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. Evans. The other, consisting of seven troops of the Fifth Cavalry, and commanded by Brevet Brigadier-General Eugene A. Carr, was to march southeast from Fort Lyon; the intention being that Evans and Carr should destroy or drive in toward old Fort Cobb any straggling bands that might be prowling through the country west of my own line of march; Carr, as he advanced, to be joined by Brevet Brigadier-General W. H. Penrose, with five troops of cavalry already in the field southeast of Lyon. Theown and Carr's columns, and in addition directed subsistence and forage for three months to be sent to Fort Gibson for final delivery at Fort Arbuckle, as I expected to feed the command from this place when we arrived in the neighborhood of old Fort Cobb, but through some mismanagement few of these stores got further than Gibson before winter came on. November I, all being ready, Colonel Crawford was furnished with competent guides, and, after sending two troops to Fort Dodge to act as my e
em into the Witchita Mountains from near old Fort Cobb. The snow was still deep everywhere, and whe Indian trail which led in the direction of Fort Cobb, but before going far it was found that the r, which proved to be from General Hazen, at Fort Cobb. The letter showed that Hazen was carrying ians, and stated that all the tribes between Fort Cobb and my column were friendly, but the intimatt Hazen's letter provided they all came into Fort Cobb and gave themselves up, the two chiefs promid faith, proposed to accompany the column to Fort Cobb with a large body of warriors, while their e Wolf, if their people did not surrender at Fort Cobb within forty-eight hours. The two chiefs proaped, and some of these made their way in to Fort Cobb, to join the rest of their tribe in confinemed, through their Comanche-Apache friends at Fort Cobb, that they would like to make terms. On recch along the Washita, and during our stay at Fort Cobb, they had learned to protect themselves mate[2 more...]
treating through that State. One portion of the Union army under General Schofield, taking the road toward Huntsville, and the other under General Blunt going toward Maysville, on the boundary line between Arkansas and the Indian Nation.--(Doc. 12.) A skirmish took place at Woodville, Tenn., between the Second Illinois cavalry, under the command of Major John J. Mudd, and a party of rebel guerrillas under Haywood, resulting in a complete rout of the latter, leaving in the hands of the Unionists forty of their number as prisoners, a wagon-load of arms, a large number of saddles, and about one hundred horses and mules. A fight occurred at Fort Cobb, in the Indian Territory, between a body of loyal Indians belonging to six different tribes, numbering about seven hundred, and a force of rebel Indians, of the Tongkawa tribe, under Colonel Leper, resulting in the defeat of the rebels with great slaughter. Colonel Leper, who was a white man, was killed.--Leavenworth Conservative.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
This was not a very formidable squadron, but it was equal to the occasion. Late in the afternoon of the 9th this fleet of vessels entered Albemarle Sound in search of the enemy, and soon after sighted the smoke of two steamers, which were seen to be heading for Pasquotank River. Chase was given and an attempt made to cut them off, but without success, and the Confederates escaped over the bar and then up the river. The Union fleet was then anchored for the night, ten miles distant from Fort Cobb. Commander Rowan knew very little about the condition of affairs up the river, whether there were any batteries, torpedoes or obstructions, but he well knew that if there were any forts the Confederate gun-boats would naturally seek their protection and rely on their aid in any encounter that might follow with the Federal forces. The Attack on Roanoke Island by Commodore Goldsborough's gun-boats, and landing of troops under command of Generals Foster, Reno and Parks. February 8, 186
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter VIII Hatteras InletRoanoke Island. (search)
uackenbush, and was followed by the Louisiana, Hetzel, Underwriter, Commodore Perry, Valley City, Morse, Seymour, Whitehead, Lockwood, Ceres, Shawsheen, Brincker, and Putnam. As this force passed into the sound the smoke of the two Confederate steamers was seen on the further shore, apparently heading for the Pasquotank River. Signal was made to chase, and the course changed to cut them off if possible, but without success. The flotilla steamed up the Pasquotank to within ten miles of Fort Cobb, where it anchored at 8 P. M. The officers commanding vessels were assembled on board of the flag-ship and informed by Commander Rowan that the vessels of the enemy would be found either drawn up behind the Cobb Point battery, or they had escaped through the canal to Norfolk. Calling their attention to the fact that there were only twenty rounds of ammunition per gun, the vessels would be organized for a reconnaissance in force, to be converted into an attack if it was deemed prudent.
