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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Marmaduke, John Sappington -1887 (search)
Marmaduke, John Sappington -1887 Military officer; born near Arrow Rock, Mo., March 14, 1833; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1857. When the Civil War broke out he joined the Confederate army under Gen. William J. Hardee in southeastern Arkansas. In recognition of his remarkable bravery at the battle of Shiloh he was commissioned a brigadier-general. He was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department in 1862, and for half a year commanded in Missouri and northwestern Arkansas. After frequent raids he forced General Blunt to withdraw to Springfield, Mo. Later, in reward for distinguished services, he was promoted a major-general. In the summer of 1864 he accompanied Gen. Sterling Price in the invasion of Missouri, and though he fought with skill and bravery was finally surrounded and forced to surrender near Fort Scott, on Oct. 24, following. In 1884 he was elected governor of Missouri. He died in Jefferson City, Mo., Dec. 28, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prairie Grove, battle of. (search)
Prairie Grove, battle of. In the summer of 1862 Gen. T. C. Hindman gathered about 40,000 men, largely made up of guerilla bands, in the vicinity of the Ozark Mountains. Schofield, leaving Curtis in command of his district, marched against them late in September, 1862, with 8,000 men under Gen. J. G. Blunt. This officer attacked a portion of them at Fort Wayne, near Maysville (Oct. 22), and drove them into the Indian country. A week later a cavalry force under Gen. F. J. Herron struck another portion on the White River and drove them into the mountains. Ill-health compelled Schofield to relinquish command, which was assumed by Blunt. Hindman now determined to strike a decisive blow for the recovery of Arkansas from National control. Late in November he had in one body about 20,000 men on the western borders of Arkansas, and on the 28th moved against Blunt. His advance, composed of Marmaduke's cavalry, was attacked and defeated by Blunt on Boston Mountains. The latter now
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas (search)
(vote, 39 to 35)......March 16, 1861 Arsenals seized at Napoleon and Fort Smith......April 23-24, 1861 Act of secession adopted by the legislature—yeas, 69; nay, 1......May 6, 1861 [The negative vote was cast by Dr. Isaac Murphy, afterwards (1864-68) governor.] Battle of Pea Ridge between Union and Confederate forces. March 6-7, 1862 Union troops under General Washburne occupy Helena......July 11, 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove. United States Gens. Francis J. Herron and James G. Blunt; Confederate Gen. Thomas C. Hindman. Confederates retire during the night with a loss of 1,317. Federal loss, 1,148......Dec. 7, 1862 Arkansas Post captured with 5,000 men by the United States forces under McClernand, Sherman, and Admiral Porter......Jan. 11, 1863 Confederate Gens. T. H. Holmes and Sterling Price, with about 8,000 men, attempt to retake Helena. Gen. B. M. Prentiss, with about 4,000 men, repulses them with heavy loss......July 4, 1863 Union forces occupy Littl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
r Bridge massacre, Barclay Coppoe and other Iowa soldiers killed......Sept. 3, 1861 Vote for State capital stood: Topeka, 7,996; Lawrence, 5,291; scattering, 1,184......Nov. 5, 1861 Confederate guerilla chief Quantrill makes a raid into Johnson county, burning Shawneetown......Oct. 17, 1862 Quantrill, with 300 men, dashes into the streets of Lawrence at daylight and kills about 200 men......Aug. 21, 1863 Massacre at Baxter Springs, Kan., of eighty men, the cavalry escort of General Blunt, by Quantrill and 600 guerillas......Oct. 6, 1863 A wagon-train loaded with Fort Scott coal arrives in Leavenworth......Jan. 30, 1864 Confederate Gen. Sterling Price advances with troops towards Kansas, Oct. 1, and enters Linn county......Oct. 24, 1864 Battles near Mound City, Little Osage, and Charlotte......Oct. 25, 1864 Census: White, 127,270; colored, 12,527; Indian, 382......May, 1865 Osage Indians sell to the United States a tract of land, 30 by 50 miles square, and