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Doc. 94. the fight at Fredericktown, Mo. A correspondent gives the following account of this fight: Pilot Knob, October 18. Yesterday about ten o'clock A. M. the news came into Pilot Knob of a severe but short engagement having taken place near Fredericktown, between our forces and those commanded by Jeff. Thompson and Col. Lowe. It seems that Capt. Hawkins, commanding the Independered on Tuesday to proceed with a detachment of forty men to reconnoitre in the vicinity of Fredericktown. Having proceeded to within five and a half miles of town, his advance guard was suddenly aned account of the skirmish: Ironton, Mo., Oct. 19. Further and later accounts from Fredericktown give some new and interesting particulars of the recent brilliant skirmish with the rebels nut twelve miles on Wednesday night, the reports came in that the rebel force was encamped at Fredericktown, under Col. Lowe, twelve hundred strong. Word was sent back to Headquarters, when Col. Alex
Doc. 100. the battle of Fredericktown, Mo. Official report of Colonel Plummer. Headquartebout fifteen hundred men, and marched upon Fredericktown via Jackson and Dallas, where I arrived at by superior numbers; and in the action of Fredericktown they have given proof of courage and deterollowing report of my recent expedition to Fredericktown: I received the order on the 17th instarning that Thompson and his forces were at Fredericktown instead of Farmington, I took the road frodays rations for my command, I returned to Fredericktown the next day, and on the morning of the 24ied by our troops before my departure from Fredericktown, and many other bodies had been found. regiment marched twelve miles from camp to Fredericktown, where a halt was ordered. After resting nd received an order to halt and return to Fredericktown, which I did. During the engagement andlowing details of the engagement:-- Fredericktown, Mo., Oct. 22, 1861. We have met the enemy[6 more...]
y miles of that city, swarming with Lincoln troops, would have been rashness in a leader less sagacious and vigilant than General Thompson, or with soldiers less hardy and daring than the Swamp Fox Brigade of southwest Missouri. The fight at Fredericktown justifies the high reputation of that gallant officer and his command. While deploring the loss of the brave officers and men who fell in that campaign, I console myself with the reflection that as long as Missourians can be found who, half console myself with the reflection that as long as Missourians can be found who, half clad and poorly armed, successfully encounter, as at Fredericktown, an army which even the accounts of the enemy admit to have been four times as large as ours engaged in that battle, the expulsion of the foe from our entire State is merely a question of time and of our means fully to arm and equip our loyal citizens. I remain, colonel, very respectfully, Thomas Reynolds, Lieutenant-Governor of Missouri.
s of the world? But it is useless now to argue the interest or policy of the State; our enemies have chosen to submit them both to the arbitrament of the sword, and by the sword they must be settled. There is no reason why we should shrink from the contest. The Missouri State Guard, almost single-handed, have fought the armies of all the Western States for more than six months with unparalleled success. Their victories at Cole Camp, at Carthage, at Oak Hills, Fort Scott, Lexington, Fredericktown, and Belmont, cannot fail to inspire the country with renewed zeal, energy, and courage. These noble and heroic deeds have passed into history, and will form the brightest page of the crisis through which our country is passing. My brave soldiers, now in the field, the six months for which you were called is now expiring, and many may desire to return to their homes. It is natural you should desire to do so; but let me beg you not now to turn back from the work you have so nobly beg