War of the Rebellion: Serial 032 Page 0191 Chapter XXXIV. MARMADUKE'S EXPEDITION INTO MISSOURI.

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mend him to your attention and that of Governor Gamble, for one of the vacant field commissions in his regiment, which he has so nobly earned. I should be unjust did I omit to name Captain [J. A.] Lennon, of the same regiment, who, at the head of his company, held a most exposed post, and had several narrow escapes from sharpshooters concealed in the brush. But the artillery saved the battle. Lieutenant [W.] Waldschmidt's gunnery was superb and his coolness astonishing. The enemy's Parrott gun got his range, and fired with great precision, compelling him to change the position of his pieces constantly.

A courier reached Houston, giving me the information of the engagement at 3 o'clock Monday morning. I at once moved with 500 men to Hartville, supposing the enemy still in force. Arriving within 7 miles at 4 p. m., my reconnoitering parties brought me intelligence that they were retreating in the direction of Houston. Sending back a courier with orders to Lieutenant-Colonel Caldwell, in command, to hold the place until I could re-enforce him, I countermarched in all haste, through mud and rain, and reached Houston that evening, finding all quiet.

Colonel Merrill's force rejoined me Thursday, and I am now once more concentrated.

Hoping that our conduct will meet the approbation of the general commanding, I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel N. P. CHIPMAN,

Chief of Staff, Saint Louis, Mo.


Return of Casualties in the engagement at Hartville, Mo., January 11, 1863.

Command. Killed. Wounded. Paroled.

99th Illinois 1 29 ...

3rd Iowa Cavalry ... ... 4

21st Iowa 3 18 1

3rd Missouri 3 14 ...


2nd Missouri ... 3 ...


Battery L

Total 7 64 5


Command. Missing. Total.

99th Illinois 1 31

3rd Iowa Cavalry 1 5

21st Iowa ... 22

3rd Missouri ... 17


2nd Missouri ... 3


Battery L

Total 2 78

OFFICERS KILLED. - Ninety-ninth Illinois; Lieutenant Thomas A. Hubbard, died of wounds. Third Missouri Cavalry: Captain George D. Bradway.

Numbers 6. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Cornelius W. Dunlap, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry, of engagement at Hartville, Mo.

LEBANON, MO., January 22, 1863.

GENERAL: In obedience to your order of to-day, I send you a full report of the battle of Hartville, on the 11th instant:

With 800 men and two pieces of artillery, under Colonel Merrill, we left Houston Friday noon to re-enforce Springfield.

Sunday morning about 4 o'clock we encountered the rebel army, under General Marmaduke, 9 miles beyond Hartville, on the Springfield road.