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Cape Girardeau


Howard Milton THOMPSON, b. Oct-24-1837 in Caldwell Co MO, d. Feb-22-1920 in St. Joseph MO, m. Dec-23-1858 in Gallatin MO to Sarah Margaret Wyatt, they are both buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Osborn, Dekalb Co MO. Howard was a Union Soldier, his half brothers David and James Wiley Thompson were Rebel  Soldiers. Howard served in 1863 in the 4th Regiment of the Provisional Militia of Mirabile, Caldwell Co. MO. Kerry Kellermeyer

David THOMPSON, b. Christmas Day-1825 near Crab Orchard, Garrard Co KY, d. Nov-18-1891 in Caldwell Co MO, m. Mar-5-1845 to Frances A. Penney, her b. 1825, d. Nov-13-1879. her brother; James Cash Penney, b. 1842, was J.C. Penney's father. David THOMPSON - began with the Caldwell Minute Men in May of 1861. This company of about 75 met in Kingston, Missouri, for drill.  The Minute Men became the Caldwell light infantry, under General Price's army.  Soon after, this infantry became Company D of Col. John T. Hughes' regiment, of General Stein'sdivision. The Caldwell company took part in the Battles of Carthage, Wilson's Creek, and Lexington.  Just days before the Carthage fight, David Thompson was chosen as Captain. Near the end of 1861, most of thesemen reinlisted in Company H, 2nd Missouri infantry, C.S.A., with Captain David Thompson continuing ascompany commander. Some of these men fell at Pea Ridge.  The company went with General Price at the siege of Corinth, Mississipi, and also the Vicksburg campaign. They were captured with Pemberton's army at the fall of Vicksburg, and all but a few of the members were sent to a parole camp at Demopolis, Alabama, until they were exchanged. Captain Thompson left the company at Tupelo, Mississippi, in the summer of 1862, came back to Caldwell on recruiting service, was captured by the militia, and was never in active service again.   -from "History of Caldwell County" David is buried in Kingston Cemetery.
Kerry Kellermeyer


Michael Glennon He is buried in Emerald-St. Patrick's Cemetery (Catholic) in Reeder Township.
His tombstone reads   Michael Glennon  1833-1913.    Thank You. Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson

William Samuel "Willie" Scott
Born:  1850
Died:  March 31, 1865
Buried:  Link Cemetery, Wainwright, Callaway County, Missouri
Willie left home on approximately October 08, 1864 with other partisans from Callaway County, 
Missouri, crossed the Missouri River into Cole County and joined with General Sterling Price's 
2nd Missouri Expedition of 1864.  This army was engaged in battles throughout Central and 
Western Missouri, culminating in severe losses at the battles of Weston and Westport.  The 
Army fled Southward along the Missouri-Kansas border until Willie was captured by Union 
forces in Dade County, Missouri.  He was sent by rail to Gratiot Prison in St. Louis and 
transferred immediately to Alton Military Prison at Alton, Illinois.  Willie was incarcerated there 
and was finally released in mid-March 1865, after approximately three and a half months, to 
return home.  On Willie's second night at home he was taken by Union sympathizers from his 
Sister's home, and was hung and shot.  The date of his death is fifteen days before the close 
of the Civil War.  Willie is buried at Link Cemetery, Wainwright, Callaway County, Missouri and 
at the time of his death, Willie was only fifteen years old and his tombstone reads "Murdered".  
Additional information and photos may be found at: Saga of William S. 'Willie' Scott of Callaway County, Missouri

 Wayne E Johnson


Henry Ellison Skaggs, 1831-1899 1st MO Cavalry. Papers, 1862-1895 Three folders Diary and Papers in St. Louis University at Rolla Henry Ellison Skaggs was born on 28 March 1831 in Weakley County, TN. By 1854 he had located in Camden County, MO, where he married Narcissa George. They moved to Cooke County, TX, about 1859. As a Union man during the Civil War, Skaggs was prompted by the threat of Confederate consription to leave his family in TX in 1862. Intercepted by Confederate authorities in Indian Territory and faced with enrollment in the southern army, Skaggs fled to safety inside Union lines at Mount Vernon, MO. He continued to Springfield, where he enlisted in Co. C, 1st MO Cavalry, on 13 Sep 1862. He served for the duration of the war, mustering out at Little Rock, AK, on 14 June 1865. Skaggs returned to his home in Cooke County, TX, were he lived until his death in 1899.

