This thread caught my eye, and I thought someone might be interested in more "real time" information on the action at Camden Point as well as elsewhere in Platte County during the Civil War.
The Annals of Platte County, Missouri from its Exploration Down to June 1, 1897; With Genealogies of Its Noted Families, and Sketches of its Pioneers and Distinguished People by W. M. Paxton; Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Co., Kansas City, Missouri, 1897 is available to read on-line at:
That link will put you on page 366 of the text which deals with incidents starting in June 1864. Paxton gives a lot of names and specific dates which he gleaned from local newspapers of the time, and from his own personal experiences. Hope some of you will find this as interesting as I did when I went through the whole book looking for steamboat information! Happy reading.