GENEALOGYTRAILS
HARRISON COUNTY, MISSOURI

CIVIL WAR INFORMATION


The Twenty-Third Regiment was made up from the counties of Harrison, Grundy, Livingston, Linn, Putnam, Mercer, Daviess And Carroll.

All of Companies D and E, Twenty-Third Regiment, Volunteer Infantry were raised in Harrison County.

Company D Was Mustered September 22, 1861 with the following Officers:

W.P. Robinson, Captain;
John A. Fischer, First Lieutenant;
L. Cornwall, Second Lieutenant;
W.P. Robinson Was Promoted To Colonel, June 7, 1862 And Succeeded As Captain By John W. Moore, Of Eagleville, Who Served Until The Expiration Of The Term Of Service September, 1864.

Company E was officered as follows:

A. Montgomery, Captain;
W.R.Simms, First Lieutenant;
George A. Brown, Second Lieutenant.

A large portion of Company G was raised in Harrison County. Also portions of Companies H and I.

Company F, Second Missouri Cavalry, Merril's Horse, was recruited in the summer of 1861 as The Harrison County Calvary Company and had the following officers:

Eli Hannahs, Captain
Elijah Hubbard, First Lieutenant
William F. Foster, Second Lieutenant

In December 1861, The Company was reorganized in St. Louis.  Elijah Hubbard commanded the Company from the summer of 1863 until mustered out September 19, 1865. This Company performed gallant services during the first two years of the war and with the Regiment participated in a number of battles and skirmishes.

Other Companies organized were:
A, Thirty-Fifth Missouri Infantry
E, Forty-Third Infantry Made Up Wholly Of Harrison County Men
H, Twelfth Cavalry, Missouri Volunteers.

The Missouri State Militia was raised in the spring of 1862.
Company E, Third Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, was organized April, 1862.
Company G, Sixth Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, was organized in the
spring of 1862.

Eleven companies were organized in July, 1862, and formed into
what was known as the fifty-seventh regiment enrolled militia.
this regiment was organized for home protection, was called out upon
three occasions and in all performed about two months service.
SOURCE:  HISTORY OF NORTHWEST MISSOURI
EDITED BY: WALTER WILLIAMS
ASSISTED BY:  ADVISORY AND CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
COPYRIGHT: 1915

submitted by:  Melody Beery


VOLUNTEER TROOPS
SOURCE:  HARRISON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL BOOK 1976
TRANSCRIBED BY: MELODY BEERY


All of Companies D and E, Twenty-Third Regiment Volunteer Infantry, were raised in Harrison County in the summer of 1861.  Recruiting for the regiment commenced in July of that year under the direction of Col. Jacob T. Tindall and Judge Smith of Gentry and Linn Counties, respectively.  Company D was mustered September 22, 1861.

 

OFFICERS AND NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF COMPANY D OF THE TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT

W.P. ROBINSON, CAPTAIN

JOHN A FISCHER, FIRST LIEUTENANT

LAFAYETTE CORNWALL, SECOND LIEUTENANT

GEORGE YODER, FIRST SERGEANT

SAMUEL J. MOORE, SECOND SERGEANT

GEORGE W. DERR, CORPORAL

ROBERT L. OXFORD, CORPORAL

EZERIAH HULSE, CORPORAL


PRIVATES OF COMPANY D

BAKER, CHARLES GRINSTEAD, JAMES M.
BISH0P, JAMES H. GRIFFIN, ELLIOTT
BRIDGES, ALLEN B. HAMMOCK, JAMES L.
DALLAS, JOSHUA HOBBS, WILLIAM H.
FANCHER, SAMUEL B. HUNSICKER, JOSEPH L.
FOSTER, RICHARD JOHNSON, O.
FRANKLIN, JOHN M. CRAWFORD, JEREMIAH
FANCHER, JAMES LOCKWOOD, J.
GRAHAM, WILLIAM MELTON, E.N.
HOGAN, JOHN J. OFFICER, WILLIAM B.
IRELAND, A.B. RICHARDSON, WILLIAM B.
KOPP, JOHN M. YOUNG, MARION
TESSLEY, HENRY C. VOGAN, JOSEPH B.
TILLEY, MILTON N. PATTINGER, JOHN N.
MATHES, JAMES H. BARTLETT, HENRY
OSBORNE, RICHARD O.W. BAGLEY, GEORGE D.
PACE, MARION FLOOD, GEORGE W.
ROPE, DAVID FLOOD, WILLIS
ROSS, JAMES STONER, NIMORD T.
SWEETEN, W. YOUNG, ISAAC.
SWEETEN, ADAM FETTY, GEORGE
SMITH, NEWTON J. GROVER, DANIEL
BAKER, WILLIAM B. MOORE, SAMUEL
DALLAS, THOMAS PRATHER, GEORGE W.
DALE, RUEBEN BROWN, JAMES C.
EVANS, P.L. BISHOP, L.D.
FERGUSON, LAFAYETTE BURNS, JAMES M.
NOOLIN, LEWIS CURTIS, CHARLES
HOLLOWAY, HENRY J. CURTIS, JAMES H.
HUSLE, E.A.B. CHAMBERS, JOHN
MEGLENNE, JOSEPH E. BEAN, GEORGE B.