William McLaughlin, he is buried in Freedom Cemetery, Montreal, Camden County, Mo. b. Nov. 21, l833; d. April l3, l906.  He enlisted as a private in the Union Army on Juy 26, l86l at Montgomery, Mo. & served until his discharge Oct. 3l, l864.  He served in the 22nd Reg. Mo. Inf. Vol. as well as Co. E. 24th Reg. Mo. Inf. Vol.  He served as a teamster at Brigade Headquarters during a portion of his time in service.  He was at Iuka, Corinth, Champions Hill, Vicksburg, & Mission Ridge. Bernadine Teague,

Littleberry Roberts, Jr.  is buried in the Erie Cemtery, Linn Creek, Camden County, Mo. was born March 4, 1822. He emigrated to Camden County, Mo in 1851. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in the Union Army but was  discharged on account of his health. He was afflicted with asthma.  My GG Grandfather Curtis Acree

Henry J Evans marched away from his Missouri home and fought in the War with Mexico in 1846. He returned to his home until the horrors of civil strife broke out 1861. He followed the lead of his native state of Tennessee - land of his forefathers - and joined the Confederate army under Gen. Cockrell. After four years of the most bloody and cruel of all wars he returned to his home and family where he repaired his home and rebuild his forge. He started a fire in his forge and beat out the jubilee of peace on his blacksmith's anvil. Taken from a memorial address entitled "Our Old Pioneers" by Hon. J. W. Armstrong at the Hillhouse Graveyard Sunday, May 31, 1925.  Henery J. Evans is my GG Grandfather 1823 - 1896 Curtis Acree

Cape Girardeau

WILKINSON, JOEL R. He is buried at Old Jackson Cemetery at Jackson, MO born December 29, 1830, died August 16, 1883, married April 3, 1856 to Teresa Josephine English (all in Cape Girardeau County). Served as quartermaster 8th MO Cavalry CSA. Information taken from United Daughters of Confederacy certificate dated December 10, 1920. Bill Elmore

Micheal Cadell enlisted  14/08/1862   in Company B  12 Missouri Cavalry , Confederate States  of America  captured 26/04/1863 at Cape Girardeau, Mo  sent to prison camp atAlton Ill enlisted 27/03/1865 in Company C  5th United States Volunteer Infantry  Regiment Discharged 11/10/1866 at Fort Kearney Dakota Territory    One of the many Galvanized Yankees     mailto:azkid8865@aol.com

Henry C. KistnereHe was a German emmigrant from Hannover born May 7 1840 and arrived at the age of 4. He enlisted in September 1862 at Cape Girardeau MO and became part of the 29th Missouri Infantry Co F that trained at Benton Barracks in St. Louis. He was wounded November 27, 1863 at Taylor's Ridge near Ringgold GA and spent the rest of the war at home in Cape Girardeau MO. He had nine children including my grandfather August Kistner.............he died November 7, 1932.      Mike W. Kistner


William Byron from Carroll County LBibbs1191@aol.com

William Hardy Key buried in The cemetery at Coloma Missouri was a civil war veteran who was taken as a prisoner of war. There is a 1930 Carroll County newspaper interview with him on this page: Submitted by his Great Granddaughter Pat Calton

BUCKNER SMART.  Born Carroll County, Mo. 1842. Enlisted in the 9th Mo. Inf. 1861 at Carrollton, Mo. Wounded at the Battle of Pleasant Hill, La. April 9th 1864. Married Suson Smart in Claiborne parish La. in August 1864. He later became a Preacher, and remained in La. until his death about 1921. Buckner was my Great,great, Grandfather. Bill Withers

RUBEN WINFREY b.1828 KY headstone reads "Corp Co "E" William's MO" enlisted in Carroll County,MO. d.1876 and is buried Winfrey Cemetery, Bosworth, Carroll Co,MO. Submitted by: great great grandaughter, Wanda Pennington ParkerCalifornia,

GROVER G.FUNK  b.1838 OH d.Carroll Co,MO is buried in Winfrey cemetery, Bosworth, Carroll Co,MO.  Headstone reads:  "Serg. Co "C" 7 MO Cav" Submitted by: great great niece, Wanda Pennington Parker

