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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter III (search)
es of the 1st Infantry, two companies of the 2d Infantry, some regular recruits, the 1st and 2d Kansas Infantry, and one company of Kansas Cavalry Volunteers, was ordered from Fort Leavenworth to join General Lyon's immediate command, en route to Springfield. General Lyon's march was begun on July 3, and Major Sturgis joined him at Clinton, Mo., on the 4th. The command reached Springfield on July 13, and there met Colonel Sigel's brigade, which we learned had pushed as far to the front as Newtonia, but, meeting a superior force of the enemy at Carthage on July 5, had fallen back to Springfield. General Lyon's intention was, upon effecting this junction with Sturgis and Sigel, to push forward and attack the enemy, if possible, while we were yet superior to him in strength. He had ordered supplies to be sent from St. Louis via Rolla, but they remained at Rolla, the railroad terminus, for want of wagon transportation. The troops had to live upon such supplies as could be obtained fro
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
ear, 143 New Madrid, Mo., mutiny among troops ordered to, 84, 85, 87 New Market, Tenn., S. retires on, 115 New Mexico, obstruction of railroads in, 512 New Smyrna, Fla., S. at, 19 Newton, Maj.-Gen., John, battle of Resaca, 140 Newtonia, Mo., military movements at, 38 New York, a forbidden trip from West Point to, 7, 8; S. leaves for Liverpool, 385; Gen. Scott removes his headquarters from Washington to, 406, 469; Sherman's fondness for, 542 New York Herald, quoted, 386, 38loh, Tenn., attitude of Halleck toward Grant before, 361 Shoal Creek, military movements on, 201 Sierra Nevada, a trip across the, 430 Sigel, Col., Franz, commanding Missouri troops, 37, 38; ordered to Springfield, 37, 38; retreats from Newtonia to Springfield, 38; junction with Lyon and Sturgis, 38; battle of Wilson's Creek, 42, 43, 47; Lyon's confidence in, 43; takes over command from Sturgis, 47; protests against Sturgis's reassuming command, 47 Sinclairville, N. Y., Rev. James Sc