ganized, surrounded Camp Jackson, and demanded its surrender.
The militia commander, Brigadier-General Daniel M. Frost, after protesting in vain against the wrong and insult to the State, seeing resistance hopeless, surrendered his command, about 1500 men, with their arms and munitions of war. After the surrender, and while preparations were making to conduct the prisoners to the arsenal, some shots were fired upon our troops from a crowd that had assembled round the campground.
The fire was rmber of prisoners.
I joined General Lyon at Boonville on June 26, and began duty as his adjutant-general.
Preparations were now made as rapidly as possible to push operations into the southwestern part of Missouri.
A force consisting of about 1500 infantry and one battery of four guns, under Colonel Franz Sigel, was sent from St. Louis, via Rolla, to Springfield; while a force of regular troops under Major Samuel D. Sturgis, 1st Cavalry, consisting of one company of the 2d Dragoons, four co