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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 5.63 (search)
eld, whose effective strength had Major-General James G. Blunt, from a photograph. been increased divisions of the Army of the Frontier, leaving Blunt with another division in the vicinity of Fayetver the command of the Army of the Frontier to Blunt on the 20th of November, and went to St. Louis. Blunt was a typical Kansas man of that period. Born in Maine, he had practiced medicine in Ohbout fifty miles south of Fayetteville (where Blunt was), and getting ready to move again into Mis Blunt, who had some 7000 or 8000 men. At last Blunt attacked in force on the 28th of November, andt General F. J. Herron was coming to reenforce Blunt with about 4000 infantry, 2000 cavalry, and 30uns, and was already entering Fayetteville. Blunt had learned on the 24th of December that Hindman determined to do. Masking his movement from Blunt by so disposing a brigade of cavalry as to dettack. This fatal mistake gave the victory to Blunt. Herron did attack at noon. The moment that B[12 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces in Arkansas, December 7th, 1862--September 14th, 1863. (search)
al Records. K stands for killed; w for wounded; m w for mortally wounded; m for captured or missing ; c for captured. Prairie Grove, December 7th, 1862. Union: army of the Frontier.--Brig.-Gen. James G. Hunt. First division, Brig.-Gen. James G. Blunt. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Frederick Salomon: 6th Kan. Cav., Col. William R. Judson; 9th Kan. Cav., Col. Edward Lynde; 3d Wis. Cav. (6 co's), Maj. Elias A. Calkins; 9th Wis. Inf. (train guard), Col. Charles E. Salomnon. Brigade loss: m9; w 185; in, 14=248. Unattached: 1st Ark. Cav., Col. M. La Rue Harrison; 14th Mo. S. M. Cav., Col. John M. Richardson. Unattached loss: k, 4; w, 4; m, 47 = 55. Total Union loss: Killed, 174; wounded, 813; captured or missing, 263 = 1251. General Blunt says ( Official Records, Vol. XXII., Pt. I., p. 76): The entire force . . . engaged did not exceed 7000, about 3000 cavalry not having been brought into action. Confederate: First Corps, Trans-Mississippi army.--Maj.-Gen. Thomas C. Hind
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Resume of military operations in Missouri and Arkansas, 1864-65. (search)
s cavalry. The capture of Fort Smith by General Blunt, and of Little Rock by General Steele, earnd on the 6th of October had killed some 80 of Blunt's escort at Baxter Springs, Kansas, most of whr of 1863-64 the forces of Generals Steele and Blunt held the Arkansas River as a Federal line of a, at his own request, relieved, and Major-General James G. Blunt was placed in command. As soon as erson City and was moving westward, Curtis and Blunt took the field in person to direct the operations of their forces in defense of the border. Blunt took the available force of the volunteers and opposing forces, and lasted until night, when Blunt, having ascertained the strength of the enemy,he Independence and Lexington road crossed it, Blunt's forces, under Colonel Thomas Moonlight, wereross the State line into Missouri. Curtis and Blunt determined to hold Price's army east of the Biursuit was. continued by Curtis's forces under Blunt, and by Rosecrans's cavalry under Sanborn and [1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
men, when he was alarmed by intelligence James G. Blunt. that General James G. Blunt, then commandGeneral James G. Blunt, then commanding in Kansas, was threatening his line of retreat with a strong force while the commands of Loan anddenly turned his face southward, and, eluding Blunt while covered with darkness, he fled back intomber was estimated at about fifteen thousand. Blunt and Totten approached at different points, whereating toward Huntsville, in Madison County. Blunt was sent after Cooper, while Schofield, with htwenty thousand men at the close of November. Blunt, with the First division, was then at Lindsay'ntains, and took a good position on a height. Blunt, with his entire force, assailed him vigorouslnt fifteen miles northward. Informed of this, Blunt sent to Herron, then in Missouri, for assistanary battle of Prairie Grove. Reports of Generals Blunt and Herron, and General Hindman. The Nati when he first attacked Herron's cavalry. General Blunt estimated the Confederate loss at about 3,[16 more...]
