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ence when we withdrew from the Indian Territory last August, and brought out the Chief, John Ross, and some of the national archives and treasury, thousands of loyal Indian families, Cherokees, Creeks, and Seminoles, accompanied us as far as. Baxter Springs, on the southern line of Kansas. While at Baxter Springs, and indeed since they have been exiles from their homes, the Government has issued them rations, and looked after them to mollify their hardships as much as possible. And though theBaxter Springs, and indeed since they have been exiles from their homes, the Government has issued them rations, and looked after them to mollify their hardships as much as possible. And though the greater proportion of these Indian families have remained in Southwest Missouri, since the opening of the campaign last September ; and though some have returned to their homes in the nation since we drove the enemy out; yet there seems to be a fair prospect that the Refugee camp will continue to increase in size during the rest of the winter. The wants and necessities of these people will constantly demand the attention of Colonel Phillips in various ways. How ably and satisfactorily he shal
onth. On account of some rumors that have been afloat for several days, a detachment of two hundred cavalry was sent out to escort it into camp. It will now be the business of the troops here to keep the country open between this post and the southern line of Kansas. And we feel satisfied that Colonel Phillips will not be unmindful of his duty in this respect. Colonel C. W. Blair, the commanding officer at Fort Scott, will probably furnish escorts strong enough to guard our trains to Baxter Springs or Neosho river. Should the enemy at any time throw a force between this post and either of those points, with the view of attacking a train, Colonel Phillips will reinforce the escort by troops from this division. But the main body of his troops will be required for active service in this vicinity in contending with the enemy in front and around us. This last train came down via Neosho, Missouri, but will return on the old Military road, which runs along on the west side of Grand
cked large number of troops, including the State militia, in Southwest Missouri activity of the militia the First Kansas colored infantry organized, and at Baxter Springs remarks on arming the freedmen many small tracts being cultivated in Missouri by whom on the march to Fort Gibson a fight with guerillas stopping in a ot up a high percentage. Information has been received here that the First Kansas Colored regiment has completed its organization, and is now stationed at Baxter Springs, under command of Colonel James M. Williams. Kansas now has the honor of organizing the first Colored regiment for service in the war. This is highly gratifyisocial and moral progress from breaking over ancient landmarks, will wonder how it was that they held such views. Built to return to the colored troops at Baxter Springs. Though they may be of some service at that point in affording protection to our supply trains, it is to be regretted that they were not sent on to Fort Gibs
escort engagement between Livingston and the colored troops at Baxter Springs the enemy anxious to know if the colored regiment is coming dos through Livingston's guerrillas, operating in the vicinity of Baxter Springs, they were disappointed in the strength of the escort. Had they all the cavalry here have been ordered to escort it as far as Baxter Springs or Neosho River. When this duty shall have been performed, thend of expedition of observation. Information also came from Baxter Springs on the 31st of May, that a portion of the colored regiment sta When we first heard of the colored infantry being stationed at Baxter Springs several weeks ago, I remarked of the great need of a cavalry fo that the colored regiment would accompany it as an escort from Baxter Springs. He urged that preparations be made for capturing the whole ouir bayonets. The few contests they have had in the vicinity of Baxter Springs with the enemy, show that they are not lacking in bravery.
f our train and troops in the country above than we are. Livingston, the guerrilla chieftain, whom I have frequently mentioned as operating in the vicinity of Baxter Springs, it is thought sends couriers to General Cooper every three or four days, and that they must either travel at night or take a route not much frequented by ouralry; six companies of the Second Colorado infantry; one section of Blair's battery, and one twelve-pound mountain howitzer. This force and the train reached Baxter Springs, on the 26th of June, where they were joined by Major Foreman of this division, with the six hundred men and one twelve-pound howitzer, which I have already mRiver, where they were detained two days on account of high waters. While they were thus detained, Colonel J. M. Williams, commanding the colored regiment at Baxter Springs, received information which led him to believe that the escort and train would certainly be attacked on the way down, and perhaps within a day or two after th
would probably have been to the front long ere this. Though they had not acted with the white troops until they left Baxter Springs ten days ago, they have, nevertheless, seen considerable service at different stations along the border. Most of th is now reported to have about two hundred effective men. He was at Sherwood, Missouri, about ten miles northeast of Baxter Springs, a few days ago, and is perhaps watching for our train. The train and escort left Neosho River on the morning of the 11th, and, after marching leisurely, passed Baxter Springs about three o'clock. We went into camp early on Brush Creek, about six miles north of Baxter Springs. We were at that point not more than seven or eight miles from Livingston's old headquarters. When we crossed the State line, and passed into Kansas, about a mile south of Baxter Springs, I saluted with reverence the State that has to me always represented a principle, a principle, too, involving the very essence of progress.
