1884 History of Monroe County
only engagement that took place in Monroe county during the
Civil War of 1861 where cannons were used was the fight at
Monroe City. The following is a full and true account of the
same as given by eye-witnesses, and those who participated
in the engagement: -The war clouds hovering over North-east
Missouri grew blacker and blacker, and the rumblings of the
battle thundered louder and louder, and at last the storm
broke. Hon. Thomas A. Harris, the representative of this
county in the Legislature, had been appointed
brigadier-general in the Missouri State Guard by Gov.
Jackson under the military bill, and had established his
headquarters first at Paris, and next at Florida, Monroe
county, whither all the companies of the State Guard in this
district or division (the 2d) were ordered to repair. About
the 16th of June Capt. R. E. Dunn's company, near
Philadelphia, of this county, took up the line of march for
Dunn's men were well organized, disciplined and drilled.
They were uniformed and armed with muskets purchased the
previous fall from the Palmyra military company, and
presented a fine, soldierly appearance. Arriving at Paris,
the men from Marion were mistaken for Federal troops, and it
is said quite a panic and fright ensued among Harris and his
men. The State Guard companies flocked to Gen. Harris in
such numbers that by the 5th of July he had probably 500 men
in his camp near Florida. By their scouts and spies the
Federal military commanders were informed of his doings, and
Col. Chester Harding at St. Louis, under authority from Gen.
Lyon, ordered Col. Smith, of the Sixteenth Illinois, to
march upon him and his fellow secessionists and break up
their camp. Smith had himself reinforced at Palmyra by four
companies of the Third Iowa, one company of the Hannibal
Home Guards, a piece of artillery, a six-pounder and got
ready for the work. On Monday evening, July 8, Col. Smith
marched from Palmyra against Tom Harris. His force consisted
of Companies A, F, H and K, of the Third Iowa Infantry;
Companies F and H, of the Sixteenth Illinois; Capt. Loomis'
company of the Hannibal Home Guards; the six-pounder cannon
-in all about 500 men, or not more than 600. The expedition
went per rail to Monroe City, where it arrived in an hour
and disembarked. It was intended to make a night march on
Florida, about 12 miles a little west of south of Monroe,
and attack Harris' camp at daylight, but a severe storm
coming up prevented this plan as perhaps it should not have
done. Tuesday morning (after his men had informed half the
people of their destination) Col. Smith, with his entire
command, not leaving even a guard at Monroe City to protect
the town, the train and his stores of provision and
ammunition, set out towards Florida to encounter Gen.
Harris. As Monroe City is situated in the midst of an
extensive prairie which stretches miles away in all
directions, and as the troops were all infantry and marched
slowly, their progress could be noted for hours, and ample
preparation made on the part of the secessionists to receive
them, especially as 10 hours' notice had been given of their
approach. Passing out of the prairie through the "
Swinkey Hills " the Federal troops reached the farm of
Robert Hagar, three or four miles north of Florida. Here in
the thick timber and brush, and on the top of an eminence
known as Hager's Hill, they encountered perhaps 50
secessionists under Capt. Clay Price, who had been sent out
by Gen. Harris to reconnoiter. These at once, and without
warning, opened fire from their ambush at close range,
severely wounding Capt. McAllister and two privates (one
named Prentiss) of the Sixteenth Illinois, slightly wounding
a private of the Third Iowa, and killing the horse under
Adjt. Woodall, of the Sixteenth. The fire was returned and
the Missourians retreated, leaving one man mortally wounded,
and perhaps half a dozen horses. This affair took place
about four o'clock in the afternoon. Not caring to go on,
and not daring to retreat through certain bodies of timber
in the night on his way back to Monroe, Col. Smith went into
camp on Hagar's farm, near the scene of the fight.
the afternoon and night of the 9th, Col. Smith learned that
he had stirred up a hornet's nest, and that the
secessionists were swarming all about him, that they had
gotten in his rear and were playing havoc at Monroe City,
and their numbers were constantly increasing. Early on
Wednesday morning, the 10th, he began his retreat to Monroe
City. On the " Swinkey Hills " his advance guard
was attacked, but no serious damage done. Emerging from the
timber north of " Swinkey" or Elizabethtown, and
coming in sight of Monroe, the Federals discovered the
station-house, out-buildings, six passenger coaches, and ten
or a dozen freight cars in flames. The Missourians, Capt.
