Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Gen. Sweeney” in chapter 198 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:

...and even necessity, of the step, and many of Gen. Lyon's officers counselled such a movement. Some favored a retreat in the direction of Kansas, while others regarded Rolla as the more desirable. Gen. Sweeney , however, pointed out the disastrous results which must ensue upon retreating without a battle — how the enemy would be flushed and boastful over such an easy conquest, the Union element crushe...

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