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Never was a disappointment so ludicrous. No sooner did Mr. Lincoln leave his home on his official journey to Washington, than he became profuse of speech, entertaining the crowd, that at different points of the railroad watched his progress to the capital, with a peculiar style of stump oratory, in which his Western phraseology, jests, and comic displays amused the whole country in the midst of a great public anxiety. He was reported to have been for months nursing a masterly wisdom at Springfield; he was approaching the capital on an occasion and in circumstances the most imposing in American history; and yet he had no better counsels to offer to the distressed country than to recommend his hearers to keep cool, and to assure them in his peculiar rhetoric and grammar that nobody was hurt, and that there was nothing going wrong. The new President brought with him the buffoonery and habits of a demagogue of the back-woods. He amused a crowd by calling up to the speaker's stand a w
of him. excitement in his camp. Price at Springfield. close of the first campaign in Missouri. and Sigel, were about to form a junction at Springfield, it was determined by Price, McCulloch, andached Crane Creek., about thirty miles from Springfield, a consultation was held as to their futurereceived, and offered to march at once upon Springfield, upon condition that he should have the chartillery. General Lyon had assembled at Springfield an effective army of nearly ten thousand meeek, intending to advance upon the enemy at Springfield. But Lyon had anticipated him, and was alrthe hills, rapidly making their way towards Springfield, defeated and driven from the field. Thehich had been left behind in the march from Springfield, was nearly exhausted, and that his men, mom, and the army was ordered to retreat from Springfield. The Federals accordingly left that town iola. From Osceola, Gen. Price fell back to Springfield, to forage his army and obtain supplies. B[1 more...]
that grand effulgence of our arms, that made the year 1862 the most memorable in Confederate annals. The Trans-Mississippi.-battle of Elk Horn. We left Gen. Price at the close of the Missouri campaign proper, halting his weary column at Springfield. While recruiting and drilling his men, Price watched for the first movements of the enemy, and early in January, 1862, the Federals began to advance. Price had taken up a strong position and fortified it, expecting that McCulloch would move forward to his assistance; but that commander did not stir, or make the slightest diversion in his favour; so that, finding the enemy closing in upon him rapidly, he withdrew from Springfield, and was obliged to cut his way through towards Boston Mountain, where McCulloch was reported to be. This he successfully accomplished, with some desultory fighting. Meanwhile Maj.-Gen. Earl Van Dorn had been appointed by President Davis to take command in the Trans-Mississippi Department, and had arrive
commanding the Trans-Mississippi department, with his headquarters at Little Rock. Gen. Blunt, commanding about seven thousand Federal troops, had advanced from Springfield as far as Cane Hill, Arkansas, driving Gen. Marmaduke, who was commanding a small division of cavalry. Gen. Hindman, with about eight thousand Missouri, Texas, not reach the camp on Cove Creek until the evening of the 5th. The position was six miles from Cane Hill, the same where Gen. Price halted on his retreat from Springfield in the winter of 1861. When Gen. Hindman reached this place, he learned that Blunt was camped at Cane Hill, and that Gen. Herron, with five thousand men, was pushing on rapidly from Springfield to reinforce him. It was immediately determined by Hindman to meet this latter force, and, defeating it, to turn upon Blunt, and force him to surrender. He issued an extravagant address to his soldiers, and designated the enemy opposed to them as a combination of Pin Indians, free negroes, Southe