Friday, July 03, 2009

Kansas Surnames In The Civil War.

I had just did a page on the ( Kansas Men In The Battles Of The Civil War. ) that page told of the battles and about the regiments that were in them, but there were few Surnames. This page is a follow up, I will list all the surnames I can found. The information will be rank and regiment and any other information I can. There may be only a little info on these names, but this page is to help you find that Kansas ancestor you been looking for so long.

As always my site is to put up as may surnames as I can to help those looking for their ancestors , I may not have a lot of information on the name at this time, but the important thing is to find them first, the research will come later. If you see a name on this list that you would like more information on let me know, and I will help you all I can. My address can be found in my profile.
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1. Colonel C. R. Jennison, Fifteenth Kansas Cavalry.
2. Colonel T. Moonlight, Eleventh Kansas Cavalry.
3. Colonel C. W. Blair, Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry
4. Colonel G. A. Colton, Fifth Regiment Kansas State Militia.
5. Colonel James D. Snoddy, Sixth Regiment Kansas State Militia.
6. Colonel William Pennock, Tenth Regiment Kansas State Militia.
7. General W. H. M. Fishback, Kansas State Militia.
8. James Ketner, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
9. J. P. Erickson, surgeon Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
10. Nathan Ames, captain Company A, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
11. John Kendall, captain Company D, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
12. J. W. Hall, captain Company G, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
13. H. W. Stubblefield, captain Company H, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
14. John K. Wright, captain Company B, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
15. N. C. Credit, captain Company K, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
16. T. J. Ferril, chaplain, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
17. W. B. Halyard, first Lieutenant and quartermaster, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
18. J. W. Hendrix, first lieutenant Company C, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
19. A. Montgomery, first lieutenant Company A, sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
20. Silas Dexter, second lieutenant Company D, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. 21. 21. Chas. Ballance, second lieutenant Company C, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry; 22. Charles Byer, second lieutenant Company I and quartermaster Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
23. J. Malcolm, second lieutenant Company F, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
24. Captain Nick L. Benter, 12th Kansas Infantry, Company C.
25. Captain Benjamin F. Goss, 9th Kansas Cavalry, Company F.
26. Captain Joshua A. Pike, 9th Kansas Cavalry, Company K.
27. Captain Jerome Kunkel, 11th Kansas Cavalry, Company D.
28. Lieutenant Charles Drake, 11th Kansas Cavalry, Company E.
29. Lieutenant Matthew Cowley, 9th Kansas Cavalry, Company I.
30. Captain James W. Parmetar, 12th Kansas Infantry, Company H.
31. Captain William H. Lindsey, 5th Kansas Cavalry, Company M.
32. Captain Elijah E. Harvey, 6th Kansas Cavalry, Company B.
33. Lieutenant John I. Delashmutt, 9th Kansas Cavalry, Company L.
34. Captain George W. Ashby, 12th Kansas Infantry, Company D.
35. Lieutenant Peter J. Miserez, 12th Kansas Infantry, Company K.
36. Captain Henry Flesher, 9th Kansas Cavalry, Company E.
37. Captain Lewis D. Joy, 11th Kansas Cavalry, Company I,
38. Captain Charles F. Coleman, 9th Kansas Cavalry, Company D,
39. Captain Henry E. Palmer, 11th Kansas Cavalry, Company A.
40. Captain John W. Duff, 6th Kansas Cavalry, Company M.
41. Captain Joseph T. Gordon, 12th Kansas Infantry, Companies A and I.
42. Nathaniel A. Adams, 11th Kansas, Company G.

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1. Captain John A. Wanless, 15th Kansas Cavalry, Company A.
2. Captain John L. Thompson, 15th Kansas Cavalry, Company B.
3. Lieutenant Joseph H. Phillips, 15th Kansas Cavalry, Company C.
4. Captain Tyrus I. Hurd, 15th Kansas Cavalry, Company D.
5. Lieutenant Henry L. Barker, 15th Kansas Cavalry, Company F.
6. Captain Samuel W. Greer, 15th Kansas Cavalry, Company I.
7. Captain Joseph B. Swain, 15th Kansas Cavalry, Company K.
8. Captain Orloff Norton, 15th Kansas Cavalry, Company L.
9. Captain Edward B. Metz, 15th Kansas Cavalry, Company M.
10. Captain John Kendall. 16th Kansas Cavalry, Company D.
11. Lieutenant Daniel C. Knowles, Kansas Light Artillery, 2nd Battery (section.)

