|History of Caldwell County,
As written in the 1876 Atlas
of Caldwell County Missouri
The Mexican War
Up to the
commencement of the Mexican war in 1846, there had been little demand for the
farm-products of the County, and no good market for horses and cattle; but Leavenworth
became the depot for outfitting and furnishing supplies to the forces under the command of
Generals Doniphan, Harney, and Price, and drew largely for its supplies on this portion of
the State. This created a brisk demand for horses for cavalry and for cattle, corn and
pork, which largely increased their production, and trebled their value.
Many young men from this County were in the commands of Doniphan and
Price, and acquitted themselves with honor. But owing to the destruction of the records it
is impossible to give their names.
Crosby Johnson, An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Caldwell County, Missouri.
1876. Edwards Brothers