The Civil War and Barry Co., MO
Here is the place where you add your Barry County Civil War Soldiers!
|Goodspeed's List of Federal Soldiers||Goodspeed's List of Confederate Soldiers|
Union Soldiers buried in Cassville - Published Oct. 12, 1865 in the Missouri Patriot, Springfield, MO
The Stone Prairie Home Guard - by: Bob Banks
Isaac A. Clarke, C. R. Hanna, Will George Mr. McFarland
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
Government Web Site
Stones can be ordered for any veteran of any war, and the markers are free.
When they arrive you will have to find someone to install it, but most Sons of the Confederate Veterans (SCV) and Sons of the Union Veterans (SUV) groups are always willing to install them for Civil War Veterans as well as Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and other groups.
Letter - Civil War Era, Higgs Family
Potts Hill - Barry Co., MO & Benton Co., AR
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
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
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.
May 1861. W. S. McConnell attended the meeting at Camp Jackson. He was the Barry Co. State Representative. (Ref. Reprint Goodspeed History, page 78)
Prior to July 6, 1861 Captain Mitchell raised a Confederate company of Calvary prior to the Carthage affair of July 6. (This company fought at Dug Springs). Ref. Goodspeed page 79.)
July 6, The Carthage Skirmish resulted with Seigel defeated by Governor Jackson the Missouri State Guards and was forced to fall back to Mt. Vernon.
July 25, General Price moved from Elk River near Pineville in McDonald Co. to Cassville.
July 25, Skirmish at Dug Springs.
July 26, Skirmish at McCullas store.
On July 29 General McCulloch joined Price at Cassville and brought with him an army of 5,000 consisting of a brigade of Confederate troops from Louisiana . and Texas and a division of Arkansas militia commanded by Brigadier General N. Bart Pearce.
The last week of July, Price considered his army ready to take the field The army was capable of marching and fighting even if it was considered as an awkward spread of 8,000 - 9,000 men.
Aug. 3, Action at McCullas store.
Aug. 10, Battle of Wilson Creek.
(Unrecorded) Aug. 16, Confederate encampment at Mt. Vernon, Ref. Lawrence Co. Bulletin Jan. 1994.
Oct. 9, 1861 Nancy Davis's burial at Davis Cemetery near Miller, north of Mt. Vernon. (killed by possibly some of Price's men.) Additional Story and Source Information.
Oct. 25, Skirmish - Springfield, MO.
Wed. Oct. 30, 1861; Cassville, the legislature moved to Cassville from Neosho.
Thursday Nov. 1, the Legislative met on the second floor of the courthouse in Cassville and met several days the last being Nov. 7, 1861. Much business was accomplished.
Nov. 1 - 9, Expedition from Rolla against Freeman Forces.
? 1862 - Captain Ray's company of State Militia was organized at Cassville in 1862 with Amos N. Kelly, first and D. P. Pharis, second lieutenant. Ref Goodspeed page 81.)
Feb. 14, 1862 - Skirmish Crane Creek - Bowen's Battalion Calv.
(First official fighting recorded on Barry County soil in the
list of the Dyer Compendium.
Feb. 15, 1862 - Flat Creek - Bowen's Battalion Calv.
Feb. 17, " - Keetsville - Bowen's Battalion Calv.
Feb. 19, " Action and Capture of Bentonville, Bowen's Battalion Calv.
Feb. 25, 1862 - Skirmish Keetsville (Goodspeed page 80 and
(First listing of Union soldiers killed.) Union loss 2 killed, 1 wounded of the 6th. MO. Calvary
March 3 - 7, 1862 - 1st. MO Calvary at Keetsville and area around Cassville and White River.
March 7 - 8, " - Battle at Pea Ridge
March -23. Skirmish Carthage
April 8, 1862 - Scouts through Gadfly, Newtonia, Granby, Neosho and the valley of Indian Creek and Skirmish.
April 26, 1862 - Skirmish at Neosho
May 9, 1862 ? A detachment of State Militia engaged Confederate force near Gadfly, resulting in 3 Confederate deaths. (Ref. Goodspeed page 82.)
