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be all killed or driven out of the Territory by the Abolitionists, and the Missourians were exhorted to rally all their forces for the conflict. Lexington, Mo., was assigned as the place, and August 20th as the time, of assemblage for La Fayette County, and New Santa Fe, Jackson County, as the general rendezvous. Bring your guns, your horses, and your clothing, all ready to go on to Kansas: our motto will be this time, No Quarter! Let no one stay away! A similar appeal.was issued from Westport, signed by Atchison, Stringfellow, and others. A force of two thousand men was, by virtue of these appeals, collected at the petty village of Santa Fe, directly on the border; but soon divided into two expeditions, one of which, led by Senator Atchison, was confronted at Bull's Creek by not more than half its number under Gen. J. H. Lane, and turned back without a fight-first halting, and refusing to advance against the determined front of the Free-State men, and finally disappearing in th
s speech there. 390-91; 396; is understood to favor an adhesion to the South, 439-9. Shadrack, a fugitive slave, 215. Shambaugh, Isaac N., on Missouri, 590. Shannon, Wilson, of Ohio. appointed Governor of Kansas. 240; his speech at Westport, Mo., 240; 242; calls out 5,000 men to reduce Lawrence, 243. Shaw, Henry, vote on Missouri Compromise, 80. Shawnee Mission, Kansas Border Ruffian Legislature at, 239; its enactments there, 239-40. Shays's insurrection, 20. Sherman, Rogg to, 353; 370; speech at Buffalo, 404; 511. Weed, Thurlow, editorial by, 360-61. Weightman, Col., killed at Wilson's Creek, 582. Weston, Mo., a man tarred and feathered at, 239. Weston Reporter, The, (Mo.,) citation from, 238. Westport, Mo., Border Ruffian resolves at, 239. Wentz, Lieut.-Col., killed at Belmont, 597. Wesley, John, 32; 70; 255; 501. West Virginia, 479; 480; population in 1860, 480; refuses to secede, etc., 518; Pierpont chosen Governor of, 519; Letcher's
The battles of Booneville and Kansas city.--Mr. T. S. Davis, who reached Richmond, Va., on Monday afternoon, direct from St. Louis, furnishes the subjoined statement. It confirms us in the belief that the Black Republican controllers of the Western telegraph have wilfully misrepresented the facts:-- Richmond, Va., June 24, 1861. I left St. Louis on Wednesday evening last, the 19th inst. We had received authentic news from the battle fought at Booneville on the morning of the 17th iatly elated, and cheered for Jeff. Davis, Beauregard, and Gov. Jackson. They expected to make an attack upon the Dutch that night, who were under the command of Blair, at the Arsenal, and supposed to be about 3,000 in number. The battle of Kansas City took place on Monday morning, the 17th. Thirteen hundred Federal troops made an attack upon about that number of the State troops, under command of Captain Kelley. After a desperate fight the Federals were repulsed, leaving 200 dead on the fi
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 33. capture of Lexington, Missouri. (search)
nched camp at Jefferson City, were ordered to proceed to Lexington, Lafayette County, one hundred and sixty miles up the river, to reinforce the troops already at that place, under Colonel Peabody, consisting of several hundred Home Guards, a few Kansas troops, and a portion of the Missouri Eighth regiment, Colonel White, with seven hundred of the First regiment Illinois Cavalry, Colonel T. M. Marshall. These latter had preceded Colonel Mulligan's force one week in their advance from Jefferson h characterized them all. Leavenworth conservative account. Samuel C. Gamble and William H. Cutter, of the Missouri Thirteenth, Col. Peabody, arrived at Leavenworth from Lexington. The regiment, numbering six hundred and fifty men, left Kansas City on the 3d inst., in company with one hundred and fifty men under Col. Van Horn, and marched to Lexington. On the 7th, they went to Warrensburg and took a lot of coin from the banks, and returned on the 11th. The whole number of troops then i
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 151. battle of little Blue, Mo. (search)
Doc. 151. battle of little Blue, Mo. A correspondent gives the following account of this action: camp Jennison, Kansas City, Nov. 12, 1861. The Jayhawkers have already vindicated their reputation for daring, celerity, vigor, and pluck. Night before last, two companies, B and H, and part of Company A, under Capts. Swoyer and Pardee and Lobnis, commanded by Col. Anthony, left camp for Majors' Farm, about ten miles south, where the Government wagons and oxen were coralled. Reports had come in that a force of rebel guerillas, under Col. Hays, which were reported encamped on the Little Blue, had threatened to attack the train. Yesterday morning early, Company C, Capt. Jenkins, was sent to reinforce. Information was soon after received that a fight had taken place, and some of our boys killed. This latter was confirmed by the arrival of messengers for the surgeon. It appears that Col. Anthony, receiving information Sunday night that there was a rebel camp at a point ei
