Civil War In Cedar County
and some who served from this area

 

Document One: Appendix to The House Journal of the Adjourned Session of the Twenty-Third General Assembly. Annual Report of The Adjutant General of Missouri. Volume I. p. 504-505.

    "Date.       Name.            Rank.         To Rank From.   Post Office Address.                                  Remarks.
 May 16, 1864 SAMUEL
ACHORD....2nd Lt. May 16, 1864  Stockton, MO. Mustered our expiration of term, Apr. 12, 1865.

Company M.

Apr. 28, 1862 MILTON BURCH.... Capt. Apr. 19, 1862 .... .... .... Promoted to Major, Feb. 5, 1864.

Mar. 24, 1864 JOHN R. KELSO.... Capt. Mar. 17, 1864 .... .... .... Mustered out expiration of term, Apr. 18, 1865.

Apr. 28, 1862 JOHN R. KELSON.... 1st Lt.  Apr. 9, 1862 .... .... .... Promoted to Captain, Mar. 17, 1864.

Mar. 24, 1864 R. McREYNOLDS.... 1st Lt. Mar. 17, 1864 .... .... .... Mustered out expiration of term, April 18, 1865.

Mar. 12, 1863 JOHN SMITH.... 2nd Lt. Feb. 24, 1863 .... .... .... Died June 3, 1864.

June 15, 1864 JOHN M. BAXTER.... 2nd Lt. June 15, 1864 .... .... .... Killed Feb. 20, 1865.

May 2, 1862 J.E.COLLINS..1st Lt B Adjt May 2, 1862 .... .... .... Promoted to Major.

May 2, 1862 M.W.JOHNSON 1st Lt B Adjt May 8, 1862 ..... ..... Must'd out, July 29 ' 62.

June 25, 1862 DAVID HUNTER 1st Lt B Adjt June 25, 1862 ............ Must'd out, July 29 ' 62.

 

    This regiment was mustered out at expiration of term, during the months of March, April, and May, 1865.

    The following are the orders relating to the organization of the regiment:

                        Headquarters State of Missouri, Adjutant General's Office, St. Louis, May 2, 1862.

General Orders, No. 16.

    I.    The following regimental organization of the Missouri State Militia has been perfected, viz:

            The 8th Regiment of Cavalry, composed of the 2d Battalion, heretofore, organized, and

                Company E, Captain RICHARD W. MENIFEE

                Company F, Captain RICHARD H. MELTON

                Company G, Captain RICHARD C. CHITTWOOD

                Company H, Captain HENRY D. MOORE

   

    II.     The following field and staff officers of the 8th Regiment Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, have been appointed, viz:

                J. W. McCLURG, to be Colonel from May 2, 1862.

                AMOS WILLIAMSON, to be Major from May 2, 1862.

                EDWARD B. ENO, to be Major from May 2, 1862.

                JOHN COLLINS, to be 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant from May 2, 1862.

                MARSHALL W. JOHNSON, to be 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster from February 8, 1862.

 

    III.    Colonel J. W. McCLURG, commanding the 8th Regiment of Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, will report, by letter, to Brigadier  General JAMES TOTTEN, headquarters Jefferson City, Missouri, for orders, and will cause duly certified muster in rolls of the field and staff to be forwarded to the office of the Adjutant General.

            By the order of the Commander-in-Chief:

                                                                       WILLIAM D. WOOD, Colonel and Acting Adjutant General.

 Headquarters State of Missouri, Adjutant General's Office, St. Louis, February 2, 1863.

General Orders, No. 5.

     I.    In compliance with an act of Congress....[blank]

[here starts p. 505]

          ....ments composing the Missouri State Militia, organized under General Orders, No. 96, War Departments, series 1861,     

         are announced for the information of all concerned.

         4th. The 14th Regiment of Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, is hereby broken up, and the (8) companies belonging to the same will be attached and distributed as follows: Two companies to be attached, and two companies to be distributed, among the  8th Cavalry, Missouri State Militia.

            By order of the Commander-in-Chief:

                                                               WILLIAM D. WOOD, Acting Adjutant General.

 Headquarters State of Missouri, Adjutant General's Office, St. Louis, February 4, 1863.

Special Orders, No. 15.

     V. Companies G and H, of the 14th Cavalry, are hereby attached to the 8th Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, as companies L and  M respectively. Companies E and F of the 14th, are broken up, and the men will be distributed among the different  companies of the 8th, in such proportion as the Colonel thereof shall deem will best promote the interests of the service.

            By order of the Commander-in-Chief:

                                                                WILLIAM D. WOOD, Acting Adjutant General.

 Historical Memoranda.

