Thanks, that's a good suggestion and maybe Arleigh will follow up. I was wondering if the Home Guard had open enrolment or whether it was limited to county residents. I would guess that some of the men who came to help out were in the Kansas Militia. At first they may have come to try to control the Confed recruiting in Cass Co. and part of the Home Guard's efforts would be to stop the local citizens from supporting the Rebels. As far as I know there were no organized Confed guerrilla groups to protect the Cass Co. Southern supporters and unaligned residents, the nearest was Quantrill's group in Blue Springs and I haven't read that they were a strong presence in Cass Co.. Except for the Confed recruits coming in - who were sent on to the Army - the Cass Co. residents were at the mercy of the Home Guard, and the Home Guard did what they pleased as did the Jayhawkers.