War of the Rebellion: Serial 032 Page 0157 Chapter XXXIV. BATTLE OF PRAIRIE GROVE, ARK.

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My command was divided during the day, and a portion of them engaged the enemy with credit and much success on several occasions.

Officers and men behaved gallantly on every occasion during the engagement.

The following is a list of casualties:

Whole number engaged ................................... 202

Whole number wounded ................................... 2

Whole number missing ................................... 3

Whole number horses killed ............................. 3

Respectfully,

M. L. YOUNG,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding MacDonald's Cavalry.

F. B. DAVIDSON, Adjutant.

Numbers 42. Report of Lieutenant Colonel R. P. Crump, First Texas Partisan Cavalry.

CAMP ON COVE CREEK, ARK.,

December 9, 1862.

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that on the morning of the 7th instant we attacked the enemy's cavalry near Prairie Grove Church, supposed to be 600 strong, composed of the First Kansas and First Arkansas Regiments. Lieutenant-Colonel Young charged on the right, quartered on the left; my command penetrated the center, completely routing him, pursuing him, and keeping up a running fight for 5 miles, killing about 40, capturing about 200 prisoners, including Major Hubbard, 40 wagons, and several negroes, 200 stand of arms, and 200 horses. We also had the pleasure of recapturing Colonel Shelby and his battery of light artillery, who had been previously taken by the enemy. The wagons were loaded with boots, shoes, hats, arms, sugar, coffee, rice, flour, hams, tobacco, cigars, tents, and camp equipage.

Accompanying this you will find a list* of killed, wounded, and missing, with the other casualties of the regiment.

The officers and men, without exception, behaved most gallantly.

Respectfully,

R. P. CRUMP,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding First Texas Regiment Partisan Rangers.

Colonel EMMETT MACDONALD.

Numbers 43. Report of Captain Henry C. West, commanding battery.

IN CAMP NEAR OLIVER'S STORE,

December 9, 1862.

COLONEL: In compliance with your orders, I prepared to march on the morning of the 7th instant, at 2 o'clock, and at 2.30 o'clock I reported

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* List shows 444 men engaged; 2 killed, 17 wounded, and 4 missing.

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