The History of Jefferson County, Wisconsin; Containing a History of Jefferson County, Its Early Settlement, Growth, Development, Resources, Etc....

The History of Jefferson County, Wisconsin; Containing a History of Jefferson County, Its Early Settlement, Growth, Development, Resources, Etc....

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... a more healthy Union feeling, the First was sent thither s for that purpose, and camped at Cape Girardeau. From thence it was dispatched to Bloomfield, where the Confederate camp of Col. Phelan was distributed about the country, the main force, however, fleeing into Arkansas. pursued by the First. The pursuit was attended with the loss of Surgeon Gregory, who, while watering his horse in the St. Francis River, near Chalk Blufl', was shot and mortally wounded, his death occurring a day or so thereafter. From Bloomfield the regiment was scattered in various directions, meeting with hardships and privations innumerable, until July 8, 1862, when it made a second advance into Arkansas, accompanied by a wagon train. After a campaign which was not altogether free from hairbreadth escapes by flood or field, the regiment went into camp at Helena, where it remained from August 8 to September 22, when it was returned to Cape Girardeau, in a condition of depletion caused by disease and death, almost unprecedented. The regiment did scouting duty until October, 1862, and then put to flight Col. Boone, who, with 600 cavaliers, was encamped in the neighborhood of Patterson. On the 31st of May, 1863, the regiment embarked for Nashville, where it landed on June 15, and three days after was assigned to McCook's Brigade, Mitchell's Division, Stanley's Corps, Army of the Cumberland. Previous to this, and in January of the same year, it was detached from Gen. Benton's force and sent to Pilot Knob, thence to St. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau and Bloomfield, where it became a part of Gen. McNeil's command, with which it participated in the battle of Cape Girardeau. Its first movement after being assigned to the Army of the Cumberland, was in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778804
  • 9781236778802