s for the Second and Third divisions of the army of the frontier--which he had been advised by Gen. Schofield were placed at his command — to march with the least possible delay for Cane Hill.
Those two divisions were in the neighborhood of Springfield, Mo., from one hundred and thirty to one hundred and forty miles away.
Gen. Totten, commanding one of them, was absent in St. Louis; as was also Gen. Schofield, the latter sick.
The command of both divisions fell thereby on Gen. Herron, who, wimediately connected with us in the proper place.
The Second and Third divisions of the army of the frontier, under Gen. Herron, on the morning of the fourth of December, were camped, the Third on Flat Creek, twenty-nine miles south-west of Springfield, Mo., and the Second some six miles nearer the same place. :)n that morning we started at three o'clock, on the march for (Gen. Blunt, who lay at Cane Hill, threatened by an overwhelming force of the rebels.
On that day the Second division march