I just finished looking over some of the articles on your web site, and I thought you might be interested in knowing that some of the Union soldiers' names which appear in the August 29, 1862 article that was published in the Missouri Statesman were transcribed incorrectly. "Captain Page" and "Captain Pingen" both should have been transcribed as Captain John Pinger. Also "Sergeant-Major Tindrill" should have been transcribed as Sergeant-Major Linville. Moreover, I know of no Captain Stail in the (Old) Fifth Missouri State Militia. Perhaps that name was transcribed incorrectly also.
Congratulations on your fine work on your Kirksville web site. It is obvious you have put a good deal of effort into it.
I have a question I would like to pose to you if you don't mind. I have noticed some discrepancies in place names surrounding the skirmishes following the Battle of Kirksville. Some accounts speak of Painter Creek and others of Panther Creek. Also I have found Sear's Ford alternating with See's Ford. Could you let me know which place names are correct? Thanks in advance for your reply to this query.