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The Daily Dispatch: October 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Lead in
Lead in Arkansas. --The Fort Smith Times, of the 12th, has the following important announcement: A quartermaster's train arrived at Van Buren on the 10th, with 32,800 pounds of pig lead, from the Granby mines. We are informed by Major Clarke that all the lead needed by the Confederacy can be procured at these mines, Col. McIntosh has seized the mines, and is now working them, and Major Clarke's return trains bring it down at the rate of 75,000 pounds per month. From Van Buren this l is now working them, and Major Clarke's return trains bring it down at the rate of 75,000 pounds per month. From Van Buren this lead will be shipped to Capt. R. W. Hunt, ordnance officer, Memphis. If the river should remain unnavigable to this point, the lead will be hauled to Dardanelle in the trains that go to that point for army stores, and thence down the river in small boats. By this arrangement the Confederacy will be furnished with all the lead that will be required in their armies.
The Daily Dispatch: October 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Movements of Creek Enemies. (search)
Movements of Creek Enemies. --The Fort Smith Times, of the 9th, announces that Hepothleholylo, one of the chief leaders of the old Creek party, was at the head of 1,700 men, near the Creek Agency, in arms against the South. They had ordered the Confederate flag to be taken down, which was reared by McIntosh's regiment, and the Stars and Stripes substituted in its place. Gen. McCulloch, to repel and crush this outbreak at once, had ordered 1,200 Cherokees, 500 Osages, 1000 Creeks, and a battalion of Col. Cooper's regiment, to march upon them at once. Maj. Clarke had been actively en ged for the previous two days fitting out the expedition. Col. Cooper will assume command of the forces.