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William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas


STATE HISTORY, PART 6

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SIXTH REGIMENT KANSAS VOLUNTEER CAVALRY.

In July, 1861, the confederate army, under Gens. Price, Jackson and McCulloch, overran all Southern Missouri and constantly threatened the southeast portion of Kansas. Bordering on Missouri, and the hostile Indian Territory, easily reached by raiding parties from Arkansas, especially obnoxious to the surrounding slave-holding States, and with its frontier almost entirely unprotected, it seemed only a measure of ordinary prudence that a part of the troops raised in the State should be organized for home defense. Accordingly, at the request of W. C. Ranson, and other citizens of Fort Scott, permission was granted by Gen. Lyon for the organization of three companies of infantry to be stationed at that place, and designated 'Home Guards.' These companies were soon raised. but being insufficient for the pressing needs of the time, five additional companies, four being cavalry, were organized by authority of Major Prince, commanding at Fort Leavenworth. A regimental organization was effected on the 9th of September, there being at that time eight companies - four cavalry and four infantry. The organization at that date was as follows: Colonel, William R. Judson; Lieut. Colonel, Lewis R. Jewell; Major, W. T. Campbell; Adjutant, George G. Clark; Quartermaster, John S. Redfield.

The three original companies of the regiment performed garrison duty at Fort Scott, until after the battle of Drywood, in which Company E, Capt. Greeno, had the advance, and was the first engaged. After the repulse at this point, and the occupation of Fort Scott by a detachment of Gen. Price's army, the Sixth marched, with the command of Gen. Lane, to Fort Lincoln, remaining there until Lane entered Missouri in pursuit of the retreating rebels, when it was sent back, under command of Col. Judson, to re-occupy Fort Scott, the infantry companies performing garrison duty and the cavalry being almost constantly engaged in scouting expeditions into die adjoining country.

In the spring of 1862, the 'Home Guard' companies were mustered out of service; various changes and transfers were made, and the Sixth was finally organized as a cavalry regiment, as follows:

Field and Staff. - Colonel, William R. Judson; Lieutenant Colonel, Lewis R. Jewell; Major, William T. Campbell; Adjutant, Isaac Stadden; Quartermaster, Simeon B. Gordon; Surgeon, John S. Redfleld; Chaplain, Richard Duvall; all of Fort Scott.

Line Officers. - Company A. Captain, George W. Veale, Topeka; First Lieutenant, Matthew Chary, and Second Lieutenant, John A. Johnson, both of Wyandotte. Company B, Captain, Eliah E. Harvey, and First Lieutenant, Jacob Morehead, both of Bellair, Iowa; Second Lieutenant, Reason R. McGuire. Company C, Captain, Harris S. Greeno, Topeka; First Lieutenant, Reese J. Lewis, and Second Lieutenant, David Mefford, both of Fort Scott. Company D, Captain, John W. Orahood; First Lieutenant, Joseph Hall; Second Lieutenant, John S. Lane, all of Trading Post. Company E, Captain, Henry M. Dobyns, and First Lieutenant, Brainard D. Benedict, both of Paris; Second Lieutenant, Herbert Robinson, Centerville. Company F, Captain, Charles F. Clarke, and First Lieutenant, Frederick W. Schuarte, both of Fort Riley; Second Lieutenant, William Gordon, Gatesville. Company G, Captain, Nathaniel B. Lucas, Wyandotte; First Lieutenant, John M. Laing; Second Lieutenant, John M. Dunn, Junction City. Company H, Captain, David Mefford; First Lieutenant, George J Clark, and Second Lieutenant, Albert H. Campbell, all of Fort Scott. Company I, Captain, John T. Blake, Independence, Mo.; First Lieutenant, Silas D. Harris, Belair, Iowa; Second Lieutenant, Levi T. Stewart, Kansas City, Mo. Company R, Captain, John Rodgers, Neutral Lands; First Lieutenant, Charles H. Hayes, Fort Scott ; Second Lieutenant, Levi Hatch, Neutral Lands. Company L, Captain, Henry P. Ledger, St. Louis, Mo.; First Lieutenant, Jefferson Denton, Fort Scott: Second Lieutenant, Leonard J. Swingley, Topeka. Company M. Captain; John W. Duff, Kansas City; First Lieutenant, James Brook, Clinton; Second Lieutenant, John C. Anderson, Leavenworth.