Col. John Blackwell Hale served as Col of the 65th Regiment Missouri Militia and of the 4th Provisional Regiment Missouri militia at Carrollton, Carroll Co., Missouri  during the Civil War.  A write up of him in the Missouri Democracy: A history of the Party and it Representatives, Members Past and Present, Vol I by Wm Rufus Jackson reads:"  John Blackwell Hale, a rep. from MI, b. in Brooks (now Hahcock) Co., VA, (now WV), February 27, 1831;attended the common schools; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1849, and commenced practice in Brunswick, MO; member of the State House of Representatives 1856-1858, presidential elector on the Deomcratic ticket of Douglas and Johnson in 1860; colonel of the 65ht Regiment Missouri Militia and of the 4th Provisional Regiment Missouri Militia in the US service during the Civil war; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1864, which nominated Seymour and Blair; presidentail elector on the Democratic ticket of Greeley and Brown in 1872; member of the Missouri constitutional convention in 1875;elected as a Democrat to the 49th Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3,
1887);unsuccessful candidate for renomination on the Democratic ticket and defeated for reelection as an Independent; resumed the practice of law; died in Carrollton, MO., February 1, 1905. " Col. Hale was the believed only son of Rev. John and Mary Elizabeth (Blackwell) Hall.  M.E. Blackwell was the d of Col. Joseph and Ann Grayson (Gibson) Hale of Fauguier Co., VA.   Col. Hale m. Mary Clayborne Cosby and they had seven children: John Gibson, Charles P, Arthur H, Minor C., Wingfield Walter, Mary Elizabeth, and Clayborne William. My GGgrandfather,  Anita Murphy


Samuel P. Hampton, served in Company G.
47th Regiment Missouri Voluntary Infantry, as a Private. He enlisted at Patterson, MO,
September 09, 1864, He was mustered in on November 26, 1864, At Pilot Knob, MO
Where he participated in the Battle of Pilot Knob. He contracted Smallpox there,
accompanied by a high fever. He was not treated at any hospital, but given leave of
absence by Captain Mace. He was taken home until he was recovered to return to duty.
He mustered out on March 29, 1865 at Benton Barracks, MO. He was born in Blount
County East Tennesee 23 March 1845, and died 06 July 1923 in Missouri. He was a
resident of Iron County for many years.
He is buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Carter County, Hunter Missouri.
My Great-GrandFather Samuel F. Hampton, Jr.

John Webb, Company K , 3rd Reg.
Killed in Action on October 20, 1862
Ripley /Carter County MO.
John Webb muster Roll states he died in Ripley County MO.
He died in the newly formed county of Carter on the “Old Webb Farm”, which was/is a few miles north of Ripley County MO.
John Webb Jr. is buried at the Mc Roan Cemetery , Carter County MO.
Born 1821 TN, enlisted Aug 1 , 1862 Ripley County MO for the 3yrs, died October 20, 1862 Ripley/Carter County Mo.
gg granddaughter of John Webb Deenie Sparks


Woodward, Ichabod J.   1841 - 1929.  Co. A, 2nd Iowa Inf. AUSTIN CEMETERY,

Cass Co., MO.

William Lowe Tenbrook and Joseph Plummer Schooley  Both are buried near each other in Austin Cemetery, Austin, Missouri. Both served the Union Army and mustered out as Captain. They are my 2 great grandfather's.
Jane Miller    126 Andrew Drive,  Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424

 BURGESS THOMAS is buried in the Austin, Mo., cemetery.  I have a copy of his records.  They state: From Adjutant General's Office War Department, Washington, Nov. 24, 1886. Original discharge furnished. Discharged to date Sept. 20, 1861, by reason of being a paroled prisoner of war and paid to that date. Muster Roll for June 27 to Dec. 31, 1861.  Remarks: Disch'd. He was captured & sworn by the enemy July 10th. Mustered in June 27th Austin, Mo. age 27 years.  Disch'd Sept. 10, 1861 being taken prisoner & sworn by the enemy. He joined the 2nd Batt'n Mo. State Militia Cav.  on Sept. and Oct. 1862. Furnished horse and Equipment -on extra duty as wagoner from Sept 1, 1862 to March 31, 1863.He was listed sometimes as (Thomas Burgess) which made the process difficult but he was (BURGESS THOMAS).  My great grand father
Esther Phalen Shields

Ichabod J. Woodard. born May 6, 1841 and Died April 28, 1929. Joined the 2nd Iowa Infantry May 6, 1861 for three years and fought at Fort Donelson, Tenn. He was born in Ohio and moved to Missouri after the Civil War around 1866 and lived in Austin, Cass Co, Mo nearly 70 years. Ichabod is buried at the Austin Cemetery. My great-grandfather Suzanne Kaley

John E. Berry born Cass Co.Mo/ Civil war prisoner , released May 4, 1865 at New Orleans, LA,
Owned a farm in  Cass County.   Wife Mary (Fudge) Berry    mailto:Elsiesh@aol.com