Some of the above men were from neighboring counties, but the large majority were residents of Harrison.

William P. Robinson was promoted Colonel of the regiment June 7, 1862, and was succeeded as captain by John W. Moore, of Eagleville, who served as such until the expiration of the term of service, September, 1864.  Lieut. Fischer resigned his commission January 12, 1863, after which time Henry Sweeten filled the position.  Lafayette Cornwall resigned the Second Lieutenancy, and was succeeded by James A. Brewer.  The latter resigned January 1863, from which time until may, 1864, the office was held by Joseph H. Ristine.  Ristine was promoted First Lieutenant of Company K in May, 1864, and was succeeded by Meredith Riggin, who held the position until the expiration of the term of service.


COMPANY E, AS ORGANIZED FOR THE SERVICE WAS OFFICERED AS FOLLOWS


ARCHIBALD MONTGOMERY, CAPTAIN

W.R. SIMMS,
1ST LIEUTENANT

GEORGE W. BROWN
2ND LIEUTENANT

JOHN A. MARTIN
1ST SERGEANT

SPOTWOOD THOMAS
2ND SERGEANT

JOHNATHAN H.SMITH
3RD SERGEANT

JOHN S. JACKSON
4TH SERGEANT

JAMES JOHNSON
5TH SERGEANT

RICHARD GOUCHER
1ST CORPORAL

JAMES K. HEATH
2ND CORPORAL

HANLEY WEBB
3RD CORPORAL

JAMES BLANKENSHIP
4TH CORPORAL

JOHN F. GORDON
5TH CORPORAL

ANDREW P. RUPE
6TH CORPORAL

GEORGE W. CRUME
7TH CORPORAL

ORLIN BUTLER
8TH CORPORAL


PRIVATES COMPANY E

ALLEN, JAMES H. (K.?) NARSH, JOHN G.
BEHEE, ADAW W. NARSH, JAMES N.B.
NELSON, BAILEY RAMEY, JACOB
BALDWIN, JOSEPH RICE, F.M.
BROWN, THOMAS ROBERTS, RILEY
BROWN, JOHN RUPE, JOHN T.
CUMMINS, LEWIS DELLY, WILLIAM
CUMMINS, WILLIAM SNEED, SAMUEL
CRAFT, AARON SALMON, BURTON
CAIN, GEORGE L. SALMON, MARION
CHAPMAN, GEORGE W. STUCKEY, WILLIAM
CLOUSSON, JOHN S. SIMMS, JEREMIAH
DANIEL, ANDREW J. SIMPSON, PORTER
DANIEL, WILLIAM STRAIT, MARTIN V.
DANIEL, CHARLES F. STRAIT, SMITH
DANIEL, JOHN G. SPURGIN, WILLIAM
EARL, GEORGE W. SHUMARD, WILLIAM
FERGUSON, JOHN TERRY, ANSEL
GOUCHER, HENRY L. TILLY, REUBEN D.
GRAY, CHARLES F. THOMPSON, VAN
GARDNER, JOHN H. LALLY, JOSEPH
HANEY, HARRISON VANMETER, JAMES
HARPER, JOHN J. VINSON, WESLEY V.
HEATH, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, JAMES M.
HOOPER, JAMES B. WILLIAMS, VERNUM
JENKINS, ALFRED WILLIAMSON, WILLIAM H.
LONG, J.B. WATKINS, WILLIAM J.
LEAR, WILLIAM WHITTAKER, ALFRED
MILLSPAW, MATTHEW WALLACE, JOHN M.
MILLER, JACOB E. MITCHELL, THOMAS H.