Chapter 20: A post established at Baxter Springs, with a detachment of cavalry bombardment of Charleston and probable fall of Forts Sumter and Wagner guerrillas along the border displaying unusual activity large quantities of hay being put up for the Government at Fort Scott burning and Sacking of Lawrence by Quantrell murder of one hundred and fifty of her citizens escape of the Desperadoes into Missouri Federal troops in pursuit the guerillas break up into small detachmentrty miles from Kansas folly of the scheme Generals Cooper and Cabell threatening General Blunt Paola mass-meeting plan of removal of rebel families considered. A detachment of the Third Wisconsin cavalry was ordered by Colonel Blair to Baxter Springs, on the morning of the 17th, for the purpose of occupying that place as a regular station. Several months ago, in looking over the route of our trains from Fort Scott to Gibson, I remarked, that there was great need of a detachment of cavalr
neral Blunt's escort attacked by Quantrell near Baxter Springs, and nearly all killed Colonel Blair with a cawagon the enemy defeated by Lieutenant Pond at Baxter Springs the invasion of Missouri by General Shelby, w At the rate he usually travels, he will reach Baxter Springs on the evening of the 5th, and Fort Gibson two dispatch about one o'clock in the morning from Baxter Springs, stating that General Blunt's escort had been awith Lieutenant Pond, commanding the station at Baxter Springs, arrived here and furnished additional particul about two hundred men, attacked the station at Baxter Springs. But as the companies there under Lieutenant P leading from Fort Scott, about a mile north of Baxter Springs. Along towards five o'clock the guard discover escort supposed that they were the troops from Baxter Springs. As soon as Quantrell was informed of the appr Blair arrived on the morning of the 12th, from Baxter Springs. As General Blunt now has definite information
e again in the vicinity of Humboldt, forty miles west of this post. It seems that they have burned some property along the Neosho River below there, besides committing some petty depredations on the property of the loyal citizens of Allen County. Fears are entertained that they may sack and burn Humboldt, as we have no troops stationed there at present. The rebels engaged in these depredations are supposed to be a part of Livingston's old band, and to have crossed the State line near Baxter Springs, and marched up the Neosho valley. That they should be able to remain in the State and in the same neighborhood a week or so, is a little surprising. General Lane's plan of burning everything in that section would perhaps be the most effectual way of getting rid of them. But the people would probably protest that such heroic treatment for the cure of the disease would be worse than the disease itself. Colonel Thomas Moonlight arrived here on the 8th from Leavenworth to take comman
October 6. General Blunt and his escort were attacked at Baxter's Springs, near Fort Scott, Mo., and nearly all of them were massacred.--(Doe. 190.) General Mitchell, with a body of National troops, overtook the rebels below Shelbyville, Tenn., and attacked them with great spirit, putting them to a complete rout. They did not stop for their wounded, and left over one hundred dead upon the field.--an attempt was made to blow up the United States iron-plated frigate Ironsides, in Charleston Harbor, by means of a torpedo. The instrument of destruction was suspended from the bow of a small cigar-shaped steamer, which was driven against the Ironsides at full speed. A tremendous explosion followed, which threw a large body of water on the deck of the Ironsides, but did no serious damage to the vessel. Lieutenant Glassett, the commander of the rebel steamer, was taken prisoner, having been thrown overboard by the force of the explosion. On board the Ironsides, Ensign Charles
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