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artment on the 30th of May, and Brigadier-General Lyon assumed command the next day. Blair and Lyon now had everything in their own hands. There was nothing to prevent them making war upon whom they pleased. They had agreed upon a plan of campaign before the capture of Camp Jackson, but Harney had blocked them temporarily. The plan was, as stated by Blair in a letter to the President, to advance into the State and take and hold Jefferson City, Lexington, St. Joseph, Hannibal, Macon, Springfield, and other points if found advisable. Blair thought the troops raised in the State, reinforced by the regular troops at Fort Leavenworth and the volunteer troops in Kansas, would be sufficient to enable Lyon to carry out this plan. But Lyon was less confident and more grasping. He wanted the governors of Illinois and Iowa ordered to send him the troops they had been ordered to send Harney. The authorities at Washington did as Lyon desired. At St. Louis, besides about 500 regulars, he
mmand of the troops ordered to rendezvous there, leaving General Clark in command at Booneville. Lyon's plan of campaign was to send four regiments and two four-gun batteries, under the command of Brigadier-General Sweeny, to the southwest, Springfield being the objective point, in order to hold that part of the State in subjection, and to intercept the retreat of Governor Jackson and General Price and the troops with them, whom he proposed to drive from the Missouri river counties. His own than 3,000 men. At this time the Federal and State forces were a good deal mixed. Neither knew with any certainty where the other was. The column which Lyon had sent from St. Louis to the southwest to capture Jackson and Price had reached Springfield about 4,000 strong. Sigel had gone westward from there with his regiment and Salomon's, a battery and some cavalry, hoping to intercept General Price, but finding that Price had already gone on to General McCulloch's camp he turned and attemp
t again until he was within thirty miles of Springfield and fifty miles from the crossing of the Os was in no immediate danger, and marched to Springfield, thirty miles, in a more leisurely manner. He entered Springfield with a good deal of mediaeval display. His escort, which was composed of S the combined forces began their advance on Springfield, fifty-two miles distant, on the last day oteen's division. As soon as Lyon reached Springfield he began writing and sending representativeCulloch, Price and Pearce were advancing on Springfield. He was deceived as to their line of marchight be flanked, he determined to return to Springfield, which he did, reaching there the next evenfternoon of the same day, Lyon moved out of Springfield, marched about five miles west, then turned modern field. The Federals retreated to Springfield leaving the body of their dead general on t was again left behind, when they abandoned Springfield, and was taken in charge of and given decen[7 more...]
Congress chosen Fremont's bodyguard defeated at Springfield Hunter Succeeds Fremont and Retreats reorganizat and Second Confederate brigades. On reaching Springfield, Maj. S. D. Sturgis, who had taken command of the0,000 in gold taken from the branch State bank at Springfield. The remainder of the army moved the same night.l Price, with the State Guard, took possession of Springfield and went to work recruiting, organizing and drillte. The force with which he was now advancing on Springfield was variously estimated at from 40,000 to 50,000 ducive to their comfort. When Fremont approached Springfield, Price retreated to Cassville and then to Pinevilhe Ozark mountains as possible. Fremont occupied Springfield as soon as Price evacuated it, but his entrance ibodyguard of an empress. The advance in entering Springfield was given to this crack company of the corps daelto Rolla. As soon as Hunter left, Price occupied Springfield again, and a little later moved northward to Osce
ed and eager for active service—to have beaten back, in conjunction with Price, any force that could have been brought against them. McCulloch was immovable. A retrograde movement on Price's part became imperative. He therefore fell back to Springfield and occupied his old camp there. But his stay was short. About the 1st of February, 1862, he received information that the enemy were preparing to advance upon him from Sedalia, Rolla and Fort Scott. Ten days later the column from Kansas, , steadily forced its way. The next day the army, 8,000 men and 51 pieces of artillery, with a wagon train big enough for an army four times as large, was on the road to Cassville. Colonel Gates with his regiment kept the enemy in check while Springfield was being evacuated. The three columns of the enemy were now united, and Price commenced his retreat to Arkansas in earnest. The First brigade of Missouri Confederates was given the rear, and performed its duty of alternately halting and for
25,000 to 30,000 infantry in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri behind 5,000 or 10,000 cavalry, which were to drive the Federals back as far at least as Springfield; then, by a rapid movement of cavalry and infantry—the first north and the last south of Springfield—to force the enemy to fight at a disadvantage or surrender,Springfield—to force the enemy to fight at a disadvantage or surrender, the only practical line of retreat being held by his cavalry. In other words, he intended to do what McCulloch might have done, but did not do, after the battle of Wilson's Creek. Most of the infantry required for the expedition were in camp at Little Rock and on White and Black rivers, and reinforcements were constantly arrivinide of the State line and keep the peace, the Federals on the north side of the line were not so kindly disposed. General Schofield had withdrawn his army to Springfield and gone into winter quarters. But General Blunt, of Kansas, a rugged soldier and fighter, had concentrated a heavy force at Fayetteville with the view of cros<
d in the West Marmaduke Moves into Missouri repulse at Springfield a hard fight at Hartville. Previous to the fight at ike the Federal line of communication and supply between Springfield and Rolla, in Missouri, and force Blunt to let go his hoed far to the right with instructions to swing around on Springfield. Shelby, accompanied by Marmaduke, took the more directf superior capacity on his command. Marmaduke reached Springfield early on the morning of January 8, 1863. Two miles from ced over the open prairie under a heavy artillery fire. Springfield was strongly fortified. Inside the town were heavy eartt, the result might have been different. The capture of Springfield, however, was not the primary object of the expedition. this, Marmaduke turned his attention to the road between Springfield and Rolla, and destroyed everything on it likely to be f Rolla. This was easily done, for the Federal force at Springfield remained there behind their fortifications, and made no
by Sigel's men, Colonel Coffee and a hundred men recruited by him joined the column. Here Shelby threw forward beyond Springfield three bodies of scouts under trusty and experienced officers, with instructions to cut telegraph wires and in every worce at Jefferson City under General Brown, the dashing officer whom Marmaduke and Shelby had fought unsuccessfully at Springfield, moved out in pursuit of him. Brown had 4,000 men under his command; Shelby had 1,000. He knew, too, that an equally trong as his own, but charged it out of hand and made short work of it. McNeil was in command of the Federal forces at Springfield, and it was perhaps fortunate for Shelby and Shanks that he was. McNeil was not a fighter. As far as he ever went in it became evident to the sturdy soldier that he must reach a place of safety soon or succumb. He made a detour around Springfield, passed between Mount Vernon and Greenfield, both heavily garrisoned by the Federals, and was approaching White river
Governor Jackson, and commanded a force of the Missouri State Guard until he was disabled at Springfield. After his recovery he was elected to the first Confederate Congress. He afterwards served hage, he was ranking as major and acted a gallant part. His regiment was also conspicuous at Springfield. In 1862 he had risen to the position of colonel, and as such commanded a brigade at Pea Rid honor would not be delayed. In January, 1863, he led an expedition in Missouri and attacked Springfield, and defeated a considerable body of the enemy at Hartville, compelling by his maneuvers the withdrawal of General Blunt's army to Springfield and the destruction of a long chain of forts. In April he made a more formidable expedition, leading the cavalrymen of Shelby, Greene, Carter and Bueeded in raising a mounted brigade, which he commanded with signal ability at Carthage and at Springfield. He continued to serve in Missouri during 1861, some of the time having a separate command,