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SUB-DISTRICT Numbers 1.

Colonel CHARLES R. JENNISON.

Humboldt, Kans.

15th Kansas Cavalry, Company A, Captain John A. Wanless.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company I, Captain Samuel W. Greer.

Mound City, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company F, Captain Orren A. Curtis.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company G, Captain Charles O. Smith.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company M, Captain Edward B. Metz.

Potosi, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company C, Lieutenant Joseph H. Phillips.

Osage Mission, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company E, Captain Curtis Johnson.

Trading Post, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company B, Captain John L. thompson.

Turkey Creek, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company K, Captain Joseph B. Swain.

SUB-DISTRICT Numbers 3.

Colonel THOMAS MOONLIGHT.

Aubrey, Kans.

Major MARTIN ANDERSON.

138th Illinois, Company H, Captain Septimus J. Hanna.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company A, Lieutenant Joseph L. Thornton.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company D, Lieutenant Peleg Thomas.

Camp Clayton, Kans.
5th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Captain James H. Young.

Coldwater Grove, Kans.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company C, Captain Henry Pearce.

Lawrence, Kans.
Captain WILLIAM D. MCLAIN.

11th Kansas Cavalry, Company E, Captain John D. Walker.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Companies F and G, Captain William D. McLain.
17th Kansas, Company D, Captain richard D. Mobley.

Olathe, Kans.

Captain JACOB G. REES.

11th Kansas Cavalry, Company F, Captain Jacob G. Rees.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company A, Captain Nathan Ames.

Osawatomie, Kans.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Lieutenant George Wolfe.

Oxford, Kans.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company K, Captain John M. Allen.

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Osage Catholic Mission, Kans., September 20, 1864.

The following is a list of the officers now at this post:

1. Captain H. P. Ledger, Company L, Sixth Kansas.
2. Captain Thomas Stevenson, Company H, Fourteenth Kansas.
3. Captain J. W. Duff, Company M, Sixth Kansas.
4. W. B. Clark, Company E, Fourteenth Kansas.
5. Lieutenant W. P. Phillips, Company B, Second Kansas.
6. Lieutenant E. W. Lucas, Company G, Sixth Kansas.
7. Lieutenant Levi F. Stewart, Company I, Sixth Kansas.
8. Lieutenant J. Brooks, Company M, Sixth Kansas.

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Harrisonville, Mo.
9th Kansas Cavalry, Companies E and G, Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Clark.

Humboldt, Kans.
Major PRESTON B. PLUMB.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Companies C, F, and K.
3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, Company M, Captain Jay Thompson.

Independence, Mo.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company B, Captain Jacob G. Rees.

Kansas City, Mo.
Major HENRY H. WILLIAMS.
2nd Colorado Cavalry, Company F, Captain George West.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Companies I and L, Captain Samuel W. Greer.

Lawrence, Kans.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company E, Captain Edmund G. Ross.

Olathe, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company K, Captain Joseph B. Swain.

Pleasant Hill, Mo.
9th Kansas Cavalry, Companies D and K, Captain Charles F. Coleman.

Sibley, Mo.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company H, Lieutenant John W. Ridgway.

Topeka, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company F, Captain Orren A. Curtis.

Westport, Mo.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company A, Captain Henry E. Palmer.

Aubrey, Kans.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company I, Captain Jerome Kunkel.

Barnesville, Kans.
9th Kansas Cavalry, Company H, Lieutenant John M. Singer.

Coldwater Grove, Kans.
9th Kansas Cavalry, Company F, Lieutenant Henry H. Opdyke.

Hickman Mills, Mo.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company I, Captain Lewis D. Joy.

Paola, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company C, Captain Benjamin F. Simpson.

Trading Post, Kans.
9th Kansas Cavalry, Companies A, C, and M, Captain George F. Earl.

West Point, Mo.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company D, Captain Tyrus I. Hurd.

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Fort Scott, Kans.
Captain ROBERT CARPENTER.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company B, Lieutenant William H. Morris.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company D, Lieutenant Abraham Ellis.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company E, Lieutenant John T. Smith.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company F,
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company I,
Captain Samuel W. Greer.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Lieutenant Alonzo Donovan.
Kansas Light Artillery, 2nd Battery (section), Lieutenant Daniel C. Knowles.

