Volume 3, Number 12
Excerpted from his Diary of those years and annotated by
Hardy A. Kemp
Colonel, Army of the United States, Retired
(continued from Spring Issue)
22-We remained in camp all day. The remainder of the Army came up and camped below us. We got a large mail. I got 7 letters.
23-Remained in camp all day. A detachment on picket.
May 24-I went out 5 mi. on the Texas [Tensas?] road with a detachment of the 6th Mo. and 16th Ind. We killed 1 Rebel and got several head of beef-cattle.
25-Remained in camp. I wrote 3 letters. We got orders to move next morning.
26-The 1st and 5th Brigades broke camp at 1 P.M. and took up the line of march down the west side of the river for New Orleans. We marched 15 mi. and camped.
27-We left camp at day-light, marched slowly all day, passed Port Hudson and camped on a Government Farm. The roads were very dusty and the power of the brilliant sun made our march very disagreeable.
28-We left camp at day-light, moved on slowly till noon, stopped near Plaquemine and remained over night, as we had to ferry over Bayou Laguly.
29-The 6th Mo. being the rear guard, we got across at 12 noon. We marched through the little town (Plaquemine) which is a nice little place guarded by about 200 negroes with a handsone little fort mounting 6 guns. Marched 15 miles and camped.
May 30-We left camp at day-light, marched 15 miles to Donaldsonville, crossed the Bayou Laforce and camped 1 mile from town on a government farm.
31-I remained in camp all day. All quiet in camp. We got orders to move next morning at 4 A.M., so we broke into an old Rebel's garden and got a supply of vegetables and had a fine supper and breakfast.
June 1st 1864-We left camp at 6 A.M., marched 30 mi. A heavy rain came up near night. We camped on a government farm."
The remainder of June and all of July was a period of military inactivity for "The 6th" in their camp near Carrollton. Cox was quite ill most of the time. There is no clue as to the exact nature of his illness although one suspects that it might have been malaria. By the first week in August however he was "pulling duty", and "The 6th" was off to the wars again. This time they would move over into the eastern "toe" of Louisiana, on occasion, and would finally take part along with some 5000 other cavalry in a preposterously long, fatiguing and unprofit able hike across the "toe" into the swamps and forests of southern-most Mississippi where they floundered and splashed their way to the west side of Pascagoula Bay. Banks had nothing to do with this particular bit of military foolishness. He had been relieved of active duty long before. Let us pick up Cox again.
August 7-"We got aboard a steamer and left at dark for Baton Rouge, 75 mi. above New Orleans, and run half of the night.
8-We landed at Baton Rouge at 2 P.M. and marched out a half mile and camped."
The Company B (and its Farrier Cox) were inactive until 20 August 64.
20-"We started on a 2 day scout, but owing to the heavy rain that fell on us, we were ordered back to camp.
August 21-We went on Inspection and was inspected by the Adjutant General and reviewed by General A. L. Lee.
22-An exchanged of prisoners was made by Col. Landren and the rebel General Taylor, 15 mi. from Baton Rouge. The 6th Mo. and several regiments went out 6 mi. and were
23-I remained in camp. All quiet. Weather pleasant.
24-The 1st Brigade, under command of Col. Dudley, left camp at 2 P.M. We had the Advance and soon came up with the enemy and gave chase till dark. We then marched and skirmished all night. At one time 3 horses were killed and one man wounded within 10 feet of me.
25-Daylight found us at the Red-wood bridge where the rebels made quite a stand. We soon routed them and give chase to Clinton, 8 mi., killing and capturing several on the route. Reached Clinton 1 P.M. Remained over night.
26-We remained in camp and had quite a feast of chickens, pork, etc. of which we found plenty, which the citizens got rid of with-out price. Clinton was a nice little place, but like all others showed the signs of war.
August 27-We left camp at 2 A.M. and went on picket till 8. We then formed the rear guard. We travelled 30 mi. and reached camp at 11 at night.
28-All quiet in camp. Weather very warm.
