As someone who has done (some) research on Confederate guerrilla activities in Wright, Douglas,Webster and Texas counties, I've run across the activities of those who were to me, just outlaws, who were neither Union or Confederate and were in the habit of wearing Union uniforms. For example the "Hopper Gang" and the those who rode with Duke Sumner in the Douglas-Texas_Wright county areas and some elements of the "Alsup Gang" from Douglas county who activities extend well outside that area and is said that their numbers ran from about 25 to 40. In Goodspeed's History of Wright County it mentions Confederate Captain Bowman and Union Col Palmer working together in hunting down these outlaws.Some have confused these "Gangs" as being Confederate guerrillas, most often in family and local histories of these areas. In one letter from Union Col.R. Palmer (O.R.)complains about the lawless activities of some Union Missouri Militias in this area as well. Could it have been possiable that some of these outlaws were reponsiable for Captain Herrings death? It seems to me in researching this area that in Union reports that I've read, make little distinction between outlaw gruops and Confederate guerrillas.I know its difficult sometimes to sort out what groups were considered outlaws or Guerrillas. Its an interesting subject I would like to learn more about.