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Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 110 4 Browse Search
Col. John C. Moore, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.2, Missouri (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 69 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 58 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 55 3 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 48 0 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 21 1 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 21 17 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 20 2 Browse Search
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reverses the rule. General Johnston made Colonel of the Second cavalry. no Favoritisms. the appointments tested. Ben McCulloch's disappointment. General Scott's opinion of General Johnston's appointment. General Johnston's acceptance. publicntment for General Johnston. His position was somewhat embarrassing, as that gallant and popular partisan leader, Major Ben McCulloch, was vehemently pressed by influential friends for the same appointment. Hon. P. H. Bell, although an advocate of the claims of McCulloch, kindly offered a testimonial to the capacity and character of General Johnston. Hon. William Preston, member of Congress from Kentucky, was in the opposition, but was able, perhaps partly on that account, to smooth the way giment furnished an equal number of distinguished officers to the two contending armies during the great civil war. McCulloch, in his disappointment at not receiving a colonel's commission, refused the position of major tendered him. He had been
ight shelter overhead? Your true meteorologist is the man with a leaky roof. The arrival of Governor Powell and Colonel McCulloch, as embassadors of peace from Mr. Buchanan, with power to declare a general amnesty for all offenses, etc., soon len, Colonel Second Cavalry and Brevet Brigadier-General United States Army, commanding. To the Ho, L. W. Powell and Major Ben McCULLOCH, United States Commissioners to Utah. General Johnston's proclamation to the people of Utah. The commissionnt and delicate duties intrusted to him with eminent prudence and distinguished ability. It may be remembered that Ben McCulloch, one of the commissioners, had been disappointed in not receiving the colonelcy of the Second Cavalry when General Joconversation with others. Colonel Love, writing to General Johnston from Washington City, June 11, 1860, says: Ben McCulloch told me yesterday that he was rejoiced that you had been appointed, instead of himself, colonel of the regiment, as,
of 3,200 Confederate troops from Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, under General Ben McCulloch, 1,800 Arkansas State troops under General N. B. Pearce, and 5,000 or 6,000 Missourians under General Price. McCulloch had command. McCulloch puts his force at 5,300 infantry, fifteen pieces of artillery, and 6,000 horsemen, poorly aMcCulloch puts his force at 5,300 infantry, fifteen pieces of artillery, and 6,000 horsemen, poorly armed. The personnel of this army was excellent, and it was animated by a splendid martial enthusiasm; but it was little more than an aggregation of bands of raw recost relentless character. Pearce led his Arkansas troops to Price's aid, and McCulloch returned from the defeat of Sigel to join in the struggle. All of Lyon's tro, his old home, a town of about 8,000 inhabitants, on the Missouri River. General McCulloch did not accompany him, for reasons not necessary to discuss here. Price' He skillfully eluded the enemy, and made good his retreat to Neosho, where McCulloch held himself in reserve. Most of his new recruits returned to their homes, l
ns under Brigadier-General Charles Clark. Polk had taken command on July 13th, and, two weeks after, sent General Pillow with 6,000 men to New Madrid, on the right bank of the Mississippi. This point was important, because its occupation prevented any movement by the enemy on Pocahontas, by the way of Chalk Bluffs. While it was expected to make the campaign in Tennessee defensive, the intention was to carry on active operations in Missouri by a combined movement of the armies of Price, McCulloch, Hardee, and Pillow, aided by Jeff Thompson's irregular command. It has already been seen that this plan failed through want of cooperation. Both Generals Polk and Pillow felt the pressing necessity for the occupation of Columbus, and on August 28th Pillow wrote to Polk urging its immediate seizure. This had been Polk's own view for some time, but orders from the War Department had restrained him. It was only, therefore, when an hour's delay might have proved fatal, and when it was too
General. I. G. Harris, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville. The Arkansas troops were directed to be sent to the aid of McCulloch, for the defense of their own frontier. Major Howard, aide-decamp, was sent with orders conferring on McCulloch as larMcCulloch as large powers as General Johnston himself had for mustering, organizing, equipping, and supporting troops from Arkansas and Missouri; and he was directed to call on the supply-officers at Memphis for whatever he could not otherwise procure. All the Govld not be spared. Being thus excluded from Mississippi, and having ordered the Arkansas contingent to report to General McCulloch, General Johnston was confined to Tennessee as a recruiting-ground. All the departments of the State government enh, Governor Rector, of Arkansas, reported five companies and a battalion as organized and ready to go to the support of McCulloch. About the same time, General Polk obtained, as a loan for a few weeks, from General Lovell, at New Orleans, two regim
