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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 5.63 (search)
n the 10th of September, he was recalled to Little Rock by General Holmes, in order to help organizndon the invasion of Missouri and return to Little Rock with his army. Hindman protested; and to ethe mouth of the river, and 117 miles below Little Rock. The fort was primarily intended for the p upon Helena he ordered Holmes to move from Little Rock for that place. He could hardly have done oncentrate his own force for the defense of Little Rock, the approaches to which on the north side with two divisions Map of the capture of Little Rock. of infantry, a brigade of cavalry, and 39 September he had come within eight miles of Little Rock. Price had present for duty 7749 men of avidson did in fact effect a crossing below Little Rock, about 10 o'clock, without much difficulty.llowed Marmaduke for a day, and returned to Little Rock on the 12th. General Price's total casualties in the series of operations around Little Rock amounted to 64 killed, wounded, and missing; Gene[16 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces in Arkansas, December 7th, 1862--September 14th, 1863. (search)
2. Marmaduke's division, Brig.-Gen. J. S. Marmaduke. Staff loss: k, 1. Greene's Brigade, Col. Colton Greene: 3d-Mo. Cav.,----; 8th Mo. Cav., ; Young's Battalion,----. Brigade loss : k, 5; w, 7 = 12. Shelby's Brigade, Col. Joseph O. Shelby (w): 5th Mo. Cav.,----; 6th Mo. Cav.,---; Jeans's Regiment,----; Mo. Battery (Bledsoe's),----. Brigade loss: k, 8; w, 45; m, 1=54. Total Confederate loss: killed, 173; wounded, 687; captured or missing, 776 = 1636. Effective strength, 7646. Little Rock expedition, August 1st-September 14th, 1863. The Union army.--Maj.-Gen. Frederick Steele. Escort: D, 3d Ill. Cav., Lieutenant James K. McLean; Kane County (Ill.) Cav., Lieutenant Eben C. Litherland. First (cavalry) division, Brig.-Gen. John W. Davidson. First Brigade, Col. Washington F. Geiger, Col. Lewis Merrill: 2d Mo., Maj. Garrison Harker; 7th Mo., Lieut.-Col. John L. Chandler; 8th Mo., Lieut.-Col. J. W. Lisenby, Col. Washington F. Geiger. Second Brigade, Col. John M. Glov
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 5.67 (search)
mberton, who commanded the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, had an active army of 23,000 effective infantry and artillery, and above 6000 cavalry, most of it irregular. There were also intrenched camps at Vicksburg and Port Hudson, each held by about six thousand men, protecting batteries of old smoothbore guns, which, it was hoped, would prevent the Federal war vessels from occupying the intermediate part of the Mississippi. Lieutenant-General Holmes was then encamped near Little Rock with an army of above fifty thousand men, as General Cooper, adjutant-general, reported to the President in my presence. There were no Federal forces in Arkansas at the time, except one or two garrisons. In all the time to which the preceding relates I had been out of service from the effects of two severe wounds received in the battle of Seven Pines [May 31st, 1862]. On the 12th of November, 1862, I reported myself fit for duty. The Secretary of War replied that I would be assigned