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had marched only a few days through the State when he ran into a hornet's nest. General Brown, commanding the State militia in Central Missouri, attacked him at Marshall a small town in Saline county, on the 13th instant, and after two hours hard fighting, captured all his artillery, and dispersed his men in every direction. Thf having requisitions for ammunition, quartermaster and commissary supplies, filled and sent forward at the earliest practicable moment. After the engagement at Marshall, most of Shelby's force retreated in a westward direction, and soon came in contact with General Ewing's forces. The State troops under General Brown did not stop the pursuit after the fight at Marshall, but are co-operating with General Ewing with hope of capturing Shelby's entire force. While our troops will not likely capture a very large proportion of the raiding force, they will prevent it from taking much property from the State. From the turn affairs have taken, it is thought th
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
e, I couldn't help remarking to the Judge, with regard to the most obnoxious man who was occupying the centre seat to our mutual discomfort,--I say, Judge, this gentleman has got the longest legs I ever saw. Has he? replied the Judge; and he has got the d-dest, longest, hardest back I ever felt. The Texan was highly amused by these remarks upon his personal appearance, and apologized for his peculiarities. Crossed the Sabine river at 11.30 P. M. 8th may, 1863 (Friday). We reached Marshall at 3 A. M., and got four hours sleep there. We then got into a railroad for sixteen miles, after which we were crammed into another stage. Crossed the frontier into Louisiana at 11 A. M. I have therefore been nearly a month getting through the single State of Texas. Reached Shrieveport at 3 P. M.; and, after washing for the first time in five days, I called on Gen. Kirby Smith, who commands the whole country on this side of the Mississippi. He is a Floridian by birth, was educated
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIX. August, 1863 (search)
going down from Washington and Annapolis to Fortress Monroe during the whole week, and that 5000 men embarked at Fortress Monroe, on Monday, for (as they said themselves) Charleston. Among these was a negro regiment of 1300. T. C. Reynolds, confidential agent of the government in the trans- Mississippi States, sends copy of a circular letter from Lieut.-Gen. Kirby Smith to the representative men of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, to meet him in convention, 15th August, at Marshall, Texas. Mr Reynolds says he and others will exert themselves to prevent the meeting from taking a dangerous political direction. Gen. Smith is popular, and opposed to the States named setting up for themselves, although he plainly says in the circular that they must now adopt self-sustaining measures, as they cannot look for aid from the East. Mr. Reynolds says something, not clearly understood by me, about an equipoise among the political generals. Has he been instructed on that point in r
rance of the danger from a temporary cessation of intercourse will only strengthen the ties which bind us together. In the darkest hours of our history, the protection extended to us by Almighty God has been so manifest, as even to be acknowledged by candid foes. Their victories have been to them as fruit turning to ashes on their lips; our defeats have been chastenings to improve us and arouse our energies. On His help and our own right arms we steadfastly rely; counting on aid neither from the policy of neutral nations, nor from the distractions in the midst of our enemies, we look confidently forward to the day when thirteen confederate States will in peace and safety occupy their rightful position among the great powers of the earth. Thomas O. Moore, Governor of the State of Louisiana. F. R. Lubbock, Governor of the State of Texas. Harris Flannagan, Governor of the State of Arkansas. Thomas C. Reynolds, Governor of the State of Missouri. Marshall, Texas, August 18, 1863.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
nd we are sure that they will not complain. Renewal are still in order, and we would beg our friends to see that their neighbors whose time has expired renew their subscriptions. We can now send back numbers, and subscribers would do well to complete their sets at once, as we may not be able to do so when they want them. And we earnestly beg the large number of subscribers whose time expires with this number to send on their renewals promptly. General A. T. Hawthorne, of Marshall, Texas. has been appointed our General Agent for Texas and Arkansas. General Hawthorne was a gallant soldier in the Trans-Mississippi Department, and is too well known in that region to need any commendation from us. We know that he will receive a cordial welcome from his comrades and other friends of the cause, and we trust that he will not only enroll a number of members, but will secure much material for a true history of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederacy. Rev. H. S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Slater, John F. 1815-1884 (search)