Owen's company, could be seen a mile away to the left, or
west, watching the fire and the Federals. Col. Smith opened
on them with his cannon and fired half a dozen or more round
shots at them, one of which, it is said, killed a horse. The
station-house and train had been fired by 100 mounted
secessionists, under commarnd of Capt. John L. Owen, of
Warren township, Marion county. The value of the cars
destroyed was placed by the railroad company at $22,000; the
station-house and contents, aside from the government
stores, $18,000. The value of government property taken and
destroyed was considerable. The same morning the train from
Hannibal was fired on a few miles east of Monroe, it is
said, by some of Capt. Owen's men and by his orders. The
engineer was slightly wounded by a rifle ball in the arm.
Killed at the battle of Kirksville while serving as captain
under Col. Jo. Porter. Reaching the town, and finding
himself surrounded, Col. Smith marched his men into a fine
large two-story brick academy building in the place known as
the ' Seminary, " took full possession of it and the
grounds adjoining, around which he began throwing up
breast-works, having dispatched a messenger to the nearest
telegraph office to ask for reinforcements. Meantime the
greatest excitement had arisen in the surrounding country,
the news that 500 or 600 Yankees were "holed up "
or "treed up" at Monroe spread like wild-fire.
Hundreds of persons living within 10 or 12 miles of the
scene, roused by the messengers that went galloping over the
country, by order of Gen. Harris, mounted horses and rode to
the "battle," some actuated by mere curiosity,
others determined to participate in the fight. By noon Gen.
Harris had collected around him probably 1,000 effective
men, who were reasonably well armed and were eager to take a
pop at the cooped-up Federals. His skirmishers crawled up as
close to the academy building as they dared, and fired away
at the windows and breastworks very briskly, with but little
effect, however. The Union troops returned the fire at every
good opportunity. The main
portion of Harris' forces were at a safe distance, watching
their enemies and taking pains that they should not escape.
The night of the 10th, Gen. Harris sent off for a cannon,
the nine pounder which had been cast by Clever &
Mitchell, of Hannibal, for Drescher's artillery company, and
which was then hidden under a haystack on the farm of Blair
Todd, a few miles north of Palmyra. The messengers
dispatched for it were George W. Brashears and George
Milton, of Owen's company, who had assisted in hiding the
piece, as well as another six-pounder and a lot of balls.
The six-pounder and the balls were under a pile of cordwood
a mile west of Palmyra. The six-pounder was not mounted. The
nine-pounder was serviceable, and with this Gen. Harris
hoped to compel the Federals to surrender, or else batter
down the building and tumble the walls about their ears.
night a close watch was kept on the besieged that they did
not make either a bold sortie or a stealthy attempt
to escape. Thursday, the 14th, the cannon came to the great
delight of the Secessionists, and the bombardment began
about 1 o'clock. A stranger from Ohio was chief gunner.
There were only a few nine-pound balls and these were soon
shot away. Nothing was then left for use but the smaller
balls, and artillery practice with six-pound balls from a
nine-pound gun was not certain to be accurate. Some amusing
incidents were narrated of the cannonading by Capt.
was said that the only safe place within its range when
discharged was only immediately in front of it. One shot, it
is stated, struck in the road 30 feet from the muzzle of the
gun, and ricocheted over to the left a quarter of a
mile, struck a blacksmith shop and dispersed a crowd of
Secessionists, who fled in dismay, declaring they could not
stand to be fired on by their own men and the Yankees too !
The academy was struck but a few times and no serious damage
done. One shot struck the casing of a window in the upper
story, damaging the wall and window and passing on through
two brick partitions, knocking holes 10 inches in diameter
and finally filling on the floor.
