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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 690 0 Browse Search
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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 II. 152 0 Browse Search
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sms 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 account of the milite earth, as beautiful as sparkling fountains. The scenes are constantly changing, and always interesting to anyone of healthy mind and body; and he will see landscapes of every conceivable variety, from the forest-covered mountains and hills of Arkansas to the grass-covered prairies and plains of Kansas, and from the deep green of spring to the rich and variegated tints of autumn, and the snow-covered ground of winter. It is proper that I should express my indebtedness to Captain William Ga
ught 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 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 thts cavalry, and batteries E, F and L First light artillery. Wisconsin: One battalion Second regiment cavalry; and Twentieth regiment infantry, and First regiment Arkansas cavalry. The enemy, I estimated from counting different groups of their slain on the field, lost about three hundred men killed, and probably upwards of a thous
northern slope of the Boston Mountains. This section is regarded as the wealthiest and most fertile region in northwestern Arkansas, if not indeed of the State. The climate and soil seem peculiarly adapted to raising sweet potatoes, apples, peline of stations in our rear we thought that the army might move to Van Buren, as we were in complete possession of western Arkansas north of the river. I need not, however, recount further what our thoughts were in regard to the ultimate objectthose supplies and steamboats, and capture or break up Colonel Crump's camp it would of course cripple the rebel army in Arkansas to a very great extent,besides it would add to its demoralization, which was already great since the battle of Prairie G of the 30th. Thus ended the expedition to Van Buren, and in fact the campaign of the Army of the Frontier in northwestern Arkansas. An expedition of nearly two thousand men, mostly Indians, and a section of light artillery, were sent out un
ille the reduction of transportation order from war Department for recruiting several loyal Arkansas regiments General Marmaduke marching on Springfield the army of the Frontier on the march, ago, and most of the sick and wounded have been removed there. It is the chief town in northwestern Arkansas, and is capable of affording much better facilities for properly caring for sick and wouo does not.feel sure in his own mind that there is not an organized force — of the enemy in western Arkansas, north of the river. If this be true, and the Commanding General should know whether it iss 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 prehe beginning of the war there was a strong Union sentiment in nearly all the counties of northwestern Arkansas; and also in other sections of the State. And now that there is an opportunity for thos
er 4: Colonel W. A. Phillips assumes command of the Indian division the author to go with it the division marches to Maysville on the western line of Arkansas a skirmish with guerrillas a snow storm and difficulty in getting forage Colonel Phillips, not only a military commander but also a governor of several Indian at the battle of Pea Ridge in this county last March. 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 grounds could scarcely be laid out to better advantage for drilling and maneuvWe hear now that Colonel 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 the interests involved and the difficulties of his new position, he is justly entitled to the rank of Brigadier Gene
sent to Springfield they were brought in by loyal Arkansas troops a meteor of great brightnsss observed Refltogether by the people of south west Missouri and Arkansas in lubricating the wooden axles of their old-fashirned from the southern army and from Texas and southern Arkansas, and have been living at their homes nearly aln Kansas from the negro refugees from Missouri and Arkansas. If properly officered I have no doubt that they for an active spring campaign into that section of Arkansas occupied by the enemy. I should like to hear of of these prisoners to Colonel Phillips by the loyal Arkansas troops is noted with much satisfaction, for I remanths ago that there were enough Union men in northwestern Arkansas, if organized into regiments and battalions,ly in holding this section. The First regiment of Arkansas cavalry, commanded by Colonel M. La Rue Harrison, the Cherokee Nation in a few weeks, and then these Arkansas troops at Fayetteville will be much isolated, unl
Chapter 8: Colonel Phillips invited to address a mass meeting of the Union citizens of northwestern Arkansas, at Fayetteville the great difficulty in getting forage a scouting party returns from Van Buren the Indian division encamped on the edge of the battle field of Pea Ridge an account of the battle from data cnoticed a number of trees still bearing marks of shot and shell and small 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 pursued them to Fayetteville, twenty miles south of here. Some sixteen miles south of Fayettevi contemplates an immediate movement northward, as they have not a force sufficiently strong to meet our troops in the open field. Nearly all the rebel troops in Arkansas, he thinks, are in the vicinity of Little Rock, at any rate, that there is not a large force in the western part of the State. We have no reason to doubt this
no such regiments exist criticisms concerning the matter near Rhea's Mills again two loyal Arkansas regiments organized after a battle the people show on which side their sympathies are by theirmore desirable section than around Bentonville. The spring here is one of the finest in Northwestern Arkansas, and furnishes an abundance of excellent water for ourselves and animals. It arises out animals. But we are gradually moving south with a prospect of holding the country. Two loyal Arkansas regiments belonging to, Colonel Phillips' division are stationed at Fayetteville, fifteen milest night from Dutch Mills, a small place a few miles west of Cane Hill, and right on the line of Arkansas and the Cherokee Nation. We wore sent out two days ago with the view of ascertaining as far as than ours, during the present war. Eleven men came into our camp to-day (31st) from southwestern Arkansas and northern Texas. J. R. Pratt, a staunch and prominent Unionist from Texas, is the lea
commendable conduct of the Indian soldiers while in Missouri and Arkansas the division crosses the line into the Indian country on the mar carriages. Though our Indian troops have been in Missouri and Arkansas since early last autumn, I believe t1.at they have committed fewer We pass now into the Indian country, and bid a temporary adieu to Arkansas. Early on the morning of the 6th we left Cincinnati and marcheagricultural and grazing purposes it is certainly much superior to Arkansas. We crossed the Illinois river again, a few miles to the east of It discharges a larger volume of water than when we crossed it in Arkansas, and its bottoms are much wider, and its course changes toward theer food. The country here is not so broken and hilly as in northwestern Arkansas; in fact we are right on the border of the prairie region. erminus of the range of mountains which run north-eastward through Arkansas. Turning to the south, you overlook the Arkansas river three mile
Flag of truce reconnaissance of Colonel Schaurte to the Arkansas line Colonel Harrison abandons Fayetteville Colonel Phiwere obliged to come down the State lines of Missouri and Arkansas. From about this time in the spring until the summer is ich we were able to get quite often while in Missouri and Arkansas. If, however, we manage to keep on hand full rations we nto camp to day. They represent that the rebel leaders in Arkansas are displaying a good deal of activity in organizing theihat General Cabell will be assigned to the command of Western Arkansas, but that they will co-operate with each other as farind fortifications, and were on the defensive. The loyal Arkansas soldiers are represented to have acted with distinguishedmen, in the direction of Ivansville, a little town on the Arkansas line. Major Foreman, with four companies of the Third Inndoning his post, for it leaves the Union people of northwestern Arkansas without any protection whatever. If his supplies w
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