29-I remained in camp. Nothing new.
30-At work. All quiet in camp. Weather warm but wet.
31-We were mustered for pay at sunrise by Maj. Bacon Montgomery. The whole Battalion then went on picket. I remained in camp.
Thurs. Sept. 1st 1864. A small scout went out before day in search of the Rebel Captain Robberson, but returned with-out him.
2-All peaceful in camp. Weather warm.
3-The whole Battalion went on picket. We had a storm of wind and rain which blew our tents in every direction.
4-The boys returned and all quiet in camp today. We got a large mail. I got 2 letters, one from brother Alexander and one from Uncle Thos. Cox.
5-Nothing new. I wrote letters to Thos. Cox and Alexander Cox.
6-At work. Weather very warm. 9 of Co. F, were mustered out and started home.
7-At work. I wrote to Capt. John J. Moore, Galena, Mo.
8-At work. Shading tents and horses. Weather some cooler.
9-The Command went on picket at 9 A.M. A Detachment of 40 men went out the Greenville road and returned with but little news.
Sept. 10-I rode out, a few mi., from camp and happened in where a large number of negroes were assembled, soon I learned that preaching was going on, so I contented my self and beard quite a sermon preached by a "flat nose".
12-At work. Nothing new in camp. Weather very warm and unpleasant on account of the broiling sun which seemed to parch the earth.
Sept. 13-At work. All still in camp. No news of interest. A lonesome time for soldiers. The weather so warm and the mosquitoes and flies filled the air which deprived us of our sleep.
14-All quiet in camp. We got 2 letters from home which revived us, as nothing revives the soldier more than to get letters from home and from old friends and relations while in a distant land.
15-I worked all day. A scout went out with 3 day rations in search of Capt. Robberson, who was continually deviling our pickets. The weather cool and pleasant for the first time this fall.
16-All quiet in camp. The boys all out on the scout. I remained in camp.
17-Quite a lonesome day. No news of interest. I spent the day, principally, upon my bunk, as that is a general feeling among soldiers, especially such as me.
Sept. 18-I wrote a letter to bro. Alexander. The scout returned all safe and sound. They had no fighting nor found the enemy. Weather continues cool and pleasant.
19-I remained in camp. We received orders to move camp, the next morning.
20-We moved out at 6 A.M. a considerable battle commenced about the same hour between the rebels and our pickets, which lasted one hour. We moved about a mile and camped near the "Fort."
From Sept. 16 to Sept. 25 there were a number of "operations" and skirmishes in the Morganza-Baton Rouge area.
Sept. 21-"We put up our tools and went to work. Signs of rain.
22-At work. We were ordered to report to Brigade Headquarters with our tools for duty. The smiths from the different regiments erected a shop in the penitentiary.
23-We went to work. There were about 20, in number, from the different regiments, the 11th and 14th New York and 6th Mo., under a boss smith and command of a Seargent from the 11th New York Cavalry.
24-We worked all day shoeing for the 11th N. Y., preparing for a raid. The day passed off nice and all were well pleased with our new shop. The worst feature was, we had
Sept. 25-We worked all day Sunday as it was by order of the Quartermaster, as we were expecting a raid. Twenty of us shod 70 horses for the 11th New York.
27-Weather warm again. All quiet in camp. Company drill four hours a day.
28-We finished shoeing for the 11th New York. No further news of scout going out. Very warm with signs of rain.
29-We shod up a team of wild mules. Regimental drill in Company.
30-Shoeing horses for the 4th Wisconsin Battery.
Sat. Oct. 1st 1864-I received a letter from Leonidas A. Shannon, Springfield, Mo. announcing that all was well at home and going on fine. This of course, was pleasant news to me.
2-Being Sunday, I remained in camp ill from the effects of a cold. I wrote a letter to Mr. Shannon and one to brother Alexander. A detachment of 80 men left camp at dark and were transported to New Orleans for guard duty.
October 3-I went back to work. Weather cool and chilly. Capt. Millet of Co. F returned from Missouri where he had been on a furlough.
