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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 690 0 Browse Search
Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 662 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 310 0 Browse Search
Wiley Britton, Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border 1863. 188 0 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 174 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 152 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 148 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 142 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 132 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 130 0 Browse Search
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, little Rock, May 5, 1862. To the Freemen of Arkansas: Fellow-citizens: Again your authorities, luctant and powerful government. So if we of Arkansas are true to ourselves — true to our professio at the capital in May last, severed the State of Arkansas from the United States of America, upon in the galaxy has shed a brighter lustre than Arkansas. No people have evinced more valor or a moreeat West know it and prepare for the future. Arkansas lost, abandoned, subjugated, is not Arkansas Arkansas as she entered the confederate government. Nor will she remain Arkansas a confederate State, desolaArkansas a confederate State, desolated as a wilderness; her children fleeing from the wrath to come, will build them a new ark and launiews, it is by the Military Board of the State of Arkansas deemed essential for the public safety, many more than the number called for here in Arkansas who will not run a furrow this summer, nor doreach the south, unless staid by a rampart of Arkansas freemen. I am for defence — the Military Boa[1 more...]<
Doc. 66.-fight at the Waddell farm, Ark. Colonel Brackett's report. Headquarters Ninth Regiment Ill. Cavalry, camp Tucker, near Junction of Black and White Rivers, Ark., June 12. General: It gives me great pleasure to report to you that I have this afternoon had a most successful fight with the rebels. This morning I sent out a train of thirty-six wagons, for the purpose of getting corn and bacon at the Waddell farm, near Village Creek, Jackson County, Ark. I sent as an escort, parts of four companies of the Ninth regiment of Illinois cavalry, under Major Humphreys. The farm is about five miles from Jacksonport, and when the train was within about half a mile of it my men were suddenly attacked by a large force of the enemy. Major Humphreys, seeing his command was too weak to cope with the rebels, sent word to me to join him as soon as possible with reenforcements. I started with two companies of Bowen's battalion, with two small howitzers. I found the train halt
Doc. 70.-capture of the Clara Dolsen. U. S. Gunboat Lexington, White River cut off, Ark., Saturday, June 14, 6 P. M., 1862. On Thursday, twelfth inst., by invitation of Lieut. J. W. Shirk, U. S.N., commanding, we boarded this gunboat off Hopefield, Ark., opposite Memphis, Tenn. On Friday, thirteenth, at ten minutes past five A. M., we got under way down the Mississippi, in company with the U. S. gunboat Mound City, Capt. Kelty, U. S.N.; St. Louis, Capt. W. McGunnegle, U. S.N., commanding, and the tug Spitfire. One howitzer was placed on board of the tug. The Mound City, under Capt. Kelty, U. S.N., was the flag-ship for the expedition. Weather clear and very hot. At forty-five minutes past eleven, the flag-ship Mound City signalled the commanding officers of the St. Louis and Lexington to come on board. At ten minutes past one P. M., passed the mouth of the St. Francis River. At fifteen minutes past one P. M. the flag-ship made a general signal; answered it, rounded too,
irect taxes in insurrectionary districts within the United States, and for other purposes, it is made the duty of the President to declare, on or before the first day of July then next following, by his proclamation, in what States and parts of States insurrection exists: Now, therefore, be it known that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, do hereby declare and proclaim that the States of South-Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North-Carolina, and the State of Virginia, except the following counties, Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Pleasants, Tyler, Ritchie, Doddridge, Harrison, Wood, Jackson, Wirt, Roane, Calhoun, Gilmer, Barbour, Tucker, Lewis, Braxton, Upshur, Randolph, Mason, Putnam, Kanawha, Clay, Nicholas, Cabell, Wayne, Boone, Logan, Wyoming, Webster, Fayette, and Raleigh, are now in insurrection and rebellion, and by reason thereof the civil authori
er-General Thomas Williams, commanding Second brigade, in camp, at Baton Rouge. The victorious achievement — the repulse of the division of Major-General Breckinridge by the troops led by General Williams, and the destruction of the mail-clad Arkansas by Captain Porter of the Navy — is made sorrowful by the fall of our brave, gallant and successful fellow-soldier. General Williams graduated at West-Point in 1837; at once joined the Fourth artillery, in Florida, where he served with distince fires of rage and hate begin to burnt in the Northern heart. I am convinced that as yet there is little of that feeling existing; but it will come. To return to our feeble account of this battle. The enemy were repulsed; their short-lived Arkansas blown to atoms, in retreat and discomfiture they have returned to Camp Moore — ay, this time, those who have been practising guerrilla warfare and assassinating defenseless wounded soldiers, have been punished. The inhabitants of certain villag<