Another passed through a door and a partition wall in the
lower story; a third struck the stone foundation ; one shot
passed through the breastwork, but did no injury. In the
meanwhile the number of Missourians gathered around had
increased to 1200 or 1500, many of whom. were not warriors pro
tem. but mere spectators who had come to see " the
fun." Even ladies and children had ridden up in
carriages and wagons, and seated in their conveyances under
the shade of parasols and umbrellas, watched the battle, the
first perhaps ever graced by the presence of the fair sex,
out of deference to whose sensibilities it is to be presumed
the occasion was made as bloodless as possible. It was a
sort of picnic or holiday and while it lasted nothing
occurred to mar the enjoyment of the occasion. Not a man was
killed or badly wounded on either side by an enemy's ball.
Gen. Harris was a great speech-maker. Where two or three
were gathered together and he in the midst, he would, it is
declared, mount the nearest elevation and proceed to orate.
He could not let this occasion pass without making one of
his noblest efforts. At noon on Thursday he assembled some
of his troops and addressed them. His cannon had not yet
arrived he told them and without it he could not take the
academy unless at the sacrifice of many noble lives. He
further said a large reinforcement for Col. Smith was hourly
looked for and he thought the best thing that could be done
under the circumstances was to retreat. He then directed his
troops to disperse, repair to their encampments and await
orders. This, however, they refused to do. Then the cannon
came up amid great cheering and the fight was resumed,
without a leader really on the part of the Secessionists,
every man fighting on his own hook."
Col. Robert Smith was not a little disturbed at the
situation. He had unwisely allowed the greater part of his
ammunition to be captured or destroyed and he had but a few
cannon balls or shells or other artillery ammunition, and so
his six-pounder was not of much service. He saved his
ammunition in expectation of an assault, by firing bolt pins
gathered from the ashes of the burnt railroad cars. True,
his enemies were doing him no damage. Out of 25 or more of
their cannon shots, only three had hit the building, and the
shot-guns and squirrel rifles could avail but little against
strong breastworks and brick walls. Yet he feared that
another and a more efficient piece of artillery might be
brought up, and that Gen. Harris' already large force would
be made larger, before his own reinforcements could be
brought up. Gen. Harris failed to tear up the railroad track
east and west of the town. as thoroughly as he could have
done, and as he had no force in either direction, there was
nothing to prevent the arrival of reinforcements for Col.
Smith from either Quincy, Hannibal or Hudson, at all of
which points it was known that Federal troops were
stationed. True, Salt river bridge, to the west 10 miles,
had been burned, but a transfer could easily be made and the
distance soon compassed. At last they came. At about
half past 4 o'clock, a train was seen slowly approaching
from the east, and as it came well in view, it was
discovered to be crowded with Federal soldiers and upon a
flat car a brass cannon gleamed ominously in the slanting
rays of the declining sun. The beleaguered Federals sent up
a loud cheer; the cannon on the car opened with grape and
Gen. Harris and his troops, to use an expression common in
the Civil War, skedaddled in short order, or rather in no
order at all. Eye-witnesses describe the scene as highly
ludicrous. Many of the would-be soldiers hid their guns and
sought safety in the carriages with the women and the
children. Others galloped wildly away. The prairie was
covered with buggies, carriages, wagons, horsemen and
footmen--all fleeing for dear life, and becoming more
terror-stricken every rod they traversed. The majority of
guards, however, retreated in good order to the westward and
north-ward, carrying off their cannon, which was hidden that
night and for some days in the timber a few miles north of
the town and west of Santy Calverts. Capt. Owen took off his
company without much confusion and disorder. The Federal
reinforcement proved to be Cos.
A, B and D of the Sixteenth Illinois, under Maj. Hays of
that regiment, accompanied by a nine-pound field piece
manned by volunteer artillerists. The whole force numbered
about 275 men and had come from Palmyra and Hannibal to
relieve their comrades and commander from their predicament.