4-The morning was very cool and it rained nearly all day.
5-A Cavalry raid started out at dark with 3 days rations. The remainder of the 6th Mo. went out, which left our camp destitute of able bodied men. 100 men of the advance were dressed in Rebel uniforms. [Expedition to the Amite River, New River and Bayou Manchas.]
6-We shod up the 6th Mo. team mules. Rumors of the train being sent out, but as camp news are often not true this is one of the times. Clear.
October 7-At work as common. Weather pleasant. All was quiet in camp, in fact there was one in to be otherwise, except those who were unfit for duty and a few negroes who were very numerous in our camp.
8-The day passed off very lonesome as a soldier is always lost without he is in a crowd of men.
9-The scout which was under the command of Gen. A. L. Lee returned, having captured about 50 prisoners in the vicinity of Clinton and destroyed a quantity of Rebel commissaries.
10-I returned to my daily occupation. Considerable talk of camp about the Rebel being in Missouri. Reports said Price was in Missouri with 15,000 troops and had whipped Gen. Pleasanton at Pilot Knob.
October 11-At work. The day was clear and pleasant and passed away fine.
12-I got 2 letters, one from cousin John Kimberling, of Hillsboro, Ill. and one from Cousin Delilah Berry, Troy, Kans.
13-All quiet in camp. Weather warm and pleasant.
14-Little news astir as our mail was cut off from the west by the Rebels in Missouri and everything seems to be in a cloud of darkness.
15-Nothing new going on or to be seen to relieve the soldiers in his dismal situation as a soldier's life is a disagreeable life to live.
16-We worked all day Sunday as it was by order of the Quartermaster. Sunday is generally the most public day in the week in the Army.
17-I returned to my daily occupation. Weather cool, cloudy with signs of snow.
18-Weather stormy with rain. Our Regiment drew clothing. I drew one great coat, one pair pants, one blanket, one oil cloth.
October 19-All quiet in camp. No news from the west.
20-A light skirmish on picket took place, at daylight. One man killed and two wounded in the 11th New York Cavalry, but the Rebels soon disappeared and were not to be found.
21-Weather cool with some North wind. I mashed my thumb nail off, during the day, with my shoeing hammer, which soon became very painful, but continued.
October 22-On arising from my bunk, or off my fine scaffold bed-stead, which was cased with large straight cane laid length-wise; I behold the green earth covered with a beautiful white frost for the first time during the fall.
23-The second frost of the season. I remained in camp. Co. G came up from New Orleans to be mustered out. Weather fine.
24-At work. All quiet in camp.
25-At work. All still in camp. Weather warm with signs of rain.
26-A small scout went out at 2 A.M. A heavy rain came up. I went to my work at Eight A.M.
27-Co. G. was mustered out, enlistments expired, and started to New Orleans for pay.
28-At work. All peaceful in camp.
29-I worked till noon and on my return from dinner my horse fell with me and
cracked my right arm bone and mashed my shoulder and completely disabled me.
30-I kept my bed all day with much misery and pain.
31-I was confined to my bed and was quite ill from the effects of my wound which was a great trouble to me.
Tues. Nov. 1st, 1864-I felt a little better but was almost helpless.
2-I was a little better. Rained all day and night.
3-It rained in my tent all day. Weather cleared up but cool and windy.
4-I felt but little better. my arm was very sore and pained me very much. A small skirmish took place between the pickets at dark, but little damage was done.
November 5-All quiet in camp. Weather clear and warm. Some news from Missouri. Price whipped and driven from the State. Martin Adams returned from Tortugas after 14 months imprisonment.
6-I remained in camp, ill.
7-We moved camp and commenced building winter quarters by order of Gen. A. L. Lee.
8-The Polls opened at 8 A.M. for the Election of State and United States Officers. We numbered 205 Voters of which 198 were cast for Abraham Lincoln, for President and McClelland. One blank.