lley. He took a large number of prisoners and paroled them, and held possession of that part of New Mexico for a short time. He found the people opposed to the Confederates generally. His companies were merged into and became a part of Geo. W. Baylor's regiment in the Arizona campaign. Col. Wm. C. Young, under the appointment of Governor Clark, raised a cavalry regiment for the protection of our northern frontier on Red river. He crossed the river and captured Forts Arbuckle, Washita and Cobb, when the Federal forces under Maj. Wm. H. Emery retired into Kansas. This regiment was early next year (1862), with other Texas commands, in the battle of Elkhorn, Mo. The Confederate Congress adjourned the latter part of May, 1861, to meet at Richmond, Va., on the 20th of July, and Texas, by the month of June, had removed from its borders the Federal troops, taken possession of the military property, and garrisoned the frontier posts. Thus the people and the State government were free
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
51, 1; 71, 15; 117, 1; 135-A; 155, C9 Clinton, Mo. 47, 1; 135-A; 152, A5; 161, F12 Clinton, Tenn. 9, 2; 24, 3; 76, 2; 95, 3; 118, 2; 135-A; 142, D2; 150, G13; 171 Clintonville, Mo. 161, H11 Cloud's House, S. C. 80, 5 Cloutierville, La. 52, 1; 155, F1; 158, F14; 171 Clover Hill, Va. 8, 1; 16, 1; 45, 6; 74, 1; 78, 1; 86, 12; 93, 1; 100, 1; 117, 1; 135, 5; 135-A; 137, F7 Coalsmouth, W. Va. 135-A Coan River, Va. 16, 1; 137, D10 Fort Cobb, Indian Territory 54, 1; 119, 1; 171 Cobb's Hill, Va.: Redoubt and signal station 68, 4 Cockeysville, Md. 27, 1; 81, 4; 136, E9 Cockletown, Va. 15, 2, 15, 4; 17, 1; 18, 2; 100, 1 Cockrum, Miss. 154, C10 Cockspur Island, Ga. 5, 3, 5, 4; 70, 2 Coffeeville, Miss. 117, 1; 135-A; 154, F10; 171 Coggins Point, Va. 16, 1; 17, 1; 20, 1; 92, 1; 93, 1; 100, 1, 100, 2 Cold Harbor, Va. 16, 1; 17, 1; 19, 1; 21, 9; 22, 1; 42, 3; 63, 8; 74, 1; 81, 3; 94, 5; 97,
Fort Ouachita by the notorious Montgomery, of Kansas abolition fame, it may be as well to state that three weeks ago, I learned in Galveston, on undoubted authority from St. Louis, via New Orleans, and published it in the Galveston News, that Mr. Lincoln's Secretary of War had, about a week before, sent a dispatch to Major Montgomery, U. S. A., at St. Louis, to instruct Major Emory (who has something to do with the overland mail route) to concentrate all the force he could at Forts Ouachita, Cobb, and Arbuckle, which posts are just outside of the Northern frontier of Texas, and parallel with it. Major Emory was to use his own discretion as to when and how to carry out the order. This news has doubtless ene this reached the Texas frontier. Major Montgomery, you will remember, was taken prisoner the other day by the Arkansas State troops, at or near Fort Smith, on the western frontier of that State, and the point of departure of the overland stages. Fort Ouachita is on t
blaze of excitement just at this time. Lincoln had reinforced Fort Washita, and the natives became somewhat alarmed on the second instant. Runners from Sherman were sent to this and adjoining counties for men to go over to Washita and capture them and take their arms. The next day about one hundred and twenty-five men started from here and went to the call; other companies did the same; and on their arrival on Red river they numbered seven hundred men. In the meantime, the United States troops being apprised of our intentions, retreated to Fort Arbuckle, and also got the force from Fort Cobb, making their numbers about eight hundred. Our troops are now holding them at bay, and have sent for reinforcements. The dispatch arrived here last evening, and to day about one hundred men have left here, and I understand about two hundred from Lamar, and two hundred from the Red river counties, and about two hundred from Dallas. You may soon expect to hear of another victory for Texas.
Later from Texas--Montgomery Abandons Fort Ouchita. New Orleans;May 20th.--A passenger, arrived from Texas, states that Gen. Young, in pursuing Capt. Montgomery and the Federal troops, overtook the baggage, supply and ammunition trains, and were seized, with some beeves and horses. Capt. Montgomery had evacuated Fort Ouchita, and was on his way to Fort Arbuckle. Gen. Young had determined to take possession of Forts Cobb and Arbuckle. Galveston, Texas, May 16.--Strong batteries cover all the approaches to the channels, and are capable of resisting an attack. Capt. Reynolds. U. S. S. M., at San Antonio, had resigned. The officers taken by Col. Van Dorn are on parole. Information has been received that Cortina is rapidly preparing for another raid on the Texas settlers on the Rio Grande. There is another statement that Cortina, with a large force, is moving up the left bank of the Rio Grande. Recruits are pouring in from all directions to join Cortina, and it is b
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