July 29, 1863

July 29, 2013
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One hundred fifty years ago, on July 29, 1863, Confederate activity in northeast Arkansas:
HEADQUARTERS TENTH MISSOURI CAVALRY,
Camp Clay, near Cache River, July 29, 1863–12.30 p.m.
Brig. Gen. J. S. MARMADUKE:
GENERAL: Colonel Kitchen desired me to keep you informed of everything coming to my notice. A messenger has just arrived from Captain [J. R.] Henson (who was out scouting), and says he was sent back from Greensborough before daylight this morning. He was sent by Captain Henson to hurry Colonel Kitchen up with the balance of the men, as he (Captain H.). had captured 3 wagons, 10 mules, and 2 horses. The wagons are all loaded with boxes (contents unknown). Colonel Kitchen met the messenger 5 miles beyond Cache River, and hurried his command forward to meet Captain H., who by that time must have reached the swamp. Captain H. also captured 3 men and 1 woman. The prisoners reported 500 Federals on the Ridge, 5 miles above Greensborough. Will dispatch again when the command arrives, or should I hear from Colonel Kitchen.
I am, respectfully,
JAMES [A.] WALKER,
Major, Commanding Tenth Missouri Cavalry,
Per R. D. KATHRENS,
Adjutant.

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

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