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etc., Chauncey McKEEVER, Assistant Adjutant-General. St. Louis, November 2, 1861. To Brigadier-General Grant: Jeff Thompson is at Indian ford of the St. Francois river, twenty-five miles below Greenville, with about three thousand men. Colonel Carlin has started with force from Pilot Knob. Send a force from Cape Girardeauacting as guide. From there you will go in pursuit of a rebel force, understood to be three thousand strong, under Jeff Thompson, now at Indian ford, on the St. Francis river. An expedition has already left Ironton, Missouri, to attack this force. Should they learn that they have left that place, it will not be necessary for ynce of directions from headquarters, Western Department, I have sent from here a force of about three thousand men, of all arms, towards Indian ford, on the St. Francis river, and also a force of one regiment from Cape Girardeau in the same direction. I am now, under the same instructions, fitting out an expedition to menace Be
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Belmont. (search)
in the North as a defeat for General Grant, Curtis telegraphs General E. D. Townsend, Adjutant-General United States army, from St. Louis, under date of 9th November, 1861, two days after the battle, as follows: * * Captain McKeener telegraphs from Cincinnati to General Fremont, that General Grant had no orders from Fremont to attack Belmont or Columbus. (See Rebellion Records, Vol. III, p. 567.) He had been notified that there was a force of about three thousand Confederates on the St. Francis river, Arkansas, about fifty miles from Cairo, and had sent Colonel Oglesby there, with a force equal to that of the Confederates, to oppose them and hold them in check. Learning that General Polk was about to detach a large force from Columbus to be moved down the river and to reinforce General Price, he had orders to prevent this movement. He then ordered a regiment under Colonel W. H. L. Wallace to reinforce Oglesby, and ordered General C. F. Smith to move all the troops he could spare
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
idge Rifles, 42. Rocky Mount, Battle of, 8, 9, 11, 32. Rogers, Major 382. Roman Hon. A. B., 273. Rose, S., 96. Rosencranz, Gen., 31, 89, 349, 386. Ross. 9 Ross Lt. James, 168. Rosser. Gen. T. L.. 215. Rost, Hon. P. A., 273. Rouse, Capt., Milton, his vindication, 35. Royall, W. L. 295 Rucker, Gen. E., 96, 97. Rudgeley's, 11. Ruffin. Lt. E. T., 92. Ruggles, Gen., Daniel, 301, 308. Russell. Col., 312. Russell. Col R. M., 70, 74. Rutledge, Gov., John, 7 St. Francis river, Arkansas, 81. St. John. Gen. I. M., 273. St. Matthews' Rifles, 132, 134. Saltville, Va., 59, 65. Sanders, Hon., Geo. N., 274. Sargent. Col, 146. Saunders, Major D. W., 351. Sauve Felicie, 448. Savannah, Ga., 4. Sawyer's Battery, 59 64, 65, 66. Saxe, Marshal, 341. Scales, Capt., 114. Schley, Lt. W. C., 92. Seal of the C. S A., 416; of the Southern Historical Society. 416; of England, 49. Secessionville Battle of, 139. Secrest, Col. A. J.. 15. Seddon Hon J.
t only been a defeat, but a disaster and a disgrace.--To Irishmen the reflection that our exiled fellow-countrymen are on both sides, is melanancholy. The son of John Mitchell may have crossed words with Thomas Francis Meagher. Yankee accounts of Affairs in Missouri. Ironton, Mo., Aug. 20. --General Prentiss has been assigned to the command of the division embracing Cape Girardeau and Bird's Point. General Grant has been ordered to Jefferson City. The Confederates on the St. Francis river are said to be 20,000 strong. Glasgow, Mo., Aug. 21.--About fifteen hundred Secessionists have assembled in Salina county, and are organizing either to join General Price's army in the South or for local operations in the surrounding counties. In view of the latter purpose, the Union citizens at that place have sent to General Fremont for protection. Some thousand or more Secessionists of Chariton county crossed the Missouri river at Brunswick on Saturday, and marched Southward
Gen. Van-Dorn. The command to which Gen. Van-Dorn has been assigned includes Missouri, (except that portion lying between the Mississippi and St. Francis rivers, which remains under command of Gen. Polk,) Arkansas, Louisiana north of Red river, and the Indian Territory. He has authority, also, to draw troops from Texas. Gen. Van-Dorn left this city on Thursday morning last for. Bowling Green, Ky., where he will report to Gen. Johnston. His headquarters will be established in Northern Arkansas for the present. This appointment is understood to be entirely acceptable to the Missouri delegation in Congress. It does not interfere with or supersede Gen. Price, who remains in command of the Missouri troops. The army possesses no officer better qualified, by personal, and military advantages, for the important position in the West than Gen. Earl Van-Dorn. His acquaintance and familiarity with the people will afford him the facilities of rallying hosts of men, who will take the fie
Burning the cotton. --It is reported that the planters on the Mississippi, for twenty miles back from the river, have destroyed all their cotton, and that the planters on its tributaries, the Red, Arkansas, White, and St. Francis rivers, are following their patriotic example. The occupation of the Father of Waters, therefore, will bring the enemy but little profit. He has opened the greatest cotton port in the world, and yet he gets no cotton. This is not all, the people in the great valley of the Mississippi have planted very little cotton — cut little more than enough for their own domestic purposes.
