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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 532 0 Browse Search
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Wiley Britton, Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border 1863. 332 0 Browse Search
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ut certain criticisms and passages hastily set down in camp or on the march, and I hope that I have improved the expression in various ways. I have endeavored to make the work a panoramic view of military operations and events on the borders of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and the Indian Territory during the year 1863. Eighteen years have now elapsed since I collected the material from which my Memoirs are written, and I have not as yet met with a single book pretending to give any kind of an acccritical reader may, perhaps, think that I have in one instance purposely arranged my composition to show that coming events cast their shadows before. But I have not. The facts, however, show that they sometimes do. Gen. Shelby's raid through Missouri in October, 1863, affords an example. The approaching storm was indicated nearly a week before the invasion by the main force took place, and we are almost made to hear the distant rumbling of artillery carriages and caissons, and the faint tra
d as we are expecting orders shortly to move northward towards the Missouri line; a resume of our operations since we came into this section lt would require the co-operation of all the Federal troops in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas to save us from defeat and utter destrction. General Herron's division of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri troops, which had been with us during the latter part of October, y, consisting of all the available troops from Texas, Arkansas and Missouri, had concentrated at Fort Smith and Van Buren under the supreme cot out with his army to attack and destroy this division and invade Missouri, General Blunt sent couriers to General Herron to bring forward hi battery light artillery. Indiana: Twenty-sixth regiment infantry. Missouri: First, Seventh and Eight regiments cavalry, and batteries E, F anicers, 1; enlisted men, 7; wounded, officers, 5; enlisted men, 34. Missouri: Seventh cavalry, killed, officers, 2; enlisted men, 4; wounded, e
es, pears, peaches and many other kinds of fruit. Wheat, corn and oats are also raised in considerable abundance. But the farms are not large like the farms in Missouri. We have found almost sufficient forage to supply our animals, and we have also replenished the larder of the commissariat to some extent. The cattle and hogs avalry horses are in remarkably good condition. That they have stood the campaign so well, I think is due to the fact that they have been collected mostly from Missouri and Kansas, a climate not differing perceptibly from this. Last spring the Second Ohio cavalry accompanied us on an expedition known as the Indian, Expedition. he series of splendid achievements, we hear that Gen. Blunt has made this expedition in the face of orders to fall back from Rhea's Mills to the southern line of Missouri. If this be true, it is to be deeply regretted, for our toils in this campaign will count for almost nothing; and we surrender back to the enemy all that we
he army of the Frontier future operations to be conducted according to west point tactics the army to retreat to the Missouri line reorganization of the army Colonel W. A. Phillips to command the Indian division a battalion of the Sixth Kane the intention to break it up into brigades and detachments, and to scatter these along the southern border counties of Missouri and northern Arkansas. If we are not going to make any effort to hold a more advanced position, or even our present poshey see that there is a probability of our permanently holding this part of the State, many of those who are refugees to Missouri and Kansas, will doubtless return and enter the service. A post has been established at Neosho, Missouri. Major Johnhrough this State three days ago, about seventy-five miles east of us. General E. B. Brown, with a considerable force of Missouri State troops and some artillery, will doubtless give the enemy a warm reception if they attack him before the reinforcem
. This locality has been quite noted as a camping ground and rendezvous of the rebel armies of Missouri and Arkansas since the beginning of the war. It is just in the edge of the prairie region, and as possible. And though the greater proportion of these Indian families have remained in Southwest Missouri, since the opening of the campaign last September ; and though some have returned to theirolonel Phillips' new command is to be known as the Eighth and Ninth Districts Department of the Missouri. It embraces southwest Missouri, northwestern Arkansas, and the Cherokee Nation. Considering tsouthwest Missouri, northwestern Arkansas, and the Cherokee Nation. Considering the interests involved and the difficulties of his new position, he is justly entitled to the rank of Brigadier General, particularly if his present assignment is not a temporary arrangement. In thtured by the enemy while guiding Colonel Doubleday's Second Ohio Cavalry from Kansas into South-west Missouri, and brought to Camp Walker and held several weeks. The rebel authorities had ordered sh
operty condemned a double sacrifice put upon Missouri loyalists a picture of desolated homes guerorial regime made retaliatory incursions into Missouri. The name is growing into a nickname for allhen than now, and they doubtless thought that Missouri would form one of the stars in the Constellathe wealthiest and most prominent men in south-west Missouri were strong and pronounced Unionists frssued a public address to the people of south-west Missouri, urging them, in the most eloquent langderal soldiers that fell on that field, that Missouri troops suffered as severe losses as the troopCreek under Generals Lyon and Sigel were also Missouri troops. The First regiment of Missouri artilrt Donelson and Pittsburg Landing, and see if Missouri did not sustain her pro rata of losses in kilhaps call unimportant incidents of the war in Missouri; but is an actuality of no unusual occurrencepied all the towns of any consequence in Southwest Missouri, and as we have about ten thousand men i[2 more...]
