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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
men to make a vigorous effort to escape, Colonel Robinson, who commanded the Confederate detachment, was obliged to surrender. Thirteen hundred prisoners and a large supply-train fell into the hands of the Federals, who after this success returned to Sedalia. Price, deprived of the resources he had come in quest of on this side, fell back again upon Springfield, where his army, from eight to ten thousand men strong, went into winter quarters. At the same period the marching column of General Prentiss also restored the Federal authority throughout the whole of Northern Missouri, and at the end of the year only one-half of the southern section of that State remained in the hands of the Confederates. The rigors of winter came to put an end to military operations for some time. When these were resumed in 1862, they were conducted with more concert of action. Those we have just narrated present a series of unimportant events which seem to be entirely disconnected, and which the read
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
e added three others, under Generals Hurlbut, Prentiss, and Sherman. That of the latter was broughtaced one kilometre in the rear of Sherman and Prentiss, or rather fronting the large interval which s neighbors; and the divisions of Sherman and Prentiss, which had charge of the matter, being the nebeyond the church of Shiloh, and the right of Prentiss, whose front on that day was formed by a singthout delay, the gap which separated him from Prentiss. His soldiers, encouraged by his example, ret against the remnants of the two brigades of Prentiss, and thus enables Hardee to re-form his troop brigade of Withers, near the positions where Prentiss was endeavoring to rally the remnant of his trates halted a while. Unfortunately for him, Prentiss persisted in defending a clearing situated ins alone the left centre of the Federals since Prentiss's division has been captured or dispersed, repact, though much weakened. The divisions of Prentiss and W. H. Wallace have been disorganized, but[1 more...]