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Creek, I. T. A National account. Leavenworth, Kansas, Monday, July 20, 1803. The news from the district of the frontier is quite cheering. We hope soon to have intelligence of that triumph which has always followed in the path of General Blunt. A small Federal force has gained quite a triumph over a rebel command of equal numbers, posted in a very advantageous position. Let me give the particulars as I glean them from letters and persons who were eye-witnesses to the conflict, on after burying the dead, and reached Fort Gibson on the morning of the fifth. Their advent was hailed with delight by the garrison and its commander. Supplies were short and the fresh troops much needed. Every body was in good spirits. General Blunt arrived on the twelfth, having been met at Cabin Creek on the tenth by the returning train. He will soon dispose of the rebel force in that vicinity at an early day, make a sweep on Fort Smith, and ere he return to Fort Scott, wake up the Re
Doc. 100.-battle of Elk Creek, Kansas. Letter of General James G. Blunt. This letter was addressed to Mr. Frank J. Bramhall. headquarters District of the Frontier, in the field, Fort Blunt, Creek nation, July 20, 1863. dear sir: Yours of the twenty-eighth of Jun, came to hand by expressman, late on the eve os the sixteenth instant, while on the march to the battle-field of Honey Springs, Creek Nation, which took place the following morning. On learning that this place, which hailious fever the day after I started after Cooper, and forty-eight hours in the saddle, without rest or sleep, or a mouthful to eat, and all the time with a burning fever, did not improve my health much. When the excitement of the battle was over, my powers of endurance were completely exhausted, and I had to come down. Have not been able to sit up since, but am improving, and nope to be all right again soon. . . . . . . . . Yours truly, James G. Blunt. F. J. Bramhall, New-York City.
Doc. 109.-battle of Honey Springs. Letter from General Blunt. See page 853 Docs. ante. headquarters District of the Frontier, in the field, Fort Blunt, C. N., July 25, 1863. dear friend: The boys have probably written you concerning our trip down here, and of the battle of the seventeenth. I have been pressed witil they learned it in the fight. Some of the rebel officers, when taken prisoners, asked who was in command, and when told, replied, that they thought that either Blunt or the devil was there. I have about fifty prisoners, all Texans, among them several commissioned officers. They are much surprised at the treatment they receive to the Arkansas River; but if Price and Holmes, with what they had left after the Helena fight, should swing around this way, it will put me to my trumps. However, the old man will do the best he can. It is better after all and under all the circumstances, than being a police officer in Kansas. Yours truly, James G. Blunt.
Once more, by the favor of heaven upon the valor of our arms, the Federal authority holds sway at Fort Smith, in Arkansas. The brigade of the Army of the Frontier under Colonel Cloud is in complete possession of this ancient Federal post. General Blunt, with his body-guard and several of his daring scouts, was the first to enter the town and barracks, on Tuesday, September first. At noon, of the same day, the First infantry regiment of Arkansian volunteers, under Colonel J. M. Johnson, filf Poteau Creek. Here, only three miles from our camp, we expected an encounter the next morning. His camp being on our direct route to Fort Smith, now only ten miles distant, what else could we expect but fierce resistance? But on we went, General Blunt with a portion of his dauntless cavalry leading the way, and lo <*> no enemy was there. The report is that Cabbal is always braver when drunk than when sober: perhaps on this occasion he was too drunk even to be, brave. He, however, left a
When assembled in a body of several hundred, they scatter before an inferior force, and when our troops scatter in pursuit, they reassemble to fall on an exposed squad, or a weakened post, or a defenceless strip of the border. I have had seven stations on the line from which patrols have each night and each day traversed every foot of the border for ninety miles. The troops you have been able to spare me out of the small forces withheld by you from the armies of Generals Grant, Steel, and Blunt numbering less than three thousand officers and men for duty, and having over twenty-five separate stations or fields of operations throughout the district, have worked hard, and (until this raid) successfully in hunting down the guerrillas and protecting the stations and the border. They have killed more than a hundred of them in petty skirmishes and engagements between the eighteenth of June and the twentieth instant. On the twenty-fifth instant I issued an order requiring all resident
Doc. 190.-the Baxter Springs massacre. General Blunt's letter. Baxter Spring<*>, Sixty-three miles below Fort Scott, October 7, 1863, 10 o'clock P. M. Captains Tholen and Loring: . . . . . . Every thing in the staff wagons is lost; the wagons were burned with most of their contents. . . . . . We have just found th their compliments. Revolver bullets flew around my head thick as hail-but not a scratch. I believe I am not to be killed by a rebel bullet. Yours truly, James G. Blunt. Baxter Springs, October 7--8 P. M. Captain: Since I wrote you this morning, the body of Major Curtis has been found, near where he was thrown from his hod, including this command at this post, will not be short of seventy-five. There are but five or six wounded. All the wounded and prisoners that fell into their hands were murdered. The death of Major Curtis will not only be a severe loss to his wife and other relations, but also to the service. Major-General James G. Blunt.
afely to camp. The Major informed me that General Blunt was close by, and that the enemy were drivy camp, while he went out in hopes to find General Blunt, and inform him that my camp was still in r Curtis and our prisoners. This evening, General Blunt came in accompanied by Mr. Tough, who, wit As near as I can learn, the casualties of General Blunt are about eighty killed and six or seven wr of company A, and despite the efforts of General Blunt, Major Curtis Lieutenants Tappin and Piercuarters of Kansas and the Frontier; and on General Blunt determining to take the field, Major Curtithis point, it seems, they first perceived General Blunt's little column, which had halted for the d such deeds of gallantry and devotion. General Blunt, in his endeavor to rally his men as fast ithout reproach. The enemy, seeing that General Blunt persistently kept them in view, keeping awubtedly have been as had, if not worse, if General Blunt and his little force had not been near. I[10 more...]