|Boston Mountains of Arkansas|
These men and their families opposed secession and took up arms to support the Union in increasing numbers throughout the war. Many enlisted in regular Federal regiments, while others fought on their own, forming guerrilla bands that came down from the mountains to raid and create havoc.
The following account appeared in the San Francisco Bulletin on January 7, 1862, 150 years ago today:
|Col. John S. Phelps|
Phelps' Regiment, Missouri Infantry
The report was filed by the Bulletin's correspondent in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 10, 1861.