The consolidated company of the Sixth was organized under the following officers; New Company A, Captain, Charles T. Judson, Fort Scott; First Lieutenant, Thomas G. Howell, Leavenworth; Second Lieutenant, William R. Shattuck, Trading Post.

Soon after the re-organization of the regiment, its various companies were stationed at different points along the eastern line of the State, with headquarters at Paola, and were employed in breaking up and scattering the numerous bands of raiders that infested Southwestern Missouri, under the leadership of Quantrell, Gordon and other notorious guerrilla chiefs.

Capt. Veale, with Company A, penetrated into the Sni Hills, and, dividing his company into two detachments, broke up eight camps of the rebel marauders, killing thirty-seven, wounding as many more, capturing arms and horses, and restoring order, for a time at least, to the surrounding country.

In June, Companies C, H and K. Capt. Greeno commanding, accompanied the expedition of Col. Doubleday to the Indian country, took part in the battle of Cowskin Prairie, and returned to camp at Baxter Springs, Kan., where they were joined by the rest of the regiment.

At this time the enemy held possession of the Indian country; the battle between the loyal and rebel Indians on Bushy Creek resulting so far in favor of the latter, that the forces of Opothleyolo were forced to remove soon after to Kansas, a treaty of alliance being negotiated on the 1st of February, 1882, at Fort Leavenworth, between the loyal chief and his followers on one side, and Col. Dole, United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs, on the other.

In this state of affairs, the rebel leaders wore constantly inciting the Cherokees and Creeks to open acts of hostility, and co-operating with them in raids over the unprotected border.

An expedition under command of Col. Weer was sent into the Cherokee country in July, of which the Sixth formed a part. On the 4th, Col. Clarkson was captured, with a large part of his command and all his camp equipage, and the same day Col. Stand-Waitie was attacked in his camp at Stand-Waitie's mills, by Capt. Greeno, with two companies of the Sixth, and routed with the loss of his supplies. The following day, the troops went into camp at Wolf Creek, whence on the 10th they moved to Grand River encamping at Flat Rock, eighteen miles from Fort Gibson.

While the command was in camp at Flat Rock, the Sixth was employed in scouting and foraging expeditions in the vicinity, and as far south as Fort Gibson. About the middle of July a detachment of the regiment under Col. Greeno was sent to Tallequah, which captured and brought back to camp, John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee nation, several of the principal officers in the rebel Indian army, besides two hundred Indian deserters.

Early in August, Gen. Coffey, with a large rebel force, invaded Southwestern Missouri, and moved toward the north. Gen. Blunt, commanding in Arkansas, was requested to send a force from Fort Scott to cut off his retreat, other troops being sent into Missouri to prevent his joining Col. Hughes, who had just captured Independence. Col. Solomon, then in command of the Indian expedition, accordingly moved toward Fort Scott, sending a detachment of the Sixth, under command of Lieut. Johnson, to Northwest Arkansas, to ascertain the movements of the various small guerrilla bands that made that section their headquarters. From prisoners captured by the party at Marysville, it was learned that Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri were to be the objects of the intended raids, and if left unprotected would be at the mercy of the invaders. The detachment rejoined the command at Cowskin Prairie, and returned with it to Fort Scott, where Gen. Blunt took command of all the forces.

Coffey and Hughes, having succeeded in uniting their forces, and defeating Maj. Foster at Lone Jack, advanced toward Lexington, to which place Maj. Foster had fallen back. Gen. Blunt left Fort Scott with the Sixth and Second Kansas, under Col. Cloud, in advance, and pursued the rebel forces, attempting to cut off their retreat. The advance detachment overtook their rear, at the crossing of the Osage River, but during the night they escaped, and gained Arkansas without any serious loss. While returning to Fort Scott, the Sixth had a skirmish with a rebel force at Coon Creek, in which Capt. Greeno was wounded, and two of his men killed. Being attached to the Second Brigade, Col. Weer commanding, First Division, Army of the Frontier, the regiment moved with the command in August, 1862, to Coxie's Creek, Missouri, where forces were concentrating to resist the threatened invasion of Gen. Hindman from Arkansas.