to Zollicoffer. In Eastern Kentucky a small force was recruiting. The transfer of Hardee's army from Arkansas to Kentucky has already been mentioned. This was not done without exciting local jealousy, and drawing forth from Arkansas politicians a vigorous remonstrance. General Johnston was not indifferent to the military situation west of the Mississippi. He was alive to its importance in a general plan of operations, as was evinced in his requisition on Arkansas for 10,000 men for McCulloch. Indeed, could he have secured the Tennessee line, it was his wish to exchange the seat of war thence for an offensive campaign in Missouri. But Fortune denied him this advantage. Although his military necessities compelled him to withdraw Hardee from Arkansas, General Johnston refused other applications for transfer thence to Kentucky. He was, at this time, encouraged to hope something from Jeff Thompson's activity, which promised fair, but was soon after extinguished by defeat. H
ttsburg Landing. The War in Missouri. Price and McCulloch. dissensions. Van Dorn put in command. Curtis's army. ngfield, where it remained until the middle of February. McCulloch wrote to General Johnston, October 11th, that he had beeninfantry, which did not supply his losses from sickness. McCulloch was convinced that nothing could be done until spring, exess, as the blade of Damascus. Dissensions arose between McCulloch and Price, which were eventually settled to the satisfact he hastened, with only his staff, to Fayetteville, where McCulloch's army had its headquarters, and toward which Price was fwide detour, led Price's army to the Federal rear, moving McCulloch against Curtis's right flank. Here, again, the want of o back steadily and with heavy loss. In the mean time, McCulloch's corps met a division under Osterhaus, and, after a sharBut the casualties did not measure the Confederate loss. McCulloch's corps was for the moment broken to pieces, though it ra
hed, in imperial pomp, upon his funeral-chariot. Amid tears and sobs, and the waving of banners, and the roar of cannon, and the imposing ceremonies of religion, they laid their idol to rest beneath the dome of the Invalides. We know that our hero cannot be thus received. Neither banners nor cannon can welcome his ashes to a grave in our midst. But, sir, he will be received with none the less heart-felt respect; and his sleep will be none the less sweet beside the ashes of Burleson and McCulloch, in the land of his love. And if we can lower him to his last resting-place, while the bosoms of brave men heave around him, and the tears of fair women bedew the sod that shall cover him, a sacred duty will be performed to the memory of a great, a noble, and an illustrious man: He is Freedom's now and Fame's, One of the few, the immortal names That were not born to die! Sir, I have done. I have said more than I expected to say when I arose to speak. I thank the Senate for its a
ttle band of adventurers. Nevertheless, we shall prove tough subjects for Lincoln's minions to control, for we are hardened, and know the country so thoroughly, that not a ford or mountain pass but is well marked by scores of trappers and hunters in our ranks. We know that all the weight of the North and North-West will be thrown against us, but if their troops are to succeed they must be made of better metal than that we lately encountered at Carthage. The day after the battle, General McCulloch, of Texas, and General Pearce, of Arkansas, arrived to our aid with about two thousand men. It appeared that our forces and theirs were advancing to the same place, to prevent either little band being overpowered by a sudden dash of the enemy, who is said to have already an army of forty thousand men in the State. These are not Missourians, but a mixed crowd of Germans and others who have volunteered from every State, under German leaders. There are not five hundred Missourians array
Missouri the Confederates under Price and McCulloch are surprised, but prove victorious death on of Carthage, the small commands of Price, McCulloch, and Pearce were on their way to Cowskin Praommissariat, and eased the line of march. Ben McCulloch, with his small column, led the way; Pearcovidence for the abundance of green corn. Ben McCulloch had halted his advance on the right of theick! we are surrounded! fall in! fall in! McCulloch was surprised, as none will venture to deny,ized the fight in the centre and left, while McCulloch was stemming the storm on the right and reartructive effect of the fire of Sigel's guns, McCulloch, determined to make a bold dash, and, if posracy of our fire, taking advantage of which, McCulloch dashed forward with his companies, and beforwever, did not meet with the approval of General McCulloch, who wished to fall back. on the frontiConfederate seal, and, was not bound to obey McCulloch. Accordingly, finding there was no prospect
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