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The Woodruff Gun

Annotations to the Margreiter article.

WOODRUFF GUNS IN ACTION AT BLOOMFIELD, MO.

Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series I, Volume XXII, Part I, p.221-2:

JANUARY 27, 1863.-Affair at Bloomfield, Mo.

Congratulatory orders from Brigadier-General Carr.

GENERAL ORDERS, Numbers 4.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., February 2, 1863.

The brigadier-general commanding the district has heard with pleasure of the affair of the 27th ultimo, in which Colonel [James] Lindsay, Sixty-eighth Regiment Enrolled Missouri State Militia, with about 250 of his men and two small pieces of artillery, provided at private expense, dashed into the town of Bloomfield, Mo., capturing a large number of the enemy, with their horses, equipments, arms, and stores, thus completely routing and breaking up the troublesome band of guerrillas which have for a long time infested that neighborhood.

The officers and men of the Sixty-eighth Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia engaged in this affair have the thanks of the brigadier-general commanding, and he hopes their example, when occasion requires, will be emulated, not only by the Enrolled Missouri Militia, but by all the troops in command.

By order of Brigadier-General Carr:

R. M. ELLIOTT,

Lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

 

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