I'm working on an essay on Mosby M. Parsons as part a compilation of essays on Trans-Mississippi Generals to be published next year. I'm also working on a book-length treatise on Parsons and his Confederate Missouri Division. I couldn't help but read your exchange with Bryce about items involving Shelby's trek to Mexico. As you probably know Parsons and his retinue were murdered in Nuevo Leon, Mexico by Juaristas in August of 1865. I have run across a few references that mentioned that Parsons traveled with Shelby from Eagle Pass to Monterey. However, I was always under the impression that Parsons came to Monterey after Shelby's arrival there. Have you run across anything that can confirm or deny that Parsons and his entourage (Austin M. Standish, Aron Conrow, William Wendeling) traveled with Shelby into Mexico?