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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
d and thirty cavalry, captured, near Van Buren, on the Arkansas River, a Confederate steamer, with about three hundred prisoed that stream at Shallow's Ford, and pushed on to the Arkansas River. He reached its banks at Ashley's Mills on the 7th ofs cavalry, and then pushed up the northern side of the Arkansas River, toward Little Rock, Little Rock is on the right bank of the Arkansas River, about three hundred miles from its mouth, and over a thousand miles, in a direct line, from the Nainto Missouri, in quest of supplies. They crossed the Arkansas River a little eastward of Fort Smith, and swept rapidly nor for the more nimble-footed guerrillas had crossed the Arkansas River, and disappeared. McNeil then marched leisurely up thl of Jefferson County, a post on the south side of the Arkansas River, fifty miles below Little Rock, then in command of Colhen the assailants were repulsed and driven across the Arkansas River. After that there was no fighting of importance in al
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
takes command reorganizes the Army of the Potomac, 292. co-operating forces, 293. Grant's ideas about making War patriotic Governors, 294. The failure of the Red River expedition, and the expulsion of Steele from the country below the Arkansas River, by which two-thirds of the State of Arkansas was given up to the Confederates, had a disastrous effect upon the Union cause and people in that State, where the restoration of civil power in loyal hands, amply sustained by the military, had btry and cavalry, destined to re-enforce Sherman in Northern Georgia, to be halted there, and, with his command, be sent to St. Louis to re-enforce Rosecrans. This strengthening of the troops in Missouri was timely, for Price soon crossed the Arkansas River, Sept. 21. joined Shelby, and, with nearly twenty thousand men, entered Southeastern Missouri between the Big Black and St. Francis rivers, and pushed on to Pilot Knob, more than half way to St. Louis from the Arkansas border, almost without