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Independence County (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
his dusky followers. That degenerate Bostonian (see note 1, page 475, volume I.) soon took off his Indian costume and was hidden in the shadows of obscurity until the close of the war, when he re-appeared for a moment as a suppliant for mercy, and was granted a full pardon by President Johnson. Both parties tacitly agreed to fight no more in that exhausted section of the State, and both soon disappeared from the scene of this conflict. Van Dorn collected his scattered forces on the road between the Elkhorn Tavern and Bentonville, about eight miles from the battle-field, made an arrangement with Curtis for burying the Confederate dead, and, after accomplishing that humane object, withdrew; Curtis gave his army ample rest on the field of his victory, and finding no foe to fight in that section of Arkansas, he marched in a southeasterly direction to Batesville, the capital of Independence County, on the White River, where he arrived on the 6th of May. Tail-piece — Unfit for dut
Norfolk (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
ortars, Among the mortars on the island was an ancient one, already alluded to, made of bronze and bearing the name of George the Second of England, which fact declared that it was more than one hundred years old. It was formerly in Jackson Square, New Orleans, where it was regarded as a precious trophy, it having been captured by the Americans from the British during the battle near that city, at the close of 1814 and the beginning of 1815. Many of the cannon were from the Navy Yard at Norfolk. See page 897, volume I. the former varying from 32 to 100-pounders; seven thousand small arms; an immense amount of ammunition on the island and in magazines at points along the Kentucky and Tennessee shores; many hundred horses and mules with wagons, et cetera, and four steamers afloat. Never was a victory more complete and decisive, for very few men escaped and very little property was destroyed. The value of the captured property was estimated at over a million of dollars. The s
Arkansas (United States) (search for this): chapter 10
by all the brave soldiers of the Third and Fourth divisions, and always keep in mind that united we stand, divided we fall. Let us hold out and push the work through — not by mere words and great clamor-but by good marches, by hardships and fatigues, by strict discipline and effective battles. Columbus has fallen, Memphis will follow, and if you do in future as you have done in these days of trial, the time will soon come when you will pitch your tents on the beautiful shores of the Arkansas River, and there meet our own iron-clad propellers at Little Rock and Fort Smith. Therefore keep alert, my friends, and look forward with confidence. but a stain that cannot be effaced tarnishes the glory of all the achievements of the Confederates on that occasion, because of their employment of Indians in that campaign, whose savage atrocities on the field of Pea Ridge are too well authenticated to be denied. According to the statement of eye-witnesses, and a correspondence between Gener
Commerce, Mo. (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
failed. While Johnston was pressing southward through Nashville with his fugitive army from Bowling Green, and Polk was trembling in his menaced works at Columbus, Halleck was giving impetus to a force destined to strike a fatal blow at the Confederates at New Madrid. He dispatched General Pope from St. Louis on the 22d of February, with a considerable body of troops, chiefly from Ohio and Illinois, to attack that post. Pope went down the Mississippi in transports, and landed at Commerce, in Missouri, on the 24th. He marched from there on the 27th, and three days afterward two companies of the Seventh Illinois cavalry, under Captain Webster, and a company of independent cavalry, under Captain Noleman, encountered the guerrilla chief M. Jeff. Thompson with about two hundred mounted men. These were routed, and pursued with great vigor to Thompson's lines at New Madrid, losing in their flight three pieces of artillery, and throwing away guns and every thing else that might lessen t
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
cky and Missouri, and all of northern and middle Tennessee were lost to the Confederates, and the mocapital, and told the people that henceforth Tennessee was to become the battle-field in which her es that the Nationals would push on toward East Tennessee, and it was for the purpose of confrontingestore the National banner to the Capitol of Tennessee. The Capitol of the State of Tennessee isState of Tennessee is one of the finest of its kind in the United States. It is in the center of four acres of ground inhe flight of the Governor and Legislature of Tennessee from the State capital, and the virtual dissam below. They found the whole Kentucky and Tennessee shore for fifteen miles lined with heavy guntoward Alabama and Mississippi, by way of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee River, which we shall cparallel with the Mississippi, between Southwestern Tennessee and New Orleans, would be seized by Naing down, the strongholds of rebellion in Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky, the National troops[1 more...]