May 31, Skirmish near Neosho
June 11, Skirmish near Cassville
(Goodspeed, pages 83 thur 86 list more)
June 23, Pineville
July 28, Cross Timbers
Aug. 5, Action Newtonia
Sept. 21, " - Skirmish at Cassville
Sept. 24, " - Skirmish at Granby
Sept. 30, " - Engagement Newtonia
Oct. 3, 1862 - Skirmish Jollification
Oct. 4, " - Skirmish Newtonia
Oct. 4, " - Affair at Granby
Oct. 4, " - Occupation of Granby
Oct. 4, 1862 - Occupation of Newtonia
Oct. 5, " - Action at Newtonia
Nov. 8 - 13, - Expedition into Southern MO and Northern AR.
Nov. 9, - Skirmish at Huntsville, AR
Nov. 17 - 18, - Operations about Cassville and Keetsville
Nov. 19, - Skirmish Pineville
Nov. 27, - Skirmish Carthage
Dec. 23 - 31, 1862 - Operations in Sugar Creek Hills
Dec. 31, 1862 - Jan. 25, 1963 - Operations Against Marmaduke in MO
April 17, " - Skirmish White River
April 21 - May, 1863 - Operations against Marmaduke
May 26, " - Skirmish in Carthage
June 27 - 28, 1863 - Skirmish in Carthage
Barry County seemed to have a reprieved or at least no reports for 4 months.
July 4, 1863 - Skirmish at Cassville
July 18 - 26, 1863 - Scout from Cassville to Huntsville and Berryville, AR
July 27, 1863 - Affair near Cassville
Aug. 13, " - Skirmish Pineville
Sept. 6, " - Attack on Carthage
Sept. 7 -19, " - Expedition from Springfield into AR and Indian Territory
Sept. 21, " - Skirmish Cassville
Sept. 27, " - Skirmish Newtonia
Oct. 2, " - Skirmish Carthage
Nov. 10 -18, " - Expedition from Springfield to Huntsville, Carrolton and Berryville, AR
Dec. 24 - 29, " - Scout from Cassville
Feb. 23 - Mar. 9, 1864 - Scout from Springfield to Northern AR
April 28 - May 7, 1864 - " " " toward Fayetteville, AR
June 3, 1864 - Skirmish Diamond Grove
June 3, " - Skirmish Neosho
June 9-14, " - Scout from Cassville to Cross Hollows, AR
June 1, " - Skirmish Ridgeley
June 19 - 25, " - Scout from Mt. Vernon
June 20 - 25, " - Scout from Cassville to Cross Hollows, AR
July 18 - 23, " - Operations in Southwest MO
July 21, " - Skirmish Carthage
Aug. 1, " - Diamond Grove Prairie
Aug. 5, " - McDonald Co.
Aug. 5 -7, " - Skirmish Cowskin
Aug. 15 - 24, " - Operations in SW MO and NW AR
Aug. 23 - 28, 1864 - Expedition from Cassville to Fayetteville, AR
Sept. 2, " - Skirmish near Mt. Vernon
Sept. 22, " - Skirmish Carthage
Sept. 30, " - Skirmish Mt. Vernon MO 15th. Calv.
Oct. 8, " - Skirmish Barry Co. AR 1st. Calv.
Oct. 18, " - Skirmish Barry Co. AR 1st. Calv.
Oct. 26, " - Skirmish Carthage MO 13th.
Oct. 28, 1864 - Engagement Newtonia MO 15th. Calvary and AR 2nd. Calvary & others.
Oct. 29, 1864 - Skirmish Upshaw's farm AR 2nd. Calvary
Oct. 29 - 30, " - Skirmishes Cane Creek (Crane?) MO 8th. State Militia
Oct. 30, " - Skirmish Newtonia
Nov. 5 - 15, " - Expedition from Springfield to Ft. Smith
Nov. 11 - 21, " - Scout from Springfield to Huntsville and Yellville, AR AR 2nd. Calvary.
March 29, 1865 - Skirmish SW MO No reports
Note: 14th MO State Militia Volunteer Cavalry - Was stationed in Cassville in late 1862 to early 1963.
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