By Joanne C. Eakin-
Provost Marshals, appointed by military law, became
self-ordained minister of judgment, banishment of families and often with
tragic results. The laws of right and justice turned a deaf ear to the flaming
torches and the Federal marauding. Missouri families endured untold cruelties
at the hands of these men, who also wielded the power of life or death. They
were justly termed, "Little Gods" indeed.
Volume I Has some few of the personal official records from the
Provost Marshal files that occurred in southeastern Missouri. 113 pages
Volume II Contains the records from Central Western Border area
of Missouri. Letters and documents are from Independence, Clinton, Warrensburg,
Kansas City, Lexington, Windsor, Sedalia, Dresden, Knobnoster, Warsaw &
Dover, Missouri. Also included are stories from Fort Lincoln, Anderson County
and Paola, Kansas.
Both volumes printed now as one book. Total of 245 pgs,