9-A heavy rain early in the morning and continued wet all day. Law, what a beautiful time we had in the mud and water.
10-Quite a stir in camp, all at work hauling ratins, forage, wood, etc.
November 11-We completed our quarters and were nicely encamped. The first time ever camped in barracks during our service.
12-All still in camp with but little news.
13-My lame shoulder pained me very much, no news of interest.
14-Everything in camp preparing for a scout. Quite a stir in camp today all eager for some fun, but I shall have to remain in camp on account of my wound.
15-Inspection of Arms and horses. Marching orders are read. A large scout sent out at 4 P.M. Weather pleasant.
November 16-I remained in camp and thought I would die with the blues.
17-No news from the scout, as yet. Our forage train is all gone out for wood. I expect that they will be run in by the Rebels.
18-Nothing new. Weather warm with signs of rain.
19-Raining. I piled up in my bunk, like a hog, and remained all day.
20-Still raining. No news from the scout.
21-The scout returned, this evening, in mud and water half leg deep, with 300 prisoners, 400 head of horses and mules, and 3 pieces of Artillery. All marched through town, Baton Rouge, with the Brass Band playing "Git out of the Wilderness".
22-The ground froze. A fire broke out in the penetentiary, and principally consumed it together with a quantity of Government propery. 100 mules burned up.
November 23-The ground is froze one inch deep. We got orders, today, to march, but as usual no one knows when, what direction, or where to, as such things are not made public. [The "Big Hike" was about to start.]
24-Quite a stir in camp. Every body on their heels to move.
25-A pontoon bridge and train of 21 wagons came up from near New Orleans and went into camp near us. Great preparations making for a move.
26-Considerable stir in camp generally. Every thing appeared ready to march at dark. Some troops started out but lay near the pickets until next morning.
November 27-We broke camp at daylight. The 6th was placed in charge of the pontoon bridge.
28-We lay in camp until Gen. Stevenson came up from New Orleans then left camp at 12:30 P.M. We marched 15 mi. and camped. The night was bright and clear. The musicians played their band and we had quite a gay time. No enemy near and nothing to fear.
29-A detail from the 6th put down the pontoon bridge across the Amite river. The whole Army crossed by 12. We then taken up the bridge, marched in the rear of the train to Greensburg 20 mi. and camped at 9 O'Clock.
30-We left camp at 7 with the train, crossed Big creek and the Jackson and Orleans rail-road at Tangapaho and a small depot which was on fire when we left it. Marched till 2 A.M. and camped.
Thursday, Dec. 1st, 1864-We marched out at 6 A.M. and marched all day, through pine woods with but few inhabitants. The soil was fit for nothing but sweet potatoes which the people principally subsisted upon, cribbing them as we do corn.
2-At 2 the bugle sounded. We moved at 3 with the train. We marched all day through the pine woods. The roads being bad, breaking down wagons, miring in the mud, whipping and cursing with the drivers and travelling until midnight. We made 18 miles,
by burning 5 wagons.
3-We were aroused at 5 by the sound of the bugle. We got a few sips of coffee and a hard tack for breakfast. We broke camp at 6:30 in a hard rain, marched 12 miles and camped, where I killed a fine hog. The boys made a raid on a bee-hive and we had hog and honey.
December 4-We left camp at day; put down 260 feet of bridge in 4 hours, crossed over
5,000 Cavalry before sundown, taken up the bridge in the night, marched 4 mi. thru mud to the horses bellies and camped in the mud, but had plenty of fowls and potatoes.
5-We left camp at 6 A.M., marched 15 mi. up the river to Columbia, Miss. went into camp, all quiet, in a few moments the bugle sounded for a march. We marched 15 miles east, went into camp at 10 P.M., without feed or rations for man or beast.
6-The bugle sounded at 5 A.M. We drank a little warm water colored with coffee and broke camp at 7. Marched all day, through the pine woods with but little roads. Went into camp at 10 P.M., in the pine woods, with out feed and with profound silence.
