The Union people of Kirksville treated us with great hospitality, and did all they could to promote our comfort.
We were about to do now what we had longed to do at Kirksville.
Full of hope that he would be forced to give battle at Kirksville, McNeil pressed on.
We then entered Kirksville with flags flying, and drums beating Yankee Doodle.
We now had hopes that the assurance Colonel Scott had given us before marching into Kirksville would shortly be realized.
The reason is this: Colonel Scott's orders were to march to Kirksville and hold the place.
As good baths are therefore obtainable in Kirksville as in any city.
There was a printing office in town, that of the Kirksville Democrat, a rebel sheet, whose editor had fled at our approach.
As we approached Kirksville, we heard all manner of reports concerning the enemy.
Some bread that had been baked at Kirksville and brought along was issued to us.