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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 9 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 9 1 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 8 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 6 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 6 0 Browse Search
Judith White McGuire, Diary of a southern refugee during the war, by a lady of Virginia 6 0 Browse Search
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roops, we do not doubt but that, with the additional troops now here, he will be able to carry our arms beyond the Canadian River, and sweep around and capture Fort Smith. This would be the natural plan of operations, whether it is carried out or not. Whoever may command our troops in this section will hardly be satisfied to rem Cassville in a short time, and marched down the western border counties of Arkansas to Van Buren, and form a junction with the forces under Colonel Phillips at Fort Smith. The principal object of the battalion of the Sixth Kansas cavalry accompanying the train through to Fort Scott, is to have the dismounted men furnished witlry and infantry-quite an effective little army. If properly handled, this little army will be able to drive the enemy from his present position and to capture Fort Smith, unless it has recently been strengthened by increasing the garrison, or building new fortifications. It is General Blunt's intention to move against General C
ng attitude as they were a few weeks ago. They have fallen back from their old position on the south bank of the Arkansas River, near Fort Gibson, to the north fork of Canadian 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, and are well supplied with ammunition. The cholera and small-pox have almost disappeared, and the soldiers are in good spirits, and ready to open a vigorous fall campaign against the enemy. General Cooper has been beaten so often the last year, I doubt whether he can keep his troops together to make a hard fight. A mass meetin
at of General Cooper General Blunt captures Fort Smith Generals Steele and Davidson capture littlefrom General Blunt announcing his capture of Fort Smith, and the defeat of General Cooper's army at it will be more convenient for our troops at Fort Smith to transport their supplies from there than , or to the south, down the border as far as Fort Smith and Fort Gibson in the Indian Territory. rrived at this post Wednesday, the 23d, from Fort Smith. A brilliant reception was given the Generahe last two months, ending in the capture of Fort Smith. I must remark, however, that most of the ginstant, is making preparations to return to Fort Smith, in about a week, to take command of the Arm as this place. Dispatches received from Fort Smith state that Colonel Cloud's brigade has been d Brigade, stationed at Webber's Falls above Fort Smith, has probably marched to the latter place by Little Rock, it will likely either march to Fort Smith, and attack our forces there, or turn north [4 more...]
General Blunt, Staff and escort start to Fort Smith two soldiers killed near Fort Scott by the speaks in Fort Scott-General Blunt starts to Fort Smith again. General Blunt and Staff, his fine this post the evening of the 4th inst., for Fort Smith via Fort Gibson. His escort is made up of d Webber's Falls and Skullyville to move into Fort Smith, and all the Indian troops stationed at diffeneral Blunt of the command of the troops at Fort Smith. It is not thought by a good many that Geneupply train started on the 28th instant for Fort Smith; General Blunt accompanies it. The escort isd left Springfield about three days ago, for Fort Smith, and will not likely leave undisturbed any c It appears from dispatches received from Fort Smith that the scattered forces of Generals Cooperer of troops to make a demonstration against Fort Smith, it is not at all probable that they can orgle advantage. We have got a firm footing at Fort Smith, and will be able to hold western Arkansas a[1 more...]
elegraph to be constructed to Fort Scott Twelfth Kansas infantry en route to Fort Smith Federal expedition towards Texas-mountain Federals in Arkansas they annoy t 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 our soldiers were capt City on the 27th instant. After remaining here a few weeks it will march to Fort Smith to join the Army of the Frontier. This regiment, since its organization, has of discipline. Official dispatches received at this post on the 28th from Fort Smith state that General McNeil, who recently took command of our troops in that seith nearly two hundred loyal Texans, and joined our forces in the vicinity of Fort Smith. He has for more than a year past, kept alive the Union cause in Northern Tea year past, kept alive the Union cause in Northern Texas and Southwestern Arkansas. He was finally captured south of Fort Smith, and hung by the rebel authorities.
el Phillips' troops General Price threatens Fort Smith attempt of the enemy to spike the seige gunupply trains en route between that place and Fort Smith. There are, probably, nearly three thousand on the field. General Blunt is still at Fort Smith, but apparently without a command, much to treatening attitude. The supply train for Fort Smith moved out on the morning of December 13th, urobably be the last train from this place to Fort Smith, as it is thought that Little Rock will imme Arkansas. The distance from Little Rock to Fort Smith is not so great as the distance from Fort SmFort Smith to this post. And it is probable, too, that in a month or so, light draft steamers can run on tas River without our commanding officers at Forts Smith and Gibson knowing it; and as his trains wiward. A dispatch just received from Fort Smith, Arkansas, states that General Price is collectinh a Christmas dinner from Federal rations at Fort Smith. His troops, instead of being the victoriou[5 more...]