December 7-We left camp at 6 and marched 5 mi. and came up with the 2nd Brigade. We crossed a small stream, stopped and fed and got supper, being the first time in 3 days. We then marched 5 mi. and camped at 10 P.M. at Augusta the County Seat of Perry County, Miss., within 1 mi. of the Leaf River.
8-Left camp at 6 A.M. Marched a direct road down the Leaf River. Rained all day. Mud very bad. Marched hard, crossed several small streams. Country thinly settled, too poor to raise anything except sweet potatoes, which grow so long that we could set on one end and roast the other. ["How about that?"]
December 9-We broke camp at 6 A.M. Still raining. Marched all day, in the rain, down the river, through a poor pine country, which was thinly settled. Went into camp at 4 O'Clock on a nice farm where we found plenty of grub, such as fowls, pork, etc. and had a fine time except being wet all night
10-We marched out at daylight. Marched 15 mi. on a fine ridge, no settlements, and came to Black creek; put in 200 ft. of bridge and crossed over. Rained all day. Went into camp all wet and muddy as hogs but done pretty well considering our chance. The whole Army did not get over till 5 o'clock the next morning.
11-The bugle sounded at 3 A.M. We took up the bridge and was on the march at sunrise, so far it was the first time we had seen the sun rise in several days. Marched 5 mi. in sand and pine, put in 200 ft. of bridge by 11 A.M. at cross roads. We all crossed over; took up the bridge in 1 hour and started at sunset and marched 10 mi. before feeding and went into camp at 10 o'clock.
12-We broke camp at 7 and marched through mud and water and made but 10 mi. and put in 60 ft. of bridge, took it up again after all was over and marched all night through the pines and swamps. We were so fatigued and sleepy that the officers would have to send orderlies to the rear and at other points and fire off their guns to arouse the men and their horses in order to keep them on the move.
13-We were met by a forage train at 9 o'clock; then stopped, fed and got a snack to eat. This being the first feed for 3 days and nights. Then marched on 4 mi. and came to the great great waters of the sea, and camped on the banks of the Pascagoula Bay. The banks are very low and ascend back with but very little rise and were heavily timbered up to the water line, but the water was salty."
This long and arduous march is summarised by its leader Brig. Gen'l. J. W. Davidson who reported on 13 Dec. 64 to the AAG of the Military Division of Western Mississippi, "bad weather, only lost one officer and 2 enlisted men killed in action, 8 enlisted men wounded, 13 missing. Had to lay pontoons 4 times to cross the Amite, the Pearl, and the Black Rivers and Red Creek. Built and repaired more than 15 bridges which had been burned or washed away plus miles of corduroy road through country so poor as to render the transportation of subsistence a necessity. Route followed was through Greensburg, Franklinton, Fordville, Columbia, and Augusta. On arrival in Augusta (Miss.) found Mobile papers publishing our route and designs plus a full account of our strength all of which was telegraphed daily to Gen'l. Richard Taylor in Meridian, Miss. Threw a force toward Leakesville to cut wires and all communications while we moved southward. We bogged down on the 9th of December but later pressed on to the west bank of Pascagoula Bay where we await replenishment. Poor to bad information on rivers, size and depth. (OR's 45:787.)
General E. R. S. Canby who had replaced Banks some months before this gave Halleck a more brief but a more positive report on 9 Dec. 64 stating Davidson had
been sucessful "in causing quite a panic ahead in Mobile and was reported
as having devastated the country generally", (OR's 45:777-778). Cox:
December 14-"We remained in camp all day, rested and took a view of the great waters and grabbed out a few oysters and had a square meal. We began to feel pretty well as the weather was pleasant and we had got about dried out and we saw signs of being discharged alive and starting for the long sought home.
15-Co. B. (my company) turned over all Government property-horses, guns, sabres, revolvers, etc., and had a big oyster dinner; bid our brother soldiers whose time was not out, farewell, and marched down to the wharf and lay there all night and dreamed of the loved ones at home.