Archibald Montgomery resigned his commission October, 1862 and was succeeded by William R. Simms, who held the position until mustered out of the service in 1864.  S.A. Thomas was promoted first lieutenant December, 1862, resigned July 30, 1863, and was succeeded by John A. Martin, who served until the expiration of the term.  Second Lieut. George W. Brown resigned his commission July 8, 1863.  John A. Harper was then promoted to the office, and held the same until September, 1864.


COMPANY G

A large portion of Company G was raised in Harrison County; also portions of Companies H and I.  The officers of Company G were originally Wat. E. Crandall, Captain James S. Todd, First Lieutenant, and W. McCullough, Second Lieutenant.  Officers of Company H were: Francis Lisko, Captain and Thomas B. Mikels and Ebenezer West, First and Second Lieutenants respectively.


COMPANY I

CAPTAIN, JOHN PARKER, FIRST LIEUTENANT, T.H. HOLLINGSWORTH; SECOND LIEUTENANT, JEREMIAH NASH.


The Twenty-third was made up from the counties of Harrison, Grundy, Livingston, Linn, Putnam, Mercer, Daviess and Carroll.  The regiment entered into active service in 1861, but participated in no engagements until the following year.  The principal duty in the meantime being preserving the peace and protecting the lives and property of union men in the country where the command was stationed.  On the 1st April, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Pittsburg Landing Tenn., at which place it arrived on the 4th inst.  Upon reporting to Major General U.S. Grant, then commanding the army of the Tennessee, Col. Tindall was ordered to report with his regiment to brig. Gen. B.M. Prentiss, commanding the sixth division.  It was on the 6th of the above month that the twenty-third received its first baptism of fire in the terrific struggle of Shiloh, which has gone into history as one of the most sanguinary battles of the rebellion.  The men bore themselves like the heroes they were in the trying ordeal, and earned a reputation for gallantry second to no other regiment which took part in the battle.

The following communication from Lieut.-Col. Quin Morton is a brief but graphic account of the conduct of the twenty-third in its first engagement:


 

THE BATTLE OF PITTSBURG LANDING

"I deem it my duty to make a report of the action of the twenty-third Missouri volunteers at Pittsburg Landing, on April 6, 1862.  At 7 o'clock a.m., by order of Col. Tindall, I marched the regiment in the direction of Gen. Prentiss' camp. After marching about two miles an officer of Gen. Prentiss staff ordered us to halt, and prepare for action, which was promptly done.  As soon as the regiment was placed in position the enemy opened fire on us from a battery, at about 400 yards' distance, which was continued without intermission for two hours.

"We were then ordered to change our position, and to engage a large force of the enemy who were pressing us upon the center, which was done.  After a severe engagement at the distance of twenty-five or thirty yards we drove the enemy back, not however, without serious loss.  We held the position assigned us until 4 o'clock p.m., fighting almost without intermission, at which time we were ordered to change our front to meet the enemy who had outflanked us.  Here we fought until 5 o'clock, driving the enemy back, although they charged us frequently during the time.  Again we were compelled to change our position, and soon after the charge we were surrounded and fired upon, from front and rear, by two batteries and infantry.  Here there was a most terrible shower of shot and shell.  We repulsed the enemy in our rear, and determined to try and reach the main body of the army which had fallen back to the river; and in the effort to lead our now broken forces back the gallant and much lamented Col. Tindall fell shot through the body, after having done his duty most nobly during the day.

"After retiring about 200 yards we met a large force of the enemy, and were compelled to surrender at about 6 o'clock p.m.  after ten hours' almost incessant fighting.  Officers and men behaved nobly. ****Capts. Dunlap, Robinson and Brown, Adjt. Martin, and Lieuts Munn and Simms were wounded, and 375 taken prisoners."

Capt. Archibald Montgomery, of company E (Harrison county men), wrote from camp at Pittsburg Landing, April 10, as follows:"****our expected battle is over.  It came off Sunday and Monday last, and a hard fought battle it was.  It lasted two days and two nights, but we whipped them.***our regiment was led out on Sunday morning in front of the hottest part of the field.  We fought till evening, when the Secesh overpowered our regiment and some others, and took them prisoners.  They, however, took only a part of our regiment. 

