Re: Houk in Porterville
I think it was called: "What's in your wallet?"
Heck yeah those guys back then carried two sets of uniforms. The Blue and the Gray. That would have been my mode of operation. Get caught knowing you are in Yankee territory I could change my uniform quickly and say wadar instead of water. I thought it was interesting that Quantrill and his men had Union uniforms. Quantrill passedhimself off as Captain Clark and his unit off as a unit that never existed, They soon became part of the Fourth Missouri Cavalry. 4th M.C. (For Him See)dat who day were.
Hope I told the story right.