VOL* 6. JULY, 1912. NO. 4
THE PBICE CAMPAIGN OF 1864.
"All'that I saw, and part of which I was."
In September, 1864, after more than three years of
arduous service at the front in the various Missouri cavalry
commands attached to the armies of the Frontier, the Southwest and the Border, Major Emory S. Foster and myself had
resigned, as we shared the common belief that the war was
over west of the Mississippi river, and had returned to our
former homes in Warrensburg, Missouri, he to resume the
duties of his office as County Clerk, to which he had been appointed in 1861, and I to become station agent for the Pacific
railroad at Warrensburg, then the western terminus of that
Foster had been almost mortally wounded at the battle of
Lone Jack in 1862, and was disabled from further active duty
in the field, while it had not fallen to my lot to be either
seriously or permanently injured while in the service, except
a disabled wrist and arm.
Warrensburg, on account of its location, and railroad facilities, was at that time, the most important military post in
Central Missouri, A very large amount of forage and supplies had been collected there, and commodious quarters for
the troops stationed at that post had been constructed at great
expense to the Government. Gen. E. B. Brown, then in command of that military district had his headquarters there.