     The 8th Regiment Missouri State Militia, cavalry, was stationed at Springfield, Lebanon and Neosho, at the commencement of the year. The battalion at Neosho, under command of Major BURCH, during the spring and summer of 1864, made many scouts into Northern Arkansas, had numerous fights with guerrillas in Southwest Missouri and Northwestern Arkansas, and succeeded in driving from that section of country the bands of bushwackers that infested it.

    The battalion at Springfield formed the garrison guard at that place and escorted trains during the spring and summer of 1864. The battalion at Lebanon performed the same duties as that at Springfield.

    During the fall of 1864 the battalions at Springfield and Lebanon formed a portion of General SANBORN's brigade, and participated in the pursuit of General PRICE during his raid into Missouri.

    This regiment, under the command of Colonel J. J. GRAVELLY, was in every engagement with the forces of STERLING PRICE from the 7th of October, when the rebels passed Jefferson City, to the 30th of October, at Newtonia, and honorably acquitted itself in each engagement.

    After the rebels were driven out of Missouri, the regiment returned to its former stations, Neosho, Springfield, and Lebanon, and resumed its former duties, until the spring of 1865, when the regiment was mustered out of service, at Springfield, Missouri, during the months of March and April of 1865."

 DOCUMENT  TWO:

JOSHUA FLEEMAN's civil war discharge papers say that he was a private of Captain JOHN T. WILSON'S company D, 8th Regiment of Missouri State Militia [M.S.M]. Cavalry [CAV.] volunteers. That he enlisted on March 1, 1862 to serve for three years or during the war, and was discharged on March 4, 1865 at St. Louis, Missouri. It also says that JOHN T. WILSON, Captain of Co. D, was commanded by Col J. J. GRAVELY of the 8th Regiment M.S.M. CAV.

 Misc. information to consider:

Wilson's Creek Battle [Greene County, MO.] occurred on August 10, 1861.

Pea Ridge Battle [Arkansas] occurred on March 6-8. 1862.

Battle at Little Blue [Jackson County, MO] occurred on Oct. 21, 1864.

Battle at Big Blue River, aka Byram's Ford [Jackson County, MO.] occurred Oct. 22-23, 1864.

Battle in Indepence [Jackson County, MO.] occurred on Oct. 22-23, 1864.

Battle of Westport [Jackson County, MO.] occurred Oct. 23, 1864.

Battle at Rusell's Ford [Jackson County, MO.] occured OCt. 23, 1864

Document Three:

A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer. Vol. III, Regimental Histories, p. 1308-1309:

    "8th Regiment State Militia Cavalry. Organized at Jefferson City, Bolivar, Warsaw, and Linn Creek December 18, 1861 to May 6, 1862. Unattached, Dept. of Missouri, to September, 1862. District of Southwest Missouri to July, 1865.

    Service - Post and scout duty at Lebanon, Neosho, and Springfield, MO. Gouge's Mill March 26, 1862 [Detachment]. Humansville, Polk County, March 26 [Cos. "A", "B", "D", and "E"]. Warsaw April 8, 17, and 28. Licking May 4. Cross Timbers July 28. Lone Jack August 16 [2 Cos.]. Lamar November 5 [Detachment]. Operations in Sugar Creek Hills December 23-31. Operations against Marmaduke in Missouri December 31, 1862, to January 25, 1863. Sarcoxie Prairie, Newton County, February 10, 1863. Scouts in Barton and Jasper Counties February 19-22 [Detachment]. Greenville Road on Granby March 3 [Detachment]. Scout near Neosho April 19-20 [Cos. "L" and "M"]. Scout from Newtonia to French Point and Centre Creek with skirmishes May 3-18 [Detachment]. French Point May 15 [Detachment]. Jasper County June 10. Scout from..."

 [here begins p. 1309]

