Category: Military

Revelations of a Soldier’s Life

by Samuel C. Broughton, Sgt Co. I, 21st Illinois Infantry I first enlisted at Robinson, Illinois, April 27th, 1861, for three months. Was mustered at Mattoon, Illinois into Co I, Seventh Ill, afterwards 21st, Ill. We held an...

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First Missouri Confederate Brigade

Short history of the First Missouri Confederate Brigade December, 1861, Brigade organized in Osceola, Missouri March 7-8, 1862, Battle of Elk Horn Tavern (Pea Ridge) April 1862, Missouri Brigade transfers to the east side of the...

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Price’s Commissary Department

PRICE’S COMMISSARY DEPARTMENT. The capture of Lexington by Price’s army was a crushing blow to Fremont’s ambition. He had permitted a disorderly mass of citizen soldiers to defy his army of occupation. Something had to be done...

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Retaliation in Missouri

Report Provost-Marshal General, March 17, 1866. Mess. and Doc., 1865—66, Part III., p. 63. 3 It is proper to mention that this retaliatory action was under the authority of the State of Missouri. General Curtis, commanding the...

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Confederate Dead of Marion County Missouri

The St. Louis Republic is giving a list of those from Missouri who died in the Confederate Service.  The following regarding Marion County people will be of interest to our readers. Co. K Lieutenant Wm. Shumate, Palmyra, Mo,...

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