Barry Co., MO, Civil War Data
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|Goodspeed's List of Federal Soldiers||Goodspeed's List of Confederate Soldiers|
|1861 Gadfly Resolution
1861 Civil War Information - Slavery
Union Soldiers buried in Cassville - Published Oct. 12, 1865 in the Missouri Patriot, Springfield, MO
CAPTAIN RAY'S COMPANY L 76TH ENROLLED MISSOURI MILITIA - by: Bob Banks
The Stone Prairie Home Guard - by: Bob Banks
John Tucker's Oath of Allegiance
Capt. G. King's Civil War Letter
Civil War Letter
Civil War Letter - Published in 1919
Letter - Civil War Era, Higgs Family
1907 Newspaper Account of Civil War
1899 Old Settlers and Soldiers Reunion
Union Provost Papers
Trial of Harvey F. Chilcutt
Oct. to Nov. 1864 Correspondence
Run over by a Steamboat - Billy Phillips
|Military History - Goodspeed's History
Soldiers dumped in well on Ellis farm
Letter - Civil War Era, Higgs Family
1907 Confederate Veterans
Missouri in the Civil War
Map of Both Union & Confederate States
A Couple of Confederate & Federal Songs
Reunion of Some Confederates - Photos
In the photo are Isaac A. Clarke, C. R. Hanna, Will George Mr. McFarland - and also William P. George, Rufus G. Salyer, James K. Polk Fancher
Members of the John Gould Fletcher Camp, after attending the UCV National Reunion in Louisville, Kentucky, May 1900
Asa Chilcutt Memorial Service & Headstone Dedication
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Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume III, January-August 1864
By: Bruce Nichols
On July 1 the Springfield Headquarters of District of Southwest Missouri order the Federal Command at Cassville, Barry County, to investigate a report they received that band of 11 Union military deserters including a Samuel Haskins, based in White River his was stealing horses from Missouri farms, trading them for cattle across the border in Arkansas and selling the cattle to farmers in Missouri The Census and military records associate Samuel (C. or G.) Haskins with Ozark County, while this report states that these privateers were selling the cattle two counties to the west on Crane Creek in Stone County.
Research Note: Bruce's note had C. as the middle initial, Janet - a researcher - wrote that she thought it was G. and not C.
|Potts Hill - Barry Co., MO & Benton Co., AR
Pea Ridge National Military Park
The Battle of Pea Ridge - On March 7 & 8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought at Pea Ridge to decide the fate of Missouri. The 4,300-acre park honors those who fought for their way of life, North and South.
Many of the Confederates of the 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry were from Barry County.
11th Infantry Regiment [also called 2nd Regiment], formerly Burns' 8th Regiment, was organized during the winter of 1863-1864. The unit served in Parson's and S. P. Burns' Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and fought in Arkansas and Louisiana. It lost 5 killed and 44 wounded at Pleasant Hill and 2 killed and 15 wounded at Jenkins' Ferry. Early in 1865 it disbanded. The field officers were Colonel Simon P. Burns, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Murray, and Major James Phillips.
Barry Co., MO, Confederate Soldiers of 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry
|February 1, 1912, Thursday, Cassville
Republican, Barry Co., MO - Interesting Letter from one of Barry
County's Pioneer Citizens - Mr. Editor: - I have just returned from
Cassville where I was called to attend the funeral of one of my aunts,
Mrs. Anna McCary, who died at Fairview and was taken to the Horner
Cemetery where she was raised. My grandfather Horner was the first one to
be buried there fifty years ago. While I was there my mind ran back to my
I am 63 years old. Came to Cassville in the year 1851 with my parents and spent my boyhood days around Cassville, Barry County. When I looked over Cassville and saw the fine houses, my mind went back 55 years ago. There was then 8 or 10 little log cabins. In those days we worked cattle instead of horses. Cut our wheat with a reap hook frailed it out. Some times a person could sell a load of wood for 75 cents per cord.
