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the Missourians, returned to Cowskin prairie and went to work organizing them into companies and regiments. Under the circumstances, this was hard work He had no arms, no military supplies, and no money to buy any. The men never expected to be and never were paid. But men and horses had to be fed, and on Cowskin prairie there was little but green corn and poor beef upon which to feed them. Quartermaster-Gen. James Harding and Chief Commissary John Reid went to Fort Smith, and then to Little Rock and Memphis, in search of supplies, but that was a slow process. The men and horses managed to live on what the country afforded, and while General Harding was absent, Col. Edward Haren acted as quartermaster-general, and by his activity, industry and unfailing courtesy did wonders in providing the absolutely necessary supplies, and making the men contented. All of General Price's staff, except his adjutant-general, Colonel Henry Little, were civilians, and knew nothing of the military
les, lately issued to them at Fort Scott. Gen. James S. Rains was in command of the unorganized infantry, and with about 2,500 of them was encamped on the Pea Ridge battlefield, protecting the transportation of lead from the Granby mines to Little Rock. To stop this supply of a prime necessity of war to the Confederates, the Federals occupied Granby with a force 500 strong. Maj. David Shanks was sent by Shelby with five companies of his regiment to drive them out, which he did on the morni only practical line of retreat being held by his cavalry. In other words, he intended to do what McCulloch might have done, but did not do, after the battle of Wilson's Creek. Most of the infantry required for the expedition were in camp at Little Rock and on White and Black rivers, and reinforcements were constantly arriving from southern Arkansas and Texas; and besides these, General Rains had 3,000 or 4,000 men of the old Missouri State Guard in his command, which hovered about the southe
t at Cane Hill, Hindman had been quietly concentrating an infantry force in the vicinity of Van Buren. They came from Little Rock and from White and Black rivers. After his check by Marmaduke in the Boston mountains, Blunt returned to Cane Hill wiorces; but with the condition that win or lose, he should immediately recross the mountains and march to the succor of Little Rock, which was not threatened from any direction. Marmaduke's cavalry was at Dripping Springs, in a position to take partmp across the river. He then marched his army through rain and storm, over muddy roads and across swollen streams, to Little Rock. Shortly after he was relieved of command in the West and ordered to report east of the Mississippi, where he did theSpringfield and Rolla, in Missouri, and force Blunt to let go his hold on the Arkansas river, where he was a menace to Little Rock. Porter moved far to the right with instructions to swing around on Springfield. Shelby, accompanied by Marmaduke, t
e Rock battle of Bayou Meto evacuation of Little Rock Shelby Prepares for an expedition into Mile. All the infantry had been withdrawn to Little Rock and other points of the Arkansas river. Mae. Early in the spring Marmaduke went to Little Rock and got permission of General Holmes to makrepose of the commander of the district at Little Rock. General Holmes further showed his approvallower White river for the purpose of taking Little Rock. On the 24th of July General Price was assGeneral Steele intended to assault and take Little Rock, or be beaten in the effort. The release f capital of the State, the pleasant city of Little Rock, and the productive valley of the Arkansas,valry watched the movements of the enemy at Little Rock and Pine Bluff. The troops were dissatisfinfidently expected to fight the Federals at Little Rock and to whip them, and they could not undersptember—eleven days after the evacuation of Little Rock—an order was made giving him 600 men and tw[7 more...]<
undred men, or an abandonment of the attack. After serious consideration Marmaduke decided to withdraw. The Fifth Kansas, Clayton's regiment, followed him, and in an open field about a mile from town Greene's regiment turned upon it. Each regiment standing in open ground, not more than seventy yards apart, fired three volleys, and the Fifth Kansas fell back and gave up the pursuit. Greene's regiment lost heavily, and Marmaduke's horse was killed under him. Marmaduke's loss was 94 killed and wounded, and the enemy's probably not as large, as they fought mostly under cover. During the winter of 1863-64 the Missouri troops in the Trans-Mississippi department remained generally inactive. The infantry were, and had been since shortly after the evacuation of Little Rock, in quarters at Camp Bragg. The cavalry were encamped in and around Camden, and except an occasional foraging expedition or a hurried march to check some imaginary movement of the enemy, remained quietly in camp.
battle of Jenkins' Ferry Steele Returns to Little Rock in March, 1864, Lieut.-Gen. T. H. Holmes and the other from the north starting from Little Rock and passing through the southern part of thbefore he had the enemy confined closely to Little Rock and Pine Bluff. The belief of a Federal ad Early in April General Steele moved out of Little Rock and began his march southward to co-operateed that intention and proposed to return to Little Rock, or perhaps attempt to hold Camden and soutnding three brigades of cavalry to threaten Little Rock. Fagan's division, consisting of Cabell's e must evacuate Camden and force his way to Little Rock or Pine Bluff, or surrender. He was not di get at least a day's start in the race for Little Rock or Pine Bluff. On the 25th—the day after tn just as Steele was leaving on the road to Little Rock. He took up the pursuit at once, and there got them safely across the river, to destroy his pontoons and continue his march to Little Rock.
's division and ordered it to operate around Arkadelphia and watch Steele at Little Rock, and sent Marmaduke with Greene's brigade to Chicot county—the extreme south of communication with Devall's Bluff, to prevent his army being isolated at Little Rock. After some delay and difficulty he got permission to go with almost unlimialive with gunboats, and a railroad, which supplied Steele's army, connected Little Rock with Devall's Bluff. Without disturbing the recruiting officers in their wotuation there and along the line of the railroad between Devall's Bluff and Little Rock. Langhorne was an experienced soldier and scout, and took nothing for grantded he had changed his plan and would cross the river above instead of below Little Rock. But he tore up the railroad track for twenty miles, in constant expectation of an attack from Little Rock or Devall's Bluff, or possibly from both. It came from both and simultaneously. Shelby gathered his scattered command together and
in the attack on Helena, July 4, 1863, his part of the action failing for want of support. During Price's defense of Little Rock he commanded the cavalry of the army, which, fighting as the rear guard, was reported as skillfully handled and behaveof the Red river campaign, 1864, he held the line of the Ouachita, scouring the country in front to within 25 miles of Little Rock, and when Steele advanced to co-operate with Banks he harassed and delayed the Federal movement from the north to Camdkansas. He encountered that general at Marks' Mill and again at Jenkins' Ferry, forcing him to beat a retreat back to Little Rock. In this double campaign, in which the Confederates recovered large parts of Louisiana and Arkansas, Parsons' command brave officers and men in the face of superior numbers and the destruction of a large portion of the railroad between Little Rock and Devall's Bluff. He then gives Shelby's report in full. We quote a part of it: The immediate and tangible fruits