 "...Greenfield to Golden Grove and Carthage August 6-9 [Co. "A"]. Capture of Fort Smith, Ark., August 31. Devil's Back Bone, Ark., and Fort Smith September 1. Cotton Gap September 1. Quincy, Mo., September 4 [Co. "A"]. Attack on train between Fort Scott and Carthage September 6 [Detachment]. Operations against Shelby September 22-October 26. Near Widow Wheeler's October 4 [Cos. "L" and "M"]. Jasper County October 5. Humansville October 16-17. Harrisonville October 24. Buffalo Mountain October 24. Near Neosho November 4-6 [Detachment]. Shoal and Turkey Creeks, Jasper County, November 18 [Detachment]. DeGreen's Farm, near Lawrenceville, Ark., November 19. Scout from Springfield to Howell, Wright, and Oregon Counties November 28- December 18. Springfield, MO., December 16. Scout from Forsyth to Batesville, Ark., December 26, 1863, to January 2, 1864. Operations in Northwest Arkansas January 16 - February 15. Clear Creek and Tomahawk, Ark., January 22. Sycamore Creek and near Burrowsville, Ark., January 23. Cowskin Bottom, Newton County, January 23 [Detachment]. Rolling Prairie, Ark., February 4. Near California House February 12 [Detachment]. Scout from Lebanon into North Alabama and skirmishes March 17 - April 1 (Co. "G"). Scout from Springfield toward Fayetteville, Ark., April 28 - May 7 (Cos. "A", "B", "C", and "K"). Bee Creek May 2 (Co. "I"). Spavinaw, Ark., May 13. Mill and Honey Creeks May 30 - 31. Diamond Grove and Neosho June 3. Scout from Forsyth through Ozark and Douglass Counties June 5 - 12 (Co. "I"). Diamond Grove Prairie August 1 [Detachment]. Operations in Southwest Missouri August 1 - 28. Rutledge August 4 [Detachment]. McDonald County August 5. Cowskin August 5 - 6. Near Enterprise and Buffalo Creek August 7. Diamond Grove August 21. Fayetteville, Ark., August 28. Carthage September 22 [Detachment]. Moreau Bottom, Jefferson City, October 7. Little Blue October 21. Independence October 22. Big Blue, State Line, October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement on the Marmiton or battle of Charlot October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes October 25. Newtonia October 28. Expedition to Quincy October 29 - November 8. Cane Creek October 29 - 30. Newtonia October 30. Quincy November 1. Near Quincy November 1 - 2. Hermitage November 2. Expedition from Springfield to Fort Smith, Ark., November 5 - 16 [Detachment]. Cane Hill November 6. Duty at Lebanon, Neosho, and Springfield till July, 1865. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

    Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 77 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 131 Enlisted men by disease. Total 212."

 Document Four:

Supplement to the Official Records on the Union and Confederate Armies. Edited by Janet B. Hewett. Part II - Record of events, vol. 35, Serial No. 47, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC; 1996, p. 517- 527 & 548 - 552.

 "Record of Events for Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry, January 1862 - April 1865.

General Notation.

War Department,

Adjutant-General's Office,

Washington,

December 18, 1865.

     Private horses retained in service until September 1864 by order of commanding officer of the interests of the service.

    The book mark of this general notation has not been stamped on any card or jacket.

 Field and Staff

     Stationed at Linn Creek, Missouri, February 3 - August 31, 1862. Stationed at camp at Osage Springs, Arkansas, September - October 1862. Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, November 1862 - June 1864. Stationed at Springfield, Missouri, July 1864 - April  1865.

 Regiment

     Station not stated, except Company A at Pittsburg, Hickory County; Company B at Linn Creek; Company C at Jefferson City,  February 1862.

    February 1.  By order of Lieutenant - Colonel [JOSEPH W.] McCLURG, Company B, marched from Jefferson City for Linn Creek,  establishing there a recruiting station.

    February 4 - 8. Company A marched, reaching Linn Creek on February 8.

    February 17. Thirty men of Company B and thirty men of Company A returned from a scout through Hickory, Polk Counties with eight Rebel prisoners.

    February 19 - 28. Company A marched by order of Lieutenant - Colonel McCLURG to Pittsburg, Hickory County for the purpose  of overawing the Rebels and encouraging recruiting. While there, second Lieutenant [JOSEPH J.] GRAVELY, while scouting,  was attacked by about fifty Rebels and succeeded in dispersing them, capturing two prisoners. As a consequence of the protection afforded loyal citizens in that vicinity, two full companies were reported at this station by February 28.

     Stationed at Linn Creek, except Company c at Jefferson City; Companies D and E at Humansville; Lieutenant [ROBERT H.]  MELTON's at Warsaw, March, 1862.

    March 26. In the afternoon Companies A, B, D, and E were attacked at Humansville by about 300 Rebels. Only Companies A  and B, numbering 135 effective men, present for duty, Companies D and E being posted at different points to prevent the enemy flanking. A and B after a sharp fight of about one-half hour the enemy was defeated with the loss of their colonel, one captain,  and four others, rank not known, killed and twenty severely wounded. Our loss was Captain [DAVID D.] STOCKTON, Company A, severely wounded, Corporal SMITH, dangerously, Privates JORDAN and WYATT, slightly; Company B, Captain [JOHN] COSGROVE, badly wounded; Privates D. ERVINE, HALBUT, EVINAS, PARKER, and KIDWELL, slightly; Company D, Private ROBERTSON severely wounded.

     Stationed at Linn Creek, except Company A on escort duty; Company B on escort duty; Companies C and D at Humansville; Companies E and G at Bolivar; Company F at Warsaw, April 1862.

    March 25. Detachment Company A by Special Orders No. 47 reported at Linn Creek.

        Thence by Special Orders No. 62, Lieutenant-Colonel McCLURG marched to escort supply train to General [SAMUEL RYAN]  CURTIS' army. Company D engaged in various scouts through Cedar, Polk, and Hickory Counties, keeping Rebels and  marauders down. No actions took place. Company E stationed at Bolivar during the month scouting, etc., etc.

