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Wiley Britton, Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border 1863. 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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or he knew from the information that our scouts brought in each day, that a great struggle was near at hand-a struggle that would require the co-operation of all the Federal troops in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas to save us from defeat and utter destruction. General Herron's division of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri troops, which had been with us during the latter part of October, while we were encamped at Pea Ridge, moved back early in November in the direction of Wilson Creek and Springfield, Missouri. Having received reliable information that a large army of the enemy, consisting of all the available troops from Texas, Arkansas and Missouri, had concentrated at Fort Smith and Van Buren under the supreme command of General Hindman, who had positively fixed the 3d or 4th of December as the day when he would set out with his army to attack and destroy this division and invade Missouri, General Blunt sent couriers to General Herron to bring forward his division
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
C.) Observer, November, 1902.] A veteran describes his experiences in Durham at the close of the war. A Baltimore correspondent of the Charlotte (N. C.) Observer, writes as follows: Mr. David M. Sadler, who lives at 907 Arlington avenue, in this city, claims that he was one of those who fired the last volley of Johnston's army, and he also tells of a daring project of General Joe Wheeler's at the close of the Civil war. Sadler is an Arkansas man, and was in the first battle at Wilson Creek, Mo., August 10, 1861. From that time he served continuously to the end of the struggle, having had but one twelve-hour leave, and never having missed a day from the service. He was with Wheeler on his last raid in Tennessee, and followed the trail of Sherman's march to the sea. The Eleventh Texas, of which he was a member, was, he says, on rear guard at Branchville, S. C., and at Raleigh, ending its career at what was then known as Durham's Station. The last shot, as described by M
amount of good might be done by clergymen and other pious men in the army, by judicious efforts to exert a proper moral and religious feeling among the soldiery. No better time than the present — no more suitable occasion--"the field is white to the harvest," the laborers are few. From ArkansasGraphic sketch of the great battle in Missouri--Gallantry of McCulloch's troops. Fayetteville, Ark. Sept. 5, 1861. Your readers have doubtless ere this heard of the great battle of Wilson Creek, Mo., fought August 10th, between the Federal forces upon the one side, under Gen. Lyon, and the Missourians and Confederates, under Gen. Ben. McCulloch. The Federals had in the engagement near 10,000 men; Lyon, with 6,000 men, (among whom were 4,000 regulars, the remainder Kansas "Jay-Hawkers." Illinoisans, and Iowans,) attacked us upon the North and West, and Col. Siegel, with 3,500 Hessians, attacked us upon the South. They took possession of every commanding point during the night, an