. Scout and skirmishes in Carroll and Ray Counties, May 26-27, 1865. Chariton County Militia.--Duty in Chariton County. Clay County Militia.--At Liberty April, 1864. Clay County Enrolled Militia. Clinton County Enrolled Militia.--Called into service May 30, 1864. At Plattsburg, Mo. Cooper and Moniteau County MilChariton County. Clay County Militia.--At Liberty April, 1864. Clay County Enrolled Militia. Clinton County Enrolled Militia.--Called into service May 30, 1864. At Plattsburg, Mo. Cooper and Moniteau County Militia. Cooper County Militia. Dallas County Militia. de Kalb County Militia.--Called into service April 19, 1864. Howard County Militia. Jackson County Militia. Jasper County Militia. Johnson County Militia. Lafayette County Militia. Lawrence County Militia. Linn County Militia.--Called into service June, 1864. Descent on LaClede June 18-19. Livingston County Militia. Maries County Militia. Mississippi County Enrolled Militia. Mississippi County Militia
nor to appoint eight brigadier-generals to command the troops from the eight military districts into which the State was divided. It also authorized him to appoint a major-general, who should have command of all the troops of the State. This position was offered to General Price and accepted by him. Sterling Price was of an old Virginian family, was educated at Hampden-Sidney college, then studied law, and in 1831 moved with his father's family to Missouri and settled on a farm in Chariton county, which was ever after his home. In 1840 he was elected to the legislature, and was chosen speaker of the house. He owed this distinction, of course, rather to his general character and personal accomplishments than to his knowledge of parliamentary law and the business of legislation. But he filled the position acceptably. Four years afterward he was elected to Congress. But shortly after taking his seat war was declared against Mexico, and he resigned, returned to Missouri and rai
d county, Va., on the 14th of September, 1809. His early education was acquired in the schools of his native county, where he was prepared for Hampden-Sidney college. After completing the usual course in that institution he returned to his home and became a deputy in the clerk's office. At the age of 21 he emigrated to Missouri, when the city of St. Louis was little more than a depot for the Indian trade, and when the population of the State was very scattering. He made his home in Chariton county and soon after received an appointment as brigadiergen-eral in the State militia. From his earliest manhood, General Price was a Democrat and in 1836 was elected as such to the general assembly of Missouri. He was again elected a representative in 1840 and 1842 and at each session was chosen speaker of the house. In 1844 he was elected to Congress and served until the opening of the war with Mexico, when he raised a regiment and had an independent command in New Mexico and Chihuahua.
General Grant has been ordered to Jefferson City. The Confederates on the St. Francis river are said to be 20,000 strong. Glasgow, Mo., Aug. 21.--About fifteen hundred Secessionists have assembled in Salina county, and are organizing either to join General Price's army in the South or for local operations in the surrounding counties. In view of the latter purpose, the Union citizens at that place have sent to General Fremont for protection. Some thousand or more Secessionists of Chariton county crossed the Missouri river at Brunswick on Saturday, and marched Southward to join General Price's forces in the Southwest. They took a great number of horses and wagons with them. Jefferson City, Mo., August 21.--An extra train arrived here last night bringing the scouting party put off the train which was fired into yesterday. They report having killed two and wounded several of the Secessionists, and bring in five prisoners. Governor Gamble has appointed division insp
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