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Wilson's (John T.) Cavalry. See Missouri Troops, Union, 8th Regiment, State Militia.

Witherspoon's (James L.) Cavalry. See Arkansas Troops, Confederate.

Wood's (John S.) Cavalry. See Iowa Troops, 7th Regiment.

Wood's (R. C.) Cavalry. See Missouri Troops, Confederate.

Wood's (S. M.) Militia. See Morris County Militia.

Wood's (William D.) Cavalry. See Missouri Troops, Union, 11th Regiment.

Wood's (William F.) Cavalry. See Indiana Troops, 1st Regiment.

Woodruff's (Jacob) Infantry. See Missouri Troops, Union, 3rd Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Militia.

Woods' (Joseph J.) Infantry. See Iowa Troops, 12th Regiment.

Woods' (William) Cavalry. See Wisconsin Troops, 2nd Regiment.

Woodson's (Richard G.) Cavalry. See Missouri Troops, Union, 3rd Regiment, State Militia (new).

Woolfolk's (Alexander M.) Cavalry. See Missouri Troops, Union, 1st Regiment, State Militia.

Wright's (David R.) Infantry. See Colorado Troops, 3rd Regiment.

Wright's (Melvil C.) Artillery. See Iowa Troops, 3rd Battery.

Wright's (Moses B. C.) Infantry. See Indian Troops, Union, 2nd Regiment, Home Guards.

Wyandotte County Militia. See Kansas Troops.

Wyckoff's John) Cavalry. See Missouri Troops, Union, 1st Regiment, State Militia.

Wynkoop's (Edward W.) Cavalry. See Colorado Troops, 1st Regiment.

Young's Cavalry. Official designation unknown. See----Young.

Young's (M. L.) Cavalry. See Missouri Troops, Confederate.

Zepp's (John) Artillery. See Missouri Troops, Union, 2nd Regiment, Battery D.

WILSON'S CREEK

THE

WAR OF THE REBELLION:

A COMPILATION OF THE

OFFICIAL RECORDS

OF THE

UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.

A

H-BAR ENTERPRISES

PRODUCT

COPYRIGHT 1995

PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, BY BVT. Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT N. SCOTT, THIRD U. S. ARTILLERY.

AND

PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED JUNE 16, 1880.

SERIES I-VOLUME III.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1881.

PREFACE.

By an act approved June 23, 1874, Congress made an appropriation "to enable the Secretary of War to begin the publication of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, both of the Union and Confederate Armies," and directed him "to have copied for the Public Printer all reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders not heretofore copied or printed, and properly arranged in chronological order."

Appropriations for continuing such preparation have been made from time to time, and the act approved June 16, 1880, has provided "for the printing and binding, under direction of the Secretary of War, of 10,000 copies of a compilation of the Official Records (Union and Confederate) of the War of the Rebellion, so far as the same may be ready for publication, during the fiscal year"; and that "of said number, 7,000 copies shall be for the use of the House of Representatives, 2,000 copies for the use of the Senate, and 1,000 copies for the use of the Executive Departments."

This compilation will be the first general publication of the military records of the war, and will embrace all official documents that can be obtained by the compiler, and that appear to be of any historical value.

The publication will present the records in the following order of arrangement:

The 1st Series will embrace the formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the Southern States, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspondence, orders, and returns relating specially thereto, and, as proposed, is to be accompanies by an Atlas.

In this series the reports will be arranged according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts. The correspondence, &c., not embraced in the "reports" proper will follow (first Union and next Confederate) in chronological order.

The 2nd Series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners.

The 3rd Series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with the Confederate officials) not relating specially to the subjects of the first and second series. It will set forth the annual and special reports of the Secretary of War, of the General-in-Chief, and of the chiefs of the several staff corps and departments; the calls for troops, and the correspondence between the National and the several State authorities.

The 4th Series will exhibit the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Confederate authorities, similar to that indicated for the Union officials, as of the third series, but excluding the correspondence between the Union and Confederate authorities given in that series.

ROBERT N. SCOTT,

Major, Third Art., and Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel

WAR DEPARTMENT, August 23, 1880.

Approved:

ALEX. RAMSEY,

Secretary of War.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER X.

Page.

Operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Indian

Territory. May 10-November 19, 1861..................................................... 1-749

CONTENTS OF PRECEDING VOLUMES.

VOLUME I.

CHAPTER I.

Page.

Operations in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. December 20, 1860-April 14, 1861......................................................................................................... 1-317

CHAPTER II.

The secession of Georgia. January 3-26, 1861........................................ 318-325

CHAPTER III.

The secession of Alabama and Mississippi. January 4-20, 1861................ 326-330

CHAPTER IV.

Operations in Florida. January 6-August 31, 1861.................................. 331-473

CHAPTER V.

The secession of North Carolina January 9-May 20, 1861..................... 474-488

CHAPTER VI.

The secession of Louisiana. January 10-February 19, 1861..................... 489-501

CHAPTER VII.

Operations in Texas and New Mexico. February 1-June 11,

1861........................................................................................................ 502-636

CHAPTER VIII.

Operations in Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and Missouri. February 7-May 9, 1861...................................................................................................... 637-691

VOLUME II.

CHAPTER IX.

Operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. April 16-July 31, 1861....................................................................................................... 1-1012

VI-VOL III