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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 153 7 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 81 5 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. 59 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 36 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 18 4 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 17 3 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 2 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 7 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 7 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
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prudence, an attention to one of the first rules governing an army in the field, would have saved thousands of lives. Since writing the above, I have learned that the battle really commenced at half-past 1 in the morning. It seems that Major Powell, of the Twenty-fifth Missouri, was sent out with three hundred men to capture a body of rebel cavalry which for three days had been in sight about a mile from General Prentiss's camp. Major Powell was an old Texan Ranger, and fought with Sam Houston against the Mexicans. He understood border warfare, and it was his intention to sweep round the rebels as a fisherman stretches his seine. Instead of finding a small force of cavalry, he found three regiments of infantry. He was driven back, and strange as it may appear (I have the information from a gentleman who was in Prentiss's camp at the time) no alarm was given. The division was not called to arms; but officers and men slept as soundly as though the enemy were a thousand miles