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ear-guard at Cassville, and harassed it for four days on the retreat. Curtis pursued Price to Fayetteville, Arkansas, and then retired to Sugar Creek, where he proposed to establish himself. Leaving the main body here to fortify, he sent out heavy detachments to live upon the country and collect provisions. As soon as Van Dorn arrived at the Confederate camps, on Boston Mountain, he made speedy preparations to attack Curtis or some one of his detachments. Learning that Sigel was at Bentonville with 7,000 men, he attempted to intercept him with his army, then about 16,000 strong. The lack of discipline and perfect methods in the Confederate army allowed Sigel to effect his escape, which he did with considerable skill. Curtis was enabled to concentrate at Sugar Creek; and, instead of taking him in detail, Van Dorn was obliged to assail his entire army. Nevertheless, while Curtis was preparing for a front attack, Van Dorn, by a wide detour, led Price's army to the Federal re
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The first year of the War in Missouri. (search)
Major-General Henry W. Halleck. From a photograph. as quartermaster. Price sought refuge in the mountains of Arkansas, and February 21st was within thirty miles of Van Buren, near which place was McCulloch. On learning all this Van Dorn hastened to Van Buren and thence to Price's headquarters, which he reached on the 1st of March. After a hurried consultation with Price and McCulloch, he decided to instantly attack Curtis, who had taken a strong position among the mountains near Bentonville. He moved on the 4th of March with about 16,000 men, of whom 6800 were Missourians under Price, and the rest Confederates under McCulloch and Pike. When almost within reach of Curtis (who reported his own strength at 10,500 infantry and cavalry and forty-nine pieces of artillery) Van Dorn unwisely divided his army, and leaving McCulloch with his own command and Pike's to attack Curtis in front, himself made with Price and the Missourians a long circuit to the rear of Curtis, and out of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Pea Ridge campaign. (search)
been pushed too far out. If Van Dorn had formed his line with the left of Price's forces resting on the heights, west of Elkhorn Tavern, and McCulloch's immediately on its right, he would have gained three or four hours time, and could have swept down upon us before 8 o'clock in the morning, when no preparations had been made to receive him; his two wings (Price's and McCulloch's) would not have been separated from each other by an interval of several miles, and his communications between Bentonville and his position would have been protected. Instead of following this course of action demanded by the unforeseen impediment on the road, he passed several miles farther to the north-east, and after gaining the Springfield road, he shifted the whole of Price's forces around to the south-east (toward the Huntsville road), consuming again much valuable time. In fact, instead of commencing his attack by the left at daylight on the 7th, as he expected to do, he did not commence it earnestly
nt will soon have colored troops in the field Colonel Phillips' brother wounded Colonel Judson's brigade at Mount Vernon the Indian division marches to Bentonville, Arkansas Description of the country rebel prisoners sent to Springfield they were brought in by loyal Arkansas troops a meteor of great brightnsss observed Refere our animals can be most easily foraged until spring shall have advanced far enough to justify a forward movement. As we are to go from here to Bentonville, Benton county, Arkansas, in a few days, we are now doubtless taking the first steps towards entering upon the spring campaign. Our soldiers seem delighted that we are to in inactivity along the border counties of southern Missouri. From near Pineville, Missouri, we marched to Water's Mills, about three miles north of Bentonville, Arkansas. Nothing occurred on the march worth mentioning, except that the country we passed over was rough and hilly, as in the vicinity of Pineville. We could se
ion. He at once assumed command of the combined forces, numbering about thirty-five thousand men, and some sixty pieces of light artillery, and marched rapidly to attack General Curtis. Our cavalry and some light artillery that were in advance, and had occupied Fayetteville, fell back on our infantry as the enemy advanced in force. All our troops, except General Sigel's division, were on the main road leading from Springfield to Fayetteville. His division was on the road leading from Bentonville to Fayetteville, which, as already stated, at this point is about twelve miles west of the Springfield and Fayetteville road. His position was therefore a critical one, and had General Van Dorn succeeding in cutting him off from the main army under General Curtis, he might have been easily beaten, and his division destroyed or compelled to surrender. I have been informed by parties who were with General Sigel on his march from this place, that he was sometimes almost surrounded by the