The enemy having communicated with, and receiving re-enforcements from, Northern Missouri, through the counties adjacent to the position of our troops, a close watch had to be kept to counteract their movements, and foil their designs so far as possible. The Sixth, being the only cavalry regiment in the brigade, performed much laborious and responsible duty, through the agency of its scouts, and the information it gained of the strength and position of the rebels was of great service to the command.

On the 30th of September, detachments from the different regiments, that from the Sixth being under command of Capt. Mefford, and all under Lieut. Col. Jacobbi, were sent to reconnoiter the enemy's position at Newtonia. The rebel pickets were driven in, but the detachment pressing forward too eager1y, was met so vigorously that it fell back, Capt. Mefford's command rallying and covering the retreat until the artillery was safe, but being itself surrounded by the enemy. Gen. Blunt advanced toward Newtonia with his entire force the same morning, and on arriving near the place met the retreating companies and learned the perilous situation of Capt. Mefford's company. Col. Jewell and Capt. Veale, with several companies, pressed forward and attacked the rebels, forced them back, and held them in check until re-enforcements arrived. On the Sarcoxie road, where the rebels formed line of battle, Lieut. Benedict brought up his battery, threw a few shells into their ranks, when they fell back and re-formed, and were then driven into the town of Newtonia, where they were in too strong force to be attacked. On the 4th, when our forces were ready to attack the town, it was found that the rebels had sent their baggage to the rear and were preparing to retreat. They were chased into Arkansas, the pursuit not being ended until men and horses were quite exhausted.

On the return of the regiment from the pursuit, with the rest of the command it went into camp near Keetsville, Mo., and while there Capt. Gordon, of Company F, with a detachment of forty men, surprised a party of rebels who were guarding a mill on White River, killing ten and capturing twenty-five, together with their horses, camp equipage and a quantity of arms.

Gen. Cooper having moved toward Marysville, thereby threatening communication with Fort Scott, Gen. Blunt marched to Bentonville, Ark., and thence to Old Fort Wayne, C. N., to attack and dislodge him from his position. The Sixth and Second Kansas Cavalry succeeded in routing the rebels before the infantry came up - the Second capturing a battery and the Sixth a battle flag. Before the enemy had time to rally, the infantry and Rabb's Second Indiana Battery came up and completed the victory.

Gen. Blunt's forces remained in camp at Old Fort Wayne about two weeks, and from there removed to Camp Babcock, near the Arkansas line. From this point, Lieut. Col. Jewell, of the Sixth, with the entire effective force of the regiment and detachments from the Indiana brigade, was detailed on a reconnaissance to Cane Hill, Ark. On his arrival at that place, he found that the rebel forces had retreated across the Boston Mountains to the Cove Creek Valley. Following over the mountains and learning what he could of their position, he returned with the information to camp, and preparations were at once made for a movement toward Cane Hill. The army marched on the 27th, and on the morning of the 28th arrived at Cane Hill when the cavalry and artillery were ordered to open the attack. The engagement commenced about 9 o'clock, and after fighting two hours, Marmaduke's cavalry gave way and retreated toward the Boston Mountains. Here it rallied and made another attempt to repulse its pursuers. The Sixth and Second Kansas led the advance and with their howitzers and Hopkin's Battery soon drove them from their position, the infantry following up the advantage gained by a charge, which sent them still further back. The Sixth, still pressing forward, was met by a destructive and fatal fire, which resulted in heavy loss. Lieut. Col. Jewell fell mortally wounded, while leading a saber charge through a narrow pass in the mountains; Lieuts. Johnson and Haines were severely wounded; seven enlisted men killed and twenty wounded; and Lieut. Campbell taken prisoner.

