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sed this wicked attack for the first time. I then went to the point where the Dixieville and Springfield road crosses the Maxville and Perryville road. Near this point I met Captain Hoblitzell with eighth of this month. On the seventh instant the Third corps moved along the turnpike from Springfield toward Perryville On approaching within five miles of the latter place it became apparent thanging to the Thirty-third brigade, was detailed as guard to the train ordered that morning to Springfield, and consequently did not participate in the action. We had not proceeded far before we he the case, I consider indisputable. I have the most positive testimony from people living in Springfield and vicinity, men, too, of good judgment and intelligence, that Gen. Bragg, with the main bodsville, several being killed and wounded on both sides, at Mount Washington, at Bardstown, at Springfield, at Texas, and on Tuesday afternoon and night, at a point still nearer the battle-field. Ano
Doc. 167.-the battle of Ozark, Mo. Col. (rebel) Lawther's report. camp Springfield, Mo., August 2, 1862. on the morning of the thirty-first of July, while camped at the mouth of Long Creek, on White River, I learned that Col. Richardson, with his command of Gamble militia, amounting to some three or four hundred, was encamped at Ozark, Mo., a distance of fifty miles. I immediately determined to surprise him if possible, so I took up line of march for that point, travelling all day and the following night up to twelve o'clock, when I caused a halt at a distance of two miles and a half from Ozark. I then went forward to reconnoitre their position, but found that I could not approach near enough to see their camp without alarming their pickets. I then returned to camp and paraded all my armed men, and found that I had but fifty-five men that were armed with arms suitable to engage the enemy with. Leaving my pack-mules and unarmed men at that point, I moved on, intending t
, Mo., October 1, 1862. Brigadier-General E. B. Brown, Commanding Brigade: General: Being left in command of your brigade during your temporary absence at Springfield, Mo., I beg leave to submit the following report: At about eight o'clock A. M. of the thirtieth ultimo, firing from artillery was heard in the distance, supposfrom Kansas. The entire command at Sarcoxie is from Kansas. The prisoners taken are of the Wisconsin Ninth, Salomon's brag regiment. The enemy still occupy Springfield and Mount Vernon, with two thousand at Cane Creek, twenty-five miles south of Springfield. Respectfully, your obedient servant, James S. Rains, Brigadler-Gas. The entire command at Sarcoxie is from Kansas. The prisoners taken are of the Wisconsin Ninth, Salomon's brag regiment. The enemy still occupy Springfield and Mount Vernon, with two thousand at Cane Creek, twenty-five miles south of Springfield. Respectfully, your obedient servant, James S. Rains, Brigadler-General.
ld our position and keep the enemy at bay, because I had been ordered to act strictly on the defensive. The attacking force, I have learned, from citizens and others, who saw the enemy marching up, was about two thousand five hundred to three thousand strong, mixed infantry and cavalry, with two howitzers, which latter were not used on us. Eleven of his dead, and two mortally wounded, were found on the field; but many other bodies were seen to be carried off by him. We got from him three Springfield muskets and one Harper's Ferry rifle. Appended is a list of killed and wounded. I am your obedient servant, Ed. A. Parrott, Colonel First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To Capt. C. A. Stearns, A. A.G. Second Division. Killed.--Jos. A. Matthias, First Sergeant, Co, C, First Ohio; G. W. Ennis, private, do., do.; Henry Wolfstetter, do., do., do.; William Burghartt, do., Co. B, do.; J. W. Barnes, do., Co. C, Nineteenth U. S. infantry; Robert Putnam, Co. A, Fifteenth U. S. infan