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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
will save the country from being overrun and devastated by a more than savage foe, but arms in the hands of organized and drilled troops. Workshops for the purpose of changing these arms were employed at Memphis, under Captain Hunt. Agents were appointed to collect the rifles, who were authorized to give certificates of purchase, the weapons to be afterwards paid for by the Confederate government.--Pillow's Ms. Order Book. Among a mass of autograph letters before me is one from General S. R. Anderson to General Pillow, dated May 18th, 1861, in which he makes an important disclosure concerning evident preparations for revolt having been made by the authorities of Tennessee, several months before the election of Mr. Lincoln. He says: I am using every effort to collect together the arms of the State issued to volunteer companies, raisedfor political purposes and otherwise, and now disbanded; and in looking over the bonds given for arms, as found in the Secretary of State's office,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
ucky the Kentucky Legislature against the Confederates, 75. General Grant takes military possession of Paducah end of the neutrality flight of secessionists, 76. ex Vice President Breckenridge among the traitors operations of Buckner General Anderson's counter — action, 77. seed of the Army of the Cumberland planted the Confederate forces in Missouri in check Price retreats toward arkansas, 78. Fremont's Army pursues him passage of the Osage Fremont's plans, 79. the charge of Fremse. General Harris (who, as we have seen, See page 55. came down from Northeastern Missouri and joined Price at Lexington) and General McBride, scorning all rules of Christian warfare, stormed a bluff on which was situated the house of Colonel Anderson, and then used as a hospital, capturing it with its inmates, while a yellow flag, the insignia of its character, was waving over it. It was retaken by the Montgomery Guards, Captain Gleason, of the Irish brigade, eighty strong, who charged,