Not long after the return of the expedition, Governor Reynolds
published in a Marshall (Texas)
paper a long communication, reviewing the generalship of the commander of the expedition and criticising him in scathing terms.
took no notice of it at the time, but his friends replied to it; and at last it created so much feeling, one way and the other, that General Price
was compelled to ask for a court of inquiry.
His request was complied with, and the court consisted of Brigadier-Gen-erals Drayton
and Colonel Luckett
, Maj. Oscar Watkins
being judge advocate.
Col. R. H. Musser
, of the Ninth Missouri infantry, was General Price
's military friend.
The court delayed action from time to time, until finally the crash came, and it disappeared in the general wreck.