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of artillery, under Lieutenant-Colonel Scott, and about four thousand rebels. After a desperate struggle of an hour's duration, in which Scott lost one hundred and twenty killed and wounded and all his horses, he retreated slowly half a mile, dragging his cannon by hand. He subsequently took a position with his howitzer on an eminence, and waited for the enemy to renew the attack. But he was not pursued. Not long afterward Colonel Smith's command, with four pieces of cannon, approached Blue Mills by another road and engaged and routed the rebels as they were about crossing the Missouri River.--(Doc. 53.) The Fifteenth regiment (Elmira Engineers) N. Y. S. V., under the command of Colonel C. B. Stuart of Geneva, left Elmira for the seat of war.--N. Y. Herald, Sept. 22. Clement Smyth, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Dubuque, Iowa, in a letter to the Adjutant-General of that State, held the following language: I ever avoid all matters of a political nature as foreign to my sacre
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
ceived from Pope Sept. 22. the sad news of Mulligan's surrender. The active and vigilant Price, with a force of more than twenty-five thousand men, had been enabled to beat back re-enforcements for the garrison and to keep the way open for recruits for his own army. Martin Green, already mentioned (see page 55), was at about that time operating successfully in Northeastern Missouri with 8,000 men. They were effectually broken up by General Pope. In this work a severe fight occurred at Blue Mills, on the Missouri, thirty miles above Lexington, on the 17th, Sept., 1861. in which the insurgents, commanded by General David R. Atchinson, Atchinson was at one time a member of the United States Senate, and was conspicuous as a leader of the Missourians called Border Ruffians, who played a prominent part in the politics of Kansas a <*> years before. were victorious; and on the 19th, General Sturgis, with a large body of cavalry, appeared opposite Lexington, but finding no boats for tr
s (previously included), 12. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Monroe, Mo., July 11, 1861 1 Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. 5 Kirkville, Mo., Aug. 20, 1861 1 Jackson, Miss. 36 Shelbyville, Mo., Sept. 2, 1861 1 Canton, Miss. 1 Blue Mills, Mo., Sept. 17, 1861 11 Atlanta, Ga., July 21, 1864 3 Shiloh, Tenn. 40 Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864 16 Metamora, Miss. 7 Ezra Chapel, Ga. 1 Greenville, Miss. 1 Siege of Atlanta, Ga. 3 Present, also, at Corinth, Miss.; Bolivar, Miss.; Middleburg, Miss.; Moscow, Tenn.; Resaca, Ga.; Kenesaw, Ga. notes.--Organized at Keokuk, Iowa, in June, 1861. It served in Missouri for several months, during which time the regiment had a sharp fight at Blue Mills with a superior force under the Confederate General Atchison. The Third was alone in this fight, and behaved with great gallantry, capturing a piece of artillery. In the spring of 1862, it joined Grant's Army in the advance up the Tennessee River, and was engaged at Shiloh. I
Doc. 53. battle of Blue Mills, Mo. Col. Scott's official report. Headquarters 3D regiment Iowa Volunteers, liberty, Mo., Sept. 18, 1861. S. D. Sturgis, Brig.-Gen. U. S. A.: sir: In relation to an affair of yesterday which occurred near Blue Mills Landing, I have the honor to report: Agreeably to your orders I left Cameron at 3 P. M. of the 15th instant, and through a heavy rain and bad roads made but seven miles during that afternoon. By a very active march on the 16th I reached Centerville, ten miles north of Liberty, by sunset, where the firing of cannon was distinctly heard in the direction of Platte City, which was surmised to be from Colonel Smith's (Illinois Sixteenth) command. Had sent a messenger to Colonel Smith from Hainesville, and sent another from Centerville, apprising him of my movements, but got no response. On the 17th at 2 A. M. started from Centerville for Liberty, and at daylight the advanced guards fell in with the enemy's pickets, which they
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1861 (search)
"). July 18: Aciton near HarrisonvilleMISSOURI--Van Horn's Battalion Reserve Corps. Union loss, 1 killed. July 20-25: Expedition from Springfield to ForsythIOWA--1st Infantry (3 months). KANSAS--2d Infantry. UNITED STATES--Stanley's Dragoons; Totten's Battery "F" 2d Arty. July 22: Skirmish, EtnaMISSOURI--21st Infantry. July 22: Action, ForsythIOWA--1st Infantry. KANSAS--2d Infantry. UNITED STATES--Stanley's Dragoons Totten's Battery "F" 2d Arty. Union loss, 3 wounded. July 24: Action, Blue MillsMISSOURI--5th Reserve Corps. Union loss, 1 killed, 12 wounded. Total, 13. July 25: Skirmish, Dug SpringsMISSOURI--Battery "E" 1st Light Arty. UNITED STATES--Stanley's Dragoons, 2 Companies Regular Infantry. July 25: Skirmish, HarrisonvilleKANSAS--5th Cavalry. July 26: Skirmish, Lane's Prairie, near RollaMISSOURI--Home Guard. Union loss, 3 wounded. July 26: Skirmish, McCulla's StoreMISSOURI--Battery "E" 1st Light Arty. July 27: Skirmish, HarrisonvilleMISSOURI--Cass County Home Guard Cav
