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M. Walker, Brigadier-General. Report of Colonel Dobbins. in the field, July 5, 1863. Brigadier-General Walker: General: I respectfully submit the following report of the movements of my regiment on the fourth instant: According to your order, I moved my regiment and battery of four pieces, on the evening of the third, from the Bowie Farm, on the Little Rock road, four miles west of Helena, to the old Porter Farm, east .of Crawley's Bridge, on the road leading from Helena to Sterling, a distance of about fifteen miles, and remained at that place until two o'clock on the morning of the fourth, then moved down the road to a point where the mill road intersects the Sterling road, one and a half miles north of Helena, where I dismounted one hundred and fifty men, and sent them forward as skirmishers, beyond the blockade, to within three-quarters of a mile of Helena, and a short distance above the levee leading out from the hills. I then dismounted one hundred and fifty mo
the Secretary of War had written a strong letter, suggesting, advising, and urging it. Thus encouraged, on the twenty-sixth of June, I proceeded to Clarendon, and assumed command of the expedition. From unavoidable necessity, consequent upon rain, high water, and wretched roads, General Price's command did not reach its rendezvous for four days after the day fixed, thus giving the enemy abundant notice of my approach. General Fagan arrived at his place of rendezvous (Clarendon), on the twenty-sixth. As soon as the troops were in position, I proceeded towards Helena by converging roads, and reached Allan Polk's house, five miles from Helena, on the morning of July third. Having received full, accurate, and reliable information of the forces and fortifications of the enemy in Helena, and the topography of the surrounding country, I here made the final disposition for the attack. That information disclosed that the place was very much more difficuit of access, and the fortificatio
July 25th, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 47
nkee prisoner, whom we had kept with us all the time, succeeded in making our escape. My officers and men, with but few exceptions, deported themselves with great gallantry. My loss, so far as I have been able to ascertain, is as follows: Killed, twenty; wounded, seventy; missing, forty-three. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, A. T. Hawthorne, Colonel, commanding Regiment. Report of General Marmaduke. headquarters Marmaduke's division, Jacksonport, Arkansas, July 25, 1863. To Major W. B. Blair, A. A. A. General, District of Arkansas: Major: I have the honor to report herewith the part taken by my command in the battle at Helena. I was ordered on the evening of the third of July to be in position, attack and take the fort on Reiter's Hill, at daylight on the morning of the fourth of July. My command, mounted, consisted of Shelby's brigade, about one thousand one hundred men, and Greene's brigade, six hundred and fifty men, total one thousand seven
August 14th, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 47
Doc. 47: the battle of Helena. Report of Lieutenant-General Holmes. little Rock, August 14, 1863. Brigadier-General W. R. Boggs, Chief of Staff, Department Trans-Mississippi, Shreveport, Louisiana: General: I have the honor to submit to the Lieutenant-General commanding the following report of the attack made by me upon Helena, on the fourth of July, 1863: In the month of June, 1862, the Federal forces under General Curtis, from the attempted invasion of Arkansas betook themselves to the city of Helena, and there fortified. Since that time it has been constantly and heavily garrisoned by Federal troops. The possession of this place has been of immense advantage to the enemy. From it, they have threatened at all times an invasion of Arkansas, thereby rendering it necessary that troops should be held in position to repel such invasion. From it they have controlled the trade and sentiments of a large and important scope of country. It has been to them a most importa
Your obedient servant, A. T. Hawthorne, Colonel, commanding Regiment. Report of General Marmaduke. headquarters Marmaduke's division, Jacksonport, Arkansas, July 25, 1863. To Major W. B. Blair, A. A. A. General, District of Arkansas: Major: I have the honor to report herewith the part taken by my command in the battle at Helena. I was ordered on the evening of the third of July to be in position, attack and take the fort on Reiter's Hill, at daylight on the morning of the fourth of July. My command, mounted, consisted of Shelby's brigade, about one thousand one hundred men, and Greene's brigade, six hundred and fifty men, total one thousand seven hundred and fifty men. At ten o'clock P. M., July third, I marched to get into position; when three miles from the fort I dismounted my whole force except one company, under Major Elliott. I then moved forward. When within two miles of the fort, I found the road and country thoroughly obstructed, the enemy having choppe