Just as the attack was about to be renewed, the enemy sent a messenger with a flag of truce; and an armistice of an hour was agreed to. It being nearly night, Gen. Blunt fell back a few miles, and, the enemy retiring in the morning, fell back again to Cane Hill, sending Gen. Solomon's brigade, to which the Sixth was attached, to Rhea's Mills, eight miles north, to protect his trains, Gen. Blunt, determined to hold his position in Arkansas against the advances of Gen. Hindman, had telegraphed in various directions for Gen. Herron to hasten from Missouri to his assistance, and that energetic leader using every endeavor to do so, had reached Fayetteville, before Blunt could warn him that his own command had been flanked by Hindman, and that 25,000 rebels lay between the two Union forces. Information of the whereabouts of Gen. Hindman, so necessary to the preservation of the forces of both Gens. Blunt and Herron, was communicated to the former by Col. Judson, who, on the morning of the 7th, moved with the Sixth toward the Fayettville road, and ascertaining that Hindman had passed up the road toward Rhea's Mills, where the entire army train was stationed, immediately sent messengers to Gen. Blunt, informing him that he was flanked, and his trains in danger; then following the enemy, and engaging the rear guard, succeeded in delaying the advance of Hindman several hours.

On receiving Col. Judson's dispatch, Gen. Blunt moved as rapidly as possible to the relief of Gen. Herron. Leaving Solomon's brigade at Rhea's Mills to guard the train, he arrived about 1:30 on the field, in front of the enemy's left. His arrival turned in our favor the desperately contested and still undecided battle, and saved the brave little army of Gen. Herron, that had been so long struggling against almost hopeless odds. Gen. Hindman withdrew his forces during the night, and by taking advantage of the time afforded by a truce granted for the purpose of burying his dead the next morning, evaded the pursuit he so much dreaded.

The Sixth remained in camp at Rhea's Mills until December 27, when it formed a part of Gen. Blunt's Van Buren expedition, routing, in conjunction with the Second Kansas, a body of Texan troops at Dripping Springs, and capturing their camp equipage and train. This was the closing campaign for the winter. Gen. Schofield soon assumed command of the Army of the Frontier, and ordered it to Missouri.

The Sixth having, at this time, but nine companies, permission was obtained, February 23, from Gov. Carney, to recruit it to the standard required by general orders of the War Department, provided no special efforts should be made to obtain recruits from the agricultural climes of the State. Recruiting headquarters were established at Fort Scott, and Capt. Greeno and several others detailed as recruiting officers. Company L, H. P. Ledger, Captain, was recruited and mustered in at Fort Scott; Company I, J. T. Blake, Captain, at Westport. Mo.; Company M (principally half-breed Delawares), J. W. Duff, Captain, was not mustered in until July 30, 1863.

On the 21st of June, the regiment joined Gen. Blunt's forces at Fort Scott, and on the 4th of July marched with the command for Cherokee Nation. The rebels had been driven from the immediate vicinity of Fort Blunt, the most advanced Union post, which was held by Col. William A. Phillips, but a force of 8,000 men, under Gen. Cooper, occupied Honey Springs, on Elk Creek, about twenty-five miles south, where they were waiting for re-enforcements from Texas. Gen. Blunt, with his command, made a forced march of 175 miles in five days, arriving at Fort Blunt on the 10th. The rebel re-enforcements were expected on the 17th and Gen. Blunt determined to have the battle decided before their arrival. He accordingly, on the night of the 18th, crossed the Arkansas at a ford about eighteen miles southwest of Fort Gibson, with a small body of cavalry and four guns, and marching down on the south side of the river to a point opposite the mouth of the Grand River, drove in the enemy's out-posts, and before night of the 16th, had his entire force ferried over the Arkansas. He then started on his march south, toward Elk Creek, where Gen. Cooper was posted with 8,000 Indians and Texans. Gen. Blunt's force was about thirty-five hundred.