There were some out of every company who made their escape.  I escaped with about forty of my company, forty of my men being taken prisoners.  I found only two of my men killed--Riley Roberts and James K. Allen.  The wounded are William Watkins, Bakley; Harrison Hanly, very badly; William Heath, slightly; J.P. Rupe and William Lowe, in the thighs.  The names of some of my men captured are Lieut. Simms, Lieut. Brown, John Martin, T. Brown, William Burris, F. Cummins, W. Chapman, W. Daniel, J. Daniel, J.G. Daniel, T. Daniel, R. Gray, C. Howry, J. Harper, W. Lear, M. Millspaw, J. Miller, T. Murphy, J. Noah, J. Parkerson, F.M. Rice, W. Vincent, J. Vanmeter and R. Watson.****


this has been a bloody battle.***our regiment lost twenty-six killed and sixty wounded, that we know of.  Our colonel killed and our major taken prisoner.***I have command of the regiment.  You see we are in a bad fix, and i can't tell what we will do or where we will go.  The army is still burying the dead; the bodies lay over a space of over four miles square.  We went out today and buried our dead; seventeen in one pit."

From the above it will appear that the Harrison county boys, in this their first battle, conducted themselves with great gallantry, and bore their part in the bloody ordeal with the fortitude of experienced veterans.

In June 1862 the regiment was ordered to Benton barracks, and continued on duty there and in the city of St. Louis for some time, when they were ordered southward to reinforce the army of the Cumberland.  On recovering from his wound W.P. Robinson rejoined the regiment and was promoted colonel of the same on the 7th of June, 1862.  From that time until the expiration of the term he continued in command, and did gallant service in the campaigns of the Fourteenth Army Corps., participating in a number of engagements, among which were the battles of Peach Tree Creek, Jonesboro and other engagements near Atlanta.  As already stated, the Twenty-third regiment was mustered out of the service on the 22nd of September,
1864




COMPANY F, SECOND MO. CAVALRY "MERRILL'S HORSE"
SOURCE:  HARRISON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL BOOK 1976
TRANSCRIBED BY: MELODY BEERY


THIS COMPANY WAS RECRUITED IN THE SUMMER OF 1861 AS THE HARRISON COUNTY CAVALRY COMPANY, AND, AS ORIGINALLY ORGANIZED, HAD THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS:

ELI  HANNAHS
CAPTAIN

ELIJAH HUBBARD
1ST LIEUTENANT

WILLIAM T. FOSTER
2ND LIEUTENANT

G.W. ELWELL
1ST SERGEANT

JACKSON GREEN
2ND SERGEANT

T.J. TAYLOR
3RD SERGEANT

JOHN HAGGERTY
4TH SERGEANT

SAMUEL FITCH
5TH SERGEANT

ISAAC SHERLEY
1ST CORPORAL

THOMAS D. NEAL
2ND CORPORAL

BOVIN BALLARD
3RD CORPORAL

H.C. YOUNG
4TH CORPORAL

BARBER, A.J. BARBER, JOHN
BROWN, D.C. BROWN, W.A.
BOYCE, T.F. BRYANT, J.M.
BALLARD, JACOB BALLARD, N.
BROWN, ISAAC BROWN, ANDERSON
BYRAM, LEWIS CAVE, A.N.
CONNER, W.S. CURL, LEWIS W.
CLARK, T.J. CAIN, CHARLES
DUNKEN, JOEL DART, G.W.
DURGEN, W.O. ERWIN, WILLIAM
FOSTER, T.L. FOSTER, A.W.
GROVER, DANIEL GILLESPIE, W.H.
GILLESPIE, J.M. HARBARD, G.C.
HIGGINS, A.D. KOONS, JOHN
LONG, B. LANTIS, W.C.
LONG, J.J. MOORE, ELIJAH
MERRIN, R.S. MENDENHALL, S.W.
MERRIFIELD, WILLIAM (1) MERRIFIELD, WILLIIAM (2)
MILLER, G.W. MARTIN, WILLIAM P.
PETIT, J.S. POTARY, H.C.
RUSS, H.M. RAMSEY, A.
REYNOLDS, H. SKINNER, M.
SAYLOR, J.M. SAMPLES, A.J.
WOOD, W.P. WILSON, J.D.
WILCOX, W.H. YOUNG, SAMUEL
YOUNG, J.H. GILPATRICK, JACOB
LANTIS, T.J. DERR, G.W.
IRWIN, WILLIAM PIERSON, J.F.
WYATT, WILLIAM NICHOLS, I.B.
BEARS, J.M. FLINN, PETER T.
MOORE, W.P.

