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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) 33 1 Browse Search
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e spirits and only disappointed when they did not find the enemy nearer at hand. The August weather was hot. The first day's march was made by night, expecting to attack the enemy at dawn, but he had retraced his march toward Springfield and pursuit was decided upon, the army marching twenty-two miles in the heat and suffocating dust; twelve miles of the distance being without water and the men deprived of canteens and even of cups. On the night of the 8th they arrived at Big Spring, near Wilson's creek, ten or eleven miles south of Springfield. They had only half rations; but roasting ears were ripe, and that they might eke out subsistence, the army was marched forward to the creek, where there were several large fields of corn. Their appearance, covered with dust, was squalid in the extreme, but this fact seemed in nowise to dampen their ardor or good spirits, for, having finished their suppers, they enjoyed themselves dancing by their camp-fires. McCulloch's armed men, carryi
he plan of attack upon the enemy's position at Wilson's creek, which led to the battle of the 10th. early opposite the enemy's advanced pickets on Wilson's creek, and thence across the prairie and atto our line of march, and also to the valley of Wilson's creek, and lying between us and his main camreports of the victorious will be in order. Wilson's creek flows southerly where the road crossescreek. Skegg's creek from the west flows into Wilson's creek half a mile below the crossing; and Tyer west and north of the road. On the east of Wilson's creek, upon a corresponding plateau, were He force to support the battery, he then crossed Wilson's creek, below Tyrrell's creek, with the rest nwhile, Reid's Arkansas battery on the east of Wilson's creek opened upon Sigel's line, which was foing his men on the Fayetteville road, south of Wilson's creek ford, Churchill led them gallantly up long the bluff which forms the eastern bank of Wilson's creek, from Skegg's branch northward to the[3 more...]
r Col. Ben W. Johnson, Lieut.-Col. P. L. Lee, Maj. W. E. Steward, Adjt. J. E. Baker. . . . The captains on reorganization were: Company A, John Stevenson; Company B, Joseph Daniels; Company C, James Franklin; Company D, John Hubbard; Company E, Ed Wilson; Company F, William Walker; Company G, Albert Reed; Company H, Wilkerson; Company I, L. W. Matthews; Company K, McClung. The regiment after reorganization was sent south to Louisiana to resist Banks, and fought in many minor engagements—Crosions of Port Hudson, when attacked by the army and navy of the United States. Captain Reed, of Company G, was killed May 29, 1863; Captain Hubbard, of Company D, was killed. Within a day or two, Captain Stevenson died from wounds received. Capt. E. Wilson died from concussion of the brain, caused by being struck with a shell. The regiment, though not serving in the wider fields of conflict, contained the .finest fighting material, proved its patience, and suffered and was exposed as much as
General, you licked us good, but we gave you the best we had in the ranch! Among the killed in Cabell's brigade were Col. H. P. Johnson (Maj. D. W. Jones reported dead), of the Twentieth; Major Dowdell, Twenty-first; Col. J. L. Daly and Captain Lynch, Eighteenth, and Captain Atkins, Rapley's battalion. Colonel Cravens (whose horse was shot under him) and Lieutenant-Colonel Matheny, Twenty-first; Colonel Dockery, Nineteenth; Lieutenant-Colonels Dismukes and Fletcher, Majors Williams and Wilson, and Captain Ashford, commanding Rapley's sharpshooters, were particularly distinguished. General Cabell also commended the bravery of his staff, Maj. John King, adjutant-general; Captain Balfour, inspector-general; Lieut. Marshall Hairston, aide-de-camp; his volunteer aides, Lieutenant Shepperd and Mr. Templeton, Captain Burnet, chief of artillery, and Lieutenant Hogg, commanding Appeal battery. The brigade loss was 98 killed, 223 wounded, 214 missing. Gen. Mansfield Lovell mentioned f