Gen. Blunt arrived at Elk Creek at sunrise. His forces were formed in two columns, Col. Judson leading the right and Col. Phillips the left, with cavalry dismounted on either flank, armed with carbines, and fighting as infantry. The batteries were brought into position so as to shell the woods in which the enemy were concealed, and after a sharp contest of about two hours, they were driven through the woods onto the prairie beyond, where they fled in confusion, just before the Texan re-enforcement arrived. The following is the official report of the part taken by the Sixth Kansas in the engagement:

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH KANSAS CAVALRY VOLUNTEERS, ) CAMP NEAR FORT GIBSON, C. N., JULY 19, 1863. )

COL. W. R. JUDSON, COMMANDING TROOPS IN THE FIELD:

Colonel - I have the honor to report the part taken by my command, consisting of companies A, C, F and H, commanded respectively by First Lieut. T. J. Darling, Second Lieut. R. L. Phillips, Capt. William Gordon and Capt. David Mefford; also section of mountain howitzers, under command of Lieut. J. P. Grassberger.

My command left camp at 4 o'clock A. M., on the 16th inst., crossing the Verdigris River and the Arkansas River in face of the enemy, our crossing being covered by a section of Smith's Second Kansas Battery. The crossing was effected without loss, the enemy retiring on our approach without firing a shot. After a halt of a short time, I was ordered with my command to the advance, detailing Capt. Gordon with his company, F, w the extreme advance. About daylight, he came up with the enemy in considerable force, posted on a rise of ground near timber. The Captain immediately formed his men, and opened a brisk fire on the enemy, but was compelled to fall back. I at once brought the rest of the command up at a gallop to the support of the advance, and, after a sharp skirmish, drove the enemy from his position, with a loss to him of one killed and three wounded, who were left on the ground. Privates Banks, of Company C, and Allington, of Company F, of my command, were wounded; also had one horse killed, and several wounded. Immediately followed the enemy, coming up with him at Elk Creek. Here I came to a halt, sending a company to reconnoiter; found the enemy strongly posted in the timber, with artillery, their line extending to the right and left of the road. I immediately dismounted a portion of my command, and moved up cautiously, opening fire upon them. They, however, kept under cover. Private White, Company A, was at this time severely wounded. On the arrival of the main force, I was transferred fromCol. Judson's command to that of Col. Phillips (Col. Judson retaining the section of howitzers), and ordered to the left of our line of battle. Shortly after the engagement commenced, I discovered the enemy endeavoring to flank us under cover of timber. I immediately dismounted Companies C, F and H, and sent them into the timber. They engaged the enemy immediately, and after sharp work of about an hour and a half, succeeded in driving the enemy back, with considerable loss. About this time the First Indiana Regiment charged the enemy on the left, relieving my men. I at once recalled my men from the timber, and after obtaining a supply of ammunition, mounted and started in pursuit. After crossing the creek, I charged into a large body of rebels, whom I supposed to he Stanwaitie's Indians, and a regiment of Texans. They fell back to the woods, and made a stand. My men dismounted, and opened a vigorous fire on them, which, together with the effective fire of the howitzers, soon drove them in confusion. I followed them until ordered to cease pursuit.

The conduct of the officers and men under my command was excellent, they being cool and self-possessed during the entire engagement, particularly the detachment on duty with the howitzers; they advanced almost as fast as the cavalry, unlimbering their guns, and delivering their fire with remarkable celerity and correctness.

My loss was light, considering the heavy fire under which we were, and consists of those whose names appear in the report.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,

WM. S. CAMPBELL,

Commanding Sixth Kansas Cavalry.

The rebel force retreated across tile Canadian River, and the Sixth returned to Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, where it was joined by the second battalion of the regiment. In August, tile regiment, with Gen. Blunt's command, was in pursuit of the forces of Cooper, commanded by Caball and Stand-Waitie, Lieut. Phillips, with Company C, having the advance, and constantly skirmishing with the rebels, until they were driven beyond Fort Smith. The Sixth then returned to Fort Gibson, moved with the First Brigade to Northfork Town, fell back again to the Arkansas, and on the 18th of November, 1863, arrived at Fort Smith, where the winter was spent in scouting and escort duty. In the spring, it went into camp at Roseville, Ark., and, on the 26th of March, was attached to the Third Brigade (Col. Cloud commanding). First Division, Army of the Frontier, and Companies A, C, G, K and M participated in the Camden expedition. This battalion had a part in the skirmish at Prairie d'Anne, and during the march to Camden lost nine men, killed, wounded or captured, while on a foraging expedition. It also lost several while serving as escort to a train which was sent out from Camden to procure forage. On the 17th the train was attacked at Poison Springs; Lieut. Robert Henderson wounded and captured; Private C. O. Goodman killed, and Private H. Gable captured.

