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f this district, and especially the border counties, besetting their haunts and paths. Quantrell's whole force was about three hundred men, composed of selected bands from this part of Missouri. About two hundred and fifty were assembled on Blackwater, near the eastern border of this district, at least fifty miles from the Kansas line, on the seventeenth and eighteenth. I am informed by Major Ross, M. S. M., who has been scouting in the south-west part of Saline county, that the rendezvous , the point on Grand River where Quantrell's force had scattered. Lieutenant-Colonel Lazear, with the detachments of the First Missouri, from Warrensburgh and Pleasant Hill, numbering about two hundred men, after failing to find Quantrell on Blackwater on the twenty-second, encountered him at noon on the twenty-third, on Big Creek, broke up his force, and has since had five very successful engagements with different parties of his band. The pursuit of Quantrell, after our forces had caught
errill's regiment of horse, to march from Warrensburg on the same point, turning the enemy's right and rear, and forming junction with Colonel Davis. The main body of my command occupied a point four miles south, and ready to advance at a moment's notice, or to intercept the enemy's retreat south. Colonel Davis marched promptly and vigorously with the forces under his command, and at a late hour in the afternoon came upon the enemy encamped in the wooded bottom-land on the west side of Blackwater, opposite the mouth of Clear Creek. His pickets were immediately driven in across the stream, which was deep, miry, and impassable, except by a long, narrow bridge, which the enemy occupied in force, as is believed, under Colonel Magoffin. Colonel Davis brought forward his force, and directed that the bridge be carried by assault. The two companies of the Fourth regular cavalry being in advance, under the command respectively of Lieutenant Gordon and Lieutenant Amory, were designated
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
Union 9th and 13th Ind., 25th and 32d Ohio, 2d W. Va., Confed., 12th Ga., 25th, 31st and 52d Va., Lee's and Miller's Art. Losses: Union 20 killed, 107 wounded. Confed. 20 killed, 98 wounded. December 17, 1861: Rowlett's Station, also called Munfordsville or Woodsonville, Ky. Union, 32d Ind. Confed., Col. Terry's Texas Rangers. Losses: Union 10 killed, 22 wounded. Confed. 33 killed, 50 wounded. December 18, 1861: Milford, also called Shawnee Mound, or Blackwater, Mo. Union, 8th Ia., 7th Mo., First foothold on the Southern coast: Port Royal in November, 1861. Although the 12,600 troops under Brigadier-General Thomas W. Sherman took no part in the bombardment of the forts at Port Royal in November, 1861, their work was cut out for them when the abandoned works had to be occupied and rendered adequate for the defense of the Federal naval base here established upon the Southern coast. Particularly active in these operations was the brigade
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
rps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to August, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to August, 1865. Service. Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., September 22-October 15. Camp at Otterville till January 25, 1862. Expedition to Milford December 15-19, 1861. Action at Milford, Blackwater or Shawnee Mound December 18. Curtis' advance on Springfield January 25-February 14, 1862. Pursuit of Price to Cassville, Ark. Battle of Pea Ridge March 6-8. At Sulphur Rock till May. March to Batesville, Ark.; thence to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Action at Hill's Plantation, Cache River, July 7. Expedition to Coldwater, Miss., July 22-25 (Cos. B, E ). White Oak Bayou July 24 (Cos. B, E ). Austin, Tunica County, August 2. At Helena till October. Ordere
ton, Lafayette County, March 10 (Cos. B and D ). Expedition toward Osage and operations in Johnson, St. Clair and Henry Counties, March 18-30. Action at Louisville March 19. Monaghan Springs March 25. Musgrove Ferry March 28. On Blackwater, near Warrensburg, March 29 (Cos. A, F , G ). Near Clinton March 30 (Detachment). Scouts on Marias des Cygnes and Elk Fork Rivers April 4-14. Near Shiloh April 11 (Cos. D and K ). Scout to Montevallo April 13-14 (Cos. D and K ). On Osage, near Montevallo, April 14 (Cos. D and K ). Near Blackwater April 16 (Cos. D and K ). Butler, Bates County, May 15 (Co. D ). Butler, Bates County, May 26. Monaghan Springs May 27. Deep Water June 11. Guerrilla Campaign against Quantrell's, Porter's and Poindexter's forces July to September. Pleasant Hill July 8 (Co. K ). Expeditions in Cass County July 9 (Detachment). Lotspeach Farm July 9 (Cos. E, G, H and L ). Clinton July 9. Sears House and Bi
