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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 detachment
rty miles from Kansas
folly of the scheme
Generals Cooper and Cabell threatening General Blunt
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
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore),
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