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Re: The guerrillas that jumped Leeper at Greenvill

Richard,
John is quite correct that this fight was between Confederate Colonel Tim Reeves, another southern leader named Dees, both leading 150 men against Union Captain William T. Leeper and 100 troopers of the 12th Cavalry Missouri State Militia. This is in Volume One of my four-volume series on page 121. Reeves and Dees won this action 20 July 1862 at Greenville, Wayne County by attacking the surprised Yanks in a summer rainstorm, and made off with all the Union mounts and most of their rifles and Savage revolvers at a cost of four killed and five or six wounded on each side. My sources for this action include "Official Records," volume 13 pages 166-171; and Rose Fulton Cramer's 1972 history of Wayne County.

Bruce Nichols

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