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ill, of McCulloch's brigade, soon captured. Lyon marched into Springfield, August 1st. He was joined the next day by Major Sturgis, who h the Confederates to draw him away from his supplies, retired to Springfield, while 2,000 regulars, under Major Sturgis and Lieutenant-Colonela to intercept Lyon. McCulloch agreed to march against Lyon at Springfield, or wherever they might find him, General Price magnanimously wa cause. Expecting to encounter Lyon's army somewhere south of Springfield, the Confederates had left their baggage train and beef-cattle ao attack the enemy at dawn, but he had retraced his march toward Springfield and pursuit was decided upon, the army marching twenty-two milest Big Spring, near Wilson's creek, ten or eleven miles south of Springfield. They had only half rations; but roasting ears were ripe, and t. On the evening of August 9th they received orders to march on Springfield, starting at 9 o'clock, in order to make the attack at daylight.
upon the prairie we continued our march to Springfield. It should be here remarked that just af's creek, north of the road, and nearest to Springfield. Down the creek from Rains to Churchill anes cavalry, tried to make their way back to Springfield by the same route they came, but they were de its way to Little York, and the other to Springfield. Lyon, finding that his men were giving n. General Lyon, when he advanced beyond Springfield and concluded to fall back upon that place,ng been scattered around in the vicinity of Springfield, the total of which he put at 5,868 men, whents, and had gradually made his way to the Springfield road, upon each side of which the army was dly fatigued, was ordered to proceed on the Springfield road in pursuit of the enemy, which duty he Headquarters Missouri State Guard, Springfield, August 5, 186. Colonel: I am directed brates was decisive, and their army occupied Springfield and the battlefield, while the Federal army[5 more...]
o distrust utterly the plans and purposes of General Price. He wrote from Springfield, Mo., November 19th, to the secretary of war: Sir: I shall return to Arkansargely superior force proceeded southward, confronted by Price's men. Taking Springfield, after a skirmish on February 12th, and fighting at Crane creek on the 14thssed upon the retreating Germans and charged their rear guard on the road to Springfield, killing and wounding several of the guard, and capturing a baggage-wagon lavalley deep, about half a mile in width. The main road from Fayetteville to Springfield, via Cross Hollows, crosses the valley at right angles, and the road from Fahave about 20,000, maybe more; that the enemy in Arkansas had fallen back to Springfield. On the 17th of March he sent a message to Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston thatis brigade, and Gates' battalion of cavalry, to make an expedition against Springfield, Mo., and endeavor to capture and destroy the stores of the enemy there. On th
ould continue to lead his cavalry northward, drive Blunt into Kansas, and then turn against Springfield, Mo., cooperating with an advance of the infantry under Rains, and he had already issued prelimiel Coffee, with a small force, not equal to a regiment, passed out of Arkansas and surrounded Springfield, causing General Brown to send a large force in pursuit of him. General Blunt, commanding thed Blunt in Kansas, he asked the cooperation of Steele, now at Helena, and determined to go to Springfield, take command of the united forces, and in conjunction with General Steele, drive the enemy, onia after a skirmish, and pushed on to Pineville, Ark. He then ordered General Herron from Springfield, Mo., to Cassville, and occupied the old battleground at Pea ridge, October 17th. Thence Blunt'er, leaving Blunt in northwest Arkansas, moved the other two divisions to the neighborhood of Springfield. He relinquished command November 20th.. . . . Upon arriving at Fayetteville, I learned that
reets Cabell's men met with effectual resistance from the windows, doorways and corners of the houses, and after three hours spent in a vain effort to draw out the forces so protected, they fell back to the artillery. The enemy was armed with Springfield and Whitney rifles; had a force numbering about 2,000, and had the advantage of a position forbidding the destruction or shelling of the defenses. The attacking party awaited and invited an attack from the garrison outside the works, but nonerelatives of the officers and soldiers in our service. The enemy's force consisted (notwithstanding all previous reports from persons living in Fayetteville to the contrary) of . . . total 1,850, besides four squadrons of cavalry . . . from Springfield. . . Had I had 500 long-range rifles with good cartridges, I could have taken the place in an hour. As it was, I could not advance my battery, as I had nothing to cover the pieces, and the enemy's guns were equal in range to the artillery. T
, Blunt and Herron were badly beaten, and owed their escape to a false report of my arrival with reinforcements. To this Curtis had replied that he did not see the necessity of Schofield's anticipating the reports of these generals of their own affairs. Herron, now put in command of the army of the Frontier, protested against serving under Schofield, and was informed by Stanton that if he should tender his resignation it would be accepted. After recovering from a dangerous illness at Springfield, Mo., he was sent to assist in the attack on Vicksburg. General Schofield, in a statement of his operations from May 24 to December 10, 1863, says that the capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson permitted the return to him of the troops he had sent to Grant to aid in these achievements, and opened the way for active operations in Arkansas. From Grant he received (including the troops already at Helena) a force of about 8,000 infantry and five batteries, to form, with troops to be sent fro
anding the Thirteenth and Fifteenth Arkansas, was badly wounded about the same time, Lieut.-Col. A. R. Brown succeeding him. Gen. Preston Smith took command of the division. The Confederate loss was 98 killed and 492 wounded. The casualties of the enemy were twice that number. The total capture was estimated at 5,000 prisoners, 20 pieces of artillery, 10,000 rifles, wagons, teams, and stores of great value. The Fourth Arkansas was now able to change its flintlock muskets for the latest Springfield rifles with saber bayonets, and all the men improved the opportunity to supply themselves with stores, shoes, hats and clothing of all kinds. Colonel McNair was promoted to brigadier-general for gallantry and bravery on the battlefield of Richmond, Ky. The Arkansas troops all shared the honors as they had the dangers of the battle, and now becoming better equipped were ready for the field again. Gen. Kirby Smith moved on Lexington, September 1st, with three divisions, Cleburne's, Chur
Camden, assistant surgeon Grinsted's Arkansas infantry. Alexander M. Clingman, Hot Springs, Ark., assistant surgeon Little Rock hospital. William R. Walker, Springfield, Mo., surgeon Little Rock hospital. Thomas S. Harris, Princeton, Ark., assistant surgeon Woodruff's Arkansas battery. John W. Talbot, Boston, Tex., assistant surg's Arkansas cavalry. Thomas E. Vick, Thibodeau, La., surgeon. John H. Blackburn, Eola, La., assistant surgeon Benton's Louisiana battery. George W. Sherman, Springfield, Ark., surgeon Witt's Tenth Arkansas infantry. July, 1864, Marshall, Tex.: James A. Jones, New Orleans, La., assistant surgeon Crescent Louisiana infantry. JamFerrell, Homer, La., surgeon Capers' Fifth Louisiana cavalry. Nicholas Spring, Fort Smith, Ark., (not a graduate), surgeon hospital duty. William R. Wilkes, Springfield, Mo., surgeon hospital at Washington, Ark. James N. Morgan, Brownstown, Ark., surgeon Newton's Arkansas cavalry. Army Medical Board, P. O. Hooper, William M.