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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Union and Confederate Indians in the civil War. (search)
Chapter 4: Colonel W. A. Phillips assumes command of the Indian division the author to go with it the division marches to Maysville on the western line of Arkansas a skirmish with guerrillas a snow storm and difficulty in getting forage Colonel Phillips, not only a military commander but also a governor of several Indian tribes his position requires great executive ability skirmishes with guerrillas becoming frequent bushwhackers living in a cave remarks on how caves are f
out that-our new field of operations will not be destitute of interest or barren of results worth setting down.
If it should be, however, it will be easy enough to stop writing, or expunge that which is worthless.
But our new Commander, Colonel W. A. Phillips, I know is an able and an accomplished officer, and it is not likely that he will allow us to languish in inglorious inactivity.
No officer of the first division has impressed me more favorably.
The first time that I ever saw him was at
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