Doc. 185.-the battle of Lone Jack, Mo. General Blunt's report. Col. E. C. Catherwood, Commanding, Sedalia: your despatch of this, the eighteenth, is just arrived. I came upon the united forces of Coffee, Hunter, Tracy, Jackman and Cockerhills, numbering four thousand, at Lone Jack, at seven o'clock P. M. on the fifteenth instant. On the morning of the sixteenth the rebel forces attacked Major Foster with six hundred State militia at Lone Jack, defeating him, and captured two piestence, except as we could forage off the country, yet the men have borne their fatigue and privations cheerfully in anticipation of meeting the enemy. I arrived here at two o'clock this morning, and shall march in an hour for Greenfield. James G. Blunt, Brigadier-General Commanding. Official account of the battle. headquarters, Sedalia, Mo., August 24, 1862. Colonel Catherwood: sir: On tile morning of the fifteenth instant, about eight hundred men (our detachment included) were
oc. 12.-battle of old Fort Wayne, Ark. General Blunt's official report. headquarters Firstvery respectfully, your obedient servant. James G. Blunt, Brig.-Gen. Commanding First Division Armittle later a halt took place also in front; Gen. Blunt being at that time some distance to the rearWelster creeks. Coming up with the enemy, Gen. Blunt had with him as before stated, no other forcd. They were dismounted to act as infantry, Gen. Blunt directing the movement in person, and encour were placed upon the left, with orders from Gen. Blunt to sweep the woods in a wide circle in that ion of the command. Had the plan adopted by Gen. Blunt been fully carried out, had no halt taken plewith, remained here yesterday morning until Gen. Blunt was close upon him, never apparently dreamin the Kansas division, under the command of General Blunt, which, I verily believe, would have done The members of the division staff now with Gen. Blunt are as follows: Major Van Antwerp, Inspector[2 more...]
army of the frontier, under the command of General Blunt, holds its position further south than anyef duration here. On the second of December Gen. Blunt received information of a character to leaveif it rained) to perform; but he had assured Gen. Blunt that he should lose no time on the road, and. Such turned out to have been his plan. Gen. Blunt determined to make sure the safety of the tre polish as well as ability — presented to General Blunt, for his consideration, several points, inillery! When, therefore, the interview with Gen. Blunt took place, the most of Hindman's army were same road, making a forced march to reenforce Blunt at Cane Hill or Boonsboro. About three miles, they already began to falter. Instantly our (Blunt's) guns were unlimbered, and two full batterie started at three o'clock, on the march for (Gen. Blunt, who lay at Cane Hill, threatened by an overand determined enemy was before us, and that Gen. Blunt needed our assistance, which had arrived jus[47 more...]
bted for efficient and valuable services during the day. I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant, James G. Blunt, Brig.-General Commanding First Division Army of Frontier. Chicago evening Journal account. Cane Hill, (or we have put the enemy to flight. I will briefly give you the particulars of the battle of Cane Hill, or Boonsboro. Gen. Blunt's division of the army, consisting of three brigades, four batteries, and six mountain howitzers, under the command of ordered to move, and all the ambulances accompanied the column. Promptly at daylight the column was put in motion, General Blunt commanding in person. The country over which we passed (south-east) was extremely rugged, rendering the passage of ong two batteries of four guns each, intending to rake us as we filed through the narrow ravine that led to the town. General Blunt was not to be caught in this kind of a trap. The column was at once moved from the main road up the steep hillside a
Doc. 90.-the capture of Van Buren, Ark. Despatch from General Blunt. headquarters, army of frontier, Van Buren, Ark., December 28. river in the morning, and offer them battle. Respectfully, James G. Blunt, Brigadier-General Commanding. Missouri Democrat account. f the cavalry force. (The cavalry of the First division, under General Blunt, joined our force one mile below Oliver's farm, on the telegrapag. On our signal, they crossed over to this side in a skiff. General Blunt, who had arrived on the spot in the mean time, and his Adjutantith intentions to take a trip on the F. Nortrebe to Van Buren, (General Blunt having first asked what the captain of the Nortrebe would chargto see to the proper fulfilment of the contract entered into by General Blunt and the steamboat captain, who, by the way was a very gentleman full. At about five o'clock a small party, consisting of Brigadier-Generals Blunt and Herron, and Col. Huston, his Adjutant-General, Lieut.
Doc. 196.-fight near Fort Gibson, Ark. Colonel Philips's report. headquarters, Indian territory and Western Arkansas, Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, May 22. Major-General James G. Blunt: sir: I have the honor to report to you a somewhat severe engagement with the enemy on the twentieth instant. I had eight hundred (800) mounted men guarding my supply line, to cover approaching trains, when the enemy, in the night, crossed the Arkanas River with five regiments, going a mountain road. A scout I had sent, failing to do his duty, left that road unwatched, and they approached within five miles of me, getting me on the left flank. They were, however, afraid to attack me in the works, and taking a strong position on the mountains on the south, five miles distant, and close to the Arkansas River, tried to cut off the stock. As all had been reported quiet for twenty (20) miles in all directions this side of the river, the stock was, therefore, being sent out to graze, when the
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