Bedinger, Henry Clay-- Was elected 1st Lt., Co. E, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 8th Division, Missouri State Guard (Sept 1, 1861) He was a resident of Big Creek, Cass County, Missouri. Resigned Commission April 1,1862. Henry C. Bedinger is next shown as 2nd Lt., Young's 11th Missouri Cavalry Battalion, and thence 2nd Lt. Company E, 10th Missouri cavalry Regiment. He entered the service of the Confederate Army and continued in such until surrender of the forces on the west side of the Mississippi River at Shreveport, La., in June 1865.
This veteran was buried in the City Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford, Texas in July 1908. This man was my great grandfather. William E. Bedinger, 1802 Trailwood Drive, Weatherford, Texas 76086

The Following has been submitted by Jack Rogers

Ashworth, Edward   Co. C, 13th MO Inf
Barnes, Charles    Co. K, 28th Mich Inf
Beamon, A.F.   Co. H, 45th MO Inf
Black, Thomas   Co. I, 2nd MO S.M. Cav
Bretz, Isaac S.   Co. I, 2nd PA Heavy Artillery
Briggs, A.J.  Dec 3, 1835 - May 2, 1902.  Lt. Co.   14th Kan Inf
Brown, Jeremiah  Corp.  Co. C, 123nd Ind Inf
Butcher, Joseph M.   d. Apr 25, 1885.  Co. G, 2nd Col Cav
Clark, Edwin   Jan 9, 1836 - Feb 8, 1906.  Capt. 2nd Batt MO State Militia
Hewett, H.L.   2 Nov 1841 - ____.  Capt.  Co. A, 21 IL Inf
Phillips, John T.   Dec 7, 1798 - Sep 30, 1874.  Co. C, 2nd MO S.M. Cav
Rea, Allen   Feb 27, 1837 - Mar 18, 1908.  Co. B, 79th IL Inf
Ritter, Henry K,   Feb 21, 1830 - Feb 13, 1879.  Capt.  Co., F 184th PA Inf
Sawyer, Jno.   Co. H, 2nd Col Cav
Schooley, E. Chapman  Co. C, 6th IL Cav
Seaver, John   1840- 1875.  Co. G, 6th MO Cav
Smith, Ira   Oct 20, 1851 - Nov 1, 1905. Co. G, Cass Co. Home Guards Cav

Jetton, F.M.  19 Jun 1831 - 1 Oct 1906. Co. I, 154th IL Inf
Morgan, L.R.   Sgt. Co. H, 1st VT Cav

Smiley, R.A.  Co. G, 2nd MO S.M. Cav

Jones, Jeremiah   Co. G, 15th Kan Cav
Richardson, Reuben   Co. K, 119th IL Inf

Hammons, James    d. Fe 12, 1868.  63y9m28d.  C.S.A. Soldier

Atkinson, Allen  Co. A, 126th IL Inf
Brierly, Samuel W.  d. Mar 21, 1886. Co. A, 26h MO Inf
Britt, Jefferson W.  Apr 2, 1824 - Feb 9, 1917.  Capt. Bob Adams' Co. MO Vol. C.S.A.
Cannon, Samuel B.  1842-1885.  Co. B, 22nd IL Inf
Deacon, Andrew G.  Sep 17, 1841 - Apr 1, 1914.  U.S. Soldier
Kohler, John  1840-1923.  U.S. Soldier
Runnengurgger, Francis  1825-1890.  C.S.A. Soldier
Weldon, Jacob  Co. B, 60th IL Inf

Bledsoe, Hiram M.  Apr 25, 1825 - Jan 20, 1924.  Col.  6th MO State Guard Inf.
Clawson, Linus   Sgt.  Co. B, 5th MO S.M. Cav
Fluhart, George H.   1843-1916.  Co. H, 62nd Ohio Inf
Long, W.A.   Capt.  Co. __ __ MO S.M. Cav
Scott, Robert  May 23, 1819 - Feb 13, 1897.  Captain  Co. G 7th KY Cav
Short, George H.  May 17, 1840 - Sep 27, 1913.  54th Ohio Inf

Gilchrist, David   Oct 31, 1841 - Dec 24, 1916.  C. B, 36th Ohio Inf
Work, David   Jun 30, 1835 - Mar 11, 1912.  Co. D, 149th Ind Inf

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David J. Rowland,   Buried:  Elliott Grove Cemetery, Chariton Co. MO Born:  2 Jul 1826 Licking Co. OH, son of Henry & Hester (Jameson) ROWLAND. Served in Company G, 129 Regiment of Indiana Infantry Volunteers. Died:  19 November 1902, Chariton Co. MO Barb Roberts

