I managed to get my paws on a libary copy of "Sterling Price's Lieutenants" at last and I have a reprint of the Military Bill. There are a couple of basic organizational questions that I've noticed in comparing these and other works:
1. In another work (I don't recall which at the moment but think it was one of Castel's, and I think I've read it in other places as well) it stated that the MSG Commander-in-Chief was to be commissioned a major general, but that Jackson was at first reluctant to do so with Price. I have not found reference to the major general's rank in the Military Bill. Have I overlooked something, or is it simply "understood" (rather than stated) that to be senior to the enumerated brigadier generals the CnC should be a major general?
2. Peterson's introduction says "Initially, the Guard was organized to consist of eight Divisions" and "Somewhat later, in the autumn of 1861, the IX Division was organized, on paper, to consist of the Saint Louis area." However, the reprint of the Military Bill lists all nine divisions and at the end says "Approved May 14th, 1861." Does the reprint actually include later amendments despite the date? Or was the actual organization of the IX Division delayed--rather than its legislative authorization as a district?