Fort Curtis, Mo.
3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, Company A, Captain Julius Giesler.

Humboldt, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company A, Lieutenant David W. Wallingford.

Marmaton, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company M, Lieutenant Jacob A. Slonaker.

Mount City, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company K, Lieutenant Henry L. Barker.

Trading Post, Kans.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company G, Lieutenant Francis M. Hall.

SUB-DISTRICT Numbers 3.

5th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Captain James H. Young.
5th Kansas Cavalry, Company M, Lieutenant Livingston G. Parker.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company C, Lieutenant Joseph H. Phillips.

DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS.
Brigadier General THOMAS A. DAVIES.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS.
Colonel WERTER R. DAVIS.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company G, Captain Alfred C. Pierce.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company H, Caot. Oscar F. Dunlap.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company I, Lieutenant George R. Barricklow.

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Captain George J. Clark, Fourteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, acting ordnance officer.

Lieutenant Colonel John T. Burris (late of Tenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry), volunteer aide-de-camp.

Major R. G. Ward, First Kansas Colored Volunteers, volunteer aide-de-camp.

Captain T. E. Milhoan (late Tenth Kansas), acting aide-de-camp.

Second Lieutenant W. B. Clark, Company E, Fourteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, commanding escort.

Lieutenant Joseph Mackle, Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, assistant adjutant-general.

Lieutenant W. H. Bisbee, Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, regimental adjutant.

Captain Young, Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.

Lieutenant Taber, Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, acting assistant adjutant-general.

Lieutenant Goble, Company L, Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.

*Surgeon Ainsworth and Assistant Surgeon Adams, Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
*Sergt. Major I. H. Isbell, Quartermaster.
*Sergeant W. H. Cowan, and Chief Bugler N. D. Horton, Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.

*for gallantry in the field are deserving promotion.

Lieutenant-Colonel Morris, Twenty-fourth Kansas State Militia.

Lieutenant-Colonel Eves, Twenty-fourth Kansas State Militia.

Major Smith, Nineteenth Kansas State Militia.

Major Wiley, Tenth Kansas State Militia.

Lieutenant L. J. Beam, Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, acting assistant adjutant-general.

Lieutenant James Aitken, Twenty-fourth Kansas State Militia (severely wounded at Westport).

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DISTRICT OF THE FRONTIER.
Major General JAMES G. BLUNT.

Baxter Springs, Kans.
1st Kansas (colored), Colonel James M. Williams.

Camp Leroy, Kans.
6th Kansas Cavalry (four companies), Captain John W. Orahood.
3rd Kansas Battery, Captain Henry Hopkins.

Fort Larned, Kans.
Captain HORATIO N. F. READ.
9th Kansas Cavalry, Company I.
12th Kansas Infantry, Company H, Captain James W. Parmetar.

Fort Leavenworth, Kans.
12th Kansas Infantry, Companies A, G, and I, Colonel Charles W. Adams.

Leavenworth City, Kans.
9th Kansas Cavalry, Company H, Captain Thomas P. Killen.

Fort Riley, Kans.
12th Kansas Infantry, Company C, Captain Nick. L. Benter.

Fort Scott, Kans.
Major CHARLES W. BLAIR.
2nd Kansas Battery, Lieutenant Edward A. Smith.
2nd Kansas Cavalry (detachment), Lieutenant Patrick Cosgrove.
12th Kansas Infantry, Companies B, E, and F, Major Thomas H. Kennedy.
12th Kansas Infantry, Company K, Captain John J. Sears.

Paola, Kans.
9th Kansas Cavalry (six companies), Colonel Edward Lynde.

Westport, Mo.
Major WYLLIS C. RANSOM.
6th Kansas Cavalry, Company B, Captain Elijah E. Harvey.
9th Kansas Cavalry, Company C, Captain John E. Stewart.

DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA.

Brigadier General THOMAS J. McKEAN.

Fort Halleck, Nebr.
9th Kansas Cavalry, Company B, Captain Asaph Allen.

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DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS.

Brigadier General THOMAS A. DAVIES.

Fort Leavenwroth.
Colonel CHARLES R. JENNISON.
16th Kansas Cavalry (seven companies), Lieutenant Colonel Werter R. Davis.
U. S. Veteran Reserve Corps (detachment), Captain John Vander Horck.