    April 6. A scouting party under Lieutenant [PHILLIP A.] PARKER, Company F, near Alexander Mills, though failing to find the main body of rebels, took four prisoners.

    April 8. Lieutenant [WILLIAM] KIDWELL with detachment, Company F, attacked band of marauders on Deer Creek, Benton  County killing one and wounding another. Private BLAKE slightly wounded, losing horse and equipments.

    April 14. At night THOMAS MANNEL and WILLIAM WILLS, privates, were killed by Rebels in ambush near Bolivar, Polk County.

    April 17. Captain MELTON, Company F, surprised camp Rebels near Warsaw. Killed on, mortally wounded another. Company H  scouting in Morgan county by Special Order No. 68, Lieutenant-Colonel McCLURG.

    April 24. Lieutenant PARKER, Company F, and detachment started in pursuit of company of Rebels. Took prisoners, four men and three women, who had been aiding and harboring Rebels, etc., etc.

    April 28. Captain MELTON, with detachment, surprised camp of Rebels near Leesville, Henry County, killing three, mortally  wounding one, capturing two horses and their camp equipage.

        Stationed at Linn Creek, except Companies A and D at Humansville, Missouri; Company B at Bolivar, Missouri; Company F and K at Warsaw, Missouri, May 1862.

        Company A

    May 16. Lieutenant [JAMES J.] AKARD, with detachment, returned from duty as escort for train for Major-General Curtis.  Marched to Arkansas line, a distance of 116 miles.

    May 24. Lieutenant [THOMAS A.] WAKEFIELD, with twenty-five men, returned from guarding county court in session at Stockton, Cedar County.

    Company C

        Scouting party overhauled gang of Rebels near Greenfield, Dade County who fled. Captured their horses, saddles, and equipage.

    May 22. Reported for duty at Linn creek by order of Colonel McCLURG.

     Company D

        During various scouts a number of horses, arms, and prisoners have been captured as reported.

     Company G and H

    May 23. Reported for duty at Linn Creek by order of General [JAMES] TOTTEN.

     Company K

        Captain [JULIUS] GLADE, with nineteen men, returned from scout to Saint Clair County. Captured four horses and seventeen  guns, rifles, etc.

     Stationed at Linn Creek, Missouri, except Company B at Stockton, Missouri; Companies F and K at Warsaw, Missouri;   Company G at Camp Berry, Missouri; Company H at Iberia, Missouri; Company I at Black Oak Point, Missouri, June 1862.

     Company A

    June 3. Lieutenant AKARD and Company left Humansville and reached Quincy the same day.

    June 18-19. Left Quincy and arrived at Linn Creek June 19.

     Company B

    June 1-2. Left Bolivar for Black Oak Point and reached there June 2. Distance marched was thirty miles.

    June 13-18. Left Black Oak Point and reached Linn Creek June 18, distance fifty miles.

     Company D

    June 3-4. Left Humansville and reached Quincy June 4.

    June 18-20. Left Quincy and reached Linn Creek June 20.

     Company E

    June 10-19. Captain [RICHARD W.] MENEFEE and thirty men scouted over counties of Polk, Hickory, and Cedar and returned  to Linn Creek June 19.

     Company F

        Company engaged in scouting considerable part of the month.

     Company G

    June 26. Company left Linn Creek and reached Dry An Glaze, Berry's Farm and encamped there.

     Stationed at Linn Creek, Missouri, except Companies B, D, and I at Warsaw, Missouri, July 1862.

     Company A

        Company A at Linn Creek the whole month.

     Company B

    July 25-26. Left Stockton for Quincy and arrived there July 26. Marched thirty-three miles.

    July 27-29. The company left Quincy and arrived at Warsaw.

    July 29. Marched twenty-seven miles.

     Company C

    July 26-27. the company left Black Oak Point and arrived at Linn Creek July 27. Distance marched thirty-five miles.

     Company D

    July 23-15. The company left Linn Creek and arrived at Warsaw July 25, a distance marched of forty-eight miles. 

     Company E

    July 24-27. The company left Stockton and arrived at Warsaw July 27. Distance marched sixty miles.

     Company F

    July 26-28. The company left Warsaw and arrived at Linn Creek July 28. Distance marched forty-eight miles.

     Company G

    July 3-8. The company left Camp Berry and arrived at Vienna July 8. Distance marched fifty miles.

    July 28-30. Left Vienna and arrived at Linn Creek. Distance marched sixty-five miles.

     Company H

    July 23-14. The company left Iberia and arrived at Linn Creek July 24. Distance marched thirty miles.

     Company I

    July 23-14. The company left Quincy and arrived at Warsaw July 24. Distance marched thirty miles.

     Company K

    July 26-28. The company left Warsaw and arrived at Linn Creek July 28. Distance marched was forty-eight miles.