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
nson County June 28-29. Expedition toward Blackwater and Chapel Hill July 6-9. Expedition in Corough, October 12. Marshall, Arrow Rock, Blackwater, October 13. Syracuse October 14. Gree Near Longwood September 22 (Detachment). Blackwater September 23 (1st Battalion). Prince's Shbruary 22-24, 1864. Scout from Sedalia to Blackwater June 3-5 (Co. E ). Near Sedalia and Mars Expeditions in Cass County July 9-11; on Blackwater, near Columbus, July 23. Lone Jack August Dug Ford, near Jonesborough, October 12. Blackwater October 12. Marshall, Arrow Rock, BlackwaBlackwater, October 13. Jonesborough October 14. Warrensburg May 28, 1864. Near Dunksburg June 27- Expedition from Sedalia to Scott's Ford on Blackwater September 2-4. Scout in Lafayette County ember 15-19. Shawnee Mound or Milford, on Blackwater, December 18. Hudson December 21 (Detachmsboro September 12. Marshall, Arrow Rock, Blackwater, October 13. Operations against Shelby Se[1 more...]
Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Fuller's 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Service. Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., October 15-November 2, 1861. March to Sedalia, Mo., November 9-17. Duty there and at Syracuse till February, 1862. Expedition to Milford December 15-19, 1861. Blackwater, Mo., December 18. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., February 2, 1862, thence to Commerce, Mo. Siege operations against New Madrid, Mo., March 3-14. Picket affair March 12. Siege and capture of Island No.10, Mississippi River, and pursuit to Tiptonville March 15-April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburn Landing, Tenn., April 18-22. Action at Monterey April 29. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corin
amping ground, they came to a house where was a man very hospitably inclined, asking them to stop, put up their horses and feed them with corn, of which he had plenty. Representing that they had been pressed into the service, but were in heart with the rebels, their entertainer grew confidential, and told them something about himself — that he acted as a spy, carried despatches wrapped in a cigar, etc. The information thus obtained from him, contributed to the capture, by General Pope, at Blackwater, of thirteen hundred rebels, with all their equipments. They accompanied General Pope on his expedition to Warrensburg, where he captured Colonel Parke's rebel force; and then returned to Kansas, where they jayhawked for a month or two. Going again to Missouri, they learned that Quantrell's guerilla band was in the vicinity of Independence. With eleven comrades, they went there, captured the town, quartered themselves in the court house, and badly frightened the people, who thought, of
aited for the enemy to attempt to cross. Brown was pushing things and his advance cavalry regiment rode boldly into the stream. Then Hunter's men opened upon them a deadly fire, and in a few minutes the stream was full of floundering men and horses who could neither advance nor retreat, and a steady and effective fire was kept up upon them. How many were killed and wounded or drowned was never known, but the impetuosity of Brown's pursuit was suddenly checked, for at the cross. ing of Blackwater, the same day, his attack was confined to the use of artillery at long range. Before he reached Marshall the next day, Shelby learned that General Ewing was in his front with at least 4,000 men. The supreme struggle was at hand. Brown's force was thundering on his rear, and Ewing's force was not two miles away, ready to block his path or close on him if he stopped an hour to fight Brown. He destroyed the bridge across Salt Fork, and left Shanks with 300 men to dispute the passage and ho
captured and taken to Fort Leavenworth. Shortly afterward Quantrell captured a Federal lieutenant. He proposed to the Federal commander to exchange the lieutenant for his man. The commander refused. He then paroled the lieutenant and sent him to ask the commander to make the exchange. The commander still refused. The lieutenant reported back, and Quantrell released him unconditionally, but his man was shot. On the night of the 20th of March, 1862, Quantrell with sixty men camped on Blackwater, four miles from California. Early on the morning of the 21st he got a copy of the St. Louis Republican, which contained General Halleck's proclamation outlawing his band and all other bands of partisan rangers, and ordering Federal officers not to take them prisoners, but to kill them wherever and under whatever circumstances found. Quantrell said nothing of the proclamation until he had formed his men next morning. Then he read it to them, told them it meant the black flag, and gave
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