Brian you are giving Uncle Dickie a bum rap just as Wihebrink did. Uncle Dickie had a fairly substantial farm on Spring Creek at Boze Ford and near the Spring Creek Cemetery. He took the oath at Pilot Knob in 1863 and got by although his name was Richard Boze. He was still living in the 70s and 80s. Devil Dick Boze(nephew) was indeed killed by a patrol of the 7th Ks. Cavalry from Pilot Knob, June 15, 1865 just as stated in the O.R.s at the ripe old age of 27. Alexander Boze and Lucas Boze(cousins of Devil) bought the Boze Mill from A.E. Williams, Lucas died from malaria in 60 or 61. Alex was the only Boze to live at the mill, unfortunately for him. He and five others were taken prisoner at the mill in July 1863, taken to Gratiot and interviewed. some were released, Alex was sent to Camp Douglas where he died in August 1864. Devil Dick and Aleck Chilton were pards and did raise H--l with union people but Devil Dick led his own bunch of partisans from 1862 through the war. Boze Mill was bought at a partition sale in 1867 by A.P. and Martha Ann (Boze)Couch. Martha Ann was the only surviving child of James Boze and sister to Alex and Lucas.