History of Grant County, Wisconsin; Including Its Civil, Political, Geological, Mineralogical, Archaeological and Military History, and a History of the Several Towns
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...the regiment were thrown from the track and twelve men were killed and twenty-eight wounded. The regiment reached St. Louis on the 28th. On the 22d of May it embarked for Leavenworth, Kansas, where it arrived on the 27th. In early June the regiment was stationed, by detachments, in different parts of the State, extending from the Nebraska line on the north to Fort Scott on the south, to hunt up and expel the jayhawkers and bushwhackers of that region. Companies C, F, I, and M were sent, on the 12th of June, from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Scott, where they arrived on the 17th. This march of 130 miles was accomplished in five days without the loss of a man or a horse. Early in September, 1862, Companies I and M were substituted, at Fort Scott, for C and F. They were constantly engaged in scouting expeditions and as escort for trains to General Blunt's army in southwestern Missouri, until January, 1863, when Companies C and G were added to the command and remained until July, when Company G returned to the regiment. Meanwhile the first and third battalions were engaged in the duties incident to border warfare. In June Company G went to Shawnee, Kansas. In the fall six companies were detached and afterward took part in the battles of Cane Hill and Prairie Grove, but they were not the companies containing the Grant County men. In May, 1863, Companies B, G, H, I, and M marched to I-'ort Blunt, in the Indian Territory, as escort for a supply train. A force of 1,500. Texans and Indians attacked them on the 30th of May, when they were only four miles from the fort. The enemy was repulsed. On the 4-th of June they set out from Fort Blunt as escort for a returning train, and on the 20th turned about as escort for another train to the...
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