While these events were progressing, the
most painful and exaggerated reports and rumors were flying
through the country, reaching not only Palmyra and Hannibal,
but Quincy, Springfield, Chicago, and even New York and
Washington. One report was, that a desperate battle was
taking place at Monroe City, and that Col. Smith's regiment
had been surrounded and was being cut to pieces. The
Fourteenth Illinois, Col. John M. Palmer (afterwards
Major-General and subsequently Governor of the State), and
the 21st Illinois, Col. U. S. Grant (afterwards
Lieutenant-General, etc.), and other Illinois troops, in
camp at Springfield and Quincy, were ordered to the rescue.
Palmer reached Monroe City on the morning of the 12th
and remained two days, returning to Quincy. Grant came up a
day later and went to Mexico. By Friday morning 2,000 Union
troops, infantry, cavalry, and artillery, had reached
Palmyra on their way to the scene of war.
body of reinforcements for Col. Smith, under ex-Governor
Wood, of Illinois, came from Quincy down the river and
landed at Marion City, and thence marched to Palmyra and on
to Monroe. The old warehouse at Marion City had been burned
a few days before. About 1,200 troops started from St.
Joseph on the 11th and were
joined at Hudson (or Macon City) by 700 more. These were
detained, however, by the burning of Salt river bridge,
which locality they reached on the 12th. The evening of the
11th the greater portion of Smith's command, including some
of those who had been in the seminary, returned to Palmyra.
Federal troops soon scattered. Grant and Palmer went down on
the North Missouri. The Iowa troops from St. Joseph returned
and Col. Smith remained in this quarter.
Thomas Harris with a portion of his command went southward
in the direction of Jefferson City. Near Fulton, Callaway
county, he was dispersed by a regiment of Home Guards, under
Col. John McNeil, in an affair that was known as " the
Fulton races." In a few days quiet was restored; trains
were running regularly over the road by the 18th,
transferring at Salt river for a few days lntil the bridge
was built. A day or two after the affair at Monroe the
burned the residence of Capt. John L. Owen and seized a
number of horses and mules and a large lot of bacon
belonging to him. This was done, as was claimed, in
retaliation for his destruction of the railroad property at
the fight at Monroe two or three of Smith's men were
slightly wounded. Of the secessionists, one man was killed
by the accidental discharge of his own gun, and another had
three fingers shot off. Another had a valuable horse killed,
and one poor watch-dog, a non-combatant, lost his life by a
stray shot. After Gen. Harris had
ordered the Missourians to disperse, the daughter of a
prominent citizen of Marion county, living near Marion City,
approached within 100 yards of the Federal breastworks,
cheered for Jeff Davis, and urged the secessionists to
charge the academy and drive " the Hessians out.
Her father and two brothers were in the State Guard at the
McAllister and the other men wounded at the " Hagar
Hill" fight were taken to Palmyra, and Capt. McAllister
was given quarters at George Lane's hotel-the Overton House.
Following is Col. Smith's official report to Gen. Lyon:
HEADQUARTERS 16TH REGIMENT, ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS,
MONROE STATION, Mo., July 14, 1861.
