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 Eleventh Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry
An extract from General Blunt's report of the battle is, however, herewith appended, which shows the estimation of the service of the regiment in the mind of the General commanding.
A couple of days after the battle, the regiment, along with a major portion of the Division, returned to its old camping ground at Cane Hill, where it remained until [December] 27th, when it went with the army to Van Buren, on the Arkansas River, fifty miles south, in search of the rebels.
The horses were picketed to sage bushes or held by their lariats by the men, whom the Major, in what was thought an excess of caution, required to lie down in line upon their arms, and under minute instructions as to their duties in case of a night attack.
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 Battle of Cane Hill Information
At the Battle of Cane Hill, Arkansas on November 28, 1862 Union troops under General John Blunt drive Confederates under General John Marmaduke back into the Boston Mountains in northwestern Arkansas.
The Battle of Cane Hill was part of a Confederate attempt to drive the Yankees back into Missouri and recapture ground lost during the Pea Ridge campaign of early 1862, when Union forces secured parts of northern Arkansas.
This small engagement was a prelude to a much larger clash at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, nine days later.
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  Prarie Grove State Battlefield
The battle of Prairie Grove, waged on December 7th, 1862, was one of the greatest and most decisive Union victories in the state of Arkansas during the Civil War.
Although General Blunt won a small battle at Cane Hill on November 28th, he had isolated himself almost 100 miles away from the nearest Union army, which was based at Springfield, Missouri, and commanded by U.S. General Francis Herron.
In early December, C.S. General Thomas Hindman, commanding a 11,000 man army and based east of the Boston Mountains, decided to strike at Blunt and his 5,000 strong army while he was isolated from re-enforcements.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Cane Hill
The Battle of Cane Hill was part of a Confederate attempt to drive the Yankees back into Missouri and recapture ground lost during the Pea Ridge campaign of early 1862, when Union forces secured parts of northern Arkansas.
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 Africa O Africa Tours Online, South Africa, KwaZulu Natal Battlefields Route.
This is the naval cemetery containing graves of some of the soldiers who died during the Battle of Elandslaagte as well as the remains of men who died from various diseases between March and May 1900 while the British army were camped awaiting the order to advance towards the Biggarsberg.
The battle of Talana was the opening battle of the Anglo-Boer War in which the British were victorious.
The 64 bronze ox-wagons marking the Blood River battle site, between Dundee and Vryheid, are arranged in the precise laager formation used by the Voortrekkers in 1838 when the massed Zulu impis(Battalion of warriors) of King Dingane, numbering about 15 000, advanced on the Boer encampment, only to be slaugtered in their thousands.
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 The Battle of Cane Hill, Arkansas
The site of the Battle of Cane Hill has not been preserved, but many areas of the battlefield can be seen from public roads.
Interpretation is limited to a single historic marker on Highway 45 in Cane Hill.
The Battle of Cane Hill marker on Highway 45 in
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 Battle of Prairie Grove - Wikinfo
The Battle of Prairie Grove was a land battle of the American Civil War fought on 07 December 1862 that resulted in a tactical stalemate but essentially secured northwest Arkansas for the Union side.
The battle opened on the morning of 7 December with Union General Herron crossing the river and deploying his footsore troops on Hindman's right.
Though the battle was a tactical draw, it was a strategic victory for the Federal army as they remained in possession of the battlefield and Confederate fortunes in northwest Arkansas declined markedly from that point on.
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 William A. Montgomery, Sr.
He ordered Montgomery the morning before the battle, to Edwards with private dispatches to the officer commanding that fort, and when they met again it was on the battlefield of Champion's Hill when Canty gallantly fell at the head of a dismounted company whilst leading them to battle.
The Federal Army had gained the hill on opposite bank of the creek and were making the woods ring with their "Wild Hurrahs".
As the Yankee dismounted skirmish line advanced up the hill upon right and left, he ordered all his men except cousin E.C. Montgomery to report to Col Wood at Ingram's house where he supposed Wood by this time formed his line of battle and was prepared to meet the advancing enemy.
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 CalendarHome.com - 1862 - Calendar Encyclopedia
June 8 - American Civil War: Battle of Cross Keys - Confederate forces under General Stonewall Jackson save the Army of Northern Virginia from a Union assault on the James Peninsula led by General George McClellan.