under the command of Capt. Leeper, were surprised by the guerrillas, who were under the command of a man named Reeves. The guerrillas made the attack at daylight, very suddenly and fiercely, no pickets being out to apprise our men of their approach.--Capt. Leeper and 48 of his men are reported killed, and a large number wounded. The rebel loss is not known. The rebels took possession of the town. [Greenville is a post village and capital of Wayne county. It is situated on the St. Francis river, about 150 miles southeast from Jefferson City.] From M'Clellan's army. A letter dated Harrison's Landing July 20, gives the following information about the "grand army:" Two deserters were brought to headquarters yesterday afternoon, but nothing new could be learned from them. They corroborate the fact that the main lines of the rebels are at least ten miles from here, and occupy the same ground that we once did — that of Fair Oaks Gaines's Hill, and the Trent estates.
nner.--Phil. Inquirer. The news. The Baltimore Republican, of Thursday afternoon last, August 7, furnishes the following: The Confederates recaptured Brownsville, Tenn., and burned three thousand bales of cotton purchased by Northern men. The Federal army under Gen'l Curtis was still at Helena, Arkansas, at last accounts Gen'l Curtis, it is stated, had set free the slaves of Generals Pillow and Bondman, of the Confederate army. Several Federal steamers had gone up the St. Francis river and dispersed several bodies of guerrillas. A guerrilla attack was made upon the Federal force at Newark, Mo, consisting of 75 State troops, who were overpowered by numbers and captured. Another guerrilla attack was successful in the capture of Alexandria, the party retiring with plunder. Advices from Newbern, N. C., report a skirmish at the head of White Oak river, between a Federal force under Col. Hickman, of the 9th New Jersey regiment, and a party of Confederates, resu
ged as to close at the recoil of every gun. She has a missive beak at either end, and is moreover, provided with a scalding apparatus, with which to repel any attempt to board her. Her commander is J. Pembroke Jones, formerly of the United States Navy. From Memphis. Memphis, Aug. 6. --It is reported that a fight took place on Sunday between two companies of Unionists, acting as escort to a provision train of sixty wagons, and a large body of Texan cavalry, at the mouth of St. Francis river. The former were dispersed, and many of the captured wagons destroyed. The same day ninety Unionists, fifteen miles above Helena, were surprised, and all killed or captured except two. A detachment of Indiana troops, under Colonel Fitch, has been sent out on the Jacksonport road from Helena, to intercept the Texans, which had not returned up to last night. Arrest of Gen. Coombs's daughter. From a Kentucky correspondent of a Northern paper, we learn that-- Mrs. Mitc
Northern and Western News. Jackson, May 11. --A special dispatch to the Appeal, dated Senatobia, 10th, says reports from the river represent that Gen. Price had met and chastised the Yankee at St. Francis river. It was reported at Memphis that the Confederates had occupied Pittsburg, Pa. The Memphis Bulletin, of the 8th, has a dispatch from Cincinnati, dated the 8th, which says: "Dayton was comparatively quiet after 10 o'clock yesterday. Troops from Cincinnati and Columbus began pouring in. Thirty of the ringleaders of the mob have arrived.--Every precaution has been taken to prevent a renewal of the attack." A St. Louis dispatch says that fifteen of the most prominent Secessionists were arrested. --No favor will be shown, but they will be sent South with their families.
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