In '61 came that awful war. I have seen 20,000 soldiers camped in Cassville, at one time. I saw Price's army march through Cassville going to fight at Wilson Creek. There was plenty of game in those days such as turkey, bear, and dear. Bear was plenty on Rock creek and Rock House. I helped to kill a bear when a boy on the head of Rock House by the spring, called the Neasley spring, but now is the Moulder Spring. I will tell you how the young folks did. I was 7 years old when I got my first pair of pants, mother spun the cloth for them. I was ten years old when my father made me a pair of shoes. People came very near starving in those days. We had to grit corn for our bread, pay 50 cents a pint for salt, 50 cents a pound for coffee, flour $10 per hundred, corn $2. per bushel, calico 25 cents a yard, and the worst of all no law to govern us. Everybody turned loose.
I enlisted in the army at the age of 16, when it ended I found myself in Tennessee, I served in the 2 Arkansas Calvary. I want to hear from some of my comrades.
Carol Ann Neeley Kilgore - Face Book, Barry County Places and Things Remembered added a note: "My best guess at this point is that the writer is James E. Shewmake, son of Nancy Horner and Wiley Thomas Shewmake. He was born in 1849 in Perry, TN and died in 1934 in Barry County."
Linda Skelton Corbin - Face Book, Barry County Places and Things Remembered added this note: "The Park Service has a James Shoemake in the 2nd Arkansas Calvary. I believe that James Shewmake's uncle, Amos Horner, and his uncle-in-law, B. F. Curry, were in the 2nd Arkansas Calvary."
|Tony Martin added this information on Barry County Places and Things Remembered, Face Book. The discussion was the Ellis' Well that the dead soldiers who were dumped in. He mentioned that the well was on the property of Ezekiel Ellis in Barry County.
These are Ezekiel B. Ellis (1799 – 1869) and Margaret Ann Mackey Ellis' (1801 – 1895) children and grand children who served in the military and which branches they were in:
Alford B. Ellis, 1821 – 1861, he served in the Mexican War, and had 2 sons who served in the Civil War;
James Henry Ellis, 1841 – 1889 Union, Missouri State Militia John R. Ellis 1842 – 1907 Union, Missouri State Militia, lived in Barry County;
John Mackey Ellis, 1823 – 1892 Union, Missouri State Militia, lived in Barry County;
Benjamin Abbot Ellis, 1827 – 1910 Union, Missouri State Militia, lived in Barry County;
Jeremiah Bynum Ellis, 1828 – 1898 Union, Missouri State Militia, lived in Barry County;
Francis Marion Ellis, 1838 – 1926 Confederacy, Company I, 26th Infantry Regiment Tennessee - lived in Barry County; and
Ransom Asbury Ellis, 1842 – 1887 Confederacy, Company K, 32nd Infantry Regiment Tennessee - lived in Barry County.
Tuesday July 22 was recalled vividly by E. Williamson, J. B. W. Bennington and Thomas Arnold as the 55th anniversary of the battle between the armies of Generals Sherman and Hood near Atlanta, Ga. This was one of the fiercest battles of the Civil war. These men were in the battle and they say July 22 never passes that they do not recall the events of that awful day. In this battle General McPherson lost his life at the head of his army corps. July 24, 1919, Cassville Republican
|Also See these links:
Stone Prairie Home Guard
14th Missouri Digital Heritage
The Civil War in Missouri
Map of Missouri Civil War Battles
Gadfly - Corsicana Resolutions Passed 1861
Captain William Ray's Company L 76th Enrolled Militia
Some Military records are housed at the MO Secretary of State
|Important events of the Civil War and Barry Co., MO
The following is taken from "Compendium of the War of Rebellion", by Frederick H. Dyer, and other sources when stated.
Submitted by Ted Wayne Roller
Note: If an entry has a link we have more information available about the event.
Submitted on 8-28-1996 by Ted W. Roller
Note: 14th MO State Militia Volunteer Cavalry - Was stationed in Cassville in late 1862 to early 1963.
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