1862, August 14  - excerpt of Report of Brig. Gen. John M. Schofield U.S. Army, of operations in Missouri and Northwestern Arkansas April 10-November 20, 1862

On August 14 General Totten sent Major Foster, Seventh Militia Cavalry, from Lexington, with about 800 men and two pieces of artillery, also Col. Fitz Henry Warren, with 1,500 men, from Clinton, with orders to effect a junction near Lone Jack, and attack the forces under Hughes and Quantrill, supposed to be somewhere in Jackson County, and known to have been largely re-enforced by the insurgents from the surrounding country. Colonel Warren failed to effect a junction with Major Foster, and the latter met the combined forces of Coffee and Hughes at Lone Jack, and after a severe conflict, attended with a great lass on both sides, the gallant Major Foster was very severely wounded, his  two pieces of artillery captured, and his command forced to fall back to Lexington.


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