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s were established. . . . Measures were also adopted for manufacturing many important articles for army use. . . . Machinery was made for manufacturing percussion caps and small arms. . . . Lead mines were opened and worked; a chemical laboratory was established and successfully operated in aid of the ordnance department, and in the manufacture of calomel, castor oil, spirits of niter, the various tinctures of iron and other valuable medicines. Most of these works were located at or near Arkadelphia, on the Ouachita river, 75 miles south of Little Rock. . . . Being made responsible for the defense of north Louisiana, I assigned Brigadier-General Roane to that command, with instructions to enroll and organize the men subject to conscription. He found at Monroe two regiments and a battalion of unarmed infantry, and an artillery company without guns. Steps had been taken by me to render these troops efficient and to add to them, when without any notice to me, Brigadier-General Bla
s of the officers and soldiers in our service. The enemy's force consisted (notwithstanding all previous reports from persons living in Fayetteville to the contrary) of . . . total 1,850, besides four squadrons of cavalry . . . from Springfield. . . Had I had 500 long-range rifles with good cartridges, I could have taken the place in an hour. As it was, I could not advance my battery, as I had nothing to cover the pieces, and the enemy's guns were equal in range to the artillery. The Arkadelphia rifles, with the cartridges sent with them, are no better than shotguns. . . . The officers and men, with a few exceptions, acted well. Colonel Monroe and his whole regiment deserve particular mention. Colonels Scott, Noble, Thompson and Major Dorsey acted with great gallantry. Capt. Fen Rieff, Lieutenant Ferguson, Captain Jefferson and Private Sublett, of Rieff's company, deserve to be particularly mentioned. My staff officers, Lieut. Ben J. Field, Surg. J. H. Carroll, Maj. Hugh Wil
th side of the Arkansas river, at Little Rock. Rifle-pits and redoubts were constructed on the north of the river, near Little Rock, for occupation by the infantry, should the position at Bayou Meto be turned by the enemy. This was a danger to be apprehended for the bayou line of defense, and, in fact, for the rifle-pits, as the river was fordable in a great many places, and the enemy could cross east of the city. General Price ordered the removal of all public stores in the city to Arkadelphia, in order to be prepared to evacuate Little Rock; but he still strengthened his defenses in front, and perfected the means of transit so as to be able to throw forces from one side to the other, and particularly, to secure the withdrawal of the army to the south side in the event of defeat. Then came information from General Cabell of the retreat of Gen. William Steele in the Indian country, the defeat of Cabell near Fort Smith, and that the Arkansas river above was exposed at all points
district of Arkansas, with headquarters at Arkadelphia on the Ouachita river, 65 miles southwest oderate army was encamped in the vicinity of Arkadelphia, to which place the army workshops had beenan when in command of the district. Near Arkadelphia, in the flat-pine woods, the digging of shating the removal of the telegraph line from Arkadelphia, and the removal of army stores from Washington to Shreveport; that the position at Arkadelphia was good only as covering the magazine at Washarched on the evacuated Confederate post of Arkadelphia, capturing eight or ten sick soldiers, a la-days' march of 30 miles each day, reaching Arkadelphia, an army might turn southeast and go down trch 21st, to make a junction with Steele at Arkadelphia. He moved by way of Booneville, Ark., throtely routed.—Price's Report. Steele reached Arkadelphia before Cabell and Shelby got into the posit them. April 1st, Steele, after waiting at Arkadelphia a few days, marched on the old military roa[11 more...]
f he was prepared to advance. But having been ordered to Little Rock and Devall's Bluff at starting, he had since been enjoined not to cross the Arkansas. That meant, that if he should be repulsed at Little Rock he would have to fail back over 80 miles, without forage or subsistence. The order was in effect an arrest of his march. Thursday night it rained; Friday it poured down rain all day. To get forage he must move, and he knew of none nearer than the vicinity of the Ouachita, near Arkadelphia. In the meantime, Steele had evacuated Camden, had passed through Princeton, and was in full and frantic flight to the fortifications at Little Rock. A lieutenant of Elliott's battalion reported to Shelby with prisoners captured from Steele's army at Princeton the night before, that Steele was at Princeton with the remnant of his army. The command marched westward all day, April 29th, and camped 35 miles from Princeton. That night a dispatch was received about midnight, stating that S
s elected lieutenant-colonel, and John Baker Thompson, major. Prof. Frank Bronaugh, of the military department of St. John's college, Little Rock, was chosen adjutant. Colonel Flournoy and the others acquiesced with good grace in this result, and were chosen to positions in other commands. Colonel Flournoy was afterward promoted to brigadier-general in the Confederate service. Company organization: Company A, Union county, Capt. Asa Morgan; Com-B, Clark county, Capt. Charles Stark, of Arkadelphia; Company C, Ouachita county, Captain Crenshaw, of Camden; Company D, Jefferson county, Capt. Donelson McGregor, of Pine Bluff; Company E, Saline county, Capt. William A. Crawford, of Benton; Company F, Pulaski county, Capt. William F. Martin, of Little Rock; Company G, Jackson county, Capt. A. C. Pickett, of Augusta; Company H, Arkansas county, Capt. Robert H. Crockett, of DeWitt; Company I, Drew county, Capt James Jackson, of Monticello; Company K, Arkansas county, Captain Quertermous,
n Daniel's Texas cavalry. Andrew Guillette, Breckinridge, Mo., assistant surgeon laboratory, Arkadelphia. Charles O. Cuitman, Lacon, Mo., surgeon laboratory, Arkadelphia. Elisha W. McCreary, CentrArkadelphia. Elisha W. McCreary, Centre Point, Ark., assistant surgeon Dawson's Arkansas infantry. David S. Williams, Arkadelphia, surgeon Grinsted's Arkansas infantry. Benjamin A. Jordan, Kansas City, Mo., surgeon Morgan's Arkansas infaArkadelphia, surgeon Grinsted's Arkansas infantry. Benjamin A. Jordan, Kansas City, Mo., surgeon Morgan's Arkansas infantry. John H. South, Truxton, Mo., assistant surgeon Pratt's Texas battery. Hervey N. Austin, Lancaster, Mo., assistant surgeon Pine Bluff hospital (deserted to enemy September, 1863). Elias I. Bealt's Missouri infantry. Richard Johnston, St. Martinsville, La., surgeon chemical laboratory, Arkadelphia. Paul Christian Yates, Huntsville, Mo., surgeon Shaver's Arkansas infantry. Jesse Edward Th. Locke, St. Joseph, Mo., assistant surgeon Mitchell's Missouri infantry. Willis R. Jones, Arkadelphia, Ark., assistant surgeon Bell's Arkansas infantry. Alcephus Robertson, Crooked Creek, Ark., ass