Fort Riley.
Captain DANIEL S. MALVEN.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Lieutenant William Booth.

Wyandotte Bridge.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company C, Lieutenant Michael C. Clary.

DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS.

Brigadier General THOMAS J. McKEAN.

Fort Larned, Kans.
12th Kansas, Company H, Captain James W. Parmetar.

FIRST BRIGADE.

Colonel CHARLES W. BLAIR.

Fort Scott, Kans.
Colonel CHARLES W. BLAIR.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company D, Captain Tyrus I. Hurd.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Captain Orloff Norton.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company D, Captain John Kendall.
2nd Kansas Battery (section), Lieutenant Daniel C. Knowles.

Osage Mission, Mo.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company E, Captain Samuel W. Greer.

Humboldt, Kans.
Major HENRY C. HAAS.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company C, Captain Henry Pearce.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company A, Captain John A. Wanless.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company K, Captain Joseph B. Swain.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company M, Captain Edward B. Metz.

Pleasant Grove, Mo.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company I, Captain Curtis Johnson.

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Olathe, Kans.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company D, Lieutenant Peleg Thomas.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company A, Captain Nathan Ames.

Oxford, Kans.
5th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Captain James H. Young.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company K, Captain John M. Allen.

Paola, Kans.
Captain WILLIAM B. TOMPKINS.
17th Kansas, Company B, Captain William C. Barnes.
17th Kansas, Company E, Captain Herbert Robinson.
11th Kansas, Cavalry, Company B, Captain Louis F. Green.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company E, Captain John D. Walker.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company H, Captain Joel Huntoon.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company M, Captain Nathan P. Gregg.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Lieutenant George Wolfe
5th Kansas Cavalry, Company M, Lieutenant Livingston G. Parker.

Shawnee Mission, Kans.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company I, Captain James E. Greer.

DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS.

Major BENJAMIN S. HENNING.

Fort Larned, Kans.
Captain EDWARD A. JACOBS.
12th Kansas, Company H, Lieutenant Augustus W. Burton.

Fort Riley, Kans.
Captain HENRY BOOTH.
17th Kansas, Company A, Lieutenant James Kelsey.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Captain Henry Booth.

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SECOND BRIGADE.

Colonel THOMAS MOONLIGHT.

Mound City.
Colonel THOMAS MOONLIGHT.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company B, Lieutenant Ira I. Taber.

Paola.
Captain NATHAN AMES.
11th Kansas City, Company H, Lieutenant John W. Ridgway.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Companies A and L, Captain Nathan Ames.

Aubrey.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Companies A and D, Major Martin Anderson.

Coldwater Grove.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company B, Captain John L. Thompson.

Oxford.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company K, Captain John M. Allen.

Rockville.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company C, Captain Benjamin F. Simpson.

Olathe.
Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE H. HOYT.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Companies F and G, Lieutenant Colonel George H. Hoyt.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company C, Captain Shubial P. Thompson.
Shawnee Mission.
5th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Captain James H. Young.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company I, Captain Lewis D. Joy.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company B, Captain Albert S. W. Kanpper.

Lawrence.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Companies E and M, Major Edmund G. Ross.

Osawatonie.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company I, Lieutenant George R. Barricklow.

Potosi.
11th Kansas Cavalry, Company F, Lieutenant John G. Lindsay.

Trading Post.
5th Kansas Cavalry, Company M, Lieutenant Livingston G. Parker.

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DISTRICT OF THE FRONTIER.
Brigadier General JOHN M. THAYER.

First Brigade.
Colonel JOHN EDWARDS.
12th Kansas, Colonel Charles W. Adams.
Kansas Light Artillery, 2nd Battery, Lieutenant
Andrew G. Clark.

Second Brigade.
Colonel JAMES M. WILLIAMS.
1st Kansas Colored Troops, Captain John R. Graton.
Kansas Light Artillery, 3rd Battery, Lieutenant Levinus Harris.

Third Brigade.
Colonel WILLIAM R. JUDSON.
2nd Kansas Cavalry, Captain Austin W. Matthews.
6th Kansas Cavalry, Major John A. Johnson, jr.
14th Kansas Cavalry, Major Charles Willetts.

Indian Brigade.
Colonel STEPHEN H. WATTLES.
14th Kansas Cavalry, Company M, Lieutenant Dudley Sawyer.

