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Union Provost Marshal Papers
1861 - 1866


Austin, Andrew - Aug. 21, 1862 - (1) Bond. Andrew arrested for giving aid and comfort to the enemies. (2) Oath.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Bashaw, George - ?. 20, 1865 - Statement about involvement with bushwhackers.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Bashaw, James B. - Mar. 13, 1865 - Statement about his son's involvement with bushwhackers.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Bell, William M. - Feb. 22, 1862 - Bond, $1000, parole, to report at St. Joseph.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Boaz, Noah - Mar. 7, 1864 - Stewartsville - (1) Liquor law violation. (2) Letter to General Fisk defending himself against liquor laws charge.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Brooks, E. J. - Sep. 30, 1863 - Statement that he is the owner of a mule and does not know if it was used by the confederates.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Cates, Charles - Jun. 16, 1864 - (1) United States vs. William P. Morgan. Statement of Lucinda Fields that Morgan was at her father's house around the time when Cates's horse was stolen. Hasn't seen Morgan since the horse was stolen. (2) Statement of Cates that on May 30, 1864, he lost a horse. Feels horse was stolen since he raised it and doesn't believe it would leave on its own. Makes reference to Mr. Morgan who was arrested.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Chappell, T.H.B. - Sep. 10, 1862 - (1) Oath of Allegiance. (2) Oath of Loyalty.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Cole, G. W.; Smith, John; Smith, James; Greenwalt, Andrew - Jun. 18, 1862 - Maysville - Cole stated that he had been deceived, had signed a petition requesting the release of the Smiths and Greenwalt, now wants his name removed.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Davidson, W.C.T. -
Oct. 27, 1863 - Stewartsville -(1) Statement of B. F. White that he was authorized to watch a vacant house. Saw Davidson come and go away with a load of bricks. Says the chimney was standing when Davidson arrived. (2) Statement of Theodore Bray that he was hired by Davidson to haul. Davidson asked him to help tear down the chimney; took the bricks to build a wall around a boiler at the steam mill. (3) U. S. vs Davidson - charged with tearing down part of a house and appropriating materials feloniously. Davidson tore down a chimney on house belonging to Mrs. Jane McDonald for materials.
Oct. 29, 1863 - Stewartsville - (1) Letter largely illegible. Letter says Davidson offered to build a new chimney. Notes the old chimney was so rickety that it would have blown down on its own if Davidson hadn't taken it down. (2) Statement of Bartholomew Kost that he believed the vacant house had belonged to a rebel. Said doors, windows, lumber had already been taken from house prior to Davidson taking the chimney. (3) Statement of George L. Kost that Davidson tried elsewhere to get brick for the arch of the boiler for the steam mill. Says Davidson willing to pay for brick if he could find owner.
Oct. 30, 1863 - Stewartsville - Statement of P. A. Joseph that he believes Davidson did not tear down the chimney with any ill intentions.
Oct. 31, 1863 - Stewartsville - Statement of Davidson that he took the chimney for bricks to repair his mill. Noted to several people that he would pay twice the value of the brick if he could find the owner.
Nov. 11, 1863 - Stewartsville - Letter from Davidson to Major Beaty. Letter refers to "the chimney which I (Davidson) took down." Davidson is willing to pay for award, but asks for permission to build a new one.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Davis, James H. - Aug. 1863 - Letter from Capt. Davis referring to the arrest of Jackson Gabbert and John Stobuck, who are thought to be guilty of bushwhacker raids in Platte and Buchanan Counties. Among "McCollum" docs.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Downing, Alexander - Sep. 28, 1863 - Osborne Station - Request of James N. Birch to get a passport to go to Mississippi and Louisiana for business. Once Surveyor General of U. S. lands in Mississippi.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Dunklin, A. H. - Stewartsville - Letter concerning merchandise and stock on hand, illegible