Cherokee, Ala. (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
nted Jan. 29. commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department; He had come from Richmond with instructions from Davis to stop the march of the National troops southward. also by General Albert Pike, See page 475, volume I. at the head of a considerable body of half-civilized Indians, making the whole Confederate force, including large 1 numbers of Arkansas compulsory recruits, about twenty-five thousand a strong. Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas troops under McCulloch, 18,000 Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and other Indians, with two white regiments under Pike, about 4,000; and Missouri troops under Price, about 8,000. These were in and near Boston Mountains at the beginning of March. Van Dorn, the senior officer, was in chief command, and he was rallying the whole Confederate army in that quarter, to drive Curtis back into Missouri. The forces of the latter, of all arms, did not at that time exceed eleven thousand men, with forty-nine pieces of artillery, including a mountain h
Fayetteville, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
Majors McConnell, Wright, and Bolivar, made a desperate charge on a brigade of Louisianians, under Colonel Hubert. Two regiments of infantry, under Colonels Phelps and Heron, and Captain Hayden, with his Dubuque Battery, followed in support of the National cavalry. There was a sharp but short fight, and the Confederates were dispersed. The loss of the Nationals was nineteen, killed and wounded. the Cross Hollows, and other places in mountain defiles; and his cavalry penetrated as far as Fayetteville, the capital of Washington County, near the northwestern border of the State. The Confederates fled so hastily from Cross Hollows that they left behind them their sick and wounded, and stores that they could not take away. They burned their extensive barracks there, left poisoned provisions in the pathway of their flight, They left poisoned provisions at a place called Mud Town, of which forty-two of the officers and soldiers of the Fifth Missouri cavalry partook. Several of them di
Bird's Point, Mo. (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
sunken batteries below them. This was done with perfect success in the face of cannonading from the Confederate gun-boats. This position commanded the passage of the river in the rear of Island Number10, and prevented supplies being furnished to that post across the peninsula formed by Reel Foot Lake and Madrid Bend. Pope's four siege-guns (three 32-pounders and an 8-inch mortar) arrived at near sunset, March 12, 1862. and at dawn the next morning (thirty-five hours after they left Bird's Point, on the Cairo and Fulton Railway) they were in position, within half a mile of Fort Thompson. These guns were carried twenty miles by railway, and dragged on trucks (such as is delineated in the engraving) twenty miles farther, over a miry road most of the way. On that work and Hollins's flotilla he at once opened a vigorous cannonade and bombardment. March 13. They replied with equal vigor, but in the course of a few hours three of the cannon in the fort were dismounted, and three of
Texas (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
General Price, meanwhile, had been joined by Ben McCulloch, with Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas troops, and his force had become fully equs, about twenty-five thousand a strong. Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas troops under McCulloch, 18,000 Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and otd sent forth a characteristic address to the young men of Arkansas, Texas, and Northern Louisiana. We have voted to be free, he said. We muars flaunt in the breeze over the bright battalions of Arkansas, of Texas, and of Louisiana, as they are marshaling to do battle with Missoury your hearth when the rude blast of war is sounding in your ears! Texas chivalry, to arms I Hardships and hunger, disease and death are pred and half-civilized Indians in the regions bordering on Kansas and Texas, and how in August, 1861, the Cherokees tendered their support to t would adhere, on penalty of having their country ravaged by 20,000 Texas and Arkansas troops. This produced the council at Tahlequah on the
Island Number Ten (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
capture of New Madrid, 240. strength of Island number10 Foote prepared for action, 241. attack oats success of the Canal project, 245. Island number10 abandoned obstructions in the River, 246nd miles away from New Orleans, was, with Island Number10, a few miles above, regarded as the key thening New Madrid by re-enforcements from Island Number10; it and on the 12th, when the cannon fromd the passage of the river in the rear of Island Number10, and prevented supplies being furnished tries, they evacuated the post and fled to Island Number10, leaving almost every thing behind them. rds and good engineering; could have made Island Number10 impregnable, it would have been so. Thi), on the Tennessee shore, in the rear of Island Number10. A few days before, he had established bonville that night by many fugitives from Island Number10. The wildest confusion prevailed among tpe and Foote together Magazine opposite Island number10. was seven thousand two hundred and seve[29 more...]
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