Seventh cavalry and Davies
' battalion, Col. Solomon G. Kitchen
, Lieut.-Col. J. F. Davies
; Eighth cavalry, Col. William L. Jeffers
; Tenth cavalry, Col. Robert R. Lawther
; Fourteenth battalion, Lieut.-Col. Robert C. Wood
's Texas battery, Capt. S. S. Harris
' Missouri battery, Capt. J. T. Hogane
's engineer company.
Col. Thomas R. Freeman
's brigade was composed of his regiment, that of Col. Edward T. Fristoe
and the battalion of Lieut.-Col. Barney Ford
's division included his old brigade, under Col. David Shanks
; the Fifth Missouri cavalry, Col. B. Frank Gordon
; Eleventh cavalry, Col. Moses W. Smith
; Twelfth cavalry, Col. David Shanks
; Col. Benj. Elliott
's cavalry command; Lieut.-Col. Alonzo W. Slayback
's battalion; Capt. Richard A. Collins
' battery: Col. Sidney D. Jackman
's brigade, including Jackman
's cavalry under Lieut.-Col. C. H. Nichols
; Col. DeWitt C. Hunter
's cavalry; Lieut.-Col. D. A. Williams
' battalion; Lieut.-Col. John A. Schnable
's battalion, section of Collins
' battery, Lieut. Jacob D. Connor
; and Col. Charles H. Tyler
's brigade, including the cavalry commands of Cols. Caleb Perkins
, John T. Coffee
and James J. Searcy
The aggregate of Shelby
's division was about 3,000 men. Altogether the army under command of General Price
aggregated about 10,000 mounted men and twelve pieces of artillery.
crossed the Missouri
tine on the 5th of October, moving in three columns, with Shelby
on the left, Marmaduke
on the right, and Fagan
in the center.
marched with the center column.
marched with Shelby
, and did service on his staff as volunteer aide-de-camp.
struck the enemy first.
A body of Federals leaving the little town of Doniphan
, burned it. A detachment, sent in pursuit by Shelby
, came up with them, and they never burned another.
's orders were that the army should march on an average fifteen miles a day, and the