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Eiseman, Ben - Dec. 14, 1864 - Statement that he followed a girl of ill repute out of a store where a soldier had stolen some pants and she led him to the thief, Morris Duggan ?
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Eisemand, Charles - Dec. 14, 1864 - Statement that the pants stolen by Morris Duggan ? belong to Theil and Company
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Fields, Stephen - Jun. 16, 1864 - Washington township - Statement that William P. Morgan came to his house, but left after dark and wasn't seen again until arrested at Rochester, and that Charles Cates' horse was missing the next morning
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Fox, Otis - Stewartsville - Illegible.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Garrison, Oliver
No Date - Maysville - Garrison writes to Prov. Marshal at St. Joseph, seeking exoneration, as he is a zealous Union man.
Nov. 15, 1863 - (1) $2000 bond, with C. Carter and Philader Pettis as sureties. Garrison, charged with ordering persons from their houses, must report to 6th District Office twice monthly. (2) Testimony of A. McPherson in case of Garrison, John Jackson and Jasper Rogers. [On same 3 pages as testimony of Mrs. Nancy Harney.] (3) Testimony of Mrs. Nancy Harney in case of Garrison, John Jackson and Jasper Rogers.
Nov. 22, 1863 - Maysville - Testimony of John Jackson in Garrison case.
Nov. 28, 1862 - Maysville - Garrison reports to Prov. Marshal at St. Joseph.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Hankins, Jackson - Jun. 30, 1863 - Stewartsville - Statement that Richard McManus is a rebel who told Mr. Fuqua that when Patton got to Rochester, to send a wagon to his house for potatoes as he had plenty
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Harlan, Robert - Jul. 5, 1864 - Statement that he was arrested for acknowledging himself as a rebel but also claims to be a constitutional Union man, belonged to Capt. Shinoos ? company of Paw Paw Militia
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Harmon, R.M.; Shafer, James - Jul. 5, 1864 - Statement that Robert Harlan claims he is a rebel, owns a Colt revolver and ammunition, and aided the rebellion
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Harris, Sater - Mar. 25, 1864 - Maysville - Statement of arresting officer, Harris a rebel.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Hudson, James - Dec. 14, 1864 - Polk Township - Statement the Morris Duggan ? stole some pants from a store.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Jackson, John -
Nov. 15, 1863 - Maysville - (1) Testimony of A. McPherson in case of Garrison, John Jackson and Jasper Rogers. [On same 3 pages as testimony of Mrs. Nancy Harney.] (2) Testimony of Mrs. Nancy Harney in case of Garrison, John Jackson and Jasper Rogers.
Nov. 22, 1863 - Bond for $200.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Johnson, George W. - May 26, ???? - Oath of Allegiance.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Johnson, John -
No Date - (1) United States vs Johnson, charged with inducing men to join Price's Army and aiding and abetting rebels. Statement of John McManus that Johnson influenced him to join Price's Army. (2) Summary of statements which would be given against Johnson. States that Johnson said the South was in the right and that Johnson gave his son a horse, saddle and bridle to join the Southern army.
Jan. 16, 1862 - (1) Statement of Stephen Freeman that Johnson began the organization of a company for home protection. After secessionists began burning bridges, he said he would have nothing more to do with them. (2) Statement of John Crowly that he heard Johnson give a speech at Thornton Mill in support of the Confederacy. The speech was in conjunction with attempts to raise a company of home guards.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Jones, Byron - Jan. 13, 1865 - Request for transporation for William Blagg and T. J. Crumpucker(?) to go to St. Louis to act as witnesses in case against Jones.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Keene, Isaac - Mar. 24, 1865 - Gearoge Bashaw's involvement with bushwhackers.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

