were killed and wounded.
The Home Guards were supreme, and emphasized their supremacy by threatening to kill all the Secessionists in the city.
The city authorities and the police were powerless.
There was a .rush of people, mostly women and children, to get out of town.
was appealed to and promised to send the Home Guards out of the city, but Blair
decided that they should stay, and they stayed.
, however, brought two companies of artillery and two companies of regular infantry from Jefferson barracks
into the city, and pledged his faith as a soldier to preserve the peace and protect the property and lives of the people, and this to some extent reassured them.
He also refused to allow Blair
to follow up the capture of Camp Jackson by advancing on Jefferson City
and into the interior of the State
The legislature adjourned on the 15th of May.
But before adjourning it passed resolutions, unanimously, denouncing Blair
, the capture of Camp Jackson and the wanton killing of peaceable citizens, and requesting the governor instantly to call out the militia At the same time it created a military fund, into which the school fund and all other moneys belonging to the State
were ordered to be paid, together with a loan of $1,000,000 from the banks, which was authorized; also the proceeds of $1,000,000 of State bonds which the governor was given authority to sell.
The unanimity with which these bills were passed was evidence of the revulsion of feeling which had taken place throughout the State
Many Conditional Union men promptly declared against the Union
Ex-Gov. Sterling Price
, president of the State convention, and other prominent men, hastened to Jefferson City
and offered their services to the governor.
The military bill provided for the enlistment of the Missouri State Guard, and authorized the governor to appoint eight brigadier-generals
to command the troops from the eight military districts into