August 3, 1862
A skirmish was fought at Scatterville, near present-day Rector (Clay County). Guerrilla forces proved a hardship for settlers during wartime. The trading post near Peach Orchard (Clay County) was raided often, and women and children were sent into hiding near the Cache River with what they could carry. Settlers hid livestock, foodstuffs, and valuables wherever they could, and even then much was lost to raiding parties.