In December, 1861 the Company was reorganized at St. Lous, as Company F, and attached to the Second Cavalry, known as "Merrill's Horse," with which it served gallantly until the close of the war.  The captain at the time of reorganization was Theodore Pierson, who resigned March 4, 1863.  Hiss successor, Henry K. Bennett, was transferred in May 1863 to Company B, and on the 1st of June, of the same, George H. Rowell took command.   Elijah Hubbard commanded the company from the summer of 1863 until mustered out of service September 19, 1865.  The first lieutenants were Elijah Hubbard, from 1861 until May, 1863; Joshua Rohrer, May 1, 1863 until June of the same year; Day O.Crane, for a short time; G.W. Elwell 1863 until November, 1864; George Bradshaw, november 1864 until mustered out of service in 1865.  Second Lieutenants William T. Foster, December 1861 until May 1862; Lucien B. Potter, a short time in 1862; G.W. Elwell November 1862 until May 1, 1863; J.H. Keating, May 1, 1863 until June 1, 1863; J.S. Taylor, June 1, 1863, served until transferred to Company B, the same year;  M.P. Woodruff, January 1, 1864 until November 17, 1864; N.W. Lewis, August 16, 1865, not mustered out.




COMPANY A, 35TH MISSOURI INFANTRY
SOURCE:  HARRISON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL BOOK 1976
TRANSCRIBED BY: MELODY BEERY



IT WAS ORGANIZED IN HARRISON COUNTY, IN THE SUMMER AND FALL OF 1862, AND OFFICERED AS FOLLOWS:


HORACE FITCH
CAPTAIN

JAMES B. BROWER
1ST LIEUTENANT

CALVIN TILTON
2ND LIEUTENANT

NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AS FOLLOWS:

SERGEANTS:

CORPORALS:

R.P. JONES

G. PATTON

G.T. NEVILL

C. DALY

S.C. FERGUSON

E. KELLY

S.H. ALEXANDER

A. STRAIT

J. KELLY

R.S. FLETCHER

 

J.W. BURTON

 

A.B. WILSON

 

D.C. SHIRLEY


PRIVATES OF COMPANY A, MISSOURI INFANTRY

ALIFF, S.C. ALIFF, T.W.
ALIFF, S.H. BROWN, J.
BROWN, T.H. BRAZZELL, S.
BRUBACKER, S. BUSH, W.A.
BENTON, C.L. BRADFORD, D.R.
BUSSON, H. COOK, D.
COLTON, G. COOLEY, D.D.
DAVIS, J. DEHART, J.B.
DAVENPORT, A.B. DAVENPORT, J.
DALEY, T. ENNES, J.
FREEL, A.T. GRAY, H.O.
HENSON, W.H. HUFFMAN, H.
HICKS, J. HEASTON, W.M.
HOPKINS, J. HENRY, S.B.
HART, W. HERIDER, A.H.
IRWIN, G. JONES, W.
JACKSON, G. LABROSS, A.
MARTIN, J.W. MATTHEWS, N.L.D.
MCFALL, T.J. MILLER, J.
MURPHY, J. MONTGOMERY, IRWIN
PHILLIPS, E. POUSH, J.
POUSH, H. POUSH, C.
REEDY, E. RICHARDSON, J.B.
STRAIT, P. SCHAEFFER, T.B.
SMITH, F.M. SHOOTS, W.
SIMPSON, A.L. SHIVELY, J.M.
STURDEVANT, R.J. SHIRLEY, L.T.
TAYLOR, G. TRIMMER, J.Q.
WEAVER, J. WRIGHT, J.
WILSON, W.H.H. WRIGHT, D.
WILIAMS, J. WOODEN, W.
WILEY, W.N.


