Thanks Mr. Cottrell for that information. I'm anxious to read the original account.
Also, let me say I'm very pleased to have you on the message board and hope you will continue to participate on this board and other History-Sites.com message boards.
For other who are not familiar with Steve Cottrell's work, he has a number of books published by Pelican Publishing on the Civil War in the Indian Territory, Texas & New Mexico, Tennessee, and others. A search on Amazon.com will produce a dozen or so titles.