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rom the large number of dead and wounded, I think that three thousand would not cover it, irrespective of prisoners and sick that fell into our hands. Our loss was heavy, but nothing near that of the enemy. Price This gallant officer received a severe wound in the right arm during the action, but could not be prevailed upon to retire. When the war broke out between the United States and Mexico, Sterling Price resigned his seat in Congress, and led a regiment into New-Mexico, capturing Santa Fe, and routing the Mexicans in several engagements. Although not a military man by education, he evinced great talent and an uncommon idea of strategy, having frequently out-manoeuvred several generals sent against him. His services were of such note that no history of that war fails to bestow upon him the praise his many brilliant achievements deserve. He was Governor of Missouri in 1863, and filled the chair with remarkable ability, having successfully saved the State from the Republican
aching Lawrence, no information of his approach was conveyed to the people of that town. Captain Pike, at Aubrey, sent no messenger either to Paola, Olathe, or Lawrence, one or the other of which towns, it was plain, was to be attacked. Captain Coleman, on getting the news at Little Santa Fe, at once despatched a messenger to Olathe, asking the commanding officer there to speed it westward, That officer, not knowing in what direction the guerrillas were moving, sent a messenger out on the Santa Fe road, who, when nearly at Gardner, hearing that Quantrell had just passed through there, returned to Olathe. With one exception, citizens along the route who could well have given the alarm, did not even attempt it. One man excused himself for his neglect on the plea that his horses had been working hard the day before. A boy living ten or twelve miles from Lawrence begged his father to let him mount his pony, and going a by-road alarm the town. But he was not allowed to go. Mr. J. Ree
e----guards. But that scene was nothing when compared with the charge on the----Guards. Oh, God! My friend shuddered violently. Everybody who is familiar with the history of Kansas has heard of the----Guards. They were a gang of Missouri highwaymen and horse-thieves, who organized under the lead of---------, the Kansas correspondent of a leading pro-slavery paper, when the Territorial troubles first broke out in the spring of 1855. After sacking a little Free-State town on the Santa Fe road, and committing other petty robberies and misdemeanors, they were attacked, in the summer of ‘56, by a celebrated Free-State captain, and defeated by a force of less than one-half their numerical strength. They were kept as prisoners until released by the troops. Capt.----, satisfied with his laurels, then retired from the tented field. But the company continued to exist and still lived by robbery. Shortly after the Xenophon of the Kansas prairies left them, they elected, as their
se of 1850. The region lying directly westward and northwestward of the State of Missouri, and stretching thence to the Rocky Mountains, was vaguely known as the Platte country (from the chief river intersecting it), and its eastern frontier was mainly covered by Indian reservations, on which whites were forbidden to settle, down to a period so late as 1850. Two great lines of travel and trade stretched across it--one of them tending southwestward, and crossing the Arkansas on its way to Santa Fe and other villages and settlements in New Mexico; the other leading up the Platte, North Platte, and Sweetwater, to and through the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains, where it divides--one trail leading thence northwestward to the Columbia and to Oregon; the other southwestward to Salt Lake, the Humboldt, and California. The western boundary of Missouri was originally a line drawn due north as well as south from the point where the Kansas or Kaw river enters the Missouri; but in 1836 a con
otto will be this time, No Quarter! Let no one stay away! A similar appeal.was issued from Westport, signed by Atchison, Stringfellow, and others. A force of two thousand men was, by virtue of these appeals, collected at the petty village of Santa Fe, directly on the border; but soon divided into two expeditions, one of which, led by Senator Atchison, was confronted at Bull's Creek by not more than half its number under Gen. J. H. Lane, and turned back without a fight-first halting, and refuee-State settlers, rendering raids from Missouri, whether to carry elections or devastate settlements, too perilous to be lightly undertaken. When the Missourians still rallied, in obedience to habit, at Kansas elections, they did so at Oxford, Santa Fe, and other polls held just along the border, where they could suddenly concentrate force enough to make the operation a tolerably safe one. But Southern Kansas was still very thinly settled, in part by Missourians; while Fort Scott, a military
