Confederate Military History; A Library of Confederate States History Volume 10

Confederate Military History; A Library of Confederate States History Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... sent by Gen. Sterling Price and Governor Jackson of Missouri with confidential dispatches to Gov. Beriah Magoffin of Kentucky, which trip was made through swarms of Federal troops, as he had to. cross the States of Illinois and Indiana, and was arrested; and escaped twice, once in St. Louis and once in Jerseyville: 1ll. Finding it impossible to return to Jefferson City, Mo., or to Price's army by that route, he determined to return via Memphis and up the Mississippi river. He took the. stage route via Hardinsburg and Owensboro and was not molested, although feeling was at fever heat in Kentucky between the rival factions, until he reached a small encampment of Union sympathizers near Hopkinsville, Ky., where, he was arrested by the Home Guards and kept for several days. Finally being released he made his way to Camp Boone near Clarksville, Tenn., where Col. Lloyd Tilghman. had a camp of instruction for the Confederates, and on to: Memphis, and upon arriving at New Madrid, Mo., he found, it impossible to reach his command in Price's army and' joined that part of it at that time under command of Gen.. M. Jeff Thompson, near Sikeston, Mo., and as the Confederate army moved up to Columbus, Ky., he was attached permanently to that army. He was there assigned to the artillery service as lieutenant in Dismuke's Arkansas battery; was also made captain and aide-de-camp upon the staff of Gov. Thomas C. Reynolds, of Missouri, then commander-in-chief of the forces in the field; also assigned to duty as captain and aide-de-camp upon the staff of GenJohn P. McCown. At different times during the war he. was on the staffs of Gens. Roger Hanson Weightman, M. Jeff Thompson, Gid J. Pillow, Gov. Thos. C. Reynolds of v Missouri, Col. Milton A. Haynes, more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561597
  • 9781236561596