Gilman, ex-president of Johns Hopkins University, as president; Chief-Justice Fuller, as vicepresident; Morris K. Jesup, as treasurer; J. L. M. Curry, as secretary and general manager; and Bishops Potter and Galloway, and Messrs. William E. Dodge, William A. Slater, John A. Stewart, Alexander E. Orr, and William H. Baldwin, Jr. The fund is a potential agency in working out the problem of the education of the negro, and over half a million of dollars has already been expended. By the extraordinary fidelity and financial ability of the treasurer, the fund, while keeping up annual appropriations, has increased to $1,500,000. Schools established by States, denominations, and individuals are helped by annual donations. Among the most prominent are the Hampton Normal and Industrial; the Spelman, the Tuskegee, and schools at Orangeburg, S. C.; Tongaloo, Miss.; Marshall, Tex.; Raleigh, N. C.; New Orleans; the Meharry College at Nashville, etc. Mr. Slater died in Norwich, Conn., May 7, 1884.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
-30. Moved to Duvall's Bluff November 9, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 28. March to Moscow and return December 29-31. Moved to New Orleans, La., January 1-4, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses February to April. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Duty at Mobile till May 27. Moved to New Orleans, La., thence to Shreveport May 27-June 9. Moved to Marshall, Texas, and duty there till September. At Alexandria, La., till April, 1866. Mustered out at Baton Rouge May 4 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., May 13, 1866. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 160 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 155 Enlisted men by disease. Total 321. 9th Illinois Regiment Infantry. 3 months. Organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in for three months service by Capt. John Pope, U. S. A., April 26, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (search)
Tree Gap, Franklin and West Harpeth River December 17. King's Hill near Pulaski December 25. Sugar Creek December 26. At Gravelly Springs, Ala., till February 8, 1865. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to New Orleans, La., February 8-March 9, and to Baton Rouge, La., March 20. Duty there till August 12. Moved to Alexandria August 12. (Consolidated to 6 Companies February 4, 1865, and to 4 Companies June 13.) Company A duty at Shreveport till December 15, then at Marshall, Texas, till April, 1866. Company B at Alexandria till March, 1866. Company C at Monroe till December 15, 1865, then at Jefferson, Texas, till April, 1866. Company D at Natchitoches till March, 1866. Companies A and C to New Orleans April, 1866. Companies B and D to New Orleans March, 1866. Provost duty there till May. Mustered out May 14, 1866. Regiment lost during service 15 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 109 Enlisted men by disease. Tota
ere was meat in abundance, but without bread or salt. Not until Boggy Depot was reached, two weeks later, did the worn, dispirited and starving soldiers have a meal of even scant army rations. As it was, hundreds of them fell behind from starvation and the weaknesses caused by starvation, and died before relief came. On crossing Red river the Missouri commands were camped in and around Clarksville, Tex. Not long after the return of the expedition, Governor Reynolds published in a Marshall (Texas) paper a long communication, reviewing the generalship of the commander of the expedition and criticising him in scathing terms. General Price took no notice of it at the time, but his friends replied to it; and at last it created so much feeling, one way and the other, that General Price was compelled to ask for a court of inquiry. His request was complied with, and the court consisted of Brigadier-Gen-erals Drayton and McNair and Colonel Luckett, Maj. Oscar Watkins being judge advoca
oncentration must be in this direction. Quietly establish depots for provisions and forage along the line of your probable march. As early as May 9th, before the capitulation at Vicksburg, Smith had given similar advice, suggesting a concentration in the Red river valley against Banks. To the same purpose General Smith issued a circular letter, containing advice to citizens in regard to destruction of cotton and means of embarrassing the invader, and calling a meeting of citizens at Marshall, Tex. This brought forth a vigorous protest from Geo. C. Watkins, former chief-justice of Arkansas, and member of the military court; C. C. Danley, member of the military board, and R. W. Johnson and A. H. Garland, Confederate States senators. Their address to Governor Flanagin, dated at Little Rock, July 25th, contained the following, among other vigorous paragraphs: We are opposed to any policy of abandoning Arkansas to the enemy, and remonstrate against it as ruinous to our people and
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