 Henry Harrison Wayland, b. 2 Sep 1843 in Chariton Co., MO, d. 2 July 1921 in Hammond, LA, buried in Salisbury, MO. Here is obit from Moberly, MO paper at time of death: Headlines: "JUDGE WAYLAND, A FORMER RESIDENT OF MOBERLY DIES  News Story: "Judge H.H. Wayland, who for a number of years was one of the most prominent citizens of Moberly, and at one time a member of the Randolph County Court, died Sunday morning at his residence in Hammond, Louisana.  The body is now enroute and will pass through here tomorrow on No. 8, destined for Salisbury where the funeral services will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m.
(Subheadline: In Business Here)  Judge Wayland was one of the earlier settlers of Moberly, and lived here until about twelve years ago when he went to Louisiana.  He was the head of a number of business enterprises here, and built the first electric light plant the city ever had on the present site of the Moberly Foundry and Machine Company; Henry was a veteran of the Civil War, 18-21 years old and fighting with Poindexter.  He was captured and in a prison camp in Alton, Illinois, but released on oath of allegiance.  He started fighting again for the South, was recaptured, which was an automatic death sentence.  His mother traveled on the train to Washington, D.C., and got a personal audience with President Abraham Lincoln, winning a presidential pardon Regards,
John Terrill Wayland Jr

John Tandy Brockman. is buried in the Prairie Hill Cemetery, Chariton co., MO.    Born 13 Dec 1830 Randolph county, MO.  Son of Jacob E. and Elizabeth M. (Embree) Brockman.  Married 30 Nov 1853 Elizabeth Ann Dille.  Died 25 Jun 1904, Prairie Hill, Chariton co., MO.  John T. Brockman was a private in Company D, Missouri Sharpshooter's, of Searcy's Battalion. First enlisted 10 Oct 1861 and surrendered at New Orleans, LA on 26 May 1865.  He was paroled at Alexandria, LA on 7 Jun 1865 and returned to Chariton Co., MO.  Parole certificate #2281. Ellis R. Brockman

John H. Rothwell, b. 1828 Albemarle Co, Va.; entered US land in Chariton Co, Mo 1850s.  Served 1st NE Mo Cav CSA; Poindexter's Regt.  Union prisoner.  Died 1904 Huntsville, Mo.; buried Fort Henry Cemetery.
(GGFs bro) H. R. Ficken

James W. Davis born 10-17-1841 in Illinois died 4-23-1921 in Benton Co., Ark. Buried at Bennett Cemetary northeast of Keytesville, Chariton Co., MO Private Co. G. 73rd Illinois Inf. Rose Mary Lawson

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William A Ledgerwood Clay County, Missouri  He was a First Lieutenant in Company G, lst Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Stock's Division. Born:  Dec 26, 1833 Died: Aug 24, 1900   Myrtle Creek, Oregon Cemetery:  Unknown (is not listed in his obituary)  William A Ledgerwood met one of my grandfather's sisters in Perry County, Alabama during the Civil War.  After the Civil was was over, William returned to Oregon.  In 1873, he came back to Alabama, married her, and took her to Myrtle Creek, Oregon where he had already established a home.  I have a copy of his obituary. J Lloyd Heard

William H. Russell, buried in New Stark Cemetery,Clay Co. MO.b. 1822 Clay Co. MO, d. 31 Jan. 1870 Clay Co. Served as private in Co. D 1st Regt. Cavalry, 4th Division MO State Guard.Wounded slightly in  action near Springfield MO on Aug. 10, 1861. He was my gr grandfather. Jo Ann Turner

The Following Veterans have been submitted by  Jack Rogers

Albright, William   1836 - Nov 24, 1914.  Sgt.  Co. C, 43rd MO Inf
Ballard, James A.  Jan 17, 184 - Nov 15, 1894.  Co. C, 3rd MO Cav
Ballard, W.N.   Co. C, 43rd MO Inf
Hughes, R.R.  d. Feb 5, 1906.  Cpl. Co. F, 10th IL Inf
McElvina, Patrick  1820 - 1906.  Co. B, 6th MO S.M. Cav

Frick, Carl    Co. H, 29th MO Inf

Crossett, Josiah L.  d. Mar 20, 1862.  C.S.A.
Ford, William H.   Jan 27, 1833 - Sep 7, 1910.  C.S.A.
Holt, James S.   1848 - 1922.  C.S.A.
Laffron, R.J.M.   Apr 25, 1840 - Feb 15, 1913.  C.S.A.
Rupe, Asa T.   Nov 25, 1845 - Aug 4, 1864. C.S.A.
Schoolfield, John   May 19, 1835 - Oct. 8 1913.   C.S.A.

