Another piece of intelligence:
CHAP. LXvi.1 BATTLE OF WILSON'S CREEK, MO. 425
Report of Lieut. Col. James P. Major, First Battalion Cavalry, Third
Division, Missouri State Guard (Confederate).
HEADQUARTERS FIRST BATTALION OF CAVALRY,
THIRD DIVISION, MISSOURI STATE GUARD,
August 12, 1861.
COLONEL: I have the honor to make the following report of the action of my battalion during the battle of the 10th instant:
. . . . , and when I reached the main road I found only one company of my own battalion, the Windsor Guards, Captain Burriss, and some detached men. . . .
. . . . My force when I started consisted of two companies of Texas cavalry; the Dead-shot Rangers, Captain Mabry, and the Cypress Guards, Captain Russell; the Windsor Guards, Captain Burriss, with a detach-
ment under Captains Staples and Alexander, of General Parsons' command, numbering in all nearly 300 men. . . . .
OR Series I, Vol. LIII, Chapter LXVI p. 425