War of the Rebellion: Serial 032 Page 0041 Chapter XXXIV. ENGAGEMENT OF CANE HILL, ARK.

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of Union men. Thus the supremacy of the laws was vindicated, our officers and men doing their duty and observing good order throughout.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Your obedient servant,

JAMES McFERRAN,

Colonel First Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

Major JAMES RAINSFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Jefferson City, Mo.

NOVEMBER 28, 1862.- Engagement of Cane Hill, or Boston Mountains, Ark.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1. - Major General Samuel R. Curtis, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Missouri.

Numbers 2.- Brigadier General James G. Blunt, U. S. Army, commanding division, with congratulatory orders.

Numbers 3.- Colonel William F. Cloud, Second Kansas Cavalry, commanding brigade.

Numbers 4.- Major Albert C. Ellithrope, First Indian Home Guards.

Numbers 5.- Lieutenant Colonel Owen A. Bassett, Second Kansas Cavalry.

Numbers 6.- Captain Henry Hopkins, Second Kansas Cavalry, commanding battery.

Numbers 7.- Colonel Thomas Ewing, jr., Eleventh Kansas Infantry.

Numbers 8.- Colonel Charles A. Carroll, C. S. Army, commanding Arkansas Cavalry Brigade.

Numbers 9.- Colonel Joseph O. Shelby, commanding Fourth Missouri Cavalry Brigade (Confederate).

Numbers 10.- Colonel Emmett MacDonald, Missouri Cavalry.

Numbers 1. Report of Major General Samuel R. Curtis, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Missouri.

NOVEMBER 29, 1862.

General Blunt, with his division, made a forced march and attacked the enemy yesterday morning at Cane Hill, Ark. The battle lasted for several hours. The enemy, under General Marmaduke, began to fall back about 1 o'clock, but retreated, fighting till sundown. The victory was complete. Our loss is not great. The enemy much more. Our forces camp on the battle-field. The enemy has retreated to Van Buren.

SAML. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

Numbers 2. Reports of Brigadier General James G. Blunt, U. S. Army, commanding division, with congratulatory orders.

CANE HILL, ARK., November 29, 1862.

GENERAL: Learning that a rebel force, under Marmaduke, 8,000 strong, was at Cane Hill, 40 miles north of Van Buren, Ark., and that General