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s, and situated at or near the foot of the Ozark Mountains. Monday, at starting, we were thirty miles from Forsythe, having only made twenty miles in the two days previous, owing to heavy rains and the consequent almost impassable character of the mountain roads. However, the day was cool, and the men pushed forward with a vigor that brought them to their destination at 2 P. M. of the same day. Our command was composed of Companies C and D, Dragoons, under Capt. Stanley, a section of Capt. Totten's battery, under charge of Lieut. Sokalski, five hundred of the First Iowa regiment, under Lieut.-Col. Merritt, and a balance made up of mounted Kansas Volunteers, under Capt. Wood, and Second Kansas Infantry, under Col. Mitchell. Forsythe has been noted for some time as being the rendezvous of some four hundred secessionists, who drilled there, and made it the basis of a series of predatory operations upon the property of Union men living in the vicinity. They were said to be fortifi
hey intended giving battle. A few shells from Totten's battery assisted our skirmishers in clearingd repulsed the right wing of his infantry. Capt. Totten's battery in the centre, supported by the Ipy with its supports the hill in our rear. Capt. Totten's battery, as soon as his disabled horses c the commanding General. The services of Capt. Totten are so emphatically interwoven with the var's cavalry advancing to charge on a section of Totten's battery. The fire was executed with promptn. Merritt, Lieut.-Colonel Commanding. Captain Totten's report. Springfield, Mo., Aug. 11, as now evident that the enemy intended to take Totten's battery, as a strong column of infantry was notice,) had it not been for the relief of Captain Totten's battery on the extreme right. A few shoers,7718720 Second Kansas Volunteers,5596 Capt. Totten's Co. F, 2d Art'y,470 Col. Siegel's BrigadCapt. Lothrop and his regular rifle recruits. Totten and Dubois were, meanwhile, firing upon the en[37 more...]
s battery to the battery of the enemy under Capt. Totten, and a constant cannonading was kept up betr of them to again participate in the battle. Totten's battery then threw a few balls as feelers, ted in driving them back with the assistance of Totten's battery, and gaining the summit. In this pampanies of infantry. Seeing the movement, Captain Totten poured a few rounds of canister into theirulances to move toward town. The infantry and Totten's full battery followed in good order and weremanded the eastern division, heard the roar of Totten's artillery, he at once attacked the enemy in t Missouri First and Osterhaus' battalion, and Totten's battery of six pieces had taken position on Capt. Lothrop and his regular rifle recruits. Totten and Dubois were, meanwhile, firing upon the en contest, the enemy were again repulsed. Capt. Totten then reported his cannon ammunition nearly ter retreating in good order nearly two miles, Totten's battery and three companies of infantry were[3 more...]
I saw it in person. Gen. Lyon attacked us before breakfast. I was awoke by Totten's battery opening within one thousand two hundred yards of my tent. We were sure was one unceasing roar of musketry and thundering of artillery, a portion of Totten's battery replying to my guns. In the end of this last and terrible fire the even times regained his position. He had a strong force of regulars posted with Totten's battery around his person. The Missouri troops at the north, the Louisiana of my regiment, in Gen. Slack's division, where he fell mortally wounded, near Totten's battery, covered all over with wounds. I received his sword to keep it from oint of time General McCulloch came up, and directed Slack's division to charge Totten's battery in front, and the Arkansas troops on the right. This was the most teosh's Arkansas regiments suffered most severely. Here General Lyon was killed, Totten's battery driven from the heights, and his whole force scattered in flight. Th