SIR: In accordance with your order, on the 8th of this month
I left my headquarters at Palmyra, Mo., with Cos. F and H of
the Sixteenth Illinois regiment, and Cos. A, F, H and K of
the Third Iowa regiment, and Co. A of Hannibal Home Guards,
and one six-pounder and proceeded to this place. A heavy
rain storm coming on retarded our further progress. Early on
the morning of the 9th I started out in search of the rebel
force under Harris. At 4 o'clock p. m. when about 12 miles
south of Monroe, our advance guard was fired into by the
enemy, concealed in a clump of timber and brush, the first
volley severely wounding Capt. McAllister of Co. G,
Fifteenth Illinois regiment, also Private Prentiss of Co. A,
same regiment, and slightly wounding a private of an Ohio
regiment. I immediately ordered a charge and drove the enemy
from their cover. As they were all mounted it was impossible
to follow them further with advantage. We found one of their
men mortally wounded and have reason to believe several more
were shot who were carried off by their friends, and
captured several horses, saddles and bridles. We made camp
near this place for the night. On the morning of the 10th,
having heard rumors of trouble at Monroe station, moved my
command back. On coming in sight of Monroe found the
station, out-houses, 17 passenger and freight cars and other
railroad property in flames and found the enemy collected to
the number of 300 to 400 on our left. On nearing them they
began to move off, when I brought forward the field piece
and sent a few round shots into their ranks, scattering them
in all directions. The only damage done here that I know of
was one horse killed. After coming into Monroe I took
possession of a brick building known as the Seminary and
enclosed grounds adjoining, its position answering my
purpose for defense if necessary and the apartments good
quarters for the men who were without tents. During the day
we made several advances on the enemy without being able to
get near enough to do much damage. On the morning of the
11th the enemy began to collect from all quarters, and by
noon we were surrounded by from 1,500 to 2,000 men. At 1
o'clock p. m., they opened fire upon us from one nine and
one six-pounder, 1 at a distance of about a mile. Their
firing was very inaccurate, only three shots out of the
first 27 striking the building, and they did very little
damage, my men being well covered by a breastwork they had
thrown up. After throwing their first six shots, they moved
their cannon some 400 yards nearer and opened fire. I
immediately answered with the six-pounder, dismounting their
smaller gun, which made a general scattering, and caused
them to carry their nine-pounder to a safer distance. Their
firing from this time had little or no effect. Much credit
is due Capt. Fritz, of Co. F, Sixteenth regiment, for the
able manner with which he led his men throughout our little
to gunner Fishbourn, who planted his shot among them every
time, but who had to deal sparingly, as he was almost out of
shot, when we were relieved. I was much pleased with the
officers and men generally, for their coolness
and obedience to orders throughout. At 4 :30
o'clock p. m., of the 11th, a train was seen coming from the
east with reinforcements. It proved to be Maj. Hays, of my
regiment, with Cos. D, B, and A, of the Sixteenth Illinois,
and one nine-pounder field piece. The enemy now began to
move off and by dark had left the field entirely, since
which time they have been skulking about the country in
squads, burning wood-piles, small bridges and culverts, when
opportunity offers of doing so without danger. On the
morning of the 12th, we were again reinforced by Col.
Palmer's Fourteenth regiment, which returned to Quincy
to-day, leaving us in a worse position than ever, with the
exception that we have more ammunition. Col. Palmer brought
two brass field pieces with him which he took away.
Something of the kind would be very acceptable here just
now, as there is a slight probability of their being useful.
I have the honor to be your obedient servant.
ROBERT F. SMITH.
To BRIG.-GEN. LYON.
Wednesday, July 30, 1862, a few days after the battle of
Morris Mill in Callaway county, Col. Joseph Porter, coming
north into Marion, Lewis and other counties, sent Joseph
Thompson with a force of men who captured Paris. The county
officials and a few Union citizens were arrested and
paroled. Porter came up that night with 400 men, and after
remaining a few hours left town, going north.
Confederates had no six-pounders.
S EXPEDITION VS. COL. TOM HARRIS
The first service in the field (Civil War) performed by Gen.
U. S. Grant was from Hunnewell to Florida against Col.
Harris. During the time of Porter's raid, and while the
Federals occupied Paris, the iMercury suspended -the
Union soldiers took possession of the office and published
(one issue) a red-hot radical paper.
NEAR ELLIOTT'S MILLS
the early spring of 1862, a band of men under Marion
Marmaduke were routed near Elliott's Mills, on Salt river
above Stoutsville, by a company of the Eleventh Missouri
State Militia, commanded by John F. Benjamin, of Shelby
county. The lieutenant and four men were captured. Marmaduke
leaped his horse over a high bank, swam
Salt river and escaped. Lieut. Rowland Harvey was taken to
Shelbyville and in a few days shot in retaliation for some
Unionists killed by bushwhackers.