Doc. 160. Colonel Jennison's welcome to Captain John Brown's sharpshooters. A writer in the Chicago Tribune gives the following account of the reception: camp Jennison, Kansas City, Tuesday, November 12, 1861. To-night I have looked on scenes such as a few months ago men would have been considered demented to have foretold. Captain John Brown jr.‘s company of sharpshooters arrived here this afternoon, having, on reaching Fort Leavenworth, unanimously decided to join Colonel Jennecruiting, and will be on in a few days. It is by all odds the finest body of men I have seen, and as they marched up the main street, singing the John Brown song, the emotions and memories the scene excited crowded thickly on the mind of an old Kansas man like your correspondent, and were far too deep to be painted by words. As the song rang out, and the escort came to meet the new comers, cheering lustily, there was something in the scene which will render it ineffaceable to my mind. Stir
he army of the West is under the jurisdiction of the United States, and we propose to have a regular road over it and sure communication through it, no matter at what cost of rebel treasure and blood. It is hoped that you will see the necessity of abiding by the laws and actively sustaining them. But if you raise an arm against the Government we have sworn to protect, the course I have briefly marked out I will follow to the letter. C. R. Jennison, Col. Com. First Kansas Cavalry. Kansas City, Mo., 26th. To all Persons in Arms against the Government in Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, and Pettis Counties: 1st. All who are now in arms against the Government of the United States in the above-named counties, and who will surrender their arms and ammunition to me and deliver to me all Government property in their possession and under their control within reasonable time, and shall sign a deed of forfeiture, and shall hereafter perform their duty as good and loyal citizens, shall not
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 5: California, New York, and Kansas. 1857-1859. (search)
town, and some back in the country. Mr. Ewing offered to confide to me the general management of his share of interest, and Hugh and T. E., Jr., offered me an equal copartnership in their law-firm. Accordingly, about the 1st of September, I started for Kansas, stopping a couple of weeks in St. Louis, and reached Leavenworth. I found about two miles below the fort, on the river-bank, where in 1851 was a tangled thicket, quite a handsome and thriving city, growing rapidly in rivalry with Kansas City, and St. Joseph, Missouri. After looking about and consulting with friends, among them my classmate Major Stewart Van Vliet, quartermaster at the fort, I concluded to accept the proposition of Mr. Ewing, and accordingly the firm of Sherman & Ewing was duly announced, and our services to the public offered as attorneys-at-law. We had an office on Main Street, between Shawnee and Delaware, on the second floor, over the office of Hampton Denman, Esq., mayor of the city. This building wa
Doc. 47.-the defeat of Quantril. Missouri Democrat account. Kansas City, Mo., February 28. the event which has above all others marked the day, and communicated a joyousness to the Union men of this vicinity--second only to that felt upon the capture of Fort Donelson--was the discomfiture and rout of Quantril and Parker, with seventy-five men, by two companies of the Second Ohio Cavalry under Lieut. Nettleton. The facts are as follows: Learning that Parker, with a company of sienty — five men, who disarmed him and deliberately shot him with his own pistol. By this time the Ohio troops were informed of the state of things, and came dashing into town before the astonished rebels, who supposed them to be half-way to Kansas City, were aware of their approach. Quantril and Parker precipitately fled, leaving their men to follow as best they could. They were overtaken, however, in the public square, where a brief skirmish ensued in which two of the rebels were killed a
avoiding a galling fire from the enemy posted in a corn-field. At this critical moment Lieut. Hetherington, of the second battalion Missouri State militia, was detached with sixty-five men to open, if possible, a communication with headquarters. Advancing northward, he was attacked by a superior force, which compelled him to seek the cover of a brick house, which he defended in a most gallant manner, until he was apprised that further defence was useless, when he withdrew his command to Kansas City. The number killed, and who have since died of their wounds, amount to twenty-six. The wounded number thirty, comprising First Lieut. Vance and Second Lieut. Pence, both of the Seventh Missouri volunteer cavalry, who conducted themselves in a gallant manner. Second Lieut. Young and Second Lieut. Swan also behaved gallantly. The loss of the enemy could not be ascertained, as early in the action they commenced carrying off their dead into the country. From authentic sources, I lear
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