I have to admit there is far more that I don't know about the American Civil War than there is that I know. I knew a little bit about the Trans-Mississippi because of visits to Wilson's Creek and Pea Ridge, but for some reason this theater never captured my attention like the two "major" theaters. As well as ignorant, I'm also a little shallow, so it wasn't until I watched "Ride With The Devil" a couple months ago that my my interest really grew concerning the Trans-Mississippi. Now I can't wait until I have a chance to go back and visit Missouri and Arkansas with a little more understanding and enthusiasm.
I enjoyed Mr. Cowsert's post in this blog and look forward to learning more. Thanks!