        The arms of Companies D, E, I, G, are in very bad order. They are very ineffective and unsuited to the service. Many of the tubes have been blown off the rifles, rendering the companies almost useless for active service.

     Stationed at Linn Creek, except Companies A, B, D, E, F, G, H, I, and K stationed at Springfield, Missouri, August, 1862.

    Stationed at Crane Creek, Missouri, September, 1862.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, D, F, and I at Marshfield, Missouri; Companies B and D at Sand Springs, Missouri, November 1862.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, C, F, and I at Newtonia, Missouri, December 1862 - February 1863.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, C, F, and I, Newtonia, Missouri; Companies L and M, Neosho, Missouri,     March - April 1863.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, C, F, and I at Greenfield, Missouri; Companies L and M at Newtonia,  Missouri, May 1863.

    Company A

        Lieutenant [illegible] -- thirty men under command of Major [EDWARD B.] ENO scouted five days in Newton and Jasper Counties.

     Company C

    May 14-18. Thirty men in -- of Major ENO set out to skirmish with Rebel parties and returned on May 18 without loss of a man.

    May 26-27. The command left Newtonia and arrived at Greenfield May 27.

     Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, C, F, and I at Greenfield, Missouri; Companies L and M at Newtonia, Missouri, June 1863.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, C, F, and I at Greenfield, Missouri; Companies E and H at Marshfield,  Missouri; Company K at Warden's Station, Missouri; Companies L and M at Newtonia, Missouri, July 1863. 

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, C, F, and I at Cassville, Missouri; Companies E and H at Marshfield,  Missouri; Company K at Warden's Station, Missouri; Companies L and M at Carthage, Missouri, August 1863.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, c, F, and I at Cassville, Missouri; Companies D and G at Gasconade Crossing, Missouri; Company K at Warden's Station, Companies L and M at Carthage, Missouri, September 1863.

    Stationed at Lebanon, except Companies A, C, I, L, and M at Cassville, Missouri; Company B at Warsaw, Missouri; Company D  at Gasconade Crossing, Missouri; Company K at Warden's Station, October 1863.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, B, C, and I stationed at Marshfield, Missouri; Company D at Gasconade  Crossing; Company K at Warden's Station, Missouri; Companies L and M at Neosho, November 1863.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, B, C, I stationed at Ozark, Missouri; Company D at Gasconade,  Missouri; Company K at Warden's Station, Missouri; Companies L and M at Neosho, Missouri, December 1863.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Company A stationed in the field, Arkansas; Companies B, C, I, K at Ozark, Missouri;     Company D at Gasconade, Missouri; Company L, February return, in the field, Arkansas; Company M at Neosho, Missouri,    February 1864.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, B, C, K stationed at Springfield, Missouri; Companies D, G, at  Gasconade Crossing, Missouri; Company I at Forsyth, Missouri; Company L at Benton County, Missouri; Company M at  Neosho, Missouri, March 1864.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, B, C, H, and K at Springfield, Missouri; Company D at Gasconade,  Crossing, Missouri; Companies L and M at Neosho, Missouri, April 1864.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, B, C, and K at Springfield, Missouri; Companies C, L, and M at Neosho,  Missouri; Company I at Forsyth, Missouri; Company D at Gasconade Crossing, Missouri, May 1864.

    Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, except Companies A, C, I, and K at Springfield, Missouri; Companies B and M at Granby;   Company D at Gasconade Crossing, Missouri; Companies H and L at Neosho, Missouri, June 1864.

    Stationed at Springfield, Missouri, except Companies B and M at Granby, Missouri; Companies D, E, and G at Lebanon,  Missouri; Companies H and L at Neosho, Missouri; Company I at Gasconade Crossing, Missouri, July 1864.

    Stationed at Springfield, Missouri, except Company B at Granby, Missouri; Companies D and G at Lebanon, Missouri;    companies H and L at Neosho, Missouri; Company I at Gasconade Crossing, Missouri; Company M at Granby, Missouri,   August 1864.

    Stationed at Springfield, Missouri, except Companies B and M at Granby, Missouri; Companies D, G, and I at Lebanon,   Missouri; Companies H and L at Neosho, Missouri; Company F in the field, Missouri, September 1864.

        Stationed at Springfield, Missouri, except Companies B, H, and L at Neosho, Missouri; Companies D, G, and I at Lebanon,  Missouri, Company M at Granby, Missouri, October 1864.

    September 27. Six companies of the Eighth Cavalry, Missouri state Militia under command of General [JOHN BENJAMIN]  SANBORN left Springfield, Missouri and marched to Jefferson City, Missouri via Rolla, Cuba, and Vienna.

