The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 122
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it would be well to have them mustered in & all that have guns
stationed on the Virdegris [Verdigris] River at or near the
Kansas [word is illegible probably line] as those under Stand
Watie will be kept farther East S& it will not do for these forces
to come in contact for fear of a collision.8
I would not be surprised to hear Lane S& Montgomery'9 had
come South & are threatening my 3 Reg of mounted men now in
the neighborhood of Neosho & Carthage. I have a great deal of
sickness among the men, not half fit for duty. Let me hear from
Your obt servt & friend
PN Tis said Genl Price has taken Lexington captured over 3ooo
men and 5000 stand of arms, & has with him (64,000) sixty four
1sThe Cherokees had a tribal split which dated back to Georgia. McCulloch
feared that the two regiments might fight among themselves.
1oJames Montgomery was a Federal colonel who had been a notorious bush-
whacker in the Kansas border fighting in the 1850's.
20Sterling Price (1809-1867), former governor of Missouri and brigadier general
in the Mexican War, led Missouri Southerners in the war. In the Lexington action
Price reported that he captured 3500 Federals and some 3ooo infantry arms plus
additional ordnance and equipment. Union reports of the battle estimate his force
from 15,000 to 35,ooo. The War of the Rebellion, Series I, Vol. III, 181, 184, 185-188.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957, periodical, 1957; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101163/m1/135/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.