This is a continuation of part 1 and provides reports given by Major General Samuel Curtis’ subordinates during the events at Mine Creek, to include the capture of Confederate General John Marmaduke.
I present extracts from the reports of my comrades who mingled bravely in the great panorama, showing some of the details of this eventful struggle.
Colonel Blair’s Report
Colonel Blair, now acting on my staff, after detailing his movements at or near Marais des Cygnes, [says]:
I here fell in with Major Seed, of your staff, and Surgeon Walgamott, and we advanced in front of the left of our line. On an eminence in rear of where their last line of battle was formed we came across an abandoned wagon, the first I had seen since the burning ones south of their camp. Finking a lot of books, letters, and papers of various kinds in the wagon