Fort Smith, Ark.
Colonel WILLIAM R. JUDSON.
13th Kansas, Companies A, C, D, G, H, and I, Major Caleb A. Woodworth.

Van Buren, Ark.
Colonel THOMAS M. BOWEN.
13th Kansas, Companies B, E, F, and K, Captain Patrick H. McNamara.

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ROLL OF HONOR.

Major General George W. Deitzler, Kansas State Militia.
Brigadier General W. H. M. Fishback, Kansas State Militia.
Colonel Charles R. Jennison, Fifteenth Kansas Cavalry Volunteers.
Colonel Charles W. Blair, Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry Volunteers.
Colonel Thomas Moonlight, Eleventh Kansas Cavalry Volunteers.
Colonel M. La Rue Harrison, First Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers.
Colonel George W. Veale, Second Kansas State Militia.
Colonel G. A. Colton, Fifth Kansas State Militia.
Colonel James Montgomery, Sixth Kansas State Militia.
Colonel William D. McCain, Fourth Kansas State Militia.
Colonel William Pennock, Tenth Kansas State Militia.
Colonel L. S. Treat, Twelfth Kansas State Militia.
Colonel A. S. Hogan, Nineteenth Kansas State Militia.
Colonel Sandy Lowe, Twenty-first Kansas State Militia.
Lieutenant Colonel George H. Hoyt, Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Walker, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.

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SPECIAL
HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,
ARMY OF THE BORDER, Numbers 3.
In the Field, Hickman Mills, October 16, 1864.

I. Brigadier General W. H. M. Fishback, Kansas State Militia, will report under arrest to Captain A. J. Shannon, provost-marshal.

II. Brigadier General W. H. M. Fishback will confine himself to the limits of his quarters and hold no intercourse with any one except by permission from these headquarters.

III. Colonel G. A. Colton, Fifth Regiment Kansas State Militia.
Colonel William Pennock, Tenth Kansas State Militia.
Captain Charles Barnes, Company A, Sixth Regiment Kansas State Militia.
Will report with their respective commands immediately to Colonel C. W. Blair, commanding Third Brigade, for duty.
By command of Major-General Blunt.

SPECIAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. 1ST DIV. ARMY OF THE BORDER, PROVOST-MARSHAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 1.
Hickman Mills, October 16, 1864.


You will receive and keep in close confinement to their quarters at the post of Paola the following-named officers.

First, Brigadier General W. H. M. Fishback, Kansas State Militia.
Colonel J. D. Snoddy, Sixth Regiment Kansas State Militia.

By order of Major-General Blunt.

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1. Captain P. Cosgrove, Second Kansas Cavalry.
2. Lieutenant D. C. Knowles, Fifteenth Kansas Cavalry; Company D, Sixteenth Kansas Cavalry; right section Second Kansas Battery.
3. Captain George J. Clark, Fourteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
4. Lieutenant William B. Clark, Company E, Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry.
5. Brigadier-General Sherry, Kansas State Militia.
6. First Lieutenant R. J. Harper, Eleventh Kansas Cavalry, is assigned to duty as acting assistant adjutant-general.
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GENERAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS, Numbers 32.
Paola, December 6, 1864.

For the better convenience of police regulations the District of South Kansas is divided into sub- districts, as follows

I. Sub- District Numbers 1, comprising the counties of Linn, Anderson, Coffey, Lyon, and Osage, commanded by Colonel C. R. Jennison, Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, with headquarters at Mound City.

II. Sub- District Numbers 2, comprising the counties of Bourbon, Allen, Woodson, Greenwood, and Butler, and all territory south to the southern boundary of Kansas and the military outposts of Fort Scott, commanded by Colonel C. W. Blair, Fourteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, headquarters at Fort Scott.

III. Sub-0 District Numbers 3, comprising the counties of Miami, Franklin, Johnson, Douglas, Shawnee, and Wabaunsee, commanded by Colonel T. Moonlight, Eleventh Kansas Cavalry, with headquarters at Paola, Kansas.

IV. The regimental headquarters of the Eleventh and Fifteenth Kansas Cavalry will be established at the headquarters of their respective colonels as above designated, but the troops will remain in the sub- district where now on duty until transferred under authority from these headquarters.

