We have been shown a slip from a Missouri printing office, gotten up by members of the 4th Iowa cavalry, and dated April 14th. From it we learn that the 2d battalion of the regiment was then at Ozark, and the 1st would join them that day. The 3d left that morning to join Gen. Curtis at Forsyth. A notice of a fierce engagement their pickets had had with some secesh turkies [sic] and chickens, in which several of the latter were killed and wounded, attests to the epicurean tastes of the men of the 4th.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 2, 1862, p. 1