October 8 - American Civil War: Battle of Perryville - Union forces under General Don Carlos Buell halt the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg at Perryville, Kentucky.
November 28 - American Civil War: Battle of Cane Hill - Union troops led by General John Blunt push back Confederate forces commanded by General John Marmaduke into northwestern Arkansas' Boston Mountains.
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 The Battle of Monterey, 1846   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While the Mexicans were flying over the hill, the Texians also, with their unerring rifles, poured on them a most destructive fire, and in several instances, both horse and rider were seen to bound some feet into the air, and then fall dead, tumbling down the hill.
Here we met the 7th Infantry; and as the men reached the base of the hill, a fire was immediately opened by the Texians, who commenced ascending the steep and rocky cliffs, pouring into the enemy the fire of their deadly rifles, which made them stagger and retreat towards the crest.
The din of battle between the two armies ceased, and the valley of Monterey sank once more to repose; and, save the occasional ightning's flash, and the roaring of the thunder of heaven, which, as it were, re-enacted the scene of the deadly conflict of the day, all became, hushed.
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 20th Wisconsin
The battle continued four hours, from first to last, the enemy being defeated, with a loss of two hundred killed and wounded, and eighty prisoners, while the Federals lost sixty-five killed and wounded, and captured valuable supplies and horses.
In the battle we lost twenty-five, killed, and one hundred and sixty-seven prisoners, fifty-one of whom were wounded.
The Twentieth Wisconsin was in General Herron's force, which at that time was on the march to join that of General Blunt's, at Cane Hill; this fact, with the gathering of forces by the rebel General Hindman, was preparing the way for a greater battle.
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 Battle of Cane Hill site photos
(3-99) This is the Battle of Cane Hill marker on Highway 45 in Canehill.
A preliminary action to the Battle of Prairie Grove, Cane Hill was a significant engagement in its own right.
Cane Hill College was a significant Arkansas educational institution during the antebellum era.
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 Decades History Search   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was seriously wounded attacking Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg and later lost a leg at Chickamauga in September of that year.
The November Battle of Franklin and December Battle of Nashville decisively defeated Hood‘s Army which was harassed and almost destroyed in its retreat.
Patrick R. Cleburne, division commander in the Army of Tennessee, was killed at the battle of Franklin.
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 Report of Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt, Battle of Prairie Grove
The enemy's killed and wounded between 1,500 and 2,000; a large proportion of them killed, One hundred of their wounded have died since the battle, and a large proportion of others are wounded mortally, showing the terrible effect of my artillery.
My pickets were advanced 6 miles beyond Cane Hill, on the road leading to Van Buren, and a strong outpost of the Second Kansas established where that road intersects the Cove Creek road, running from Fayetteville to Van Buren, and which road passes about 6 miles east of Cane Hill.
Hill, H. Loring, G. Waugh, D. Whittaker, and C. Haynes, aides-de-camp, who were in the saddle, and with me constantly from before daylight in the morning until the close of the action after dark, I am indebted for efficient and valuable services on the field.
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 Campaign Ozark Section - Hindman's 1862 Fall Campaign
Seven miles to the south at Cane Hill, was camped Confederate General John S. Marmaduke's newly-formed cavalry division.
Col. JO Shelby's Iron Brigade was in line across Cane Hill's north end while the rest of the division was camped about a mile behind.
After the battle of Cane Hill, Marmaduke retreated to Hindman's camps in the south.
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Under threat of capturing all the Negro boys in the neighborhood and selling them to Cuba, to pay the war debt, the Union officers sternly questioned Holt and his companion concerning the disposition of all the older slaves, who seemed to have been spirited away--which they were.
Holt tells an interesting reaction of the Union soldiers, prior to, and during the "Battle of Cane Hill" (Arkansas), even in what, apparently, was a grave situation.
He fought under Generals "Moonlight" and Blunt, at the "Battle of Fort Scott", in what is now known as "Price's Raid".
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Enl 26 Jun 1862 at Cane Hill, AR.