The organization of the Thirty-Fifth was perfected December 3, 1863, and immediately thereafter it took the field.  During the greater part of that year it was stationed at Helena, Ark., and participated in the battle at that place, on the 4th of July, of the same year and lost heavily in the engagement.  In June, 1864, the regiment with others, under the comand of Gen. N.B. Buford, "proceeded down the Mississippi river; up the White, to cut off throught that into the Arkansas; up the last mentioned river, into the neighborhood of Arkansas post, for the purpose ascertaining the strength of the Rebel force then organizing under Shelby, Daubin and others."  Having accomplished this object the expedition returned to helena, June 26.  The following month the regiment participated in a hotly contested battle, with a portion of Shelby and Daubin's forces, cutting their way through the enemy's lines three times, with the loss of their gallant leader, three officers and thirty-seven men.  During the fall of 1864, and the spring and early summer of 1865, the Thirty-fith was engaged in guerrilla warfare, picket and garrison duty.  It was honorably discharged from the service on the 28th of June, 1865, at Little Rock, Arkansas.





COMPANY E, 43RD INFANTRY
SOURCE:  HARRISON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL BOOK 1976
TRANSCRIBED BY: MELODY BEERY

THIS COMPANY WAS MADE UP WHOLLY OF HARRISON COUNTY MEN, AND WAS RECRUITED IN THE FALL OF 1864.  THE ORGANIZATION WAS EFFECTED WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

SIMEON SUTTON
CAPTAIN

WILLIAM CANADY
1ST LIEUTENANT

DANIEL D. BOYCE
2ND LIEUTENANT

PRIVATES:

ALLEN, JOHN S. ALLEN, THOMAS B.
ADAIR, THOMAS J. ALLEN, HEZEKIAL
BARBER, CHARLES W. BOOTHE, A.
BROWER, BENJAMIN R. BAIN, DAVID E.
BARBER, BURGESS BRIDGES, BENJAMIN
BLAKE, WILLIAM BARGER, LEWIS H.
BUTCHER, PHILLIP BOGUE, JOHN
COOK, JOHN S. CHARLESTON, JESSE
CARSON, THOMAS J. CAIN, WILLIAM F.
COOPER, JEREMIAH EISENBARGER, M.V.B.
ELLIOTT, DAVID ELLIOTT, ORLANDO
ELLIS, ROBERT S. FLETCHER, GEORGE W.
GILLILAND, DANIEL J. GLAZE, SAMUEL N.
GILPATRICK, WILLIAM H. GARTON, JAMES P.
DAVIS, JOHN S. DELONG, JOHN A.
DAVIS, SAMUEL DAVIS, CHARLES L.
HAMMER, DICURGUS HAMAKER, JAMES F.
HONN, DAVID HAMPTON, EPHRAIM L.
HALL, CHARLES L. KOONTZ, JOSEPH N.
SUNDY, JONATHAN LAFALLETT, ROBERTSON
MOORE, DAVID C. MILLER, DANIEL B.
MCHENRY, SAMUEL V. MOORE, THOMAS
MURPHY, GEORGE V. MYERS, GEORGE W.
NEVILL, JAMES M. OFFICER, JOSHUA A.
POUSH, CONRAD RICHARDSON, JAMES N.
RICHARDSON, JACOB A. RICHARDSON, AURELIUS
ROBERTSON, T.J. RICHARDSON, WILLIAM H.
RIFE, CHRISTOPHER SHERER, F.B.
FOWLER, JOHN FOWLER, WILLIAM R.
THOMPSON, THOMAS B. THOMPSON, JOHN L.
ULIN, SAMUEL TEMPLEMAN, JACOB F.
WILSON, R.B. WELDON, R.B.
WATSON, STEPHEN W. WRIGHT, JOSEPH
WOODEN, LEVI FOSTER, HUGH
FRASIER, JOHN E. GLENN, LEWIS R.
HOGAN, ELBERT INHOPE, WILLIAM A.
LOOMAN, DARIUS MAGEE, M.P.
OSBORN, ADAM PHILLABAUM, ISAAC
POYNTER, JOHN H. QUIGLEY, F.R.
RAKESTRAW, MARCUS SHIPLEY, WILLIAM
TRAVIS, WILLIAM J. TOOMBS, MARTIN V.
UTTER, RICHARD F. WAGNER, SILAS W.
HOLAWAY, RICHARD P. YOUNG, FRANKLIN B.



The Forty-third was organized as a regiment on the 22nd September, 1864 and mustered into service June 30, 1865.  Several companies particpated in the battle of Glasgow, Oct.15, 1864, after which, until discharged in 1865, the regiment was actively engaged in an irregular gurrilla warfare.