    October 7-November 17. In conjunction with the Sixty Cavalry, Missouri State Militia fought the battle of Moreau; thence  marched in pursuit of General [STERLING] PRICE with Major-General [ALFRED] PLEASONTON's command and participated in  the battles of Independence, Big Blue (this is also called the battle of  Byram's Ford), Osage, and Newtonia; thence marched to Springfield, Missouri and 200 of the regiment followed in pursuit of PRICE as far south as Fort Smith, Arkansas and returned to  Springfield, Missouri November 17.

        The following losses were sustained by the regiment in the different engagements. At Moreau on October 7, killed were  Sergeant-Major E. M. McINTOSH, Private ANDREW D. DOTY of Company F; severely wounded Captain JAMES J. AKARD of Company A; wounded were Sergeant S. M. TRICKER, Privates J. TABER, G. W. MASHBURN, S. E. DUGLASS of Company C;   Privates H. C. FOX, J. M. BAKER, J. H. BROWN, AND J. WATKINS of Company D; Private A. W. SMITH of Company E;     Corporal E. P. H. MIDDLEBACK, Private JAMES GRAHAM of Company F; Privates W. H. HUCHISON, J. M. MARSH of Company G; Sergeant M. SPECKERMAN of Company K.

        At Big Blue on October 23, wounded were Captain JOHN T. WILSON, slightly, of Company D ; Private C. L. AYERS of Company D; Privates NATHAN AKINS,  WILLIAM F. RAY, J. H. BROWN, J. M. CLARK, PHILLIPS WATKINS, of Company D; Corporal SEBRON B. ELLIOTT and Privates W. K. SMART, E. HUTCHISON, G. H. C. BARR of Company G; Private J. R. CAVINESS, missing, of Company G.

        At Osage on October 25, wounded was Private LEWIS R. JARNAGIN of Company D. The distance marched during the raid  was 1,000 miles.

     Stationed at Springfield, Missouri, November 1864.

    Stationed at Springfield, Missouri, except Companies D, G, and H at Lebanon, Missouri; Company I at Hermitage, Missouri' Company L and M at Neosho, Missouri, December 1864.    

    Stationed at Springfield, Missouri, except Companies D, G, and H at Lebanon, Missouri; Company F at Quincy, Missouri;  Company I at Hermitage, Missouri; Companies L and M at Neosho, Missouri, January 1865.

    Stationed at Springfield, Missouri, except Company F at Quincy, Missouri; Company I at Hermitage, Missouri; Companies L and  M at Neosho, Missouri, February 1865.

        Company A

    Stationed at Pittsburg, Hickory County, Missouri, January - February 1862.

    February 4. Took up line of march from Jefferson City, Missouri under order of Lieutenant-Colonel J. W. McCLURG for Linn Creek, Missouri.

    February 8. Arrived there on Saturday. Stationed there.

    February 11-17. Sent out my Second Lieutenant JOSEPH J. GRAVELY, with forty men, on a scout under Captain  COSGROVE. Marched through Hickory and Polk Counties, taking several prisoners and returned to Linn Creek February 17.

    February 18. Received orders from Colonel McCLURG to take my company and march to Pittsburg.

    February 19-21. Accordingly took up the line of march arriving February 21 at Black Oak Point about noon. Ordered Lieutenant GRAVELY to take forty men and make a scout through Hickory County and potion of Cedar and Polk Counties. The order was promptly obeyed.

    February 26. He reported to me at Pittsburg at noon with two prisoners wounded, ROBERT CHILVER and W. D. YOUNG.  He reports an engagement with a party of Secesh that had just been plundering at Humansville. They were overtaken at Turkey Creek in or near Cedar County. Were fired on, chased, and dispersed, two of them being captured. While the main part of the  command was yet in pursuit of the Rebels the men that held the prisoners were fired at from the brush and one of my men was  shot through, a private named JAMES J. PUTNIFF,  a severe wound but it is thought that he will recover.

     Stationed at Linn Creek, Missouri, May - June 1862.

    June 3. Company A, under orders from Colonel J. W. McCLURG, left Humansville, Missouri under command of First Lieutenant AKARD and arrived at Quincy the same day.

    June 18. Company A, under orders from Colonel J. W. McCLURG, left Quincy, Missouri under command of First Lieutenant AKARD and arrived at Linn Creek, Missouri on June 19.

     Stationed at camp near Springfield, Missouri, July - August 1862.

    August 1-2. under orders of J. W. McCLURG, Lieutenant J. J. AKARD and company marched to Warsaw, where they arrived on August 2.

    August 7. Lieutenant AKARD, under orders of Major ENO, took forty-five men as a scout to Osceola, thirty-five miles distant."

           Here ends p. 527 and begins p. 548. I think it starts talking about Company C

 "December 10-13. The company was ordered to Newtonia, Missouri, where they arrived on December 13.

May 24-27, 1863. The company remained at Newtonia until it was ordered to Greenfield, Missouri, arriving there on May 27.

