and captured), Col. Moses W. Smith (wounded), Brig.-Gen. M. Jeff Thompson; Jackman's Missouri brigade, Col. Sidney D. Jackman; Tyler's Missouri brigade, Col. Charles H. Tyler; with the Forty-sixth Arkansas (mounted), Col. W. O. Coleman, unattached.
with his army, August 28th.
In the report which he made of his advance into Missouri
, to defeat which the veteran armies of the whole West
had been concentrated against him, he concludes as follows:
On the 13th [of November, 1864] I arrived at Perryville, in the Indian Nation, where I met three wagons with supplies, and encamped, remaining over one day to rest and recruit my men. I had marched carefully and slowly, stopping to graze my stock whenever an opportunity offered.
On the 14th, General Shelby, at his own request, was left behind on the Canadian to recruit.
On the 10th, Cabell's brigade was furloughed, as also the brigade commanded by Col. W. F. Slemons, who was captured.
On the 21st of November I arrived at Clarksville, where I received an order from Major-General Magruder to march to Laynesport, I. T., and there establish my headquarters.
I arrived there on the 2d of December, 1864, having marched 1,434 miles. . . .
To enumerate specially the names of the officers who distinguished themselves for skill and courage would swell this report beyond all reasonable limits. . . . Maj.-Gen. J. F. Fagan, commanding the division of Arkansas troops, bore himself throughout the whole expedition with unabated gallantry and ardor, and commanded his division with great ability. . . . Brigadier-General Cabell bore himself as a bold, undaunted and skillful officer.
Impetuous, yet wary, he commanded his brigade in such a manner as to win praise from all. I regret that, for the want of reports from their several commanding officers, I am not able to do justice to this as well as other brigades of Arkansas troops.
Brigadier-General Cabell's capture was a great misfortune, and his place will be difficult to fill. . . .Colonels Slemons, Dobbin and McCray (the former of whom was captured) acted throughout as brave, daring, yet prudent officers, and are