COMPANY H, 12TH MO. CAVALARY, MO. VOLUNTEERS
SOURCE:  HARRISON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL BOOK 1976
TRANSCRIBED BY: MELODY BEERY


It was organized in Harrison County in January, 1864, by Preston Sharp and numbered about sixty men.  The officers were S.S. Vansyckel, Captain, served from February 1864 to April 29, 1864.   His successor, John Collar served from the latter date until the regiment disbanded in 1865.  Preston Sharp, 1st Lieutenant, from February 1864 until expiration of term of service; Daniel Johns, 2nd Lieutentant from February 25, 1864 until June 2, 1864; James R. Allen, his successor in the office from July 9, 1864 until March, 1865, until the regiment was discharged.  The Twelfth Cavalry was assigned to duty in St. Louis in 1864, and later was attached to the First division Cavlary district of West Tennessee, commanded by Brig. Gen. Hatch.


Its first battle was an engagement at Grant,on the Tallahatchie river, near Abbeyville; later formed a part of Gen. A.J. Smith's command on his expedition to Oxford, Miss., in which campaign it bore a conspicuous and brillant part; was engaged in battle with Hoods army in November, 1864 and in December took part in the first day's battle before Nashville, and was one of the first regiments to reach the enemy's works, capturing seven pieces of artillery and about 250 prisoners.


After performing various kinds of duty in northern Mississippi and other parts of the south, the regiment was ordered to report to Gen. Dodge, commanding the depart of Missouri and later was detached and assigned duty in the West.  During the summer of 1865 the regiment was engaged in Indian warfare on the Powder river and Yellowstone,  the men behaved with characteristic gallantry.


MISSOURI STATE MILITIA

SOURCE:  HARRISON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL BOOK 1976
TRANSCRIBED BY: MELODY BEERY


Company I, First Cavalry, Missouri State Militia was raised in Harrison County in the spring of 1862.  Officers: Milton Burris, Captain; John H. Smith, First Lieutenant and Daniel Shumate, all of whom served until honorably discharged in April 1865.  The First Cavlary was commanded by Col. James McFerran and was engaged principally in guerilla warfare in various counties of Missouri.  It did gallant service and took an active part in a great many skirmishes with irregular Confederates and Bushwhackers, and secured peace and quiet to the region where it operated.




COMPANY E, THIRD CAVALRY, MISSOURI STATE MILITIA
SOURCE:  HARRISON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL BOOK 1976
TRANSCRIBED BY: MELODY BEERY


Was organized April 1862, with Capt. Charles B. McAfee in command.  L. Cornwall was the 1st Lieutenant and served from April 1862 until the 12th of the succeeding month, when he was succeeded by William C. Frazee, who served from May 14, 1862, until September 23, 1862, at which time Stepehn C. Clark was promoted to the position.  William H. Burns served as 2nd Lieutenant from April, 1862 until the following September and in October Thomas Perkins was promoted to the office.

Col Walter A. King commanded the 3rd Cavalry and the principal duty performed was operating against guerrillas and bushwhackers and preserving the peace of various counties of Missouri.





COMPANY G, SIXTH CAVALRY, MISSOURI STATE MILITIA

SOURCE:  HARRISON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL BOOK 1976
TRANSCRIBED BY: MELODY BEERY


Under Captain John A. Page it was organized in the spring of 1862.  William Newby was first Lieutenant and James C. Baker Second Lieutenant.  The former resigned his commission July 27, 1863, and was succeeded by Delivan Hannans, whose term of service expired in 1865.  The commission of Lieut. Baker was vacated July 21, 1863, and on the 26th of that month David Gondier was promoted to the position.  Under the command of Col. E. Catherwood, the Sixth Calvary performed gallant service against guerrillas during the years 1862 and 1863


Also operated in Arkansas and the Indian nation, and participated in the attack and rout of Gens. Steele and Cooper at Perryville, Choctaw country, battle of Backbone Mountain and capture of Fort Smith.  During the years 1864 and 1865 the Sixth participated in a number of engagements, and in the campaigns against the Confederate Gen. Price, among which wre the battles at Jefferson City, Russellville, Boonville, Dover, Independence, Big Blue, Osage, Newtonia and others.  During the latter part of 1865 it performed ordinary camp and escort duty.





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