On the march to Little Rock, Companies C and K, serving as rear guard, had a skirmish with the rebels at the crossing of the Ouchita River, and after leaving that place, while on the march to Fort Smith, met a party of the enemy near Dardanelle, and in the fight which ensued Sergt. G. P. Freeman was mortally wounded. This detachment arrived at Fort Smith on the 16th of May, and rejoined the other companies of the regiment, which had, during its absence, been employed in scouting the country, along the line of the Arkansas River, from Fort Gibson, C. N., to Dardanelle, Ark. The duties of this portion of the regiment had been arduous and dangerous. Capt. Goss, with Company D, stationed at Roseville, had been attacked by a large force, which he repulsed with a loss to himself of five killed and several wounded; and a scouting party of twenty-one, while escorting Surgeon S. A, Fairchilds to Roseville, had been fired upon from an ambush, and thirteen of the number killed, among whom was Dr. Fairchilds. Through June and until the latter part of July, the duties of the regiment continued to be about the same - continual expeditions against small bands of rebels that were hovering about the country, ready to attack any weak or insufficiently guarded outpost, train or camp.

On the morning of the 27th of July, a part of the regiment, while in camp on Muzzard Prairie, Ark., was surprised and attacked by a rebel force of about 2,000. Forming as quickly and well as possible, the battalion made a stout resistance, driving back the assailants several times. It was, however, overpowered, and Maj. Mefford, Lieut. De Friese and one hundred and fourteen men taken prisoners.

Two companies of the Sixth, L and M, under command of Capt. Ledger, in all fifty men, formed part of the escort of the supply train, which, under the command of Maj. Henry Hopkins, left Ft Scott on the 12th of September, 1864. After the capture of the train at Cabin Creek, by Gen. Gano's forces, the two companies retreated through the woods toward the Osage Mission, arriving on the 22d, nearly starved, and having lost all their effects, including their records.

On the 23d of October, 1864, a detachment of the regiment, on its way to be mustered out at Leavenworth, its term of service having already expired, was attacked at Cow Creek, Mo., mind Capt. Dobyns, of Company E, and several privates were killed.

Companies A, B, C, D, E, F and K were mustered out at Leaven worth in December, 1864, the remainder of the regiment marching the same month from Fort Smith to Clarksville, Ark., and thence, on the 16th of February, 1865, to Little Rock, at which place the remnant of the regiment was consolidated and re-organized.

The following June, the battalion proceeded to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., where it was joined by the prisoners of war, who were immediately mustered out of service, the battalion being mustered out at the same place on the 18th of July. Leaving Duvall's Bluff on the 27th, it arrived at Leavenworth August 11, and received final payment and discharge August 21, 1865.

The duties required of the Sixth were not such as call forth the impetuous daring and unyielding bravery that come to men in brilliant and desperate engagements; but rather those that test a soldier's endurance and strength of nerve - weary, harassing pursuits of an enemy over a country of which he knows every by-way and hidden path; scouting through forests and mountain passes; wearily watching the show-moving train over the hot and treeless prairie; guarding the lonely outpost or camp, exposed to the bullet of the secret and stealthy foe; and all without the excitement of any brilliant victory or expectation of great renown. The list of killed and wounded of the regiment tells a faithful story of the perils and dangers it encountered and endured.

FATAL CASUALTIES.

Lieut. Col. Lewis R. Jewell, of Fort Scott, died November 30, 1862, of wounds received in action November 28, 1862, at Cane Hill, Ark.; Assistant Surgeon Stephen A. Fairchilds, of Burlingame, killed by guerrillas April 5, 1864, at Roseville, Ark.; Sergt. Pleasant Fountain of Fort Scott, died April 7, 1863, near Fidelity, Mo., of wounds received in action.