Bevins, Oliver   Feb 3, 1837 - Jan 24, 1908.   C.S.A.
Gentry, William H.  Co. I, 3rd Inf., 1st MO Brigade   C.S.A.
Netherton, Abe   Oct 18, 1829 - 1922.  C.S.A.
Shaver, George W.   C.S.A.
Tapp, Lewis Waller   Sep 10, 1840 - May 21, 1933.  C.S.A.

Duncan, Matthew F.   1838-1913.  C.S.A.

Brown, William Humphrey   Co. C, 1st MO Cav  C.S.A.
Fry, Louis   Jan 23, 1834 - Aug 31, 1932.  C.S.A.
Jennett, James L.   Sep 5, 1838 - Nov 27, 1933.   Capt.   Co. C, 59th VA Inf    C.S.A.
Rice, William    3rd MO Cav  C.S.A.
Yates, W.J.   Nov 7, 1837 - Aug 31, 1890.  5th KY Cav, Morgan's Brigade. C.S.A.

Kenley, Fielding  Feb 20, 1843 - Jun 1, 1927.  C.S.A.
Long, Ellis   Mar 10, 1839 - Feb 11, 1932. C.S.A.
Pence, William H.  Mar 20, 1825 - Apr 1, 1901.  Capt.  C.S.A.

Whitten, Thomas   Co. E, 6th MO S.M. Cav

Soper, James W.P.  Jul 28, 1833 - Jul 3, 1864. C.S.A.
Soper, John L.  Apr 10, 1829 - Jan 30 1880.   C.S.A.

Allen, John H.   Cpl Co. H, 2nd Ark Cav
Letton, Ninian W.    C.S.A.
Pounds, Robert L.    3rd MO Cav.

Dagley, Aluis   1841- 6 Jun 1864.  Co. L. 4th Prov. EN Militia Inf

Ferril, William Jacob   May 10, 1845 -May 15, 1920.  C.S.A.


John M.Pike -private 6th.Mo.S.Militia Cav.USA Co.F- Mt .Zion Cem.-Clinton Co.,Mo. born 2\28\1841 died 5\18\1904 Chuck Walker

John A. Kerns-private 4th Mo.S.Mil.Cav.USA Co.K- Independence Church Cem. Clinton Co. born 2\2\1844 died 8\5\1911    Chuck Walker

Isaac B. Baker as it appeared in the Plattsburg Leader during the week of Feb. 11, 1929. The spelling and puncuation are as they appeared in the original newspaper article.

