The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 22, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports. Page: 55
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ENGAGEMENT AT CANE HILL, ARK.
one of the pieces was so badly broken as to render impossible the
moving of it by horses. Notwithstanding the gun thus dismantled was
under a galling fire of the enemy's artillery, shells bursting by the
minute around it, the cannoneers dismounted, and, under the direction
of their officers, bore the piece, crippled but triumphant, to the rear.
Just before reaching the second position taken by my brigade, as al-
luded to in the above report, Captain Shoup, the commander, and Lieu-
tenant Halliburton, of the battery, met me. The captain at once took
command of his company. There was now but one serviceable gun of
the four gun battery, which was placed in position frequently during
the day with a skill and energy deserving a more substantial battery.
After passing some little distance beyond the top of the mountain, this
gun was placed in position and opened on the enemy. Notwithstand-
ing the energy with which it was handled, it was dismantled by the
enemy's artillery, the carriage being broken to pieces by their heavy
shot. This casualty was followed by a cavalry charge made with great
energy. The officers, unwilling to leave any trophy in the hands of
their country's enemy, took the gun from the shattered carriage and
bore this, too, to the rear. I cannot but commend the pride and bravery
of the men here evidenced.
The loss the brigade sustained is as follows: Colonel Monroe's regi-
ment, 3 men slightly wounded, 4 horses killed and 1 wounded; Lieu-
tenant-Colonel Johnston's regiment, 5 men were wounded and 2 men
are missing; Captain Shoup's battery, 3 men were wounded and 4
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CHAS. A. CARROLL,
" Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
Capt. E. G. WILLIAMS,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., 4th Div., 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Army.
Report of Gol. Joseph 0. Shelby, commanding Fourth Missouri Cavalry
CAMP DRIPPING SPRINGS, ARK., December 1, 1862.
CAPTAIN: Being called upon for a report of the action of this brigade
in the Cane Hill fight, I inclose the same, as follows:
My brigade consisted of the following regiments : First, commanded
by [B. F.] Gordon; Second, by [B. G.) Jeans; Third, by [G. W.] Thomp-
son; also Elliott's scouts and Quantrills famous company, in command
of First Lieutenant Gregg. Having had due notice (eighteen hours pre-
vious) by-the general commanding that the enemy were advancing, we
endeavored to be on the alert, but I must confess (though it may reflect
somewhat upon myself) that the enemy, by his skillful management,
fell upon me sooner than I would have desired, considering that a por-
tion of our division was encamped some distance in my rear and I had
but little time to give them the notice required; yet I had sufficient
time to place my men in their proper positions and await the coming of
the hated foe.
Between the hours of 9 and 10 a. m., Friday, November 28, he rapidly
advanced and unlimbered his guns, and sent his iron missiles in search
of the "rebels." We had expected him (the enemy) to advance either on
the Cincinnati or Fayetteville road, our position covering both. Bled-
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