CHAP. XVIII.] PEA RIDGE, OR ELKHORN TAVERN, ARK. 189
There was also found on him a memorandum book, containing various
notes of camp guards, expenses for provisions, lists of ammunition,
pressed horses, arms, &c. One of the gang was one Preston Todd, who
was a "Union" candidate for the State Convention. The Seventh Dis-
trict, referred to in the commission under which the gang assumed to
act, comprises eighteen counties in the southern portion of the State
hereabouts, including Springfield and Rolla. For the past fortnight
these men have been seizing horses, wagons, arms, and other private
property, and a portion of the plunder has been sent down to Arkan-
sas. Information was had of some of this being on the way, but it was
already too far off to expect to recover it with our small force and jaded
horses. I presume these prisoners come under the designations of Sec-
tion I of circular from your headquarters dated February 14, for I be-
lieve from the entire appearances of the paper above referred to that
it was a mere pretext to gain over men to their gang, and I respectfully
suggest, if their case is to be disposed of by a military commission, that
such court convene here as soon as possible, that the example of pun-
ishment may have its greatest effect.
I take the liberty of sending this communication direct to your head-
quarters, in order to avoid the delay arising from sending it through
the regular channels at this time.
Awaiting your orders in the premises, I have the honor to be, gen-
eral, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. E. WARING, JR.,
Colonel Fourth Missouri Cay., Comdg. Post at Lebanon.
Major-General HA LLECK,
Commanding Department of the Missouri.
MARCH 6-8, 1862.—Battle of Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern, Ark.
No. 1.—Maj. Gen. Henry W. Haneck, U. S. Army.
No. 2.—Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis, U. S. Army, commanding Army of the Southwest,
correspondence with the Confederate commander, and congratulations from
No. 3.—Brig. Gen. Franz Sigel, U. S. Army, commanding First and Second Divisions.
No. 4.—Col. Peter J. Osterhaus, Twelfth Missouri Infantry, commanding First Division.
No. 5.—Col. William N. Cola-, Twenty-fifth Illinois Infantry, First Brigade.
No. 6.—Maj. Richard H. Nodine, Twenty-fifth Illinois Infantry.
No. 7.—Col. Charles Knobelsdorff, Forty-fourth Illinois Infantry.
No. 8.—Col. Nicholas Greusel, Thirty-sixth Illinois Infantry, commanding Second Bri-
gade, First Division.
No. 9.—Maj. Hugo Wangelin, Twelfth Missouri Infantry.
No. 10.—Capt. Albert Jenks, Illinois Cavalry.
No. 11.—Capt. Henry A. Smith, Illinois Cavalry.
No. 12.—Col. Cyrus Bussey, Third Iowa Cavalry.
No. 13.--Capt. Martin WeIficy, Missouri Light Artillery.
No. 14.—Capt. Louis Hoffmann, Fourth Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery.
No. 15.—Brig. Gen. A. Asboth, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division.
No. 16.—Col. Joseph Nemett, Fifth Missouri Cavalry (Benton Hussars).
No. 17.—Col. Jeff. C. Davis, Twenty-second Indiana Infantry, commanding Third
No. 18.—Col. Thomas Pattison, Eighteenth Indiana Infantry, commanding First Bri-