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ll force of the militia posted in a brick house, and that when the enemy came within range of their carbines, they delivered a volley into them, killing Livingston and three or four of his men, besides wounding several. The rebels, after the loss of their leader, retreated, and will not likely be so troublesome in that section very soon. It is the hardest blow the guerrillas of that section have received during the war. Major Tom Livingston, as he has generally been called, has operated in Newton, Jasper and Barton counties, Missouri, since early in the war. Our troops have had a great many contests with him, with varying results. Small detachments of Federal troops have found it difficult to pass through the section in which he operated, so thoroughly has he guarded all the passes and roads. And during the past two years he has killed and captured quite a number of our soldiers. But, as stated in another place, he has not been accused of murdering any of our soldiers that he has
s.--Springfield Journal (Mo.), Aug. 11. W. D. Porter, commanding a division of the Mississippi gunboat flotilla, with the gunboat Essex, attacked the rebel iron-clad Arkansas, at a point about four miles above Baton Rouge, La., and after a short engagement succeeded in destroying her.--(Doc. 91.) Charles A. Carroll, a rebel colonel commanding North-west Arkansas, at Fort Smith, issued general orders compelling all persons in the counties of Benton, Washington, Madison, Carroll, and Newton, between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five to attach themselves at once to the companies raised by him, and declaring that the oaths administered by the Federals were without legal authority, having no binding efficacy with any civilized people; and a citizen who would think of regarding such iniquitous oaths would be as infamous as those who administered them; and any such would be dealt with as they deserve, understanding at the same time, that the confederate officers everywhere would
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
nd Arkansas. See page 543, volume I. Colonel Sigel arrived at Springfield on the 23d of June, where he was informed that the Confederates, under Governor Jackson, were making their way from the Osage River in a southwesterly direction. He pushed on to Sarcoxie, a post-village in Jackson County, where he arrived toward the evening of the 28th, and learned that General Price, with about nine hundred troops, was encamped at Pool's Prairie, a few miles north of Neosho, the capital of Newton County, and that other State troops, under Jackson and Rains, were making their way in the same direction. It. was important to prevent their junction. Sigel resolved to march first on Price, and capture or disperse his force, and then, turning northward, attack the other troops, and so open a communication with General Lyon, who, he had been informed (but incorrectly), had been fighting with the Confederates on the banks of the Little Osage. Sigel's march from Sarcoxie had just commenced,
t 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 capture Price if possible, and afterwards attend to the recreant Governor. As he neared Neosho, on the 30th, the reports began to come in of the strength of Price, until his force was swelled to thirty-five hundred men, including Arkansas volunteers. The inhabitants expressed their welcome for Col. Siegel,
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1863 (search)
Union loss, 2 wounded. Jan. 27: Skirmish, BloomfieldMISSOURI--6th and 8th Enrolled Militia. Feb. 2-13: Scouts about Mingo SwampMISSOURI--12th State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 3: Skirmish, IndependenceMISSOURI--5th (Old) State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 3: Skirmish, Mingo SwampMISSOURI--12th State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 5: Skirmish, Bear Creek, Johnson CountyMISSOURI--40th Enrolled Militia. Feb. 8: Skirmish, IndependenceMISSOURI--5th State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 10: Skirmish, Sarcoxie Prairie, Newton CountyMISSOURI--8th State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 19: Skirmish, Spring RiverKANSAS--9th Cavalry (1 Co.). Feb. 19-22: Scouts in Barton and Jasper CountiesMISSOURI--8th State Militia Cavalry. March 1-2: Skirmishes, BloomfieldMISSOURI--2d State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). March 2: Skirmish, NeoshoKANSAS--3d Indian Home Guard. March 3: Raid on GranbyMISSOURI--8th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). Union loss, 4 killed. March 5-13: Operations in Newton and Jasper CountiesKANSAS--6th Cavalry (
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1864 (search)
