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Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 50 0 Browse Search
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eated, to assist and relieve the governor and commander-in-chief in the organization of the army. Governor Rector, Benjamin C. Totten and C. C. Danley constituted the board. Captain Danley, on a journey to the Mississippi river, on the way to Richmtroops commanded by Colonels Schaeffer and Blair, Captain Steele and Major Osterhaus, detachments of other regiments, and Totten's artillery, a force greatly superior to Governor Jackson's little army. Colonel Marmaduke deemed this force of Lyon too Cook, brother of the Cook who was hung at Harper's Ferry for participation in the John Brown raid, made his escape. Colonel Totten, with a large force of infantry and artillery, went in pursuit of Jackson, but on receipt of exaggerated reports of tderick Steele, the Fourth artillery under Lieutenant Lathrop, and a company of cavalry under Captain Stanley, and finally Totten's battery, with also two pieces from Sigel's brigade, to drive the Confederates back. Col. Jordan E. Cravens, of Governo
lion of Missouri volunteers following with Captain Totten's battery. At about 4 o'clock a. m. the eenemy on our left, causing him to retire. Captain Totten's battery meanwhile moved forward in the cng to a continuous roar. During this time Captain Totten's battery came into action by section and with its supports on a hill in our rear. Captain Totten's battery, as soon as his disabled horses and the duel was kept up between Woodruff and Totten. Woodruff's fire greatly assisted the formati were giving way, brought forward a section of Totten's batters with a strong support to the right a, and enfiladed the Confederates at 200 yards, Totten and Gordon Granger helping to work the guns. attalion of regulars to the further support of Totten. Up to this time (10 o'clock) the infantry gave way and were driven from their position. Totten's battery fell back. Missourians, Arkansans, attery was engaged early in the action against Totten's Federal battery, and drove it back, and afte[11 more...]