16-We got on board the "J. M. Brown", a small gulf steamer and steamed out 3 mi. and boarded the great big steamship "St. Jamesmary"(?), which was lying out at anchor, for that was as near as she dare come to shore for fear of grounding. We were then out of sight of land and were for the first time on the great waters of the sea.
December 17-The ship lay at anchor all day, in the fog. The fog being so thick that you could not see 10 steps from you. The boys there were out of employment and spent the day in jubilee; some singing, some dancing, some playing cards, but none wanting to go back the road we came.
December 18-A part of the 12th Ill. Cavalry came aboard the ship. She set sail for New Orleans at 1 P.M., passed Ship Point at 4 P.M. and run till after mid-night and cast anchor some where the mouth of the great Miss. river.
December 19-Steamed up at day light but was soon lost in the fog and cast anchor and lay till 12 O'clock, when a pilot came and piloted the ship. She struck the mouth of the Miss. at 1 o'clock, passed Fort Jackson at dark and run up the river 5 mi. and had to anchor on account of fog. The night passed away and the morning found us well.
20-The fog blew away and the ship sailed at 8 O'clock and landed at New Orleans at 3 P.M. We remained on board over night, in the rain and cold, and on deck at that. We got but little sleep or rest.
21-We got ashore at 9 A.M. We marched 2 mi. through the City and went into camp at the Cavalry Depot, wet and cold. This place is where the Cavalry of the city had been stationed, but had left. It is a large lot surrounded by a great brick wall.
22-Remained in camp all day, no one allowed out. Weather cool and chilly. We now feel more like prisoners of war than like soldiers of war, as we have neither arms nor equipment and surrounded by a great brick wall with a few inside buildings, etc.
December 23-Day-light finds us still in our prison house. The officers say that we are waiting for our books and papers which were left at Baton Rouge, which we had to have before we could be discharged. The boys are getting very restless and longing to be discharged, but some are singing, some dancing, and some are in the sweat box.
24-All still and quiet in camp today. The weather is damp and signs of snow. We long to hear the command to depart from this prison house. We get but little news from any source.
December 25-Raining this morning. Quite a dull time in camp today.
26-All quiet in camp nothing new.
27-Quiet and dull in camp. We are getting very impatient waiting to be mustered out.
28-Still waiting, waiting and longing for home.
29-Captains Jenkins and Millet came from Baton Rouge bringing our books, pay rolls, etc. We began to feel a little better and the boys seem lively and pleasant.
30-Still in camp. Weather warm. I went out in the city and wandered around. Went down to the wharf. A great number of ships were standing there and a great many things that were interesting to behold.
31-I went to the city again and saw the statue of Gen. Jackson which stands on a great monument in the midst of Center Street. I also saw the remains of the fort where Jackson fought the last fight of the British War and came out conqueror.
Sun. Jan. 1st 1865. I spent the day in our prison like house. It is a lonesome day. We have no money; no clothing, except those we have worn for 4 weeks. They are now both dirty and worn. Our diet is salty beef and potatoes.
2-I remained in camp. Nothing new. Weather damp and cloudy.
3-Orders came to be mustered out. The boys began to rise from their slumbers and dust themselves. It was soon perceivable that a new life was springing forth and we were soon in a jubilee. We marched down in the city and we were mustered out at 2 o'clock, but had to return to camp again expecting to
4-We went to the Pay-master but he refused to pay us, so we were still in a fix.
5-Our Officers worked hard to get our pay, but failed.
6-We left our prison like house and marched down to the wharf and there had to lay till next morning waiting orders to board the steamer.
7-We boarded the marine boat called "Bolden", when 40 more of our regiment landed and came aboard from Pascula Bay. She started at 7 P.M., run 15 mi. and landed at Gen. Steele's headquarters and landed again at Carlton and taken on the 1st Texas Cavalry, (Union).
8-We started at 10 A.M., passed Fort Donnellson at dark. Landed at 10 o'clock on account of rain and lay till day.