Company A - Killed at Cane Hill, Ark., November 28; 1862, Private Eugene Steohr, Parkville, Mo. Died of wounds received therein, Andrew Stillwagon, Parkvllle, Mo. Killed at Drywood, Mo., September 22, 1861, Simeon Pennington. Died May 11, 1864, of wounds received at Dardanelle, Ark., Granville P. Freeman, Quindaro. Killed at Marysville, C. N., Octobcr 25, 1862, George Armstrong. Killed by guerrillas, ,John H. Cotter, Quindaro; David W. Stillwagon, Parkvllle, Mo.; Lewis A. McGuire Leavenworth; Henry B. Nichiols, at Tobias Strappanis.

Company B - Killed at Muzzard Prairie, Ark., July 27, 1864, Corp. Thomas L. McCauley, Icomium, Iowa; and Privates John Parker, Joshua B. Zents and George W. Rinker. Died of wounds, Benjamin C. Wallace. Killed in Jackson County, Mo., May 15, 1863, Eli H. Davis; May 12, 1862, Andrew J. Wilson, at Hickory Grove, Mo.; September 19, 1862, William T. Owens, Centerville, Iowa.

Company C - Killed in action at Boone County, Mo., August 24, 1862. Died of wounds received therein, Sergt. Caleb C. Baker, Humboldt. Killed at Newtonia, Mo., November 10, 1862, Edward M. Joy, Cherokee Nation; at Cane Creek, Mo., August 24, 1862, Jesse B. Combs, Fort Scott; in Casper County, Mo., November 12, 1861, William Wallace, Sherwood, Mo.

Company D - Killed at Roseville, Ark., April 4, 1864, Privates Albert H. Lane and William P. Boyd. Trading Post, Kan., and John Davis, Pleasant Grove. Died of wounds, Peter Tetrick, Cane Hill, Ark. Killed at Poison Springs, Ark., Columbus Goodman, Trading Post; at Lee's Creek, Ark., William Holt, Trading Post; at Muzzard Prairie, July 27, 1864, Albert H. Richley, Trading Post. Died of wounds received; Thomas Francis, Trading Post; died December 6, 1862, of wounds received at Cane Hill, Ark., William Specks, Trading Post.

Company E - Killed at Cow Creek, Mo., October 23, 1864, Capt. Henry M. Dobyns, Paris at Roseville, Ark., April 5, 1864, Corp. Henry L. Barber, Paris; Corp. John Cowen, Twin Springs; Burton H. Johnson, (bugler) Paris; James A. Dunn, Twin Springs; Terry Mullins, Fort Scott; David Newton, Paris; at Muzzard Prairie, Ark., July 27, 1864, Thomas B. Landers, Fort Scott; Joel G. Hutchin, Trading Post; David Vanwormer, Fort Scott; James Weldon. At Webber's Falls, C. N., October 12, 1863, Stephen Lambert. Died of wounds received at Clear Creek, Mo., April 18, 1862, David Ard.

Company F - Killed at Coon Creek, Mo., August 24, 1862. Frederic Cease, Davis County; by guerrillas while on escort duty, May 19, 1864, Henry Thompson, Davis County.

Company H - Killed at Muzzard Prairie, Ark., July 27, 1864. Daniel Jennings (saddler), Neutral Lands; in action June 19, 1864, near Iron Bridge, C. N., Henry C. Baker. Died of wounds received July 27, 1864, at Muzzard's Prairie, Thomas R. Griffin.

Company I - Killed at Muzzard Prairie, Ark., July 27, 1864, Corp. George L. Harris, Kansas City. Mo.; at Roseville, Ark., April 5, 1864, John Sailing; at Harrisonville, Mo., July 22, 1868, Richard Carter, West Port, Mo.

Company K - Killed at Neosho, Mo., Dec. 27, 1862, Sergt. Zaccheus Hudson.

Company L - Killed at Grand Prairie, Ark., June 26, 1864, Sergt. Sharp McKibben, Fort Scott; at Stone's Farm, Ark., April 5, 1864. William Anthony and George W. Long, both of Fort Scott; at Muzzard's Prairie, William M. Rice, St. Mary's Mission.

Company M - Killed at Van Buren, Ark., August 12, 1864, Richard Broome, Del. Died, April 15, 1864, of wounds received in action at Roseville, Ark., David M Worley, Leavenworth.

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