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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 99 3 Browse Search
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n, and fifty pieces of artillery. He advanced February 11th, and Price retreated. He overtook Price's rear-guard at Cassville, and harassed it for four days on the retreat. Curtis pursued Price to Fayetteville, Arkansas, and then retired to Sugar Creek, where he proposed to establish himself. Leaving the main body here to fortify, he sent out heavy detachments to live upon the country and collect provisions. As soon as Van Dorn arrived at the Confederate camps, on Boston Mountain, he mampted to intercept him with his army, then about 16,000 strong. The lack of discipline and perfect methods in the Confederate army allowed Sigel to effect his escape, which he did with considerable skill. Curtis was enabled to concentrate at Sugar Creek; and, instead of taking him in detail, Van Dorn was obliged to assail his entire army. Nevertheless, while Curtis was preparing for a front attack, Van Dorn, by a wide detour, led Price's army to the Federal rear, moving McCulloch against
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Pea Ridge campaign. (search)
ebruary, when we took our first position at Sugar Creek, Price had made his way to the Boston Mounted the division of Colonel Osterhaus toward Sugar Creek; he was ambuscaded on the way, and lost thiertainly have beaten the enemy [our army at Sugar Creek] the next day. As it really was, he only f(Asboth's) of our retreating column crossed Sugar Creek, 10 miles from Bentonville. Van Dorn officght miles he could outflank our position on Sugar Creek, and reach the Telegraph road in our rear, nder Pike, had only reached a point opposite Leetown, about five miles distant from where Price sth three pieces of Elbert's battery to move by Leetown against the enemy, supposed to be advancing iorcements hurrying to their assistance from Sugar Creek on their left rear. The Federals placed 18, one about midway between Elkhorn Tavern and Leetown, and the other four or five miles farther offvis had been called in by General Curtis from Leetown, and in the morning it took position on the T[5 more...]
Twenty minutes more would probably have enabled General Van Dorn to have thrown a strong force between Generals Curtis and Sigel, and to have fought them separately. A short distance east of this place, on the line of retreat, in looking over the late scene of operations, I noticed a number of trees still bearing marks of shot and shell and small arms. General Curtis' forces not only drove Sterling Price's army out of Missouri into Arkansas, attacking it first at Springfield and then at Sugar Creek, but pursued them to Fayetteville, twenty miles south of here. Some sixteen miles south of Fayetteville General Price met the combined forces of Generals McCulloch, McIntosh and Pike. General Van Dorn, who had recently been appointed by the Confederate authorities to the command of the Trans-Mississippi Department, had just arrived when the rebel forces formed a junction. He at once assumed command of the combined forces, numbering about thirty-five thousand men, and some sixty pieces
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Van Dorn, the hero of Mississippi. (search)
planned the battle of Elk Horn well; he had moved so rapidly from Boston Mountain, with the forces of Price and McCulloch combined, that he caught the enemy unprepared, and with his divisions so far separated that, but for the inevitable indiscipline of troops so hastily thrown together, he would have destroyed the whole Federal army. By the loss of thirty minutes in reaching Bentonville, we lost the cutting off of Sigel with seven thousand men, who were hurrying to join the main body on Sugar creek. But we pushed him hard all that day; and after he had closed upon the main body, Van Dorn, leaving a small force to occupy the attention in front, threw his army, by a night march, quite around the Federal army, and across their only road by which retreat to Missouri could be effected. He handled his forces well-always attacking, always pressing the enemy back. When he heard of the death, in quick succession, of the three principal commanders of his right wing-McCulloch, McIntosh, and
understood as the voice of this meeting, that the Government is to hang all guilty traitors; and that if England continues to threaten, we will next pay our respects to her. Speeches were also made by Mr. Thomas Ewing, Lieut.-Governor Stanton, Mr. Delano, Col. B. McCook, Messrs. Groesbeck, Fink, Monroe, Flagg and Galloway. Senators, Representatives, State officers and the people, had a refreshing season, and adjourned after three cheers for the Union. A battle took place at Sugar Creek, Arkansas, this day. The rebels were concealed in the woods on both sides of the road. The country was broken, hilly woodland. The First Missouri cavalry, while charging up the hill, were fired upon by the ambushed foe, concealed behind the trees. After receiving a murderous fire, in which thirteen of the Nationals fell and five were wounded, the cavalry fell back and formed in line. Major Bowen came up and shelled the woods with his mountain howitzers. The enemy replied with their arti