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Numbers 28. Report of Lieutenant Anson J. Walker, Sixth Kansas Cavalry, of engagement at Poison Spring.

CAMP NEAR CAMDEN, April 20, 1864.

Private Christopher C. Goodman, Company D, Sixth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, and attached to and doing duty with a section of howitzers attached to the Sixth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, was killed in the early part of the engagement.

Private Henry Gable, Company K, Sixth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, and attached to and doing duty with a section of howitzers attached to the Sixth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, is missing, supposed to be a prisoner.

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Fort Smith, Ark.
Colonel JOHN EDWARDS.

2nd Kansas (colored), Colonel Samuel J. Crawford.
12th Kansas (nine companies), Colonel Charles W. Adams.
6th Kansas Cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel William T. Campbell.
14th Kansas Cavalry (eight companies), Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Moonlight.
2nd Kansas Battery, Captain Edward A. Smith.

Roseville, Ark.
1st Kansas (colored), Colonel James M. Williams.

Colonel WILLIAM A. PHILLIPS.
1st Indian Home Guards, Colonel Stephen H. Wattles.
2nd Indian Home Guards, Major Moses B. C. Wright.
3rd Indian Home Guards, Major John A. Foreman.
14th Kansas Cavalry (four companies), Major Charles Willetts.

Colonel JOHN EDWARDS.
2nd Kansas Cavalry, Major Julius G. Fisk.

Colonel THOMAS M. BOWEN.
13th Kansas, Lieutenant Colonel John B. Wheeler.
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Colonel [William] Weer leading the Tenth and Thirteenth Kansas Regiments.

South Kansas (dismounted), under command of Captain S. J. Crewford.

Eleventh Kansas, under Colonel [Thomas] Ewing, jr.

Eleventh Kansas, under Lieutenant-Colonel [T.] Moonlight,

First Lieutenant J. M. Laing, of the Sixth Kansas Volunteers.

Major Charles W. Blair, of the Second Kansas Volunteers.

Captain J. B. Stockton, First Kansas Volunteers.
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TROOPS IN KANSAS AND MISSOURI.

Fort Larned, Kans.
Captain HORATIO N. F. READ.

9th Kansas Cavalry, Company I, Lieutenant Matthew Cowley.
12th Kansas (one company), Captain James W. Parmetar.
9th Wisconsin Battery (one section), Lieutenant Watson D. Crocker.

Fort Riley, Kans.
Captain NATHANIEL A. ADAMS.

11th Kansas Cavalry (one company), Lieutenant Grenville L. Gove.
15th Kansas Cavalry (two companies), Captain Oscar F. Dunlap.

Fort Leavenworth, Kans.
Colonel CHARLES R. JENNISON.

15th Kansas Cavalry (three companies).
16th Kansas Cavalry (five companies).
Invalid Corps (one company).

Fort Scott, Kans.
Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES W. BLAIR.

9th Kansas Cavalry (one company), Captain John I. Delashmutt.
15th Kansas Cavalry (two companies).
2nd Kansas Battery (one section), Lieutenant Daniel C. Knowles.

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DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS.
Brigadier General ROBERT B. MITCHELL.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS.
Lieutenant Colonel GUSTAV HEINRICHS.

11th Kansas Cavalry, Company G, Captain Alfred C. Pierce.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company H, Captain Oscar F. Dunlap.
16th Kansas Cavalry, Company I, Captain Absalom Hyde.

FIRST SUB- DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS.
Colonel CHARLES W. BLAIR.

Coldwater Grove, Kans.
5th Kansas Cavalry, Company M, Captain Livingston G. Parker.
Fort Curtis, Mo.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Companies A and I, Captain Samuel W. Greer.
Fort Insley, Mo.
15th Kansas Cavalry, Company M, Lieutenant Jacob A. Slonaker.
Mound City, Kans.

Olather, Kans.
Captain ORRIN F. WALLER,
5th Kansas Cavalry, Company L, Captain James H. Young.
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HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH KANSAS INFANTRY,
Paola, October 29, 1864.
Lieutenant J. E. Tappan,

SIR: I have the honor to report that; On The 25th instant. During the night march Private Lewis Gilstrap, of B. Company, and *Private Knight, of E Company, Seventeenth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, fell out of ranks and were captured, and from evidence received supposed to have been killed by the enemy.

