Thanks for the info. He had been a reasonably effective regimental commander and acutally commanded a division of cavalry in the East Tennessee campaign, although only a colonel. Its been said that the Constitution takes as back-seat during war-time, and this is a good example of that. Of course, if he made speeches criticizing his superiors while still commissioned, he would have had a problem, both now and then. But the Lincoln adminsitration needed to lighten up; to maintain its effectiveness in border states such as Kentucky and Missouri, it had to depend on the loyalty of Democrats, and in many instances it went out of its way to alienate them. Had this happened in the Fall of 1861, Lincoln may have found Wolford and others like him wearing gray instead of blue.
I appreciate the offer of the article, but I have access to the cited material.