r King attacked and drove this force through Humansville, capturing their last cannon. Finding that Shelby had passed through Stockton in advance of me, I marched to Greenfield and Sarcoxie, via Bower's Mill, and on the night of the nineteenth camped at Keitsville, when I learned of scouts of Colonel Phelps, commanding at Cassville, that the enemy had crossed the telegraph road at Cross-Timbers that day about noon. I kept up a rapid pursuit, following the trail of our flying foe via Sugar Creek and Early's Ferry, to Huntsville; our advance party, entering Huntsville with a dash, took quite a number of soldiers of Brooks's rebel command, with their horses and arms. I was there joined by Colonel Edwards, Eighteenth Iowa infantry, with three hundred men of his regiment, and Major Hunt, First Arkansas cavalry volunteers, one hundred and seventy-five men and two mountain howitzers. This gave me an effective force of six hundred cavalry and three hundred infantry, with four guns, tw
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
unty, under general orders to move round to Sugar Creek, about fourteen miles eastward. The Third son C. Davis (acting major-general), was at Sugar Creek; and the Fourth Division, under Colonel E. near Cross Hollows, about twelve miles from Sugar Creek. Large detachments were out for forage andthe State line, about eight miles north of Sugar Creek, in the rear of the Nationals, thereby, as the Osage Creek, and not far from those of Sugar Creek. It was so named because three hollows, orernately along the cross road leading through Leetown to the Elkhorn Tavern, until they were met by affair--On the retreat from Bentonville to Sugar Creek, a distance of ten miles, you cut your way ed near the passage of the main road across Sugar Creek, under the direction of General Davis. Hisle Osterhaus had advanced about a mile beyond Lee-town, and attacked what seemed to be a small body skillfully under fire, and advancing through Leetown his Second brigade, See sub-note, page 252[2 more...]
Arkansas, had retraced its steps to and halted at Sugar creek, not far over the State line. Meantime, Price wauit was arrested, and he deliberately encamped near Leetown, across Sugar creek, and in close proximity to GeneSugar creek, and in close proximity to General Curtis's center position. Pea Ridge is the designation of the elevated table-land, broken by ravines, and ross-road that passes through the little village of Leetown and intersects the Fayetteville road at Elkhorn Tavine thus formed stretched about three miles, from Sugar creek, through Leetown, to Elkhorn Tavern; of the RebelLeetown, to Elkhorn Tavern; of the Rebel line confronting it, Price, with his Missourians, formed the right; McIntosh was in the center, and McCulloch ls. Osterhaus advanced with great gallantry from Leetown nearly to the Bentonville road, on which he found to support Carr, was now directed to advance through Leetown to the rescue of Osterhaus, which he did with such rt Carr, while Gen. Sigel should reenforce Davis at Leetown, pushing on to Elkhorn if not needed in the center.
Col. Osterhaus advanced about a mile beyond Leetown, and found the enemy in force, moving rapidlyfought on the seventh and eighth instants, at Leetown and Elkhorn Tavern, in Benton County, Arkansa we first formed. Thus ended the battle near Leetown, in which the enemy lost Generals McCulloch alunteers in the recent engagement near Sugar Creek, Arkansas. On the sixth instant, the regimentecond brigade, Third division, camp on Sugar Creek, Arkansas, Tuesday, March 11, 1862. General: es, you joined your friends and comrades at Sugar Creek, and thereby saved yourselves and the wholetail. On the retreat from Bentonville to Sugar Creek — a distance of ten miles--you cut your ways. About the same time Col. Davis moved to Sugar Creek, while Colonel Carr remained at Cross HolloCurtis decided to concentrate his forces at Sugar Creek, a short distance south of Pea Ridge, a gooforward to the encounter. As our camp near Sugar Creek was in its front a strong natural position [15 more...]
er, and ordered them to move immediately to Sugar Creek, where I also ordered Col. Carr to move wite erected by the troops on the headlands of Sugar Creek as if by magic, and a battery near the road On my front was the deep, broad valley of Sugar Creek, forming the probable approaches of the ene Third division,) which had been located at Sugar Creek to guard the approaches. Each small accesso make a new change of front, so as to face Sugar Creek. I therefore ordered this force forward. sed the town, and was moving on the road to Sugar Creek, with the intention not to be too close to e encamped on the plateau of the hills near Sugar Creek, and in the adjoining valley, separating thof the Benton hussars, was stationed on the Sugar Creek and Bentonville road. The entrance of the ken down on the retreat from Bentonville to Sugar Creek, but the gun was recovered and brought intot. I also received your order to return to Sugar Creek, which I did, and met the army on Sugar Cre[16 more...]
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