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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 2 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 2 0 Browse Search
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had been called for in the eastern counties to act with him. Some greater delay took place before the troops under the command of Colonel Burleson took the route for the Cherokee district than was anticipated by him, which it is scarcely necessary to mention, as no embarrassment was occasioned by it in the subsequent operations. He was not able, however, to cross the Neches until about the 14th of July; about which time the regiment of Landrum arrived from the counties of Harrison, Shelby, Sabine, and San Augustine. The regiment from Nacogdoches, which was under the command of General Rusk, had arrived some days before and taken a position near the camp of the Cherokees. The promptitude with which these movements were executed at that season of the year (early in July), and the spirit manifested on all occasions by the troops, claim the greatest praise. On the arrival of the regiments of Burleson and Landrum, the whole force was placed under the orders of Brigadier-General Douglas
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
s were too far distant to trouble those States. But the guerillas were not long in availing themselves of the situation, and by the end of July partisan warfare revived in these unfortunate districts, which it had already so cruelly distressed. Quantrell, who is about to acquire a bloody reputation throughout all America, organizes small bands under the Confederate flag to devastate the State of Missouri. On the 30th of July some of his partisans appear in arms far north, in the county of Sabine, on the right bank of the Missouri, and give fight to the local militia. A short time after, on August 30th, the Southern colonel Coffee, with one of these bands, wandering about in search of the Federal trains on the frontiers of Missouri, Arkansas, and the Indian Territory, attacks the post of Pineville in the south-western part of Missouri, and is repulsed with loss by the Sixth Missouri cavalry. Meanwhile, Quantrell has collected his forces on the frontier of Kansas, the young State wh