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course and seemed devouted to the cause she gave me a comfortable meal and bed the first for some days - I arose the next day refreshed and ready for my rough road to the banks of the Osage1 - I started about 7 o'clock - and found my way successfully I soon took the main Linn Creek road as it was a raining day and few perons were stirring - I learned from a blacksmith that two of our company had been taken the preceding day and were on their way to Tipton - I afterwards learned they were Joshua Baker and Csenger. the first is now in Vicksburg Hospital the last man away at St. Louis while I was there. I travelled over the rought road till dark found me at a widow womans 5 miles from Linn Creek2

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1 The Osage River is a tributary of the Missouri River. It is named after the native tribe that inhabited the region around the Osage.

2Linn Creek is in the Ozarks region of Missouri, now located in the middle of the Lake of the Ozarks

Additional Information

Artist rendition of the Osage River

Map of the Osage River

Map of Linn Creek

 

 
 

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I was recievied by them and put up with the accommadatins when I found nearly all the sons were in the Militia - It rained all night and morning found it still raining. Tuesday morning I started and crossed at a ford above Linn Creek (REST OF TEXT MISSING)

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changed so the man had to go without his money - I rode on all day passing a large water mill - and also meeting many militia returning home from Buffalo - I stopped at night to see if I could stay but the man would not let me stay unless I had a pass - I rode on some 4 or 5 miles and my horse being weary and footsore I walked. At last I stopped at a lady's when everything was done my horse fed myself also. I had just risen from the table when I heard a yell about the house and was orded to "Kup in or I would be shot" - then came in a troop of yelling curs in the form of the Gambeth Militia some 6 men armed and equipped I summoned of course. They then searched the house for some they had heard were on their way alas - I had to give up my

 

 
 

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pistol. I told them I had none. If you dont bring it out we will shoot you I told them to shoot ahead I had none and they might search - They asked me what I was. I told them I was on my way to Pierce's Army. When were the rest of my men I could not therefore did nor tell them - The man (Judge ______. I'll know him) who refused me lodging was along and they took us to his house where we had supper - They became very friendly and treated me well. After supper they took me along to Brownsville about 6 miles from Buffalo in Sade Co. where was the head quarters of the gang. This gang seemed quite pleasant afterwords. I slept on the floor and rested well about 1 or 2 A.M.

 

 
 

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I remained with them the 17th and 18th during which time I was well treated. On the 19th I was taken by two of their number to Bolivar1 Polk Co the headquarters of their Col - On the same evening we arrived and I was taken before the Provost Marshale - and then to the Court House which they used as a jail, I found then other who were also companions in misery - We had a pleasant room and had a good fire with a tolerable supper - I laid on my blanket and had a comfortable nap or rather sleep - The next day 20th nothing was done, the next I was called before the Provost Marshall - and my confession under oath was taken and certified and signed by me –

Annotations

1 Bolivar, Missouri is located approximately 30 miles from Springfield.

Additional Information

Additional information on Polk County Court House

 

 
   
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