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 46 (search)
nd railroad buildings, they retired in the direction they came. They were pursued thirty miles, losing a portion of their transportation, baggage, and supplies, and leaving many dead negro troops on the road. Our force, commanded by Gen. Liddell, acted with spirit and gallantry. G. T. Beauregard, General. (our Indian troops.-Gen. Stand Watie, commanding our Indian troops in the trans-Mississippi Department, has fully clothed and armed all his men, and is in the vicinity of Fort Smith, attacking and destroying Yankee wagon trains. December 26 Raining — rained all night. The dark and dismal weather, together with our sad reverses, have made the countenances of croakers in the streets and in the offices more gloomy and somber than ever, foreboding evil in the future. No one doubts the evacuation of Savannah, and I suppose it must be so. Hardee had but 8000 reliable men. The Georgians in Lee's army are more or less demoralized, and a reward of a sixty days furlough
ded. He soon rose to the rank of Brigadier, but has fallen amid the flush of victory, honoured, admired and beloved by men and officers. He has been buried at Fort Smith. The Lord have mercy upon his wife and child! I am thankful that he had no mother to add to the heart-broken mothers of this land. The gallant Texas Ranger, ook a melancholy pleasure in it; but darker days cape, and I could not go even to that spot. She dreamed, a few nights after little Jemmie's death, of being at Fort Smith, her home before the war; standing on the balcony of her husband's quarters, her attention was arrested by a procession — an officer's funeral. As it passed un at once exclaimed, It is about my husband. She did not know that the battle had taken place; but it was the fatal telegram. The soldiers carried his body to Fort Smith, and buried it there. To-morrow she returns, with her aunt, to W. She wishes to get to her mother's home in Kentucky, but it is impossible for her to run the b
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), Report of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding armies of the United States, of operations march, 1864-May, 1865. (search)
ion, and the lateness of the season, rendered impracticable the carrying out of my plans of a movement in force sufficient to insure the capture of Mobile. On the 23d of March Major-General Steele left Little Rock with the Seventh Army Corps to co-operate with General Banks' expedition on Red River, and reached Arkadelphia on the 28th. On the 16th of April, after driving the enemy before him, he was joined near Elkin's Ferry, in Ouachita County, by General Thayer, who had marched from Fort Smith. After several severe skirmishes, in which the enemy was defeated, General Steele reached Camden, which he occupied about the middle of April. On learning the defeat and consequent retreat of General Banks on Red River and the loss of one of his own trains at Marks' Mills, in Dallas County, General Steele determined to fall back to the Arkansas River. He left Camden on the 26th of April and reached Little Rock on the 2d of May. On the 30th of April the enemy attacked him while crossing
April 25. Colonel Van Dorn of the State troops of Texas captured four hundred and fifty United States troops at Saluria.--(Doc. 98.) Fort Smith, Arkansas, taken possession of by the State troops. About 12 o'clock at night a volunteer force of nearly three hundred men, under the command of Col. Solon Borland, landed at the wharf, when the post was formally surrendered by Capt. A. Montgomery to Gen. E. Burgvein, Adjutant-General of the State, who placed Col. Borland in charge. About an hour before their arrival Capt. Sturgis left with his command, consisting of two cavalry companies. He took away the horses belonging to his command, and such supplies as he could transport. He is falling back on Fort Washita. Capt. Montgomery and Major Gatlin were taken prisoners, and afterward released on parole. The Confederate flag was raised on the fort at 12 o'clock, amid the firing of cannon and the cheers of the people. After the review three cheers were given for the Arkansas
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