Ah, yes. That first wave of research. It’s all becoming a blur. The importance of this nov. 17 focus is that it essentially marked the demise of purcell scouts. The members who successfully made it south of the river and stayed out of federal hands were absorbed into other units. The ones captured ended up being exchanged or oathed paroled and bonded. Purcell himself went right back north and immediately joined up with the more legendary NOMO recruiters jackman and Pulliam for 1863 and in 1864 ended up with a formal command in Perkins regiment.