Fighting in Missouri

The guerrillas have changed their policy I Missouri.  Instead of organizing into large bands, they are now dividing into small bodies, and encamping in squads of twenty-five and thirty.  In this way, they are enabled to spread over a vast area of country, and obtain good hiding places.  From these, they issue in small squads to commit depredations.  No camp is held over three or four nights.  They are constantly fighting.

(Liberator, Sept 19, 1862, pg 2)