McDonald, Daniel M.; McDonald, Jane -
Feb. 26, 1863 - Stewartsville - Case regarding two slaves, a woman and a boy, taken from D. M. McDonald on the charge of being in the rebel service. Statements of Abner Lee, J. E. Somers, William Slaybough and W. H. Sifers that McDonald, former railroad agent, was an outspoken rebel.
Feb. 28, 1863 - Stewartsville - Statement of Capt. Orlando G. McDonald that a slave named Mary applied to him for protection for herself and her 11 year old son, Aaron, At the time, Aaron was being held in confinement by Jane McDonald. He believes D. M. McDonald and wife are rebels.
Mar. 3, 1863 - Note from W. O'Toole, Assistant Provost Marshal, that his belief is that the Negroes in question are not entitled to free papers under Order No. 35.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

McFee, Samuel - Jul. 7, 1864 - Statement that R. Harlan was arrested by Capt. Miller of Caldwell County, and he accompanied him to St. Joseph
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

McManns, John -
Jun. 23, 1863 - Parole, ordered to leave the state during the war, witness Y.A. Fowler of St. Joseph.
Aug. 11, 1863 - Oath of Allegiance, witnesses Edward H. Tillyman, Co. G, 48th Kentucky Volunteers and Sgt. Lewis Fredeman
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Meek, George W. - Dec. 11, 1862 - Oath of Allegiance.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Moore, E.C.; Stephens, J.G.; Smith, R.S.; Johnson, James B - Jun. 24, 1862 - Maysville - Weekly report to Provost Marshal General in St. Louis; lists of those taking oath or giving bond.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Morgan, Sarah J. - Jan. 6, 1865 - Oath of allegiance, physical description included, sworn at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Parrott, Elias; Perry, Leander; Porter, Ephraim - Jul. 7, 1862 - General Order No. 3 and Special Order No. 329 appointing county board members.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Pittenberger, John - Feb. 8, 1863 - Statement about Louis R. Kell.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Potter, Thomas - Feb. 16, 1864 - Oath of Allegiance, witnesses Thompson Smith and P. K. O. Dimmitt of Buchanan County, bond, $2000
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Ramsey, Austin - Nov. 11, 1862 - Bond, $120, to abide by the order of the United States court for the return of a horse worth $60, securities James McAdow and Absalom Norris
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Roberts, William M. - Jul. 13, 1864 - Statement that R. Harlan of Dekalb County, prisoner at St. Joseph, is a southern sympathizer and claimed he couldn't take the oath to vote
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Rogers, Jasper - Nov. 15, 1863 - Maysville - (1) Testimony of A. McPherson in case of Garrison, John Jackson and Jasper Rogers. [On same 3 pages as testimony of Mrs. Nancy Harney.] (2) Testimony of Mrs. Nancy Harney in case of Garrison, John Jackson and Jasper Rogers.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Smith, Edward - Feb. 12, 1864 - Oath of allegiance
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Smith, John A. -
Aug. 27, 186? - Bond in the amount of $2000. Smith arrested for harboring guerrillas.
Feb. 16, 1864 - Oath of allegiance.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Smith, Thomas - Aug. 21, 1863 - Bond in the amount of $2000.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Smith, William J.; Smith, John W.; Greenwalt, Andrew J.; Black, John; Sloan, James; Meek, Richard; Asher, Robert; Shannon, Joseph; Graham, Oliver; Wilson, James T.; Roundtree, John; Phelps, Andrew; Thompson, Gideon; Bashaw, James B.; - Jun. 14, 1862 - Maysville - Men held Alton, IL military prison wishing to be released; petition for their release signed by 127 persons; letter requesting they be kept imprisoned until a counterpetition could be sent to Provost Marshal; men captured at Battle of Pea Ridge
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Stark, Roland - Mar. 24, 1865 - Statement in George Bashaw Case.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Strong, Fountain - Aug. 21, 1862 - (1) $1,000 bond; confined to counties of DeKalb, Clinton and Gentry for duration of war. (2) Oath.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Thomas, E.C. - Jun. 17, 1864 - Oath of allegiance and parole of honor.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Tucker, Benjamin S.; Skelton, Charles W.; Adams, Sarah; Harris, Isabel; MacAdams, Rachael; White, Benjamin F.; Fore, John M.; Kerns, George W.; Fort, Bertholomew; O'Bannon, Allen; Downs, Julius G.; Phillips, N. S.; Wylie, Carcy A.; - Apr. 8, 1862 - Stewartsville - Testimony in case against Tucker for railroad bridge burning
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Tucker, Wallace N. - Jun. 15, 1863 - (1) Bond in the amount of $500. Tucker arrested for disloyalty. (2) Oath of allegiance.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Turner, F. - Jul. 2, 1865 - Alex Robinson states he conversed with four unconditional Union men, not one of which regard F. T. as good Union man; states he would do no man injustice, much less neighbor or uncle (cautious tone)
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Turner, Francis - No Date - J. A. Tuson states there are three people near Liberty with the name Francis Turner; all of them have been loyal as far as his knowledge extends
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Wells, John - Jun. 20, 1864 - Stewartsville - Sworn statement about Thomas Kernes.
(Source: Missouri State Archives)

Westerly, L.H. - Jul. 1, 1864 - Maysville - States that a meeting needs to be held to discuss what to do if bushwhackers are driven into the county, but says that everyone agrees that no more soldiers are needed at present
(Source: Missouri State Archives)


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