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Cape Girardeau County
Genealogical Society Announces
A New publication!

James E. McGhee



Text Box: Roster of the
Missouri State Guard
Southeast Missouri

James E. McGhee

                                                            Roster of the Missouri State Guard in Southeast Missouri, 1861-
by James E. McGhee. 171 pp., spiral bound, with introductory
                                                            material on unit organization and list of military actions. Ring spiral
                                                            bound, 8 ˝ x 11 in. Price: $25 postpaid. Available from the Society at:
                                                            PO Box 571, Jackson, MO 63755. Sorry, no online orders.

The Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society is excited to offer the latest book by noted Missouri Civil War historian James E. McGhee. Roster of the Missouri State Guard in Southeast Missouri is the end result of years of research on the individuals who joined the Missouri State Guard (Confederate) at the beginning of the Civil War. Men from all over Southeast Missouri answered the call for this military unit. The majority of the book is an alphabetical roster of men who were documented to have been in the State Guard in 1861-62. Information includes full name (if known), county of residence at the time of enlistment, age at enlistment, place and date of mustering
in and out, rank and promotions, past military service, company and regiment, death date and place (if died in service), and any additional information that may be available on the individual. A sample entry for Lt. Col. Kitchen follows:

Kitchen, Solomon George:  (Stoddard Co.). Age: 39. Mustered in at Bloomfield on 15 Jun 1861 as Capt, Co C, 2nd Cav Regt. Promoted to Maj 1 Aug and Lt Col on 17 Sep 1861.  Mustered out of service on 24 Dec 1861 at New Madrid. For a biography see James E. McGhee, “Worth Remembering: Solomon G. Kitchen,” Daily Statesman, Dexter, MO, 26 Feb 1976. 

Author James E. McGhee is well-known in Civil War circles as the author of well-researched, authoritative books and articles on Missouri Confederates. His recent publication, Guide to Missouri Confederate Units 1861-1865 (University of Arkansas Press, 2008), is already a classic source for Missouri Civil War historians. He is also the author or editor of numerous books, including Campaigning With Marmaduke: Narratives and Roster of the 8th Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Two Trails, 2002); Letter and Order Book, Missouri State Guard 1861-1862 (Two Trails, 2001); and (with James R. Mayo) Stoddard Grays: Confederate Soldiers of Stoddard County, Missouri, 1861-1865 (Two Trails, 1995); as well as numerous Civil War articles.

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