War of the Rebellion: Serial 032 Page 0305 Chapter XXXIV. ACTION AT FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.

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Reported of wounded in the fight before Cape Girardeau.

Major...............................................1

Lieutenant..........................................1

Captain.............................................1

Privates...........................................16

I was not permitted to visit the battle-field; but, from the best information I could obtain, there were only 3 killed on the field. I could not learn their names or command. They were buried by our friends.

Of the five nurses that remained, two only were permitted to stay with our wounded, and the others were sent to Saint Louis as prisoners of war.

When I left Cape Girardeau our wounded were well cared for, and had everything requisite to make them comfortable.

Respectfully, your, &c.,

S. S. HARRIS,

Assistant Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION,

Near Cape Girardeau, Mo., April 25, 1863.

Officer Commanding U. S. Forces in and around Cape Girardeau:

SIR: By order of Major General Sterling Price, commanding, I formally demand of you the immediate surrender, unconditionally, of the troops in Cape Girardeau and the adjoining, forts, together with all the ammunition, stores, and other property belonging to the Unites States in the same. If the surrender is made, I pledge myself to treat the troops as prisoners of war, and to parole and exchange the as soon as practicable. I shall scrupulously protect private property. No difference will be made in this particular between particular between parties, where Union or Southern sentiment. One-half hour is allowed for your decision.

Colonel Watson, commanding Second Texas cavalry Brigade, who bears the flag of truce, will present this demand and wait for your reply.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. W. CARTER,

Commanding Fourth Div., First Army Corps, Trans-Mississippi Dept.

APRIL 18, 1863.-Action at Fayetteville, Ark.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1.-Colonel M. La Rue Harrison, First Arkansas Cavalry (Union), with congratulatory orders, &c.

Numbers 2.-Brigadier General W. L. Cabell. C. S. Army.

Numbers 1. Report of Colonel M. La Rue Harrison, First Arkansas Cavalry (Union), with congratulatory orders, &c.

APRIL 18, 1863.

Arkansas is triumphant. The rebels, 2,000 strong, with two 6-pounder guns, attacked Fayetteville at daylight this morning, and, after tour

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