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Was the Last Surviving Clinton County Ex-Confederate Soldier. Capt. I. B. Baker, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Clinton county, died early Sunday morning at his home in Plattsburg. Capt. Baker had been in very poor health for several months. Capt. Baker came with his parents to Missouri from Kentucky when he was about twelve years old. He attended the old log school house on the Winn farm, which will be remembered by the old settlers as one of the early day schools of the county. Capt. Baker also attend school at Weston and at Pleasant Ridge college three years. Capt. Baker's farm upon which he lived nearly half a century is just west of Grayson. He was a progressive farmer and stock grower, a kind neighbor, and community upbuilder during all these years. The interest and the activity of the Baker family made possible the securing of the Rock Island Railroad through Plattsburg and Grayson to Leavenworth. This was for some time the road's main line between Chicago and the Missouri River. Thru Pullman trains used to be run over this line between Chicago and Leavenworth and on west. After the growth of Kansas City became so much more rapid than Leavenworth, the railroad company routed it's thru trains over the Burlington from Cameron Junction into Kansas City, and the Grayson line was made a branch. Capt. Baker was one of the first Clinton county young men to enter the Confederate army, and was the last surviving member of the group.     He entered the Confederate army in June, 1861,at the age of twenty four years. James Clay raised the company of about seventy men, and they were drilled on the ridge south of the old Clay farm home, as Mr. Clay was living on the farm at that time. Darius Bainbridge was chosen captain of the company and they went to the battle of Carthage the fourth of July, 1861, and to the battle of Wilson's creek, where Capt. Bainbridge was killed. Mr Baker went on with Price's army into southern Missouri and into Arkansas. He came home in the spring of 1862 and took his father to Kentucky and joined the company at Clarksville, Tenn, under Capt. Paige. He was chosen captain of the company in the summer of 1862, and continued in that company until the close of the war. Capt. Baker and his company were with Gen. Johnston, who surrendered his division April 26, 1865. General Lee's surrender was on the 9th of the month. The funeral which was a largely attended one, was held at the Plattsburg Christian Church Monday afternoon, at two o'clock, and burial was in the Grayson cemetary. The funeral was conducted by the pastor of the church, Rev. Vere H. Rogers. The H-RCA men's quartet, composed of Supt. Allison, Rev.Rogers, J. W. Holmes and R. C. Cook, sang at the service. The following obituary sketch was read at the funeral service. Capt. Isaac B. Baker, the highly respected and useful citizen, in whose memory this service is held, was a son of Isaac and Elizabeth Baker, very early pioneer settlers in the Grayson community, of Clinton county. They were the parents of twelve children who lived to manhood and womanhood. Of these twelve children, only one now remains, Jesse Baker, of Grayson. Capt. I. B. Baker was born December 28, 1837, at Augusta, Ky, and was therefore past 91 years old at the time of his death, which occurred Sunday morning, February 10, 1929, at his home in Plattsburg, following a long illness of rheumatism and old age infirmaries.
Early in the Civil War Mr. Baker entered the Confederate army, and served with distinction, being promoted to the rank of Captain, and not only by will of his superior officers, but the unanimous vote of the other members of the company, when a vacancy occurred in that office. Capt. Baker was the last surviving Ex-Confederate soldier in Clinton county. Capt. Baker was united in marriage Feb. 22, 1866, to Miss Frances D. Stoutimore, daughter of Josiah and Amanda Stoutimore, also pioneer residents of Clinton county. The marriage took place shortly after Capt. Baker's return from his army service, at the Stoutimore farm home, five miles south of Plattsburg. Capt. and Mrs. Baker had a most happy married life of nearly sixty-two years, terminated by her death which took place May 11, 1927. To this husband and wife there were born three children: J. D. Baker, of Plattsburg with whom he had made his home for some time; Rosa Lee who died in early childhood; and Mrs. Myrtle Grayson, who died about nine years ago, who is survived by one son, John C. Grayson, of Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. Baker also lived to advanced age, and was 81 years, 7 months and 20 days old at the time of her death.  After their marriage Capt. and Mrs. Baker went to housekeeping on their  farm, and lived there until about fourteen years ago, when because of advancing age and failing health they moved to Plattsburg. Shortly before Mrs. Baker's death they left their home in Plattsburg and went to live with Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Baker, at Grayson, where Mrs. Baker's death occurred. Capt. Baker, after the death of his wife, continued to live there with Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Baker, until about a year ago the three came back to the Baker home in Plattsburg, where his last months were made happy ones by the tender care of his son and daughter in law, and the kindly visits of many friends. The home of Capt. and Mrs. Baker on their farm near Grayson, was one of the landmarks of that part of the county. It was built in 1867, shortly after their marriage. The lumber and material for erection of the house Capt. Baker hauled with wagon and team all the way from Lathrop, and the highways were not the broad and well graded ones of today. With such handicaps the citizens of that pioneer day built up this county and made possible the many advantages of this present generation. This pioneer farm home, which had been the center of so large a portion of the hospitality and social life of the county, burned about a year ago. Since early life Capt. Baker had been a member of the Christian church. He and Mrs. Baker were Charter members of the Christian church at Grayson, and Capt. Baker was the last surviving charter member of that congregation. Their earnest interest in the church, and education, and worthy ideals everywhere, is well known by all who were acquainted with them. They were active and efficient leaders in the work of the church, and liberal supporters of the church, and missions and education and benevolences with their financial blessings. In their home the preacher was always welcome, and often went away with gifts more substantial than mere words. The lives of Capt. and Mrs. Baker, and their daughter, Mrs. Grayson, and son J. D. Baker and his wife, have had much to do with the developmentof religion, education, good roads, industrial advance, and every worthwhile activity of Clinton county. Capt. Baker's life was a long one; it was also a most useful one. Many are the lives that are better and nobler because of the fellowship with him. Through such lives come the progress and betterment of the world. The body at the close of this service we tenderly will place beside that of his wife in the beautiful cemetary near his former home at Grayson. The spirit has already returned to the God who gave it, whose he was, and whom he served so long and faithfully. RPhil74410@aol.com


Robert Lafayette Halpain  buried in the National Cemetery in Jefferson City, Confederate Soldier.  Died Feb 20, 1866. Freda Halpain

James A. Barger and Jesse Allen Barger. Fought for the North, first in "H" Co. and Later transferred to "G" Co.  They entered the Civil War at the city of California, Mo., in 1861.  They were mustered out in Little Rock, Ar. in 1865. They both were members of the 26th Inf. Carl Barger

Dexter George Hathhorn, Confederate, 5th MO Calvary, Company D. Born 1837 VA, died 1907 Holt Co MO. Marla Hathhorn.


