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ampaign on White river fighting in Indian Territory Trans-Mississippi department created General Holmes assigned to command-gen. Albert Pike. After the battle of Elkhorn, a considerable Federal force was collected at Fort Scott, under General Blunt, commanding the district of Kansas, for the occupation of Indian Territory; and General Curtis, with his army of the Southwest, advanced by way of White river toward northeastern Arkansas. The military board of Arkansas had sent a party oft and privileged element in the army of the Union, without restraint and yielding to the degraded instincts of an insolent hireling soldiery. They were hardly more accountable to the rules of civilized warfare than the Indian savages enlisted by Blunt and Herron under Canby. Meanwhile the command of General Van Dorn had been moved east of the Mississippi, by order of General Johnston. The Arkansas troops reported by Van Dorn in his organization, at Memphis, Tenn., April 29, 1862, of the Ar
ction between Totten in southwest Missouri and Blunt in Kansas, he asked the cooperation of Steele,ttleground at Pea ridge, October 17th. Thence Blunt's division marched to Old Fort Wayne, near Mayhe vicinity of Bentonville, and later, leaving Blunt in northwest Arkansas, moved the other two divormation of the advance of the enemy under General Blunt, from Lindsay's prairie, 15 miles south ofing parties the next day and ascertained that Blunt remained there. It was remarkable how well th On Saturday afternoon it was reported that Blunt was retreating from Cane hill, and Monroe was also held in reserve to await the movements of Blunt. MacDonald's Missourians and Lane's Texans, t for the purpose of caring for my wounded. Jas. G. Blunt, Brigadier-General Commanding. The beanor to be, General, your obedient servant, Jas. G. Blunt, Brigadier-General Commanding. Generall force. Hindman's messengers, in response to Blunt's note, under flag of truce, passed entirely o[13 more...]
emselves, when discovered were condemned as bushwhackers. Less frequently, those under military age were captured as prisoners, by men who called themselves Federal Arkansas soldiers. Col. John F. Philips, who commanded the Seventh Missouri State militia, which murdered the nine citizens near Berryville, Carroll county, had set the example for these atrocities. There was another Phillips (W. A.), commanding a brigade of Cherokees (Federal enlistments), known as Pin Indians, who guarded Blunt's transportation over the mountain at the battle of Prairie Grove, and burned Fort Davies on the 25th or 27th of December. Though representing the Indian race, he was a knight of chivalry compared with his militia namesake. Col. M. La Rue Harrison emulated the ferocity of the militia commander in words and on paper, but not in deeds. He conducted his operations from the Post, only encouraging cruelty by giving commissions to unworthy men who abused his authority. The country north of the
field had written to Curtis: At Prairie Grove, Blunt and Herron were badly beaten, and owed their end threatening, on account of the movements of Blunt and his Federal Indian allies and the despondeer to advance to the Arkansas river and compel Blunt and Phillips to release their hold on the uppemoned to Fort Smith to make a campaign against Blunt's forces by advancing up the Arkansas on the saves with headboards designating the killed of Blunt's command. It was the field near Honey Springs, where Blunt had surprised Cooper on the 17th of July before Cabell could come up. Blunt's commBlunt's command was composed of the Second Colorado infantry, First Kansas, colored, First, Second and Third Ia brief conflict drove the Confederates back. Blunt captured one piece of artillery, one stand of nemy burned, and turned toward Fort Smith. General Blunt's advance, striking Cabell's scouts two mi to Jenny Lind, thence to cross the mountain. Blunt sent Cloud with cavalry, 40 wagons loaded with
Rock and the valley of the Arkansas to the Confederacy. But about this time Gen. T. H. Holmes was sent to take command of the Trans-Mississippi department. Hindman, going into western Arkansas, was about to lead an expedition into Missouri when he was recalled to Little Rock by General Holmes to help organize the troops in that neighborhood. During his absence, disasters befell his army. Returning, he fought the battle of Prairie Grove, December 7, 1862, against the forces of Herron and Blunt, winning a victory, but on account of the concentration of the enemy in superior numbers found it necessary to withdraw. He was afterward ordered back to the east side of the Mississippi, where he commanded a division at Chickamauga. There and all through the Atlanta campaign Hindman and his division were found among the bravest and the best. After the Atlanta campaign he served in the district of North Mississippi. At the close of the war General Hindman went to Mexico, but in 1867 retu