1864 Jan. 14: Skirmish, Bolinger CountyMISSOURI--3d State Militia Cavalry. Jan. 23: Affair, Cowskin Bottom, Newton CountyMISSOURI--8th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). Jan. 23-27: Scout from Patterson to Cherokee Bay, Ark.MISSOURI--3d State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 1-March 1: Scout from RollaMISSOURI--State Militia (Detachment). Feb. 2: Skirmish, Halcom IslandMISSOURI--2d State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 5: Skirmish, Cape GirardeauMISSOURI--2d State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 5-17: Reconn. from Houston into Ark, and skirmishesMISSOURI--5th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 6-10: Scout in Sni HillsKANSAS--9th Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 12: Skirmish, MaconMISSOURI--9th State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 12: Affair near California HouseMISSOURI--8th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 15: Affair near CharlestonMISSOURI--2d State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 18: Affair near Headwaters PineyARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 19: Action, Indepen
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
ks, Jasper County, November 18 (Detachment). DeGreen's Farm, near Lawrenceville, Ark., November 19. Scout from Springfield to Howell, Wright and Oregon Counties November 28-December 18. Springfield, Mo., December 16. Scout from Forsyth to Batesville, Ark., December 26, 1863, to January 2, 1864. Operations in Northwest Arkansas January 16-February 15. Clear Creek and Tomahawk, Ark., January 22. Sylamore Creek and near Burrowsville, Ark., January 23. Cowskin Bottom, Newton County, January 23 (Detachment). Rolling Prairie, Ark., February 4. Near California House February 12 (Detachment). Scout from Lebanon into North Alabama and skirmishes March 17-April 1 (Co. G ). Scout from Springfield toward Fayetteville, Ark., April 28-May 7 (Cos. A, B, C and K ). Bee Creek May 2 (Co. I ). Spavinaw, Ark., May 13. Mill and Honey Creeks May 30-31. Diamond Grove and Neosho June 3. Scout from Forsyth through Ozark and Douglass Counties June 5-12 (Co.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Wisconsin Volunteers. (search)
Cane Hill November 28. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren, Ark., December 27-29. Dripping Springs December 28. Carthage, Mo., January 13, 1863. Moved to Forsythe, thence to Springfield, Mo. Duty there and at Drywood till June. Scouting in Southwest Counties of Missouri and Northwest Arkansas, and operating against Patty's, Livingston's and Quantrell's guerrillas, with numerous skirmishes in Barton, Jasper and Newton Counties. Action at Carrollton March 2. Yellville March 4. The Island March 30. Clapper's Saw Mill, near Crooked Creek, I. T., March 31 (Detachment). Jackson County April 2. Companies B, G, H, I and M march to Fort Blount, C. N., as escort to train, May 14-30. Near Fort Gibson May 20 and 25, and near Fort Blount May 30. Regiment moved to Fort Blount June 20-July 5. Action at Cabin Creek July 1-2 (Co. B ). Honey Springs July 17 and August 22. Perryville August 26
y every town, and the roads were patrolled daily and sometimes nightly. Anything in the shape of a horse that could travel was in demand. The trappings made less difference: If a saddle could not be had a blanket would do. If a bridle were lacking one could be made of rope and rawhide. Every man had a good Mississippi rifle and 140 rounds of ammunition. When the time came for starting, those who did not have a horse or a mule joined the column on foot. Not until the command got into Newton county was it really in the country of the enemy. By that time the dismounted men had got horses. Shelby's plan was to attack the enemy's troops wherever he met them. If he could not whip them, the pause that followed the attack gave him time to get away. Thus marching and fighting he made his way to Lafayette county—his home county—and there commenced the active work of raising a regiment. Accompanying him was Col. Vard Cockrell, who turned aside when near the Missouri river and went in
s, and were required to scout all the country in his front, from Cassville west to Scott's mill, 18 miles west, which required on an average from 700 to 1,000 men daily. We were joined, about the 27th of September, by Colonel Cooper, who assumed command. On the 30th we fought General Salomon at Newtonia, defeating him badly. The battle of Newtonia, so briefly alluded to by Colonel Shelby, was a decided Confederate victory. Newtonia is about 30 miles from the Arkansas border, in Newton county, Mo. Gen. Frederick Salomon was commander of the Federal forces, estimated at 6,000 men, with 18 pieces of artillery. Col. D. H. Cooper commanded the Confederates, composed of Missouri and Texas regiments, and Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians. The Confederates were desirous of holding the Granby lead mines, in the vicinity, and hearing that a body of Kansas and Pin Indians had marched to that place, moved forward to meet them, and occupied a position at Newtonia. The Federals appe