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ng near the Creek Agency, they tore down the Rebel flag there flying and replanted the Stars and Stripes; and a letter Oct. 17, 1861. from Col. McIntosh to the Trute Democrat Little Rock, Arkansas. called loudly for reenforcements to the Rebel array in the Indian Territory, and expressed apprehension that the Northern party might prove the stronger. A battle between the antagonistic Indian forces took place Dec. 9th, 1861, on Bushy creek, near the Verdigris river, 180 miles west of Fort Smith, the Confederates being led by Col. Cooper, the Unionists by Opothleyolo. The result was not decisive, but the advantage appears to have been with the Rebel party, the Unionists being constrained soon after to make their way northward to Kansas, where they received the supplies they so much needed, and where a treaty of close alliance was negotiated At Leavenworth, Feb. 1, 1862. between Opothleyolo and his followers on one side, and Col. Dole, U. S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, on t
stand at Perryville, Aug. 26. Choctaw Nation; but they were too nimble to receive much damage, and he chased them by Fort Smith, whereof he took Sept. 1. bloodless possession. Col. J. M. Johnson, 1st [Union] Arkansas, was made post commander. fell back to Red river. Gen. Blunt, leaving been on business to Kansas, was returning with a small cavalry escort to Fort Smith, when he was struck, Oct. 4. near Baxter's. springs, Cherokee Nation, by Quantrell, with 600 guerrillas, and most ofIndian Territory, tile raiders passed rapidly through the north-west corner of Arkansas, crossing the river eastward of Fort Smith, and evading any collision with our forces near that post as well as with those holding Little Rock, and entering southe Arkansas and vanished among the wilds beyond. McNeil here gave over the pursuit, moving deliberately up the river to Fort Smith. During this chase, he had been designated Oct. 20. to command of the Army of the Frontier, vice Gen. Blunt, reliev
le Rock with 7,000 men, almost simultaneously with Banks's advance to Alexandria; Gen. Thayer, with the Army of the Frontier, possibly 5,000 strong, having left Fort Smith the day previous, expecting to join him at Arkadelphia; while Col. Clayton, with a small force, advanced from Pine Bluff on Steele's left. Heavy rains, bad roain this affair was 50; that of the enemy was reported at 150. Next day, at the other side of the State, Gen. Gano, with 1,500 Rebels, surprised an outpost of Fort Smith, held by Capt. Mefford, with 200 of the 5th Kansas, whom he captured, with 82 of his men, after we had lost 10 killed, 15 wounded, to 12 killed, 20 wounded of the enemy. Gano, of course, got away before he could be reached from Fort Smith. Next month, Shelby, with some 2,000 men, struck Aug. 23. the line of railroad between Duvall's bluff and Little Rock, capturing most of the 54th Illinois, who were guarding three stations. Col. Mitchell was reported among the killed. Steele
ure of, 455 to 458. Fort Sanders attacked by Longstreet, 432. forts Jackson and St. Philip, maps of, 86; 88; bombardment and surrender of, 88 to 97. Fort Smith, Ark., Gen. Thayer leaves, 552. forts Morgan and Gaines, Mobile bay, Farragut assails, 651; Page and Anderson surrender, 653. Fort Steedman, Va., Rebel attaca, Morgan's raid into, 405. Indian campaigns, Sibley's and Connor's, 455. Indianola, iron-clad, destroyed, 299. Indians, slaveholding among the, 32; at Fort Smith, 33; in battle of Pea Ridge, 33-4. Indian Territory, 32-3. Ingraham, Capt. D. N., his iron-clad raid from Charleston, 465. Innes, Col., 1st Michigan Engi, 734. Fort Harrison, Va., 593. Forts Jackson and St. Philip, La., 89. Fort Macon, N. C., 79. Fort Pemberton, Miss., 297. Fort Rosecrans, Tenn., 683. Fort Smith, Ark., 555. Fort Steedman, Va., 728. Fort Sumter (assault), 481. (do. (bombardment), 466. Fort Wagner (assault), 476. Franklin, Tenn., 285. Front Roval,V