On Sunday last, Col. Moore with 170 men, left Memphis, Scotland Co., Mo., and made a tour in Schuyler county. He captured 80 secessionists, of whom 55 were sworn and released. The distillery connected with Bryan’s mill, in Schuler county, was burned, as it was a prolific breeder of secessionists.
A doggery in a little town called Union, that furnished the grog to raise the first secesh flag that was unfurled in North-east Missouri, shortly after the boys passed, was seen to be in flames. This burning was not done out of malice, but only to cut off supplies, as bad whisky is as necessary to a secessionist as treasury pay to an office holder.
The scouts returned to Memphis about eight o’clock at night, bringing in besides the twenty-five prisoners, about a dozen guns and horses – the trophies of a bloodless victory. – Hannibal (Mo.) Messenger.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 8, 1862, p. 2