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Van Dorn, the hero of Mississippi. (search)
him in full retreat, and with the last sound of the battle died out in the distance behind him. Van Dorn had planned the battle of Elk Horn well; he had moved so rapidly from Boston Mountain, with the forces of Price and McCulloch combined, that he caught the enemy unprepared, and with his divisions so far separated that, but for the inevitable indiscipline of troops so hastily thrown together, he would have destroyed the whole Federal army. By the loss of thirty minutes in reaching Bentonville, we lost the cutting off of Sigel with seven thousand men, who were hurrying to join the main body on Sugar creek. But we pushed him hard all that day; and after he had closed upon the main body, Van Dorn, leaving a small force to occupy the attention in front, threw his army, by a night march, quite around the Federal army, and across their only road by which retreat to Missouri could be effected. He handled his forces well-always attacking, always pressing the enemy back. When he hea
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
m Fayetteville to Sugar Creek, not far from Bentonville, the capital of Benton County, Arkansas. Oear Osage Springs, four miles southwest of Bentonville, the capital of Benton County, under generaght angles. The road from Fayetteville, by Bentonville, to Keitsville is quite a detour, but it alrch 1. from Osage Springs to a point nearer Bentonville, to secure a better position for obtaining eville, and, marching more westward through Bentonville, struck the highway near the State line, abed his train from McKissick's farm, west of Bentonville, to the latter place, and secured it from tis and a portion of the Second Missouri) at Bentonville, he sent his train forward toward Sugar Creel said of this affair--On the retreat from Bentonville to Sugar Creek, a distance of ten miles, yoy and the little howitzers, followed beyond Bentonville; I camped on the field, and made provision on the road between the Elkhorn Tavern and Bentonville, about eight miles from the battle-field, m[1 more...]
at March 6. the division of Gen. Franz Sigel, holding Bentonville, the extreme advance of the Union position, 8 or 10 milessouri, Col. Schaefer, who, mistaking an order, had left Bentonville considerably in advance, and who fell into an ambuscade a trap. Advancing from Fayetteville obliquely by way of Bentonville, and chasing Sigel off the direct road from the latter ts retreat in placing his entire army along the road from Bentonville toward Keytesville, on the flank and in the rear of his advanced with great gallantry from Leetown nearly to the Bentonville road, on which he found the enemy moving rapidly in greaey, with our cavalry and howitzers, followed them beyond Bentonville. Pollard says: About 9 1/2 o'clock, Van Dorn had by many paths, finally came together in the direction of Bentonville, some 8 miles from the Elkhorn Tavern, whence Van Dorn d pursuit would be useless; so he retraced his steps, via Bentonville, to Cross Hollows and Osage Springs, sending Gen. Herron
Bailey's Creek, Va., 591. Batesville, Ark., 417. Baxter's Springs, I. T., 452. Bayou Fourche. Ark., 452. Bayou Metea, Ark., 451. Bean's Station, Tenn., 622. Bear River, Idaho, 455. Belleville. Ohio, 406. Benton, Miss., 696. Bentonville, Ark., 27. Bermuda Hundreds, 567. Beverly Ford, Va., 369. Beverly, W. Va., 727. Big Black, Miss., 309. Big Blue, Mo., 561. Big Creek, Ark., 554. Blakely, Ala., 723. Bloody Bridge, S. C., 533. Blooming Gap, Va., 108. Boonsboroa, Mdrt Sumter, 467-9; Fort Wagner, 47781; Island Number10, 55; Knoxville, 431-2; Mobile, 649-50; Newbern, 77; Plymouth, N. C., 533; Port Hudson, 318; 331-37; Savannah, 695; Vicksburg, 286318; Yorktown, 120-2. Sigel, Gen. Franz, retreats from Bentonville, Ark., 27-8; at Pea Ridge, 28-31; succeeds Gen. Fremont, 172; on the Rappahannock, 179: in the fight at Gainesville, 183 ; is defeated at Newmarket by Breckinridge, 599; is superseded by Hunter, 600. Silliman, Col, killed at Bloody Bridge, 533
moving rapidly along the road leading from Bentonville to Elkhorn Tavern, where Col. Carr's divisito re-form on his former position, near the Bentonville road, but was easily driven from it by the e regiment, with the First division, passed Bentonville at sunrise, and arrived at Sugar Creek Holleitsville. Arriving at the junction of the Bentonville road, I was ordered, after being joined by o'clock the next morning, I marched toward Bentonville, going within five miles of the place. Havschemes. When at McKissick's farm, west of Bentonville, you extricated yourselves from their graspnd beaten in detail. On the retreat from Bentonville to Sugar Creek — a distance of ten miles--yhis camp from Osage Springs to a point near Bentonville, in order to secure a better region for forat Pea Ridge, and on the sixth marched from Bentonville in obedience to those orders. His rear-guanumerous points, and commanding the road to Bentonville, and also, in some places, the battle-groun[10 more...]
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