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the Iron mountain, was considered otherwise. It is an unprepossessing, swampy, thinly peopled region, and had been scouted over by each party in turn, and not firmly held by either. Leaving Little Rock about the middle of April, with Price's 1st corps of the trans-Mississippi department, reported (doubtless, with exaggeration) as 10,000 strong, he moved north-eastward into Missouri; April 20. marching up the St. Francis to Frederickton, April 22. thence striking south-eastward at Cape Girardeau, a large depot of Union army stores, on the Mississippi, whither Gen. John McNeil had repaired from Bloomfield, with 1,200 men and 6 guns; reaching it, by hard marching, two days before Marmaduke's arrival. April 25. McNeil found here 500 men, mainly of the 1st Nebraska, Lt.-Col. Baumer, with 4 more guns, behind four very rude and simple earthworks. As a measure of prudence, he sent away most of the stores on steamboats, and was then ready for the fight with which Marmaduke, with fou
ible, until Gen. A. J. Smith could overtake him. Sanborn attacked the Rebel rear-guard at Versailles, and drove it into line of battle; thus ascertaining that the enemy were heading for Booneville but, being nearly surrounded by them, he fell back to California ; where Col. Cutherwood, with A. J. Smith's cavalry and some much-needed supplies, joined him on the 14th. Gen. Mower, by coming from Arkansas, following nearly in the track of the Rebel irruption, had struck the Mississippi at Cape Girardeau; having marched 300 miles, over bad roads, in 18 days. His men were weary, his provisions exhausted, his teams worn down; part of his cavalry dismounted, with the horses of many more lacking shoes: so Rosecrans dispatched steamboats from St. Louis to bring them to that city; whence the infantry were sent up the Missouri by water, while the cavalry, under Col. Winslow, marched Oct. 10. by land to reenforce A. J. Smith ; reaching Oct. 16. Jefferson City-by reason of tlhe low stage of
Big Blue, Mo., 561. Big Creek, Ark., 554. Blakely, Ala., 723. Bloody Bridge, S. C., 533. Blooming Gap, Va., 108. Boonsboroa, Md., 203. Boydton Road, Va., 734. Boyle's Creek, Ala., 718. Brandy Station, Va., 319. Brashear City, La., 337. Bridgeport, Ala., 72. Bristow Station, Va., 395. Buckland's Mills, Va., 396. Bushy Creek, I. T., 33. Cabin Creek. I. T., 449. Cache River. Ark., 34. Campbell's Station, 431. Cane River, La., 548. Cannouchee Cr'k, Ga., 692. Cape Girardeau, Mo., 448. Carney's Bridge, La., 328. Carter's Creek Pike, 285. Chariton River, Mo., 35. Charles City Load,Va., 592. Charlestown, Tenn., 622. Charlestown, Va., 396. Chattanooga. Tenn., 638. Cherbourg, France, 646. Chesterfield Br., Va., 577. Clinch's Station, Tenn., 283. Coffeeville, Miss., 286. Columbia, Ark., 551. Columbus, Ga., 719. Congaree River, S. C., 699. Coosawhatchie, S. C., 463. Cosby Creek, Tenn., 623. Cumberland Gap,Tenn.,430. Cynthiana. Ky., 624. Dabney