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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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from Fort Gibson, report that the cholera has broken out among the troops at that post, and that quite a number have already died from that dreadful disease. General Blunt is also on the sick list. It can hardly be what is known as the Asiatic cholera, for that type of cholera generally appears in the east and travels westward. n from Fort Gibson indicates that General Cooper has been reinforced by General Steele, from Texas, with three or four thousand men and some artillery. Unless General Blunt receives reinforcements soon, the enemy may assume the offensive and attack him, or send a force north of him to attack the train. It is likely, however, thatplished, our ranks will doubtless be thinned still more by death. Fort Scott has recently been made the Headquarters District of the Frontier, commanded by General Blunt. Captain J. (. Haskell, his Chief Quartermaster, and Major H. Z. Curtis, his Assistant Adjutant-General, will remain here for the present. Since August, 1861
to blame General Ewing and Schofield Denounced some favor the wild notion of a Grand army of invasion, to destroy everything in Missouri for a distance of forty miles from Kansas folly of the scheme Generals Cooper and Cabell threatening General Blunt Paola mass-meeting plan of removal of rebel families considered. A detachment of the Third Wisconsin cavalry was ordered by Colonel Blair to Baxter Springs, on the morning of the 17th, for the purpose of occupying that place as a regularanadian River, about fifty miles further south. General Cabell has gone to Fort Smith with his division, as we have a column of troops under General John McNeil, ready to march down the line via Fayetteville to Van Buren. It is thought that General Blunt will be ready to move forward and attack General Cooper in a few days. After beating General Cooper he intends to swing to the left, and attack Fort Smith, and take it by storm if the enemy defends it. Our troops are getting full rations, an
f Perryville and defeat of General Cooper General Blunt captures Fort Smith Generals Steele and Dspatches have just been received here from General Blunt announcing his capture of Fort Smith, and heir flying columns far towards Red River. General Blunt moved on Fort Smith with preparations for hing across the country. If the forces of Generals Blunt and Davidson form a junction now, the Arka have been defined, it is proposed to have General Blunt put in command. Senator Lane ought then to be happy. General Blunt has been very successful in all his military operations, and has the redian division under Colonel Phillips until General Blunt came down, and I know that he is an efficistances the thing was carried too far. General Blunt and staff and Colonel William R. Judson, a soldiers of Fort Scott felt like honoring General Blunt for his brilliant campaign in northwestern inner stations without causing alarm. General Blunt who has been here since the 23d instant, i[3 more...]
pickets, and to make a dash on Fort Scott General Blunt's escort attacked by Quantrell near Baxter the attack on Baxter, and marched to meet General Blunt. The General's escort had just emerged fre bodies of Major Curtis, Lieutenant Farr, General Blunt's Judge Advocate, and two soldiers, will ould not have taken it without artillery. General Blunt thought that they had captured Lieutenant d Lieutenant Pond known of the approach of General Blunt, and that the enemy had marched away to atpickets again on the night of the 7th. General Blunt and Colonel Blair arrived on the morning of the 12th, from Baxter Springs. As General Blunt now has definite information that Shelby, Gordonh he could throw shells into the town. General Blunt has sent orders for the troops stationed asouri until towards spring. They regarded General Blunt's carriage as quite a trophy, and intend tarted on the 28th instant for Fort Smith; General Blunt accompanies it. The escort is composed of [20 more...]