August 13. The company marched from Greenfield.

August 21-31. Arrived at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory and marched from there to Perryville, Indian Territory, where they had a considerable skirmish with the Rebels under General COOPER and from there marched to Scullyville August 31.

September 1 - November 5. Was engaged with the Rebels under General CABELL at Cotton Gap, Arkansas and from there marched back to Springfield, Missouri; thence to Cassville, Missouri, from which place the company was ordered out in pursuit of General SHELBY and followed the Rebels to Clarksville, Arkansas and returned to Springfield, Missouri November 5.

November 21. was ordered to Marshfield.

November 24. Marched from Marshfield to Hartville.

December 3. Returned to Marshfield.

December 4. Marched form Marshfield.

December 5. Arrived at Springfield.

December 28. Arrived at Forsyth, Missouri.

January 1, 1864. Arrived at York, Missouri after marching from Forsyth, Missouri.

January 18. Marched from York.

January 21. Arrived at Baker's Prairie, Arkansas; thence to Berryville.

January 24. Arrived at Berryville; thence to Clinton.

January 25. Arrived at Clinton; thence back to Berryville.

January 27. Arrived at Berryville.

February 10. Went into camp at Yellville after scouting over the country.

February 24-29. Scouted the country until marched for Ozark and arrived there on February 29.   

March 2. Marched from Ozark to Springfield.

March 5. Left Springfield.

March 7. Arrived at Humansville.

March 28-29. Left Humansville and arrived at Springfield on March 29.

April 4-15. Was ordered to Yellville, Arkansas and returned to Springfield, Missouri April 15.

September 27- October 7.  The company remained at Springfield doing guard and escort duty until the company marched with the brigade under General SANBORN to Rolla, Missouri; thence to Jefferson City, where they had a sharp engagement with the Rebels on October 7 in which Sergeant TINKER, Privates JOHN TOLER, S. W. MASHBURN were wounded and SAMUEL DOUGLAS was killed.

October 8-10. Left Jefferson City and arrived near Booneville on October 10.

October 12. To California.

October 14. To Georgetown.

October 20. To Lexington.

October 22-24. To Independence, where we came up with the enemy. Had a considerable engagement without any loss to the company; thence to Big Blue, where we were engaged all day. Had one man wounded. Pursued the enemy fifty miles on October 24, and overtook them on the Osage, where the company was engaged without any loss and marched to Fort Scott the same day.

October 27. Left Fort Scott and arrived at Lamar the same day.

October 28. To Newtonia, Missouri. We were again engaged with the enemy. Marched thence to Mount Vernon.

October 30. Returned to Springfield, since which time the company has been engaged in guard and escort duty until ordered to Saint Louis to be mustered out.

 Company D

 [JOSHUA FLEEMAN, ROBERT FLEEMAN, NATHAN AKINS, WILLIAM BUTLER, JOHN BUTLER, JOHN T. WILSON, GEORGE COLLIN FLEEMAN, ROBERTSON, H. C. FOX, J. M. BAKER, J. H. BROWN, J. WATKINS,
C. L. AYERS, WILLIAM F. RAY, J. M. CLARK, PHILLIP WATKINS, LEWIS R. JARNAGIN, ]

 Stationed at Humansville, April 30, 1862.

 Stationed at Linn Creek, Missouri, May - June 1862.

June 1-3. Company D was at Humansville, Missouri.

June 18. Remained at Quincy, Hickory County, Missouri after marching there by order of Lieutenant JAMES AKARD, until it marched to Linn Creek by order of Major E. B. ENO.

 Stationed by Sedalia, Missouri, July- August, 1862.

    The company was stationed at Linn Creek during the month of July. During the month of August the company was in the field marching from Linn Creek to Warsaw, to Osceola, Clinton, Sedalia, and marched in pursuit of COFFEE under General TOTTEN to Springfield, Missouri.

 Stationed at Osage Springs, September - October, 1862.

August 31- October 31. Company D has been marching in field command and has not been engaged in any independent scouts or marches or actions. Nothing of special interest or importance has occurred. The company has been marching almost continually during the time mentioned above mentioned under command of Brigadier-Generals [EGBERT B.] BROWN, TOTTEN, and SCHOFIELD.

 Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, November - December 1862.

Company D marched from camp, head of Spring River to Springfield and was there assigned to garrison at Sand Springs.

December 15. Remained there until marched in obedience to orders of General BROWN to regimental headquarters, Lebanon, Missouri.

 Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, January - February, 1863.

    Company D during the months of January and February 1863 has been in garrison at Lebanon, Missouri. The company has not been engaged in any scouts, marches, or actions of importance in the time above mentioned.

 Stationed at Lebanon, March - April 1863.

    Company D during the months of March and April has formed part of the garrison at post of Lebanon, Missouri and has not been engaged in any important scouts or marches within the time above mentioned.

 Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, May - August 1863.

Stationed at Camp Johnson, September 30, 1863 - June 30, 1864.

Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, July - August, 1864.

Stationed in the field, September- October 1864.

Stationed at Lebanon, Missouri, November - December 1864.

 Company E

 (George Groves Davis)

 Stationed at Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri, March 27-April 30, 1862.

April 10. In compliance with an order dated April 7, 1862 from Lieutenant-Colonel McCLURG, I marched from Linn Creek, south west arriving at Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri. Distance, sixty miles.

April 24. By order of Lieutenant-Colonel McCLURG, arrived at Linn Creek, marching from Bolivar by order April 15, 1862. Distance sixty miles.

April 27-29. By order of Lieutenant-Colonel McCLURG I marched from Linn Creek and arrived in Bolivar on April 29.

    By order of Captain R. W. MENEFEE, a scout marched seven miles north of Bolivar in search of Rebels. Was fired on by the Rebels, killing Private WELL and Private MANUEL.

 Stationed at Linn Creek, Missouri, May-June 1862.

May 5-6. A scout of twenty-three men under Lieutenant [JOHN] BAIRD went out.

May 8. Returned scouting east and southeast of Bolivar, thirty-five miles. Nothing of importance occurred. At night a scout of thirty-four men under myself and Lieutenant BAIRD went west and southwest of Bolivar and returned May 8, scouting sixty miles. Nothing of importance occurred.

May 13. A scout of fourteen men and Lieutenant BAIRD went south and returned that night scouting thirty miles. Nothing of importance occurred.

May 17. A scout of sixteen men and Lieutenant BAIRD  scouted east of Bolivar, twenty-five miles returning that night. Nothing of importance.

May 21. According to orders of Colonel McCLURG dated May 18, I marched northeast sixty miles to Linn Creek, Missouri and arrived there on May 23.

June 8-14. By order Lieutenant BAIRD took twenty men and went north on the Osage River as a guard and returned on June 14 at Linn Creek, Missouri.

 Stationed near Sedalia, Missouri, July - August 1862.

July 2. Special Orders No. 2 received of Colonel J. W. McCLURG, commanding Eighth Regiment Cavalry, Missouri State Militia ordering me to march to Stockton, Cedar County, Missouri and report to Captain COSGROVE.

July 3. I complied with the orders and traveled a distance of eighty-five miles.

    Special Orders No. 23 received of Colonel McCLURG ordering me to report to Major E. B. ENO, commanding post at Warsaw and was compiled with on the following day. Distance traveled sixty miles.

August 2. Marched by order of Major E. B. ENO from Warsaw.

August 6. Arrived at Jefferson City. Distance traveled was seventy-five miles.

August 17. Marched from Jefferson City under Major [JOHN E.] COLLINS to this place, Sedalia and arrived here on the evening the same day. Distance traveled was sixty-five miles.

 Station not stated, September- October 1862.

October 13. By order of Colonel J. W. McCLURG, Captain [HENRY] McCABE marched from Crane Creek to Flat Creek in a southwestern direction. Distance traveled fifteen miles.

October 14. The company marched from Flat Creek to Cassville. Distance traveled eleven miles.

October 15. The company marched three miles south of Cassville.

October 17. The company marched to Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Distance traveled twenty-nine miles.

October 19-20. Lieutenant JOHN BAIRD and thirty-six men marched near Huntsville and returned on October 20.Distance traveled fifty miles. they marched in direction of Huntsville. Distance traveled twenty-five miles.

October 23. The company marched west to the Osage Springs, Arkansas. Distance traveled thirty miles.

October 28. The company marched to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Distance traveled twenty miles.

October 30. The company traveled back to the Osage Springs. Distance traveled twenty miles."  
 


The nearest I can determine the men that made up Co D, 8th Regt MSM Cav, are as follows.

Joshua Fleeman

Robert Fleeman

George Collins Fleeman, 1st Duty Sgt.

Thomas J. Fleeman

Nathan Akins

William Butler

John Butler

John T. Wilson, Captain

-- Robertson

H. C. Fox

J. M. Baker

John/James H. Brown

J. Watkins

C. L. Ayers

William F. Ray

James/John M. Clark

John A. McIntosh

Charles W. Paynter

Charles C. Geoff

Neul D. Taylor

John R. Hartley

David M. Tindle

Andrew J. Ahart

William Tindle

John L. Ball

Charles W. To--s

Lewis R. Jarnagin

Phillip Watkins

Ben A. Marshall

Uriah H. Hopper

Andrew J. Cacy

John A. Firestone

Woodson M. Gannaway

John M. Jackson

William C. Hill

John R. Solmon

Robert A. Younger 

Submitted by: Lisa Addison Nelson,  gnelson7 at kc.rr.com


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