Marion county was represented in two regiments of the enrolled militia, the 38th, Col. Hayward, and the 53d, Col. 0, C. Tinker, of Ralls county. At first, all of the companies from this county but Capt. Drane’s company were in the 38th regiment, which one called “the Railroad Brigade,” because nearly all of the members of the first five companies were in the employ of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad. In about a month after the organization of the 38th two of its companies, C and D, were transferred to the 53d. The following, is a partial roster of both regiments, showing the companies from Marion county:

Companies D and E ofthe 38th were transferred to the 53d. Company F was from Macon county, Company G from Linn, Company H from Clinton, Company I from Buchanan. The regiment Was Chiefly employed in guarding and escorting the trains and other property of Hannibal & St. Joseph railroad. Only the Marion companies and the company (G) from Linn ever did any duty worth mentioning never, or rarely, parading or mustering under arms. All, or nearly all, received pay, however.

The 53d was on duty chiefly in Ralls, Monroe, and Marion counties, and some of the companies did considerable scouting and other service.

All of the fall and winter of 1862 the able-bodied citizens of the county, over 18 and under 45, were being enrolled into the E. M. M.

P. C. Lane, at Palmyra, was at first appointed enrolling officer for this county, and he had assistants in the various townships. There was considerable dissatisfaction at this enrollment among the Confederate sympathizers, and those who could escape by the payment of money or otherwise, did so. But the enrolling went on all the same. General McNeil instructed the officers to examine the poll books of the November election and be sure to enroll each able-bodied voter whose name was there recorded.

When Mr. Lane left the county for Jefferson City to claim his seat in the Legislature, Captain W. W. Lair was appointed enrolling officer for this county. He adopted a vigorous policy. On December 24 he issued an order, one paragraph of which read:

All persons subject to military duty according, to the militia laws of the State of Missouri, failing to report for enrollment as commanded by order of Colonel Lane (Nov. 17, 1862), by January 1, 1863, will be arrested and cast into prison, there to remain until they pay a fine of $10 each and duly enroll themselves.

The enrolled militia were liable to be called out at a moment’s warning, each man bringing his horse with him if necessary. Arms were furnished by the United States; uniforms and pay were by the State, the militia-men being, paid only for the actual time they were in service. Allowances were made for the use of horses, equipment, etc.

At first the enrolled militia of this district, when in the field, were subsisted on the country, and assessments were made on the people for their pay and support. Many outrages resulted and there was a great hardship on the county.

 

Date of CommissionNameRankTo Rank FromAccounted For
Dec. 9, 1862J. T. K. HaywardCol.Sept. 2,1862Vacated March 12, 1865.
Oct. 1, 1862Joseph LoomisLt.ColOct. 1, 1862Vacated by S. O., No. 126, 1864.
Oct. 2, 1862T. D. PriceMajorOct. 1, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865.
Oct. 2, 1862E. J. CartlidgeAdjtOct. 1, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865
Aug. 2, 1864A. J StillwellQ. M.Aug. 3, 1864Vacated by S. O., No. 126, 1864.
Oct. 2, 1862Edward DuffieldSurg.Oct.1I ,1862Vacated by S. O., No. 126, 1864.
COMPANY A
Sept. 18, 1862Henry W. Farley CaptAug. 6, 1862Vacated March 12, ISGS
Sept. 18, 1862Frederick Figalla1st Lt.Aug. 6, 1862Vacated by S. O., No. 12G, 1864.
Jan. 15, 1865John H. Wheeler1st LtJuly 4, 1864Vacated March 12, 1865.
Sept. 18,1862William H. Ide2d LtAug. 6, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865.
COMPANY B
Jan 15, 1865G. O BishopCaptJuly 4, 1864Vacated March 12, 1865.
Dec. 9, 1862C. Coon1st Lt.Aug. 6, 1862Vacated by S. O., No. 12G, 1864.
Jan 15, 1865John C. Hogg1st Lt.July 4, 1864Vacated March 12, 1865.
Jan 15, 1865Henry C. Grover2d LtJuly 4, 1864Vacated March 12, 1865.
Dec. 9, 1862H. M. Rice2d LtAug. 6, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865.
COMPANY C
Dec. 9, 1862Geo. H. NettletonCapt.Aug. 6, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865
Dec. 9, 1862H. B. Hagar1st LtAug. 6, 1862Vacated by S. O., No. 12G, 1864.
Dec. 19, 1862Charles Lanton2d LtAug. 6, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865
Jan 15, 1865Thomas McDermot2d LtAug. 6, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865
Oct. 16, 1862Orwin C. TinkerCol.Oct. 16, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865
Oct. 16, 1862Wm. P. HarrisonLt. Col.Oct. 16, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865
Sept. 21, 1863Albert B. CohenMajorSept. 21, 1863Vacated March 12, 1865
Oct. 16, 1862Albert LAncasterAdjt.Oct. 16, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865
Mar. 1, 1864George H. ShieldsQ. M.Mar. 1, 1864Vacated March 12, 1865
Feb. 24, 1863Thomas S. RubySurg.Feb. 18, 1863Vacated March 12, 1865
COMPANY D
Nov. 10, 1862John D. MeredithCapt.Aug. 12, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865
May 11, 1864John F. McNeil1st LtMay 11, 1864Vacated March 12, 1865
Nov. 10, 1862William T. Jackson2d LtAug 12, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865
COMPANY E

Aug. 7, 1863

John EnglandCapt.April 2, 1863Vacated by S. O., No. 126, 1864.
Nov. 3, 1864John EnglandCapt.Aug. 24, 1863Vacated March 12, 1865.
Nov. 19, 1863Andrew W. Billing1st LtApril 2, 1863Vacated by S. O., No. 126, 1864.
Nov. 3, 1864Adam Theis1st LtAug. 24, 1863Vacated March 12, 1865.
Dec. 9, 1862William G. Dalton2d LtSept. 10, 1862Vacated March 12, 1865.
COMPANY H
Aug. 14, 1863Richard DraneMar., 21, 1863Vacated March 12, 1865
Aug. 14, 1863John T. Kemper1st LtMar., 21, 1863Vacated by S. O., No. 126, 1864.
Aug. 14, 1863Thomas L. Webb2d LtMar., 21, 1863Vacated by S. O., No. 126, 1864.