utenant Josling on a scout to Osage Mission a cold wave distressing condition of refugees General Blunt authorized to raise another colored regiment citizens of Fort Scott opposed to Colonel Jennoper regard for his position. Several scouts who have just come from the supply train which General Blunt accompanied en route, to Fort Smith a week ago, report that near the Arkansas line four of ountsville recently, attacking the train. There is some discussion just now as to whether General Blunt shall retain command of this district or not. His friends claim for him, also, that he is reith the next train. He is a brilliant officer, and has served with distinction, as Chief of General Blunt's Staff, in all the campaigns south of this post. No better officer could be found to thoroless tent, in a region where howling winds and chilly blasts increase their despondency. General Blunt has received authority from the War Department to raise another colored regiment of infantry
ngfield, or to endeavor to capture our supply trains en route between that place and Fort Smith. There are, probably, nearly three thousand State troops in southwest Missouri, and should he invade the State, they will likely soon to be able to check his movements, and put him to flight. The energy with which they pressed General Shelby last October, and their success in capturing his artillery, has given them great confidence in their ability to meet an invading force on the field. General Blunt is still at Fort Smith, but apparently without a command, much to the regret of his friends. He is, however, attending to some business in connection with the recruiting and organizing of the Eleventh U. S. colored regiment. A colored regiment ought to be raised in that section in a few weeks. It is not likely, however, that he cares to assume command of the troops there at present, as there is no organized force of the enemy in that section that he could hope to bring to an engagemen
ld out from Europe would stop the effusion of blood, and would make the homes of our workingmen happy again. He had not made these remarks lightly or in haste, and he submitted them to his fellow-countrymen, believing that, if acted upon, they would redound to their prosperity and their honor. Orders were issued from the War Department at Washington, to prevent the evasion of military duty, and for the suppression of disloyal practices; also authorizing the arrest of persons discouraging enlistments.--(Doc. 175.) At Baltimore, Md., several persons were arrested while endeavoring to escape from that city, in order to evade the draft ordered by the Secretary of War.--Portland, Calloway County, Mo., was captured by a party of rebel guerrillas under the command of Capt. Cobb. After robbing the stores and residences, the guerrillas left the place.--General Blunt and staff left Leavenworth, Kansas, to take the field in command of the Indian expedition.--Leavenworth Conservative.
e following despatch from Leaven-worth, Kansas, to the War Department at Washington: Major Champion Vaughan, of General Blunt's staff, has arrived at these headquarters with despatches. Gen. Blunt marched with one thousand five hundred men frGen. Blunt marched with one thousand five hundred men from Fort Scott, August seventeenth, and followed the rebels as far north as Lone Jack. The enemy declined an engagement and commenced a retreat. They were hotly pursued by Gen. Blunt, and driven in utter confusion across the Osage, with the loss of Gen. Blunt, and driven in utter confusion across the Osage, with the loss of all their transportation and equipments, besides numerous arms, prisoners, etc. It is considered that the expedition saved the Missouri towns and the western border from devastation, besides striking terror into the hearts of the enemy as far as the Arkansas line. Gen. Blunt's column returned to Fort Scott on the twenty-second, having marched nearly three hundred miles in six days. Col. Cloud was left to continue the pursuit, and it is not improbable that the main force of the rebels will b
mith, and all others seeking for this object, as much as possible.--A Union meeting was held in Beaufort, N. C. Patriotic speeches were made, and resolutions indorsing President Lincoln's proclamation liberating the slaves of rebels, were passed. The Union army under General Schofield, left Pea Ridge, Ark., last evening, in pursuit of the rebels retreating through that State. One portion of the Union army under General Schofield, taking the road toward Huntsville, and the other under General Blunt going toward Maysville, on the boundary line between Arkansas and the Indian Nation.--(Doc. 12.) A skirmish took place at Woodville, Tenn., between the Second Illinois cavalry, under the command of Major John J. Mudd, and a party of rebel guerrillas under Haywood, resulting in a complete rout of the latter, leaving in the hands of the Unionists forty of their number as prisoners, a wagon-load of arms, a large number of saddles, and about one hundred horses and mules. A fight oc
October 22. General Blunt with a division of Union troops this day attacked a force of rebels five thousand strong at Old Fort Wayne, near Maysville, Ark., and after an hour's sharp fighting completely routed them and captured all their artillery, a large number of horses, and a portion of their transports and garrison equipage, the rebels retreating toward Fort Smith.--General Schofield with a Union force this day drove the rebels under General Hindman, through Huntsville, Ark., to a point beyond the Boston Mountain.--(Doc. 12.) Yesterday an expedition of troops, gunboats, and transports, under command of General J. M. Brannan, left Hilton Head, S. C., by way of the Coosahatchie and Pocotaligo Rivers, to destroy the bridges and tear up the track of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad. One wing of the expedition under command of Colonel W. B. Barton, to-day marched upon the village of Coosahatchie, attacked a passing train, killing and wounding several, afterward tore up
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