threaten to become a burden instead of a benefit, being mostly unarmed. In some counties the question was not who should go to the army, but who should stay at home. I am satisfied that could I have remained in Missouri this winter the army would have increased fifty thousand men. My thanks are due Lieutenant-Colonel Bull, my Provest Marshal-General, for the able, energetic and efficient discharge of his duties. I have the honor to remain, your obedient servant,
Stirling Price, Major-General Commanding.