ust, Colonel B. Gratz Brown-afterwards Governor of Missouri and in 1872 Vice-Presidential candidate — was in cr comparatively large towns in the central part of Missouri.
I found a good many troops in Jefferson City, bued by their former neighbors; for the Union man in Missouri who staid at home during the rebellion, if he was assigned me to the command of the district of south-east Missouri, embracing all the territory south of St. Lour who was disputing with us the possession of south-east Missouri.
Troops had been ordered to move from Ironto.
He was as much at home in Arkansas as he was in Missouri and would keep out of the way of a superior force.een next to myself in rank in the district of south-east Missouri, by virtue of his services in the Mexican warl of people, mostly from the neighboring States of Missouri and Kentucky, making complaints or asking favors.
the order assuming command of the district of south-east Missouri, Colonel Richard J. Oglesby to command the po