e Station July 9 and 11 (Cos. A, F, H and K ). At Chillicothe, Mo., and guarding Hannibal & St. Joseph R. R. till August 7. Moved to Brookfield August 7 (7 Cos.), and against Green's forces at Kirksville August 15-21. (3 Cos. on Expedition to Paris, August.) Operations against guerrillas in North Central Missouri August 30-September 7. Action at Shelbina September 4. Expedition to Fonda against Green's forces September 8-9. Moved to Liberty September 12. Action at Blue Mills September 17. Operations in North Missouri till October 18. At Quincy, Ill., November. Regiment reunite. Moved to Benton Barracks and duty there till December 26. Guard duty at Mexico and on Northern Missouri R. R. till march, 1862. Ordered to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., June 2-July 21, and duty there till September 6. Moved to Bolivar September 6. Sk
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
ngton July 5-9. Lexington July 9. Moved to St. Louis July 16-19. Between Glasgow and Booneville July 17-18. Blue Mills July 24. Brunswick August 17. Mustered out August 31, 1861. Regiment lost during service 6 Enlisted men killednton and Clay Counties, till October. With 3rd Iowa Infantry in pursuit of Green's forces August 15-21. Action at Blue Mills September 17. Mustered out October, 1861. Adair County home Guard Company Infantry. Organized August, 1861. 25th Missouri, afterwards recognized by Gen. Hurlbut and Gen. Pope. Guard Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad. Action at Blue Mills September 17. Mustered into six months Militia September 24, 1861. Cape Girardeau Battalion home Guard Infantry. Railroad. Duty in DeKalb, Clinton, Caldwell, Buchanan, Gentry, Worth, Clay, Andrew and Platte Counties. Action at Blue Mills September 17. Mustered out October, 1861. Green and Christian Counties Company home Guard Infantry. Organized
d 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 chy's fight at Lexington, while General Price was camped at the fair grounds awaiting the arrival of his camp and ammunition trains, a spirited affair occurred at Blue Mills, about thirty miles above Lexington. General Price learned that about 2,000 Kansas jayhawkers, under Lane and Montgomery, and a considerable force of regular cPrice sent Gen. David R. Atchison, at one time president of the United States Senate, to meet the Missourians and hurry them forward. They reached the river at Blue Mills first, and all but 500 had crossed on the ferryboat. While these 500 were waiting for an opportunity to cross, the enemy came upon them, and there was nothing
al victory at, May 12, 1864, III., 57; Confederate entrenchments near, III., 57, 62, 66, 68; V., 27. Bloody Lane, Antietam, Md., II., 69, 72. Bloomery Gap., Va., I., 356. Bloomfield, Va., II., 326. Blounts Farm, Ala., II., 332. Blountsville, Ala., VII., 145. Blountsville, Tenn., II., 344. Blue adopted by the Federals Viii., 95. Blue and the gray, F. M. Finch, IX., 138, 273. Blue Coats are over the border, A. E. Blackmar, IX., 343. Blue Mills, Mo., I., 350, 352. Blue Ridge, Va., II., 42. Blue Ridge Mountains, Va., II., 26, 57, 106. Blue Springs, Tenn., II., 344. Blum, R. A., VIII., 167. Blunt, J. G., III., 338; X., 175, 184. Boag, T. G., VII., 4. Bobot, A., VII., 139. Bodiso, M., Sec. Russian Legation, VI., 25. Boers, I., 84. Boggs, C. S., VI., 198. Boggs, W. R., X., 265. Bohlen, H., II., 322; X., 135. Boland, Maj. C. S. A., VII., 123. Bolivar, Tenn
s, instead of 200 men en route for Quincy, 2,000 of Mulligan's command was sent over by the rebels, released on parole, and are en route for Quincy. Claiborne Jackson is at Lexington with the rebel forces. The account of the battle at Blue Mills, forwarded last night, is derived from official dispatches written on the spot, and therefore can be relied on. Col. Smith's command was to leave Blue Mills for St. Josephs the day after the battle. Gen. Price and his army will move dBlue Mills for St. Josephs the day after the battle. Gen. Price and his army will move down the river, and, unless checked or defeated, attack Booneville, and then Jefferson City. Col. Mulligan released on parole. Chicago, Sept. 23. --A special dispatch from Quincy, to the Journal, says that Col. Mulligan has been released on parole, and will be here this evening. He will remain until Gen. Frement's orders are received. General Prentiss has telegraphed from Brookfield to the Assistant Quartermaster to provide sustenance for two thousand men, and to have it ready