ot be permitted to concentrate anywhere. It may be worth while to mention that the facts go to show that the enemy attacked Corinth with fully forty-five thousand men. Villipigue certainly joined Van Dorn Friday evening, and was in the rout. He came up from Holly Springs. Breckinridge was not in the fight. The loss of rebel officers was as heavy as our own, proportionally. Among the prominent rebels who were killed were Colonel Rogers, of Texas, acting Brigadier; Colonel Johnston, of Arkansas, acting Brigadier, supposed to be Herschel V. Johnston; Col. Martin, commanding Fourth brigade, First division; Major Jones, Twentieth Arkansas. Of the wounded were Colonel Pritchard, Third Missouri; Colonel Daily, Eighteenth Arkansas; Col. McClain, Thirty-seventh Mississippi. Some twenty lieutenants are prisoners. The particulars of the affair at the forks of Hatchie you will learn from another correspondent. A list of all the Ohio killed and wounded now accessible will accompany thi
Doc. 134.-rebel guerrillas in Arkansas. Order of General Hindman. headquarters Trans-Miss. District, little Rock, Ark., June 17, 1862. 1. For the more effectual annoyance of the enemy upon our rivers and in our mountains and woods, all citizens of this district, who are not subject to conscription, are called upon to organize themselves into independent companies of mounted men, or infantry, as they prefer, arming and equipping themselves, and to serve in that part of the district to which they belong. 2. When as many as ten men come together for this purpose they may organize by electing a captain, one sergeant and a corporal, and will at once commence operations against the enemy, without waiting for special instructions. Their duty will be to cut off Federal pickets, scouts, foraging parties and trains, and to kill pilots and others on gunboats and transports, attacking them day and night, and using the greatest vigor in their movements. As soon as the company at
Doc. 146.-the battle of Grand prairie, Ark. Official report of Colonel Fitch. headquarters Indiana brigade, July 6, 1862. Major-Gen. Grant, Commanding at Memphis: sir: We arrived here yesterday. A scouting party was sent out, who discovered the enemy within two miles of this place. One prisoner was taken. On the morning of the sixth a reconnoissance was ordered, consisting of about two hundred of the Twenty-fourth Indiana, under Col. Spicely, followed, at an interval of half an hour, by the same number of the Forty-third, under Lieut.-Col. Farrow, and again, after a like interval, by another detachment of the same number, jointly, from the Thirty-fourth and Forty-sixth, with a Dahlgren boat-howitzer, which last detachment I accompanied. The remainder of the command, under Lieut.-Col. Cameron, was ordered to hold themselves in readiness, if required, for support. Col. Spicely was directed to proceed upon the road on which the enemy had been discovered the evening prev
Doc. 152.-the Essex and Arkansas. Report of Commander Porter. United States gunboat Essex, off Baton Rouge, August 1, 1862. To the Honorable Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: sir: Permit me to draw your attention to some facts relating to this ship running the blockade at Vicksburgh. These facts will relate principally to the manner in which she is plated; but in their detail it will be necessary to enter into a statement of all the circumstances connected with my running the blockade. At six A. M. on the morning of the fifteenth of July we heard heavy firing up the Yazoo, and as I had the evening previously taken on board two deserters from Vicksburgh, who had stated that the Arkansas ram was ready to come down the river, (they were sent on board the flag-ship Benton,) I suspected this vessel was making her way down, and I prepared for action. I beg to state that on my passage from Cairo to Vicksburgh, my port boiler had burst one of the bottom sheets, and we w
Doc. 155.-President Lincoln's order. War Department, Washington, July 22. Executive order. First. Ordered that military commanders within the States of Virginia, North-Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, in an orderly manner seize and use any property, real or personal, which may be necessary or convenient for their several commands, for supplies, or for other military purposes; and that while property maybe destroyed for proper military objects, none shall be destroyed in wantonness or malice. Second. That military and naval commanders shall employ as laborers, within and from said States, so many persons of African descent as can be advantageously used for military or naval purposes, giving them reasonable wages for their labor. Third. That, as to both property, and persons of African descent, accounts shall be kept sufficiently accurate and in detail to show quantities and amounts, and from whom both property and su