9-We commenced unloading the boat at daylight; in the midst of a heavy rain and storm which blew the boat loose. The storm continued all day. She left the wharf an 9 P.M, run 15 mi. and landed at 11 o'clock at Baton Rouge, which is the Capitol of the State of Louisiana and the place we started from on Sunday November 27th. We went ashore and I went to our old camp but found things quite different from what they were when we left."
Here ends the Cox diary as given to me by J. F. Seaman of Galena, Missouri. I again extend my kindest thanks to him as well as to Baker University at Baldwin City, Kansas, where I was cordially invited to make full use of the resources and facilities of their Reference Library.
I am also grateful for the interested assistance of Mrs. Elizabeth Comfort, Chief Reference Librarian, State of Missouri Histor ical Society, Columbia, Missouri. Her encouragement to, "keep digging", at this research was most helpful.
Finally, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Editor of our Quarterly for the privilege of bringing this recital of the Civil War experiences of certain of the men of Company B, 6th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, U.S.A., to their White River Valley kinfolk and to those who still remember those "Old Soldiers" as neighbors and friends of years ago.
References cited above:
1. Williams, T.H. : Lincoln and His Generals, p. 189. Grossett and Dunlap, New York, 1952.
2. Boatner, M.M. : The Civil War Dictionary, p. 456. David Mckay Company, New York, 4th Printing, 1966.
3. Vandiver, Frank E. : Mighty Stonewal, pp. 204-207. McGraw Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1957.
4. Farber, James : Texas, C.S.A., p. 202. The Jackson Company 1211 Transit Tower, San Antonio, Texas, 1947.
5. Greenbie, S., and Greenbie, M.B. Anna Ella Carroll and Abraham Lincoln, pp. 268,269. University of Tampa (Florida) Press, 1952.
6. Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Blue. cf., "Banks", University of Louisiana Press, Baton Rouge, La., 1964.
7. Winters, John D. : The Civil War in Louisiana. Part IV, The Red River Campaign, Chapters 20-23, pp. 317-399. University of Louisiana Press, Baton Rouge, La., 1963.
8. Vandiver, p. 339.
9. Pratt, Iletcher : Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War, p. 241. W. W. Norton and Co., New York, 1953.
10. ibid. p. 429. (See also, Warner, "Banks", and Winters, "Civil War in Louisiana", state governmental aspects.)
11. Grant, U.S. : Personal Memoirs, with Notes and Introduction by E.R. Long (One Volume) : Paragraph 1, p. 371.
12. Macartney, E.C. : Grant and His Generals, p. 311. The McBride Co., New York, 1953.
13. Boatner, Civil War Dictionary, p.833.
14. Official Communication, Halleck (War Dept., Washington) to Banks, 6 Aug. 1863; 10 August 1863. OR's, V. 34, Part 2, pp. 15; 55-56.
15. Official Communication, Claiborne F. Jackson, Governor of Missouri, (dated, 5 Nov. 1861, at Cassville, Barry County, Mis souri) to Jefferson Davis, President, Confederate States of America, Richmond, Va., and hand-carried by "Captain Myerson, a reliable gentleman and a good officer". OR's, V. 53 (Supplement) p. 754-755.
16. Personal Communication, 1896, from U.S. Senator George G. Vest, author of the (Missouri) Articles of Secession, to the Publisher of the Cassville, (Mo.) Republican,"-The legislature adjourned from Neosho to Cassville after passing the Act of Session, October 31, 1861. In the north-east room of the Court House at that place we elected delegates to the Provisional Congress of the
In this last chapter of Cox's diary it is readily possible to follow his experiences by parallelling his dates and places with those listed in the related "Summaries of Principal Events", in the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion", (OR's), Volumes 26, 34, 41, and 45. Consequently, "pages" have not been cited here.
THE ENDThe following References were ommitted at the close of the First installment of The War Time Experiences of W.B. Cox in the Fall Issue of 1969.
Albert D. CummingsColonel, Army of the United States, Retired Secretary White River Valley Historical Society
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