Yep. Exactly my point. Who on this board knew that when I asked the question? Im familiar with his career now. Small footprint. Flashy shoes, but small footprint. He had a very major role in missouri but is almost absent from the historical record. Hero there in the early days of the war, but just a couple of mentions of him. Had a rank of major as a hero in 1861, stalled at major for next two years while others of that rank who made such an early splash in the war in missouri quickly shot up in the ranks and were commanding regiments and brigades and divisions. After his 1861 heroics he was appointed to an extremely significant role as pmg of the important section of missouri in which the capitol of the state sits but still ends up being all but absent absent from the o.r. and the press during his entire tenure in the position. Just look at how hard it was to figure out who the heck the guy was who made the raid in southern callaway county. Didn’t hear from anybody saying oh that’s an easy one LOL. This despite having one of the more prominent roles in the state. During this entire time in question he’s in the o.r. just a few times. Almost nothing from him or about him. Big role, small footprint.
Late in the war, once he gets away from missouri—then he starts taking off.