captures the 54th Illinois Union State Convention in Arkansas Steele's inefficiency Rosecrans in command in Missouri arrests the Chiefs of the sons of liberty Price's last invasion Hugh Ewing withstands him at pilot Knob retreats to Rolla Rebel uprising Price threatens St. Louis appears before Jefferson City Gen. Mower follows him from Arkansas Rebels capture Glasgow Price at Lexington fights Blunt on the little Blue fights Curtis on the Big Blue escapes southward, by little Santa Fe Pleasanton routs him on the little Osage Blunt routs him at Newtonia Curtis chases him to Fayetteville, Ark. Gen. Banks was in New Orleans, intent on further operations against Texas by way of Galveston and the sea-coast, when he received Jan. 23, 1864. a dispatch from Halleck, prescribing (or, as Halleck says, suggesting ) a totally different plan of campaign. Its line of operations was the Red river; its object, the capture of Shreveport, with the rout and dispersion of Kirby Sm
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
ing of the ports of entry that the South depended upon in gaining supplies from the outer world, Savannah, Charleston, and Wilmington. After the Federal occupation it was turned into a busy place. Colliers were constantly landing and supplies of all kinds being sent out from here to the blockading vessels kept at sea. Confed. No record found. Losses: Union 4 killed, 18 wounded. Confed. 100 killed, wounded, and missing (estimated). March 22, 1862: Independence or little Santa Fe, Mo. Union, 2d Kan. Cav. Confed., Quantrell's Irregulars. Losses: Union 1 killed, 2 wounded. Confed. 7 killed. March 23, 1862: Winchester or Kearnstown, Va. Union, 1st W. Va., 84th and 110th Pa., 5th, 7th, 8th, 29th, 62d, and 67th Ohio, 7th, 13th, and 14th Ind., 39th Ill., 1st Ohio Cav., 1st Mich. Cav., 1st W. Va. Artil., 1st Ohio Artil., Co. E 4th U. S. Artil. Confed., 2d, 4th, 5th, 21st, 23d, 27th, 33d, 37th, 42d Va. 1st Va. (Irish) Battalion, Pleasant's, Chew's, Lan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Missouri campaign of 1864-report of General Stirling Price. (search)
s route the town of Carrollton with three hundred prisoners, and arming his entire command. On the morning of the 22d I left Independence. The enemy had fallen back to Big Blue on the Kansas City road, to a position strong by nature and strengthened by fortifications, upon which all their art had been expended; where they had been joined by General Curtis and his forces, thus increasing Blunt's army to between 6,000 and 8,000 men. Receiving this information, I determined to advance on the Santa Fe road, with Shelby's division in front, detaching Jackman and sending him on the Kansas City road to engage the enemy, then skirmishing with the pickets. General Shelby crossed the Big Blue with the remainder of his division, meeting some opposition from the enemy, which was soon overcome. After crossing, he engaged the enemy to cover the crossing and passage of the train. General Thompson with his brigade, except Gordon's regiment, pressed the enemy to near the town of Westport, when he
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1862 (search)
Union loss, 4 killed, 5 wounded. Total, 9. July 22: Skirmish, FloridaIOWA--3d Cavalry (2 Co's). Union loss, 22 wounded. July 23: Skirmish, West PrairieWISCONSIN--1st Cavalry. July 23: Skirmish on Blackwater near ColumbusMISSOURI--7th Cavalry (Detachment). Union loss, 2 wounded. July 23: Skirmish, Boles' Farm, Monroe CountyIOWA--3d Cavalry. Union loss, 1 killed, 9 wounded. Total, 10. July 24: Skirmish, Moore's Mills near FultonMISSOURI--3d State Militia Cavalry. July 24-25: Skirmishes, Santa FeIOWA--3d Cavalry. Union loss, 2 killed, 13 wounded. Total, 15. July 25-26: Skirmishes, Mountain Store, Big PineyMISSOURI--3d Cavalry (Co's "E," "F"); Battery "L" 2d Light Arty. July 26: Skirmish, GreenvilleMISSOURI--3d and 12th State Militia Cavalry. Union loss, 2 killed, 5 wounded. Total, 7. July 26: Skirmish, PattenMISSOURI--Militia. July 26-29: Scout in Southeastern MissouriMISSOURI--12th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). July 27: Skirmish, Brown SpringsIOWA--3d Cavalry (Co's "E,"
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
od to the Tennessee River December 17-28. West Harpeth River December 17. Richland Creek December 24. Pulaski December 25-26. Hillsboro, Ala., December 29 (Detachment). Near Leighton, Ala., December 30 (Detachment). Duty at Gravelly Springs, Ala., January 7 to February 7, 1865, and at Eastport, Miss., till May 12. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., May 12-17; to Rolla, Mo., June 20-26, and to Fort Riley, Kansas, June 29-July 8. Moved to Council Grove and assigned to duty along Santa Fe route across the plains, Headquarters at Cottonwood Crossing till September 1. March to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 1-11, and there mustered out September 19, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 160 Enlisted men by disease. Total 174. 12th Indiana Regiment Cavalry (126th Regiment Volunteers). Organized at Kendallville, Ind., and Michigan City, Ind., December 10, 1863, to April 28, 1864. Left
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