War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0435 EARLY EVENTS IN MISSOURI, ETC.

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Question. Tell the court what you recollect of that conversation.

Answer. At the house they met at (the house in Laile's pasture) he hold to Mr. Meyers he did not want to go the road. Meyers said all that were in his lines should be and the young man said he did not want to go, and Mr. Meyers said if he did not go he would take him prisoner. This is all I know.

Question. Did Meyers tell in him wherre he was going?

Answer. He did not. He told him it was none of his business what he was going to do.

Question. Do you know whether the prisoner was put under arrest then?

Answer. I do not.

Question. Did you see the prisoner on the railroad that night?

Answer. I did.

Question. Did he seem to be doing anything in the way of assisting in the destruction of the railroad?

[In the record no answer appears to this question.]

Question. What were you engaged in that night?

Answer. Holding horses on the railroad. I don't deny I was on the road; I was forced to go; I was sworn in.

Question. Did you see all the men that were holding horses?

Answer. I did.

Question. Was the prisoner among them?

Answer. No, sir; he was not holding horses. I did not see him off his horses all the time we were on the road.

Question. Was he on his horses all the time you were on the road?

Answer. When I saw him he was; I could not tell-it was dark-who was off and who was on.

Question. Did you see a man by the name of Fry that night?

Answer. I don't remember of seeing him; I am not acquainted with him.

Question. Was there anyone with the prisoner when you saw him on his horse?

Answer. No, sir; no one.

Question. Did you see no person close about him?

Answer. There were men on their horses. I could not tell anything that.

Question. How many men [were] usually on these horses while you were tearing up the road?

Answer. Four or five; sometimes two or three. Captain Meyers was on his horses all the time.

Question. Was the prisoner usually with those men on their horses?

Answer. When I saw him.

Question. Where those men on horseback detailed to do any special duty?

Answer. I cannot tell whether they were or not.

Question. You did not see them engaged in connection with tearing up the road?

Answer. I did not.