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March 19, 1862: All quiet at Island No. 10

General John Pope The attack on Island No. 10 appeared to be stalled, though the Confederate force had been bottled up effectively. WASHINGTON, Wednesday, March 19. A dispatch received from Cairo, dated 9 o’clock to-night, says nothing has been heard … Continue reading

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March 14, 1862: Report on the evacuation of New Madrid

View Larger Map New Madrid, MO. Island No. 10 no longer exists. Pope’s investment of New Madrid had the desired effect, forcing the Confederates to evacuate the town. They didn’t abandon their position on the river, though; rather, they withdrew … Continue reading

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March 7, 1862: Gen. Pope lays siege to New Madrid

Brig. Gen. John Pope From the New York Times: NEW-MADRID INVESTED BY GEN. POPE. St. LOUIS, Friday, March 7. A special dispatch to the Democrat says that a gentleman who left Gen. POPE’s command yesterday, states that the rebels at … Continue reading

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March 5, 1862: Guns heard at New Madrid

Gen. Pope The Confederate forces, having abandoned Columbus, were concentrated across the river further south at New Madrid, MO. Presumably the guns heard from Columbus were firing on the troops of Gen. Pope, who was attacking the town. From the … Continue reading

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February 17, 1862: Halleck asks for some promotions

From the Official Record: SAINT LOUIS, February 17, 1862-1 p.m. Major-General McCLELLAN: Make Buell, Grant, and Pope major-generals of volunteers, and give me command in the West. I ask this in return for Forts Henry and Donelson. H. W. HALLECK. … Continue reading

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December 26, 1861: Halleck reports on Pope and Price in Missouri

Halleck General Halleck, in command of the Western theater, reported to McClellan about the recent victory of Union troops in Missouri, and the current state of affairs. As he points out, the people in the interior of Missouri were largely … Continue reading

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December 21, 1861: Pope captures Col. Magoffin

Ebenezer Magoffin The brother of governor Beriah Magoffin of Kentucky, Col. Ebenezer Magoffin had been paroled and returned to fighting against the North. He led the rebel troops in the Blackwater Creek skirmish with Gen. Pope’s forces, and here Pope … Continue reading

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December 19, 1861: Pope routs the rebels at Blackwater Creek

John Pope ST. LOUIS, Thursday, Dec. 19. Dispatches received at Headquarters from Gen. POPE state that after a forced march yesterday he got between the enemy, encamped six miles from Chilbowee, Johnson County, and a body, 2,200 strong, in Clinton … Continue reading

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