Appeared March 15, 1862 in an edition of the Missouri Republican, St. Louis
From the Troy (MO.) Tribune, March 6, 1862
On Saturday night last, our town was visited by a company or two of session troops under the command of Capts. Henderson and Sharp. The secrecy with which their movements were characterized, enabled them to enter town without being observed, and no one suspected such a visit until Main Street had been occupied. A short time after they entered town they arrested several Union men, to whom they administered the oath "not to fight against the Southern Confederacy." While this was being done squads of soldiers were in different parts of the town, pressing teams, guns, ammunition, etc.. They went into the store of Hart and Stuart, and took (says Hart some four hundred dollars worth of goods, consisting of boots and shoes, clothing, jewelry, and blankets. They also went to the store of Messrs. Crump and Marsh, and finding it locked, went to Mr. Crump’s residence, made him get up and unlock his store, which they entered and took therefrom goods to the amount of about sixty dollars. After this they pressed two wagons to carry off the booty. The building used as the Commissary Department by the companies of Government soldiers recently stationed here was also broken into, and all the tents and camp equipage were taken.
Since writing the above we understand that Frank Hill and the notorious Tid Sharp have been killed and several others wounded. Let others take heed from their sad fate, lay down their arms and return to their allegiance.
The owners of the wagons taken have gotten them back by sending after them.