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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
traight line from the first infiltrations which are formed near Cape Girardeau, across the lake and the river St. Francis, the marshes of Heleg the depots located near the great river between St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, the richest section of the State. Cabell, having only a shokson, a large village situated about seven miles north-west of Cape Girardeau. In the mean while, the Union general Vandever, who commandsate to violate the letter of his instructions in order to reach Cape Girardeau in advance of the enemy and dispute him its possession. Duringt same evening he proceeds in person to organize the defence of Cape Girardeau. He finds about five hundred men at this post; the arrival of of the 25th, Colonel Carter, with two brigades, appears before Cape Girardeau. The town is immediately invested, and the Confederate artillermaduke had hardly returned from his fruitless campaign against Cape Girardeau when the garrison left by Grant at Helena, on the right bank o