* Authors note. This could have been George W. Knight or James Knight, as both were of Co. E.
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Numbers 28. Report of Lieutenant Anson J. Walker, Sixth Kansas Cavalry, of engagement at Poison Spring.
CAMP NEAR CAMDEN, April 20, 1864.

Private Christopher C. Goodman, Company D, Sixth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, and attached to and doing duty with a section of howitzers attached to the Sixth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, was killed in the early part of the engagement. Private Henry Gable, Company K, Sixth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, and attached to and doing duty with a section of howitzers attached to the Sixth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, is missing, supposed to be a prisoner.
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Numbers 29. Report of Lieutenant Josephus Utt, Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry, of engagement at Poison Spring.
CAMDEN, ARK., April 20, 1864.

Josephus Utt, first lieutenant, K Company, Fourteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, commanding detachment comprised of details from Squadrons A, C, E, H, I, and K-mounted, 50; dismounted, 20; total, 70.
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No. 31. Report of Major Richard G. Ward, First Kansas Colored Infantry, of engagement at Poison Spring.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST KANSAS COLORED VOLUNTEERS,
Camden, Ark., April 20, 1864.


Captain John R. Graton, Company C; Captain William H. Smallwood, Company G; Lieutenant R. L. Harris, Company I; Lieutenant B. G. Jones, Company A; Lieutenant John Overdear, Company E; Lieutenant S. S. Creps, Company F, and Adjt. William C. Gibbons.

Killed; Captain *A. J. Armstrong, Company D; Lieutenant *B. Hitchock, Company G; Lieutenant Charles J. Coleman and Joseph B. Samuels, Company H, and Lieutenant John Topping, Company B.

*Captain A. J. Armstrong and Lieutenant B. Hitchock were afterward found to be captured.

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No. 33. Report of Lieutenant William W. Haines, Second Indiana Battery, of engagement at Poison Spring.
CAMDEN, ARK., April 20, 1864.

Corpl. George Walker, in left knee by piece of shell; John Highstreet, with musket-ball in left breast, I think mortally; Levi H. Burgess, by musket-ball passing through left leg; Charles Van De Venter, by musket-ball in left temple, fracturing the skull; Alonzo Hinshaw, missing; I think he is killed.
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No. 34. Report of Colonel Samuel J. Crawford, Second Kansas Colored Infantry, of engagement at Jenkins' Ferry.
CAMP SECOND Regiment KANSAS COLORED INFY. VOLS.,
Fort Smith, Ark., May 20, 1864.

Sergt. John P. Mosley and Private George R. Benedict, Thirteenth Kansas Infantry, the former acting as first sergeant Company B, the latter as sergeant-major of my regiment, both of whom were severely wounded near the latter part of the engagement.
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Colonel J. M. WILLIAMS,
Commanding Escort to Forage Train.
FORT SMITH, ARK., May --, 1864.

Lieutenant Robert Henderson was wounded and captured; Private C. C. Goodman, Company D, attached to the howitzers, was killed; Private H. Gable, Company K, was captured, and several wounded.

Private E. Gray, Company C, was severely wounded.

Sergt. G. P. Freeman, Company A, was mortally wounded, and Sergt. Joseph E. Powell severely wounded.

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HDQRS. 2nd Brigadier, 1ST DIV., ARMY OF THE BORDER,
Paola, Kans., December 15, 1864.

The following enlisted men to whom special praise is due for their services on the battle-fields as aides; I had none other, nor could I have had better, viz: Sergt. Major I. H. Isbell, Quartermaster Sergt. W. H. Cowan, Chief Bugler N. D. Horton, all of the Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. These non-commissioned officers well merit promotion. I had forgotten to mention that Lieutenant W. F. Goble, Company L, Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, served in the brigade from the beginning as battalion adjutant for Colonel Plumb and is reported by him as being an officer of uniform good conduct and high standing.

T. MOONLIGHT,
Colonel Eleventh Kansas Cavalry, Commanding.
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Lawrence, Kansas.

Up to this morning 183 bodies were buried in Lawrence. The remains of 7 more bodies are found. One hundred and eighty-two buildings were burned; 80 or them were brick; 65 of them were on Massachusetts street. There are 85 widows and 240 orphans made by Quantril's raid. Lane has commenced rebuilding his house. Three men have subscribed $100,000 to rebuild the Free State Hotel, known as the Eldridge Hotel. Several merchants have commenced rebuilding. All the laboring men in town will be set to work to-morrow to clear off the ruins. In spite of the terrible calamity, the people are in good spirits. All the towns in the State have sent in large sums of money. Even the men burned out on Quantrill's retreat have sent in loads of vegetables and provisions. A man was to-day tried in Lawrence, and found guilty of being a spy for Quantrill, and was hung.

