Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Missouri” in chapter 1 of Col. John C. Moore, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.2, Missouri:
...nt the national authorities attempted to preserve the peace, and kept the combatants apart, but the struggle was really the beginning of the war that followed with all its attendant train of evils.
Missouri suffered more from the pilfering propensities of these armed bands of Northern emigrants than from their fighting capacity.
Their efforts were directed chiefly to abducting slaves from their Missou...
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