le manner. Nor do I believe that such acts on our part would remedy the evil which we wish to extirpate. It seems to me that the enemy could occupy the desolate country all the same, and make his incursions into Kansas and into the counties of Missouri still further to the east. Though my age and position would not, to the minds of many, justify my presuming to criticise the actions of those whose maturer years have given them more varied experiences, and in many things a sounder judgment, yet of military organization, and whose movements are directed by a leader. Most of the leaders of the guerrillas with whom we have to contend, I have frequently heard, hold commissions from the Confederate government, or the fugitive Governor of Missouri. Livingston whom I have already referred to, may be cited as an instance. The function of guerrillas is similar to that of privateers. While the privateer is commissioned by the rebel authorities to prey upon our marine commerce, the guerrill
of saw mills were in operation before the war, making lumber. This is the only county in southwest Missouri in which there are any pine forests. Hence, therefore, all the pine lumber used for buildtar or pitch, obtained from this yellow pine. It was used altogether by the people of south west Missouri and Arkansas in lubricating the wooden axles of their old-fashioned wagons. The people of talready heard that a colored regiment is being organized in Kansas from the negro refugees from Missouri and Arkansas. If properly officered I have no doubt that they will march to the front with firks of the enemy, instead of spending the season in inactivity along the border counties of southern Missouri. From near Pineville, Missouri, we marched to Water's Mills, about three miles north th some of our more carefully bred horses. For many years before the war the horse fanciers of Missouri delighted to trace the genealogies ,of their horses back to the celebrated fine stock of Kentuc
mall 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 he troops that made this gallant charge were composed of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri regiments. The enemy's right wing was now pressed back in a good deal of confnded by Brigadier General A. Asboth, consisted of the following organizations: Missouri-Second and Fifteenth regiments infantry, and Fourth and Fifth regiments of cavegiments infantry; Illinois-Thirty-seventh and fifty-ninth regiments infantry; Missouri-First and Ninth regiments cavalry, and Colonel Phelps' regiment of infantry, aes Light artillery; Illinois-Thirty-fifth regiment infantry and Third cavalry; Missouri-Twenty-fifth regiment infantry and Bowen's battalion cavalry. General Siged will probably be able at least to hold their own with the guerrillas of southwest Missouri. A deserter came into our lines to-day from Colonels Carroll's Arkans
the people of a less haughty spirit than in Missouri Reconnoissance returned from Dutch Mills wone when he marched the Kansas brigade through Missouri to join General Fremont's army at Springfieldsatisfaction to the two political factions in Missouri. The people of Missouri and Kansas, I thiMissouri and Kansas, I think, as a general thing, feel kindly towards General Curtis since he won the great battle of Pea Ridgthe noncombatant classes of this state, as in Missouri. This may be due to the fact that — there was much less wealth and luxury here than in Missouri before the war. We nowhere see in this section fbeen seen in most of the western counties of Missouri a few years ago. The people of Missouri, withMissouri, with their slave labor and abundance of everything, acted as if they felt their superiority to the peoplur detachments which have just come down from Missouri and Kansas, say that the season is nearly twoxas, is the leader of the party. He lived in Missouri at the breaking out of the war, and moved to
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