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Authors last note. There are well over 300 reports on Kansas in the Civil War and I have only covered 140, so if you did not see a ancestor on the page and would like to know if he was in the war, just send his name and I will see if I can find him.

13 comments:

Noel said...

Do you have any references to Pvt. Samuel P Clevenger 13th Kansas Infantry Company C 1862-1865.

Dennis Segelquist said...

Noel, All I can tell you is that Samuel P. Clevenger, was from Doniphan Kansas, enlisted September 3, 1862, mustered in September 20, 1862, mustered out June 26, 1865. He was born in 1839 in Missouri, had a wife Sarah A., had four sons and one daughter, died 1883, is at rest at Cope cemetery, Daviess county Missouri. Although I would re-research the family info before stating it as fact.
Your host.

doristaylor said...

A J. Hill, he was an attorney in Olathe. He died sometime between April 1864 and the end of January 1865. The inventory of his estate listed an account against Capt. Shannon for enrolling militia -
9 days, no dates, $27.00.

I can find nothing in the Olathe Mirror Newspaper regarding his death. He was a prominent attorney and was involved in politics (Republican).

I am running out of options, hope you can help.
Thanks
Doris

Dennis Segelquist said...

This is all I could find.

HISTORY OF JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS
1859.

The Republicans held a big mass meeting in Olathe and at night pulled off a big torch light procession. What Republicans there were in town gathered on the corner of the square and put Burris up on a dry goods box to make a speech as the procession passed, and he made one, which a year or two previous would have cost him his life. As the procession passed its members tried to drown his voice with groans and yells. Then they threatened to pull him down, and for a period of time a lively fight was in sight. However, the matter was compromised by an assault on a big Republican by the name of A. J. Hill, who made a run for a convenient stairway and caused the crowd to scatter and forget to pull Burris down from his dry goods box. This was the first open "defy" on the part of the Free State men in Johnson county.

I have tried the Johnson County Library and the Kansas Historical Society and the Topeka Library, they say to try the Kansas City Library. Their on line.

mnmiller said...

I have been searching for the story of my Great Great Grandfather, Pvt Benjamin R Miller, Company K, 15th Kan Vol Cav. If anyone has come across his name I would be very happy to have that information. mnmiller@txstate.edu

historiang@centurylink.net said...

The 14th Kansas Cav. was organized April 1863,and as a Regiment not until Dec 1863. On 11 September 1863, the 14th attacked the small town of Waldron, ARkanss. The record indicates that the 14th was assigned to Operations in the Cherokee Nation from 11-25 September. I am trying to determine what companies, and what commanders were in Waldron on 11 September 1863.
Gratefully, Commissioner Wanda M. Gray, Arkansas History Commission & State Archives, historiang@centurylink.net

Anonymous said...

do you have anything on either Louis Pappan or Henry Pappan of the 15th Kansas Calvary Company F

Dennis Segelquist said...

All I can tell you about Louis Pappan is he enlisted September 12, 1863 and mustered out October 19, 1865. Henry Pappan enlisted September 8, 1863, and mustered out October 19, 1865, their residence was Indianola.

David Sims said...

Hi Dennis I'm looking for a pvt James sims who was in company d of the 9 Calvary all I know he was living in Westport at the time of enlistment, any other Infor would be helpful. James sims is my 2nd great grandfather and was born in South Carolina in June of 1834 served in the union Army for which I'm vary proud.
Thank you

Dennis Segelquist said...

This is all I could find on him.

James Sims, Private, 9th.,Kansas Cavalry, Co. D. Residence Westport, Mo., Enlisted March 11, 1863, Mustered in August 13, 1863, Assigned to New Company D., Mustered out July 17, 1865, at De Vall's Bluff, Arkansas.

Molly Van Metre said...

Looking for information about Joseph Edward Powell, 6th Regiment, KS Cavalry. He lost a leg due to Bushwhackers.
Thank you.

Dennis Segelquist said...

Molly I was unable to find anything on him...Sorry.

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