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Subject: [ARIZARD] A war story
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:06:13 -0400
Here are a couple of versions of the same story / One from Ohio and one from New York. I'm sure all of the Civil War Buffs know the full story, but just wanted you to see what that thought about it in other states. -- Janice
Daily Zanesville Courier | Zanesville, Ohio | Tuesday, March 18, 1862 | Page 3
A BATTLE IN ARKANSAS - Rolla, March 18 - A short time since, anticipating a rebel movement in Texas county, five companies of troops and two light steel six pounders, mounted on two wheels, and drawn by two horses, under Col. Wood, pushed on to Salem, Fulton county, Ark., where he encountered a largely superior force of rebels, and after a sharp fight routed them, killing about 100 and taking many prisoners - among the later, three Colonels. Our loss was about 50.
New York Times, The | New York, New York | Wednesday, March 19, 1862 | Page 8
THE WAR IN ARKANSAS. Defeat of the Rebels in Salem, Fulton County. - The Prisonerss Taken it Pea Ridge En Route for St. Louis.
ROLLA, Mo., Tuesday, March 18. A short time since, anticipating rebel movements in Texas County, Mo., Gen. Halleck (note sure of spelling, hard to read) ordered five companies of troops and two light steel six pounders, mounted on two wheels, and drawn by two horses, under Col. Wood, to repair to that vicinity, finding no enemy there. CoL Wood pushed on to Salem, Fulton County, Ark., where he encountered a largely superior force of rebels, and after a sharp fight, routed them killing about 100, and taking many prisoners— among them three Colonels. Our loss was about fifty. The prisoners taken by Gen. Curtis at Pea Ridge, are en route for St Louis, under a proper guard. The reports that Gen. Curtis is in a dangerous position are false. Forage for his cavalry is scarce, but in other respects the situation of our troops Is cheering. The demoralized and crippled forces of Gen. Price and Van Dorn are moving South.