MITCHELL, WILLIAM Ord Sgt - Enl 25 Jul 1862 at Cane Hill, AR.
WELCH, W.B. Surgeon - Enl 5 Jun 1862 at Cane Hill, AR.
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 Our Civil War Ancestors
The last five miles of the march was made at the music of the raging battle and at the double-quick, the regiments vying with each other for the honor of being the first to get into the fight.
The rebels order for battle directed that their cavalry be posted in the rear of their infantry with instructions to shoot all stragglers, and so all day the surging mass of rebel infantry was crowded forwarded with desperate vehemence and recklessness, with certain death behind if they quailed.
A couple of days after the battle, the regiment, returned to its old camping ground at Cane Hill, where it remained until December 27th, when it went with the army to Van Burin, on the Arkansas River, fifty miles south, in search of the rebels.
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 Battle of Cane Hill Arkansas
They drove the force before them; emerging from the gorge to find the enemy drawn in battle lines upon some elevated ground on their right with their guns in battery.
This battle raged for 9 hours and continued for a distance of fifteen miles.
The Federals bivouacked on the battle field for the night and returned to Cane Hill the following morning.
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 History of Rooks County in Question and Answer
The battle was fought over crude roads, and icy creek, brush lands, deep valleys and rough, timbered hills.
It was a savage battle with the Kansas Eleventh in the very center of the long Union line.
Private John Calvin Rooks was first buried at Cane Hill, according to the research of the late Professor W.J. Lemke.
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 Battle of Pleasant Hill
The first battle was fought on the 7th, between our cavalry advance and a body of the enemy, who were driven several miles, with serious loss.
We must here mention that the rebels were now in but two lines of battle, the first having been almost annihilated by General Emory, what remained being forced back into the second line.
In this charge Taylor's battery was retaken, as were also two of the guns of Nims's battery, the Parrott gun taken from us at Carrion Crow last fall, and one or two others belonging to the rebels, one of which was considerably shattered, besides 700 prisoners.
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 Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark.
I threatened the enemy's right and front at Cane Hill; moved on his left to cut off re-enforcements, which I attacked and drove back, and then took position at Prairie Grove, and fought the whole army with the following result: My loss is about 350 killed, wounded, and missing.
No battle during the present war has been more determined and bloody, and never was there a field upon which, considering the number of troops engaged and the time occupied, the slaughter was as great.
Dead bodies in great numbers were found scattered through the woods for three days after the battle; some of them 10 miles from the scene of conflict, who had been carried to the rear by their comrades, and there left to die.
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 SearchEngine.net - List Of Civil War Battles
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Recount of the Battle of Cane Hill, Arkansas.
We have private accounts of a battle in Arkansas, below Pea Ridge, between Gen. Blunt’s command of six thousand Kansas troops and twenty thousand secesh—under whose command we have not learned—in which our troops achieved one of the greatest triumphs of the war.
The enemy is badly whipped, and will probably not venture North of the Boston mountains again this winter, if this part of the State is held, as it is their reliance for subsistence, and having eaten all in the valley, they must retreat into Texas.
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 The Civil War in Arkansas - Places
A list of the major battles in Arkansas and on the borders of the state.
A must for those enthusiasts planning a summer vacation in Arkansas.
The Story and the Battle of Arkansas Post and Fort Hindman
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 Calvin Shopher
Calvin was, however, according to the muster rolls, present at the battle of Corinth in Corinth Miss.
Shortly after this battle in August Calvin fell ill. It is not stated in his records what the illness was, but he more than likely suffered from cholera.
In December of that same year the regiment was engaged in a large battle at "Cane Hill" which is known as the battle of "Prairie Grove" southwest of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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It then became a special duty to ascertain, as far as possible, everything relating to their movements, and the Second regiment being on picket and outpost duty in the front, as it was technically termed, this duty devolved upon it.
There was an outpost on Cove Creek, where the Fayetteville and Cane Hill roads converge, which must be secured to prevent the enemy from getting into the rear of and cutting that outpost off.
One battalion was formed in line of battle about 250 yards below the foot of the mountain, and another battalion 300 yards to the rear of the first, and there awaited the movements of the enemy, as it was expected an attempt would be made to follow up the advantage thus gained.
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