July 22, 1862, 400 Confederates under Col. Joseph Porter met
fifty men of the Third Iowa Cavalry, under Col. H. C.
Caldwell (now U. S. Judge, Eastern District of Arkansas), at
Florida. The Confederates were returning South from Knox
county and met the Federal soldiers unexpectedly. A fight
ensued. The Federals lost six men, killed and wounded -the
Confederates, one killed and three wounded. The Federals
retreated to Paris and the Confederates went south.
A few days after the Florida engagement, Col. Porter and the
Third Iowa Cavalry met again on the farm of Mr. Botts, near
Santa Fe, when another fight ensued, with a loss to the
Federals of one killed and three wounded and to the
Confederates of one killed and three wounded. About May 6,
1862, Lieut. Theodore Brooks, Co. F, Ninth Cavalry,
Missouri State Militia (Guitar's Regiment), had a scouting
party in the southern part of Monroe, near Santa Fe. The
party was staying at a house all night. Confederates heard
of them, resolved to take them in-capture horses, etc. Made
attack; alarm given; soldiers ran out at stable lot. Lieut.
Brooks was shot by one of his own men (Srgt. W.
W. Conger, of Centralia, who was killed in boiler explosion
a few weeks ago), and died soon after. It was dark and
Conger thought that Brooks was a Confederate. Brooks was
from Columbia, a gallant and talented fellow.
FIGHT AT PARIS
the afternoon of October 15, 1864, at about the hour of
three o'clock, the Confederate soldiers numbering about 500
men, under the command of Col. McDonald, entered the town of
Paris from the west, in hot haste, with whoops and yells.
Col. McDonald's object was to capture a company of militia,
numbering 60 or 70 men, in charge of Capt. William E. Fowkes.
Capt. Fowkes and his company were, at the time, quartered at
the Glenn House. The Confed-erates
at once attacked the building containing the militia, their
fire being returned in a spirited manner. After firing at
each other at intervals from three p. m. to six p. m., Capt.
Fowkes with his company surrendered. The Confederates had
kindled a fire under a frame building, which stood where the
Masonic Hall building now stands, and this being connected
by other frame buildings with the Glenn House, they thus
expected to set fire to the latter. This fact being made
known to Capt. Fowkes, and at the same time a flag of truce
from Col. McDonald, being borne by Mrs. Fowkes, the
Captain's wife, who was ushered into his presence, induced
him to surrender. His men were all paroled, only one person
in either command was hurt,-a man by the name of Mills, in
Capt. Fowkes' company, receiving a slight wound.
A. V. E. JOHNSON
was from Paris that Maj. A. V. E. Johnson started (September
26, 1864,) with detachments of Cos. A, G and H, Thirty-ninth
Missouri, in pursuit of Bill Anderson, George Todd, John
Thrailkill, et al. The next day, September 27th, the
fight occurred near Centralia, where Johnson and 122 of his
men were killed.
Preston Adams, Thomas H. Adams, S. W. Adams, E. M. Anderson,
Evan Anderson, J. W. Atterberry, Charles I. Allen, Walter
Ashby, J. W. Arnold, William Brown, John Bryant, George
Bounds, Crockett Bower, killed; Col. Theodore Brace, R. T.
Bridgeford, G. M. Bower, James Bower, dead; A. J. Bower,
killed; Henry Bell, Edwin Bassett, William Bassett, dead;
Green Bodkins, B. B. Bodkins, Jeremiah Baker, J. K. P.
Bozarth, Isaac Beauchamp, John Bridgeford, William
Bridgeford, James T. Ball, Henry Bryant, Richard Bryant, J.
O. Coats, G. W. Crow, Capt. James P. Crow, Robert Carver,
Samuel Crutcher, J. Q. Curry, G. M. Curry, R. E. Caldwell,
J. R. Channing, John C. Combs, John S. Combs, James T.
Combs, Manless Curry, Preston Combs, killed; Isaac Coppage,
O. F. Chancey, S. Coppage, John Cleaver, Edward Callaway,
Jacob Clayton, dead ; James A. Dye, John T. Dry, Thomas P.
