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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) 16 0 Browse Search
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enerals Harris, Steele, Parsons, Rains, McBride, Slack, Congreve, Jackson and Atchison, and on September 20, 1861, after 54 hours incessant attack, he was successful, capturing 3,500 prisoners, 3,000 stands of arms, 5 pieces of artillery and 2 mortars, 750 horses and $100,000 worth of commissary stores, besides $900,000 in money, which had been taken from the Bank of Lexington by the besieged (and was now restored at once), together with Colonels Mulligan, Marshall, Van Horn, Peabody, Gowen, White and 118 commissioned officers. The Confederates lost only 25 killed and 72 wounded. After this, Price learned that all the forces of the enemy which General Fremont could control were marching against him. Generals Pillow and Hardee had been withdrawn from southeast Missouri. Ammunition, which General Price had arranged to get, was taken charge of by McCulloch, who expressed his want of confidence in Price's ability to maintain himself in Missouri. Price was compelled to disband a lar
re to see you. Where is Charley? The newcomer was calm and taciturn, and after a short silence replied, He stayed with Jim White; he will not be here tonight. Oh, why did you leave him? Where is he? What about Jim White? she asked, under nervouJim White? she asked, under nervous tension. He's wounded. Is he hurt much? I think he is. When will Charley come? He cannot come tonight. The silent caressing of the soldier by the smaller woman continued. The soldier was one of the new levies of Brooks' regiment, he told usty earth. They were awakened by a woman's shriek. It was the fair-haired woman, who had come to camp to inquire about Jim White and Charley. She was told they were both killed—dead on the battlefield. The enemy had been severely punished. His. Parsons: First brigade, Col. Alex. A. Steen (killed at Prairie Grove)— Missouri regiments of Colonels Caldwell, Hunter, White and Steen; Tilden's Missouri battery. Second brigade, Col. R. G. Shaver—Col. C. W. Adams' Arkansas regiment; Twenty-seve
cavalry from Waldron, Scott county, passed down the Little Missouri into Sevier county and, making a circuit, returned north along the Cossatot, attacking Captain Williamson's company of Confederate cavalry in the rear at Baker Springs, killing the commander and dispersing his command. Harrell's battalion was sent in pursuit of the raiders, but was unable to overtake them. Gen. Dandridge McRae, tired of camp life with the infantry, obtained orders to scout and recruit a cavalry command in White and adjoining counties, along White river, and speedily organized a force of 300 men, with which he met and skirmished with Livingston's rangers from Batesville at Lunenburg, killing Captain Baxter, Fourth Arkansas (Federal) infantry; took possession of Jacksonport a few days afterward, and held the south side of Red river. McRae, Freeman and James Rutherford made life irksome for the Federal commander of the Batesville district thenceforward, operating throughout White, Jackson, Woodruff a
ated with the Fourth regiment, Col. H. G. Bunn. The Fifth Arkansas infantry was organized at Gainesville, Ark., in July, 186, electing as its officers Col. D. C. Cross, Lieut.-Col. S. L. Sweeney; Maj. R. Pope. The staff was Adjt. Joe Dunlap, Quartermaster E. Mallory, Commissary B. Crump. The regiment was transferred to the regular Confederate army in September. Its captains were: Company A, Will H. Trader; Company B,. L. R. Frisk; Company C, Bohannan; Company D, Peter Green; Company E, White; Company F, Grant Smith; Company G, R. S. Gantt; Company H, J. S. Kuykendall; Company I, Robert Jingles; Company K, L. P. Featherston. The regiment was transferred to Columbus, thence to Bowling Green, and was in the battle of Perryville under Gen. T. C. Hindman, commanding the First brigade. While in Kentucky, John Edward Murray was made lieutenant-colonel, upon the resignation of Lieutenant-Colonel Sweeney. When Corinth was evacuated on the approach of Halleck and Grant in May, 1862, th
t, the command devolved upon Capt. Felix G. Lusk, of Little Rock, who continued to lead the regiment until ordered to the Trans-Mississippi department. Lieut.--Col. Anderson Watkins, of Little Rock, was killed while leading an assault upon the Federal earthworks. Others severely wounded were Lieutenant-Colonel Martin, First Arkansas; Colonel Warfield and Lieutenant-Colonel Brasher, Second; Lieutenant-Colonel Cameron and Major Douglas, Sixth; Lieutenant-Colonel Hutchison, Nineteenth, and Captains White and Washington, Fifth. In another charge made at 5 o'clock p. m., the brigade carried and held the most advanced position gained in the day's fight. At this time Colonel Baucum, Eighth, was dangerously wounded. The brigade carried 772 men into the fight, and lost 86 killed, 322 wounded, and 91 missing. Sherman's advance, being checked by Hardee on the east, was renewed on the west of the city and met by S. D. Lee at Ezra church on July 28th. Reynolds' brigade participated in that