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54 Series I Volume III- Serial 3 - Wilson's Creek

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Numbers 13.- Colonel Franz Sigel, Third Missouri Infantry, commanding Army of the West.

Numbers 14.- Captain Eugene A. Carr, First U. S. Cavalry.

Numbers 15.- Lieutenant Charles E. Farrand, First U. S. Infantry.

Numbers 16.- Congratulatory orders from General Fremont.

Numbers 17.- Thans of U. S. Congress to General Lyon's command.

Numbers 18.- Statements as to conduct of General Sigel, forwarded by Major-General Halleck, U. S. Army.

Numbers 19.- Major General Sterling Price, Missouri State Guard (Confederate), of operations July 25-August 11.

Numbers 20.- Lieutenant Colonel L. A. Maclean, C. S. Army, of movements August 2.

Numbers 21.- Brigadier General Ben. McCulloch, C. S. Army, commanding, with orders and proclamation.

Numbers 22.- Colonel T. J. Churchill, First Arkansas Mounted Rifles.

Numbers 23.- Colonel James McIntosh, Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles.

Numbers 24.- Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin T. Embry, Second Arkansas mounted Rifles.

Numbers 25.- Lieutenant Colonel D. McRae, Arkansas Battalion.

Numbers 26.- Colonel Louis Hebert, Third Louisiana Infantry.

Numbers 27.- Lieutenant Colonel S. m. Hyams, Third Louisiana Infantry.

Numbers 28.- Major W. F. Tunnard, Third Louisiana Infantry.

Numbers 29.- Captain John P. Vigilini, Third Louisiana Infantry.

Numbers 30.- Colonel E. Greer, South Kansas-Texas regiment.

Numbers 31.- Captain J. G. Reid, commanding battery.

Numbers 32.- Brigadier General N. B. Pearce, Arkansas Forces.

Numbers 33.- Colonel John R. Gratiot, Third Arkansas Infantry.

Numbers 34.- Colonel J. D. Walker, Fourth Arkansas Infantry.

Numbers 35.- Colonel Tom P. Dockery, Fifth Arkansas Infantry.

Numbers 36.- Colonel De Rossy Carroll, First Arkansas Cavalry.

Numbers 37.- Captain Charles A. Carroll, Arkansas Cavalry.

Numbers 38.- Brigadier General James S. Rains, Missouri State Gurad.

Numbers 39.- Colonel John R. Graves, commanding First Brigade, Second Division, Missouri State Guard.

Numbers 40.- Congratulatory letter from Confederate Secretary of War to General McCulloch.

Numbers 1. Reports of Major General J. C. Fremont, U. S. Army.

Saint Louis, August 13, 1861.

General Lyon, in three columns under himself, Sigel, and Sturgis, attacked the enemy at 6.30 o'clock on the morning of the 10th, 9 miles southeast of Springfield. Engagement severe. Our loss about 800 killed and wounded. General Lyon killed in charge at head of his column. Our force 8,000, including 2,000 Home Guards. Muster roll reported taken from the enemy 23,000, including regiments from Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, with Texan Rangers and Cherokee half-breeds. This statement corroborated by prisoners.

Their loss reported heavy, including Generals McCulloch and Price. Their tents and wagons destroyed in the action. Siegel left on gun on the field, and returned to Springfield, whence, at 3 o'clock in the morning of the 11th, continued his retreat upon Rolla, bringing off his baggage trains and $250,000 in specie from Springfield Bank. I am doing what is possible to support him, but need aid of some organized force to repel the enemy, reported advancing on other points in considerable strength.


Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND.

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