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The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Missouri battle--Arkansas troops. (search)
dangers and horrors of the battle. It is stated in the words of the report received here through the North that "The Confederates, in overwhelming force charged Totten's battery three times but were each time repulsed with great slaughter." If repulsed at all, I well know they were repulsed with great slaughter. The bones of TotTotten's father lie buried at Little Rock, his relatives live there, and he has received great kindness at the hands of the citizens of Arkansas.--He was in charge of the Little Rock Arsenal when eight hundred citizens marched to seize it for the State, and it was surrendered upon the demand of Governor Rector. Six of the pieces, (Br Woodruff, of Little Rock, Arkansas, commanded this battery, and with his men, the pick of the city, was resolved to die by his guns rather than surrender them to Totten. Most gloriously have they triumphed in driving back the miscreant to his Black Republican kennel in St. Louis, loathesome with runaway negroes, Dutch and sour k