Morning passed as usual in reading the late papers and loafing. Washed dishes. No encouraging news. Several commissions came over — some very just and deserved ones. In the afternoon came a detail of all well mounted men to go on an expedition into Mo. Archie and I went. 50 men in all under Capt. Welch. 9th Wisconsin, Allen's Battery, and part of the 9th Kansas along under Gen. Salomon. We went as advance. Rode all night. Slept a good deal in saddle. Was very sleepy. Reached Montebello just before sunrise. Went in on all roads, dashing down at full gallop, but never an enemy. Expected to find 1200 there.
SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 29