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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
Frost giving the Governor assurances, in writing, of his treasonable purposes, and of the complicity with him of Major William Henry Bell, a native of North Carolina, who was then commander of the United States military post at St. Louis, and having arge the Arsenal there. General Frost informed the Governor that he had just visited the Arsenal, and said:--I found Major Bell every thing that you or I could desire. He assured me that he considered that Missouri had, whenever the time came, a ter, will be every thing to our State. and I intend to look after it, very quietly, however. Then again, referring to Major Bell, he said:--He desired that I would not divulge his peculiar views, which I promised not to do, except to yourself. I beel Lyon, one of the bravest and best men in the Army, who had lately been appointed commandant of the post, in place of Major Bell. Lyon caused earthworks to be thrown up for the protection of this important depository of arms. For weeks before t