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
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
Artist rendition of the Osage River
Map of the Osage River
Map of Linn Creek