of the battles of Carthage and Oak Hills.
At the latter he was dangerously wounded in the hip, which at first was thought to be mortal; but by the strict attention of Dr. Keith, his family physician, and the careful nursing of his faithful and affectionate wife, who encountered every danger and came to him, he at last recovered, and again took command of his division the 11th of October following.
When the troops belonging to the Missouri State Guard were being mustered into the Confederate States service last winter, Gen. Slack used every effort to induce the men under his command to join it nearly all of whom took his advice and are still in the service.
A short time before the commencement of the retreat from Springfield, Gen. Slack was appointed by General Price to command the second brigade of Missouri Confederates, a body consisting of companies which had not been organized into regiments or battalions — in all about fifteen hundred men. It was with these men, and the