Sorry about being so long in answering. Rough week at work.
Reading Mr. Mudd's long narrative of the Moore's Mill/Brown's Spring fight in his "With Porter in North Missouri" he continually uses the term "we" talking about the southern troops. Yep, he was there all right.
Well, Arleigh, now that you have thrown away whatever book you were reading that gave you all that bad history, it's perfectly all right with me if you purchase one or both of my books. Feel free (and thanks). Meanwhile, I have to get on the stick and forge ahead with the third volume in the series.