Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Jeff Thompson” in chapter 28 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
The ostensible purpose of this movement was to cut off reinforcements going to General Price, and to pursue Jeff Thompson.
There could not have been at this time any serious apprehension of Jeff Thompson , whose band had dissolved; and, as there were no such reinforcements going to Price, the detachment was, in these points of view, futile-as, indeed, was the entire expedition.
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