War on the Frontier : The Trans - Mississippi West
Time-Life Civil struggle sequence 23 of 27
In this quantity of the Civil conflict sequence we glance on the battles within the West, a principally forgotten theater of the Civil warfare. The territories of recent Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, the Indian Territories, Colorado and Dakota, in addition to the states of Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. whereas neither facet would offer whatever with reference to the numbers of troops noticeable within the East there will be an extended march up and down the Rio Grande in New Mexico, Guerilla raids on either side of the Kansas-Missouri, Indian combating within the Dakotas and a crusade up the purple River.
Them. Its occupant, the previous Secre- tary of New sionist, requested for a truce till the subsequent Mexico Territory and a seces- midday. Slough agreed. line. At 10 p.m. the cause of the accomplice request turned transparent. Into the Union camp The stream succeeded. The Texans won the ledges, beat off makes an attempt to dislodge them lower back from their undertaking with a beautiful and drove the Federals again. Scurry then mixed his columns and ordered a normal the realm, that they had turned around sixteen miles.
Enlisted started. prior to the California volunteers might complete With cupied domestic nation. One Califor- alry, 1 1th of the Mississippi to the a long way struggle. Commanded via ant colonel West in the course of the a fifty one -year-old lieuten- named William O. Collins, the outdated South. those pro-Southern Democrats greenhorn Ohioans have been guided throughout the Rockies through the well-known outdated mountain had so ruled California's prewar guy, Jim Bridger. Arriving nian in 3 had migrated from states within the poli- tics.
140-mile trek via climate so frigid that, test one soldier recalled, "whiskers and mus- river contrary the Indian tache have been so chained jointly by way of ice that undergo Hunter had selected a powerful place a ravine forty ft large with steep banks commencing the mouth grew to become so much Connor first difficult." despatched out a small occasion of forty in- at the encampment. — up The Indians had reduce steps embankments from which, hid to twelve ft excessive. fantrymen with howitzers, ordering the within the.
A varied gallery of Westerners who fought Union; their unsmiling faces and dusty clothes supply a extra outstanding con- for the Federal comrades within the military Potomac than to the Western Confederates who seem at the following pages. trast to their of the Confederates Who might "Sooner struggle than consume" Like their Federal adversaries, the Westwho fought for the Confederacy have been self-reliant individualists. although just a minority of them owned slaves, such a lot have been mented by means of long-festering.
To Lexington. On October 19, he was once attacked and pushed ments from Curtis. On 1 ,000 toughen- October 21, Price's military, with Marmaduke's department within the lead, reached the Little Blunt. not able to Blue and attacked make headway opposed to the Marmaduke was once mixed strength who threatened to flank and encompass Blunt, to intercept Price's wagon cavalry of their rear and Blunt urgent towards them in entrance, Shelby and Fagan raced south to the castle Scott street, the place they joined expense and.