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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 118 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 106 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 92 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 79 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 59 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 52 0 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 50 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 48 2 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 39 1 Browse Search
Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 38 4 Browse Search
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se of the fall of Vicksburg, secure a great future advantage to the Confederacy, by the attack on and seizure of Helena, while all the available forces of the enemy are being pushed to Grant's aid. This letter forwarded to Gen. Kirby Smith, at Shreveport, was sent on by him, with the indorsement, To Lieutenant-General Holmes, to act as circumstances may justify. To which General Holmes replied from Little Rock, after consulting Price, I believe we can take Helena. Please let me attack it. Genemy, and retired. Rumors were circulated which reflected upon the conduct of Brig.-Gen. Dandridge McRae, and that officer pursued the more regular method of silencing them by demanding a court of inquiry. The proceedings by that court, at Shreveport, resulted in a finding that General McRae's conduct at Helena, on July 4, 1863, on the occasion of the attack upon the enemy at that place, was obnoxious to no charge of misbehavior before the enemy. That the student may consider this expedi
ent victories, constituted a splendidly armed and mounted brigade of nearly 3,000 at the surrender. After the capture of General Cabell on the Little Osage river, Kansas, six months before the close of the war, Colonel Harrell was in command. The situation in the Trans-Mississippi department now deterred the boldest, and caused those in exalted positions to take a view of affairs similar to that of the humbler soldiers. Gen. Kirby Smith, on July 10, 1863, wrote to General Holmes, from Shreveport: I can now give you no assistance. You must make the best disposition you can with the troops at your disposal for the defense of the Arkansas valley. In the event of being driven from Arkansas valley by overwhelming numbers, the concentration must be in this direction. Quietly establish depots for provisions and forage along the line of your probable march. As early as May 9th, before the capitulation at Vicksburg, Smith had given similar advice, suggesting a concentration in the Red
al Holmes, having returned from a visit to Gen. Kirby Smith at Shreveport, La., resumed command of the district of Arkansas, with headquarterom Arkadelphia, and the removal of army stores from Washington to Shreveport; that the position at Arkadelphia was good only as covering the mentration at Camden would be easy, and the line of retreat toward Shreveport would be secured. This contemplated the abandonment of all terrich dispositions as follows: You will see that the force below Shreveport [under Banks] which has so long been menacing us, is about finalbe left in Arkansas. Your line of march will be either direct to Shreveport or by Minden to Campti, crossing the river at Grand Ecore. OcS. B. Maxey assigned. Gen. Kirby Smith, on December 20th, left Shreveport for Camden, with the purpose of making a forward movement to regaerty at Camden, and then move out and picket all roads leading to Shreveport. The main body of Marmaduke's command went into camp 8 miles fro
is laconic criticism of the purposes of Kirby Smith in making headquarters at Shreveport. He said he could not imagine Smith's object, except it was to avoid being hurt. Gen. Kirby Smith's selection of Shreveport as his base of operations for the defense of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas undoubtedly worked out the overthrow of re design, without its full execution in detail. Returning from Mansfield to Shreveport with the infantry designed to oppose Steele's advance on Arkansas, on the 16tcamp, 19 miles from Minden, to be thrown against an enemy at either Camden or Shreveport. General Smith went to Arkansas the next day and ordered the Fagan expeditionel Harrell, with part of his command, was sent to relieve Colonel Hill, near Shreveport, taking the Marks' Mills prisoners and about 1,000 additional captured on Redcello, Drew county, to Gaines' landing; Wharton's cavalry from Spring Hill to Shreveport; Logan's (Eleventh) Arkansas, mounted, was scouting up through Clark and Sali
16, 1862, was transferred east at the close of that year at his request, and Surg. J. M. Haden held the position at Shreveport, La., until May 1, 1864, when he was styled Chief of Medical Bureau. Year ending December 31, 1862: Charles M. Taylor,hington, Ark.: William W. Newton, Johnsville, Ark., assistant surgeon General Dockery's command. Elijah A. Shippey, Shreveport, La., assistant surgeon camp of instruction, Shreveport. Rufus Linthicum, Roseville, Ark., assistant surgeon Hill's ArkanShreveport. Rufus Linthicum, Roseville, Ark., assistant surgeon Hill's Arkansas cavalry. Alf. M. Davidson, Campti, La., assistant surgeon. William Thompson, Waverly, Ark., surgeon Crawford's Arkansas cavalry. Elijah Thigpen, Mansfield, La., assistant surgeon, ordered to Missouri division, Trans-Mississippi department, Willattery. David Custeberry, Harrisonburg, La., assistant surgeon Second battery heavy artillery. Harfield McCormick, Shreveport, La., assistant surgeon Sixth Louisiana dismounted cavalry. James G. Wiley, Lake Providence, surgeon Harrison's Third Lou
nel Fagan was promoted to brigadier-general in the provisional army of the Confederate States. He commanded a brigade composed of the Arkansas regiments of Colonels Brooks, Hawthorn, Bell and King, in the siege of Helena, in all 1,339 men, and lost 435 in the determined assaults of his command on Hindman's hill. His gallantry in this bloody engagement was warmly commended by Gen. T. H. Holmes. General Fagan's command was operating in southern Arkansas during the Federal campaign against Shreveport in 1864, and after Banks' defeat at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, General Fagan, in command of a cavalry division comprising the Arkansas brigades of W. L. Cabell, T. P. Dockery and W. A. Crawford, was ordered to operate against the Federal expedition of General Steele at Camden. He was highly successful, General Smith reporting that Fagan's destruction of Steele's entire supply train and the capture of its escort at Marks' Mills precipitated Steele's retreat from Camden. In the last grea