I would say that is a fair characterization of the physical shape of the men in so far as dress is concerned. I can also add that at the end of Marmadukes first raid, and that was just within days of their return to the area of Batesville, a small force of approximately 150 men from just about all the commands that could be mounted well enough, returned to the area Yellville in what was described as a scouting mission. This is speculation but it would seem that Marmaduke sent them to secure the 399 Austrian muskets that were captured at Ft. Lawrence on the morning of January 7th, 1863. They were supposedly buried according to Major Bennet who was with MacDonald when they captured them. I know that several weapons of this type show up in the commands, but that is no real proof. They were certainly not going to leave them in Missouri for any length of time without trying to secure them for their use.