Dawson, B. F. Dowell, V. P. Davis, William Davis, John S.
Drake, Henry Daniel, B. M. Eli, Singleton Evans, A. K.
Edwards, James Edwards, J. M. Edwards, H. M. Eaton, S. B.
Fitzpatrick, Joel A. Foster, Duck Fletcher, L. M. Farrell,
William M. Farrell, Joseph M. Farrell, Richard
Farrell, N. B. Farrell, W. S. Forsyth, John Fox, Charles B.
Grant, W. B. Giddings, Joshua Goodnight, P. H. Goodnight, J.
R. Grove, A. H. Gwyn, J. W. Gillespie, dead; George T. Goe,
dead; William Goe, dead; E. Grigsby, Chilton Gosney, B. F.
Hickman, James Hulen, Henry Howard, Joseph Howard, chaplain;
Benjamin Houtchens, dead; J. H. Harp, J. R. Hanger, C. W.
Hanger, John T. Hickey, Benjamin N. Harvin, Joseph Hersman,
C. E. Holtzclaw, Frank Holtzclaw, Capt. W. H. Holliday,
Capt. W. G. Hastings, David Hollingsworth, Al. Hamilton,
Gus. Holtzclaw, dead; E. C. Hedden, Henry C. Horn, W. C.
Horn, E. E. Hickok, Sylvester Hagan, Dud. Hagan, J. E. Horn,
Samuel Jarber, Nathan King, Joseph Klumiph, J. D. Kerlin,
William Keugh, James E. Lanhan, Thad. Leake, J. M. Moore, R.
T. Moore, Thomas Moore, killed; Thomas McBride, John
McDowell, dead; Rice Maupin, J. R. Moredock, J. B. Morris,
Tip. Mordens, killed; Capt. E. D. Major, W. H. Major, James
I. Major, H. H. Manpin, J. H. Maupin, James E. McLeod, J. D.
John Meadows, E. McGee, James A. McGee, S. H. Morrison,
dead; Thomas Meals, William Noel, S. H. Nave, F. L. Pitts,
Col. L. A. Pindall, B. F. Power, Hugh Pollard, killed; James
L. Pollard, B. D. Pollard, Peter Powell, Robert F. Parsons,
James Pogue, Robert Pogue, W. L. Penn, Silas M. Rodgers,
John P. Rudacill, Philip H. Rudacill, John Rigsby, W. TW.
Roberson, James Rouse, dead; James Raney, Thomas Reavis,
E. W. Smith, Robert Swinney, William Sparks, killed; Thomas
Sidner, killed; Hugh Stewart, T. B. Sprowl, R. H. Smithey,
S. W. Smithey, J. E. Smiser, W. E. Smiser, Thomas Smiser, T.
J. C. Smith, Thomas Sparks, E. P. Snelll Joseph Stephens,
Albert Shortridge, William Smith, Walker Stewart, Stephen
Scobee, Thomas Terrill, Capt. Joseph Thompson, Richard
Trussell, J. N. Turner, Singleton Thompson, John Treadway,
dead ; Neal Turner, Richard Thompson, William Utterback,
Owen Utterback, John Vaughn, dead; Frank Vaughn, Clayton
Vivion, Al. Vandeventer, Charles Willis, Daniel Waltz,
Daniel Woodward, B. T. Welch, killed; S. G. Woodson, John
Williams, N. Williams, Capt. B. F. White, W. H. Wigginton,
G. W. Waller, John M. Wood, Capt. T. V. Wilson, Samuel
Wooldridge, W. Wright, Henry White, Thomas White, John
White, Thomas Woods, Nat Wood, Joseph White.
to December 31, 1863, Monroe county had furnished 41 men for
the regular United States service; in the Missouri State
Militia, 38. Under calls previous to December 19, 1864,
Monroe county furnished 474, being 7 more than her quota.
Under call of December 19, 1864, the county furnished 134.
There was no deficiency under the draft.