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Doc. 47: the battle of Helena. Report of Lieutenant-General Holmes. little Rock, August 14, 1863. Brigadier-General W. R. Boggs, Chief of Staff, Department Trans-Mississippi, Shreveport, Louisiana: General: I have the honor to submit to the Lieutenant-General commanding the following report of the attack made by me upon Helena, on the fourth of July, 1863: In the month of June, 1862, the Federal forces under General Curtis, from the attempted invasion of Arkansas betook themselves to the city of Helena, and there fortified. Since that time it has been constantly and heavily garrisoned by Federal troops. The possession of this place has been of immense advantage to the enemy. From it, they have threatened at all times an invasion of Arkansas, thereby rendering it necessary that troops should be held in position to repel such invasion. From it they have controlled the trade and sentiments of a large and important scope of country. It has been to them a most importan
July 21st, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 47
l Price, but when he left all effort upon our part had ceased. My loss is as follows: Killed, forty-six; wounded, one hundred and sixty-eight; missing, one hundred and thirty-three; total, three hundred and forty-seven. For further particulars reference is made to list, which is respectfully submitted. Respectfully, D. Mcrae, Brigadier-General Official: Thomas L. Snead, Major and A. A. G. Report of General Fagan. Hradquarters Second brigade, &c., camp at Searcy, Arkansas, July 21, 1863. Major W. B. Blair, A. A. A. General, Headquarters District of Arkansas, &c.: Major: I have the honor to report as follows in regard to the part taken by my brigade in the attack on Helena, upon the fourth instant: On the evening of the third instant, at dark, I ordered Colonel Brooks, with his regiment, one section of Etter's battery of light artillery, commanded by Lieutenant John C. Arnett, and three companies of cavalry, commanded by Captain Densen, to move to the front in supp
July 22nd, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 47
cker volunteer Aid-de-Camp, and Mr. J. W. Paul, acting Inspector-General, are all entitled to my thanks for the assistance rendered me during the engagement. The aggregate force engaged against Fort Hindman and the defences in front of it, was thirteen hundred and thirty-nine. I have, Major, the honor to be, With much respect, Your obedient servant, J. F. Fagan, Brigadier-General. Report of Colonel King. Heaquarters King's regiment Arkansas infantry, camp at Searcy, July 22, 1863. Captain Wyatt C. Thomas: Sir: I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by my regiment in the late battle fought at Helena, on the fourth instant: On the night of the third instant I took up the line of march at eleven o'clock, taking the road leading to Helena; and when within about ten miles of that place, I, with Colonels Hawthorne and Bell, led by General Fagan, took the road leading into town by the way of Hindman Hill. When arriving within about three
proceeded towards Helena by converging roads, and reached Allan Polk's house, five miles from Helena, on the morning of July third. Having received full, accurate, and reliable information of the forces and fortifications of the enemy in Helena, ahe following as the part taken by my brigade in the battle of Helena, on the fourth instant: On the evening of the third of July the army bivouacked on the Little Rock and Helena road, and six miles from the latter place. It having been determinhonor to report herewith the part taken by my command in the battle at Helena. I was ordered on the evening of the third of July to be in position, attack and take the fort on Reiter's Hill, at daylight on the morning of the fourth of July. Myd Greene's brigade, six hundred and fifty men, total one thousand seven hundred and fifty men. At ten o'clock P. M., July third, I marched to get into position; when three miles from the fort I dismounted my whole force except one company, under M
July 10th, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 47
very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Sterling Price, Major-General. Report of General Parsons. headquarters Fourth brigade, Price's division, July 10, 1863. Major T. L. Snead, A. A. G.: Major: I have the honor to report the following as the part taken by my brigade in the battle of Helena, on the fourth instant Your obedient servant, J. P. King, Colonel, commanding Regiment. Report of Colonel Brooke. headquarters Brooks' regiment, camp near Cotton Plant, July 10, 1863. Captain Wyatt C. Thomas, Assistant Adjutant-General Second Brigade: Captain: I have the honor to report the following as the part taken by my command in th I am, Captain, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, W. H. Brooks, Colonel, commanding. Report of Colonel Bell's regiment. camp Bayou Deview, July 10, 1863. Captain Thomas: Captain: I have the honor to make my report of the part taken by Bell's regiment in the engagement of the fourth instant at Helena. We mov
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