it. Each regiment standing in open ground, not more than seventy yards apart, fired three volleys, and the Fifth Kansas fell back and gave up the pursuit.
's regiment lost heavily, and Marmaduke
's horse was killed under him. Marmaduke
's loss was 94 killed and wounded, and the enemy's probably not as large, as they fought mostly under cover.
During the winter of 1863-64 the Missouri
troops in the Trans-Mississippi department remained generally inactive.
The infantry were, and had been since shortly after the evacuation of Little Rock
, in quarters at Camp Bragg.
The cavalry were encamped in and around Camden
, and except an occasional foraging expedition or a hurried march to check some imaginary movement of the enemy, remained quietly in camp.