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er of troops from St. Louis. Price determined to march forward and attack it, but was informed that large bands of outlaws from Kansas, under General Jim Lane and others, were devastating the whole country on his left flank, and threatened to get in his rear. Suddenly diverging from his proper route, Price sent Rains and Parsons up in that direction, with a small force of determined men; and so secretly was the expedition conducted, that they unexpectedly came upon Lane at a creek called Drywood, and after. a confused fight of some hours, drove the enemy from the field, pushed forward to their headquarters at Fort Scott, and captured it, with every thing intact. Joining the column under Price again, our army of five thousand effectives and five guns pushed forward towards Lexington, and arrived in the vicinity on the thirteenth of September. Our irregular horse (for I can call them nothing else) did good service in scouring the country for supplies, and keeping the enemy with
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Arkansas troops in the battle of Wilson's Creek. (search)
to prevent the crossing of the river by the secessionists of north Missouri, who, to the number of 5000 or 6000, were armed and organized and desirous of joining the army of General Price in south-west Missouri. To break this blockade became the object of General Price. Of the four Federal posts, Jefferson City, Boonville, Lexington, and Kansas City, Lexington was the easiest and most important one to take. General Price left Springfield on the 25th of August, dispersed Lane's forces at Drywood, September 2d, and reached Warrensburg in pursuit of Colonel Peabody at daybreak, September 1Oth; Peabody getting into Lexington first, Price, after a little skirmishing with Mulligan's outpost, bivouacked within 212 miles of Lexington. In the morning (12th) Mulligan sent out a small force which burnt a bridge in Price's path. Price then crossed to the Independence Road, and waited for his infantry and artillery. These came up in the afternoon, and Price then advanced toward Lexington, a
he Committee of Thirteen, 383; 402; motion in favor of the House plan, 403; 436-7; heartily supports his whole country, 440-1; his reply to Breckinridge, 441 ; vote cast for him in Kentucky, 492 ; said to have complained that the South were too easily satisfied, 512. Dow, William, shot dead in Kansas, 241. Downs, of La., denounces Clay's measures, 205. Dranesville, battle of, 625-6. Drayton, Commander E., at Port Royal, 605. Drayton, Gen. T., (Rebel,) at Port Royal, 605. Drywood, Mo., skirmish at, 585. Dug Spring, Mo., Rebels defeated at, 577. Dumont, Col. Philippi, 522 ; Carrick's ford, 523. Dunn, Wm. M., of Ind., Peace project of, 374. Du Pont, Com. Samuel F., 604; bombards the Port Royal forts, 604; Rebels surrender to, 605; 627. Duryea, Col. 11. B., 529; at Little Bethel, 531. E. Earle, Thomas, biographer of Benj. Lundy. 115. early, Col., (Rebel,) at Bull Run, 543. East Tennessee, Declaration of Grievances by the people of, 4,3-4; Union
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Kansas Volunteers. (search)
ory Grove September 19. Granby September 24. Newtonia September 30. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Old Fort Wayne or Beattie's Prairie, near Maysville, October 22. Operations in Jackson County against Quantrell November 1-5. Drywood, Boston Mountains, November 9. Reconnoissance toward Van Buren and Fort Smith November 20. Near Cane Hill November 25. Cane Hill November 28. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van BurenArk., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren, Ark., Dec. 27-31. Capture of Van Buren December 29. March to Springfield, Mo., January 7, 1863, and duty there till May. March to Fort Scott, Kan., May 19-29, thence to Drywood, and duty there till August. Blunt's Campaign August 3-31. Capture of Fort Smith. To Webber Falls, C. N., arriving August 31, and duty there till September 15. March to Scullyville, C. N., and outpost and scout duty there till October
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Wisconsin Volunteers. (search)
f Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren, Ark., December 27-29. Dripping Springs December 28. Carthage, Mo., January 13, 1863. Moved to Forsythe, thence to Springfield, Mo. Duty there and at Drywood till June. Scouting in Southwest Counties of Missouri and Northwest Arkansas, and operating against Patty's, Livingston's and Quantrell's guerrillas, with numerous skirmishes in Barton, Jasper and Newton Counties. Action at Carrollton Marcevallo October 19. Little Blue October 21. Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement at the Marmiton or Battle of Charlot October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, October 25. Newtonia October 28. Drywood October 29. Company A changed to Company K, Company C to Company H, Company D to Company I, and Company M to Company G, April 16, 1865. Companies F and H on expedition to explore country from Fort Riley, Kan., to Denver, Colo., Smoky Hill
Confederate forces, and retired with his army to the frontiers of Arkansas. Late in August, Gen. Price, abandoned by the Confederate forces, took up his line of march for the Missouri River, with an armed force of about five thousand men, and seven pieces of cannon. He, however, continued to receive reinforcements from the north side of the Missouri River. On the 7th of September he encountered a force of irregular Federal troops under the notorious Lane and Montgomery, at a place called Drywood, some fifteen miles east of Fort Scott. Defeating and brushing this force from his path, Price threw a small garrison into Fort Scott, and pressed on towards Lexington, the main object of his movement. In the meantime the active and adventurous demonstrations of Brig.-Gen. Harris, in Northern Missouri, had made an important diversion of the enemy in favour of Gen. Price. Although surrounded by enemies, and within their reach from many points, Gen. Harris had secretly organized a force
Chapter 7: Sigel Retreats to Rolla McCulloch and Pearce return to Arkansas Federal defeat at Drywood Price Invests the Federal works at Lexington the moving breastworks Mulligan Surrenders an affair at Blue Mills General Thompson and his operations Price compelled to retreat the legislature at Neosho Passes an act of secession members of the Confederate Congress chosen Fremont's bodyguard defeated at Springfield Hunter Succeeds Fremont and Retreats reorganization of d his officers persevered, and at length the unwieldy mass assumed coherence and form. In less than a month Price was able to move in the direction of the Missouri river with a force of about 4,500 armed men and seven pieces of artillery. At Drywood, about fifteen miles east of Fort Scott in Kansas, he encountered several thousand Kansas jayhawkers, under Gen. James H. Lane, and routed them. From there he marched in the direction of Lexington, which was held by a brigade of Irishmen, a re