There is also a letter from a Major JB Kaiser, Waynesville Missouri " forwarding names of Pulaski and Texas County residents who have been aiding and harboring bushwhackers. Kaiser names B. Adams et al and provides information about the disloyal allegations against him" in the Provost Marshall files. Names listed are Adams, B.; Corgan, John; Scott, Mrs. [?]; Tippet, Mrs. [?]; Ryden, Mrs. [?]; Vinson, Mrs. [?]; Mosgrove, Carroll; Hix, Philing; Hix, George; King, Hiram; Lemons, John; Wilson, Nancy; Wilson, John; Carmack, Jessie; Tompson, [?]; Warthen, Mrs. [?] etal
Thus I would make the logical supposition that Benoni given his age was not an actual combatant but part of an active network of insurgent supporters, if not the leader, and his sons were associated with Freeman's Regiment. The Feds at Houston clearly were aware of Freeman and actively sought to suppress his activities.