Jonathan TULLIS Cemetery Unknown b. 3 Dec., 1840; d. abt. 11 Dec., 1879.  Served Co C, 7th Mo State Militia Cav.  He d. at Clifton City, Cooper Co. Gayle Slagell

Nicholas Meistrell, b.  Jan. 26,1841. Enrolled in Boonville, MO on June 20, 1861 as a private in Co. A., Boonville Battalion, Missouri Home Guard.  Discharged Aug. 31, 1861.  He then enrolled as a corporal for the same company, Sept1,1861-Dec. 18, 1861.  Enrolled Dec. 21, 1861 as Com. Sergeant, 1st Regiment Infantry, discharged Feb. 4, 1865. (From pension application) PVMeistrel


JOHANN CHRISTIAN GINTZ III,  laid to rest at Burbon City Cemetery. Born 8 May, 1844 at Finkenbach, Sermenshein, Rhienland Pfaz, Bavaria, Germany and died 12 February, at St. Louis, Missouri He married Caroline Louisa Newbold b. 1 June, 1844, Canal Dover, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio d. 21 March 1912, St. Louis, Missouri. They had 8 children. JOHANN CHRISTIAN GINTZ III #874980 served as a Private in Company C, 196th Regiment Ohio Inf. Enlisted 27 February, 1865 Canal Cover, Tuscarawas Co., OH and was Honorably discharged on 11 September 1865 Columbus, OH Henry Arthur Mounts, Great Grand Son

The following Soldiers were submitted by Joe L. Miller,
Host for USGenWeb Crawford Co., MO

WALLS, Henry W.  no date no date Lick Creek Cem. T.39-R.4, S.34 Crawford Co. Co D. Phelps, MO Inf.
George Emmitt TREECE  Born: 18 February 1833 in Chillicothe, Ross, OH. Died: 16 January 1923 in Brush Creek, Crawford, MO. First Lieutenant, Company F, 31st Regiment, Missouri Volunteers.
Anderson TREECE Born: 1835 in Chillicothe, Ross, OH. Died: 9 September 1901 in White Pine County, NV.Major, Company F, Consolidated Battalion, 31st and 32nd Missouri Infantry.(brother to George)
William Talbert PINNELL  Born: 6 February 1840 in Crawford County, MO. Died: 5 January 1929 in Steelville, Crawford, MO. Private, Company F, 32nd Missouri Regiment.
Asa PINNELL Born: 16 November 1843 in Crawford County, MO.  Died:  1 February 1902 in Jake Prairie, Crawford, MO. Private, Company K, 2nd Missouri Light Artillery. (brother to William Talbert)
Wiley Elias PINNELL Born: 19 March 1843 in Hermann, Gasconade, MO. Died: 15 August 1916 in Shackelford, Moran, TX. Served in Company C, Confederate Army under General James A. Price. Discharged 25 May 1865. Shortly after he left for Texas because he went against most of his own family, who were Union soldiers. He never returned.
William J. PINNELL Born: 20 February 1840 in Franklin County, Missouri. Died: 26 March 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri. Served as Private and 3rd Corporal, Company B, 31st Missouri Infantry. Private and Corporal, Company F, 32nd Missouri Infantry (new organization).
Ethan Allen PINNELL Born: 17 November 1834 in Crawford County, MO Died: (not available at this time) Served as Private, Company F, 3rd Missouri Cavalry. (Union) Captain, Company D, (Mitchell's Regiment) 8th Missouri Infantry (Confederate Army). Fought in the Battle of Prairie Grove (northwest Arkansas) and in the Red River Valley.
James Alexander PINNELL (brother to Ethan Allen)  Born: 1837 in Washington County, MO. Died:  March 1865 (estimated) possibly in Arkansas. Served as Private, Company E, Missouri Cavalry. Private, Companies K & D, 6th Missouri Cavalry. Was a Prisoner of War in Arkansas, was never heard from again.
Lunsford Lane PINNELL Born: 13 February 1848 in Lanes Prairie, Maries, MO Died: March 1934 in MO   Private, Private Musket Company G, 48th Missouri Infantry Private, Company E, 50th Missouri Infantry. Was involved in campaigns in Missouri and Arkansas. (This may belong to Maries County, Missouri, but he was a minister and roamed the state)
Moses W. Davis He served with B Co, 11th Regiment, Missouri Veteran Infantry.  His Co was Capt. William J Followssill (I am not sure if the Capts.last name is spelled correctly).  My Great-grandfather entered service on 15 Feb 1865 and mustered out 15 January 1866, in Memiphis,Tn. He was 22 at this time. Served in New Orleans, to Dauphin Island, Ala. campaign against Mobile, Ala. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. throught Tn, Ga, Ala. my Great-grandfather, Bruce E. McGlasson

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