UNION AND CONFEDERATE VETERANS PAGE
OF CHARITON, LINN AND MACON COUNTIES
I created this page to record the veterans that served from these counties during the Civil War in the interests of Genealogy.  

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SUBMITTER:  Willard Smith 
E-Mail Address: smithwil@earthlink.net 
COUNTY : CHARITON 
SERVICE : UNION 
VETERANS NAME : William Marion Smith 
RANK : PVT 
UNIT : Co H, 9th Missouri State Militia Cavalry 
BURIED AT : Salisbury City Cemetery, Salisbury, Missouri
William Marion Smith was born November 20, 1836 in Morgan county, Illinois and died at his home near Hamden, Missouri on March 20, 1910. He enlisted in Co. H, 9th Missouri State Militia Cavalry at Columbia, Missouri on February 15th, 1862 and was wounded near a farmers residence at Fayette, Missouri in September 1864 and discharged on August the 27th, 1865 at Macon, Missouri. 

SUBMITTER : Willard Smith 
E-Mail Address : smithwil@erthlink.net 
COUNTY : CHARITON 
SERVICE : UNION 
VETERANS NAME : George W. Smith 
RANK : PVT, Bugler 
UNIT : Co H, 9th Missouri State Militia Calvary 
BURIED AT : Muscle Fork Cemetery, Muscle fork, Missouri
George served as a bugler in the same Calvary unit as his brother, William M. Smith from 15 Feb 1962 until 27 April 1865. From the Adjutant General's Office; George M. Smith was enrolled on 15 February 1862 at Glasgow, Missouri and mustered into service on the 28th day of April 1862 at Columbia, Missouri and mustered out of service on the 27th of April 1865 at Macon City, Missouri. No evidence of disability. In the 1890 Special Union Veterans Census he reported only a general disability, not noted whether it  was service related.

SUBMITTER : Willard Smith 
E-Mail Address : smithwil@earthlink.net 
COUNTY : CHARITON 
SERVICE : UNION 
VETERANS NAME : Joseph Smith 
RANK : PVT 
UNIT : Company B, 42nd Missouri Infantry 
BURIED AT : Muscle Fork Cemetery, Muscle Fork, Missouri 
Joseph Smith, my great great-grandfather and the father of William M. Smith and George W. Smith enlisted on 29 September 1864 and was discharged on 28 June 1865. The 42nd Missouri seems to have been a hastily organized unit that was formed in the wake of General Sterling Price's invasion of Missouri.

SUBMITTER : Rose Mary Lawson 
E-Mail Address : roselawson@c-magic.com 
COUNTY : CHARITON 
SERVICE : UNION 
VETERANS NAME : Thomas H. White 
RANK : Private 
UNIT : Co D 123rd Regt. Ill Infantry Vol. 
BURIED AT : Mattoon, Illinois 
Served from Aug 9, 1862 to July 9, 1865.

SUBMITTER : Rose Mary Lawson  
E-Mail Address : roselawson@c-magic.com  
COUNTY : CHARITON  
SERVICE : UNION  
VETERANS NAME : James Wesley Lavis Jr  
RANK : private  
UNIT : Co G 73rd Regt Ill. Inf. Vol,  
BURIED AT : Rushville, Ill   
Inducted June 13, 1862 suffered gunshot wound in left thigh Sep 20, 1863, wounded in battle of Chickamanga. 
Discharged at Albany New York June 29, 1865 
 

SUBMITTER : Velma L Scott
E-Mail Address : ricksct@Yahoo.com
COUNTY : CHARITON
VETERANS NAME : Francis Marion Brewer
RANK :
UNIT : Co. A. 18th Missouri Regiment MO Volunteers
BURIED AT : Mount Pleasant Cematary
He was in for four years and was honorably
discharged. He also was a prisoner of Andersonville at the end of the war.

SUBMITTER : Rhonda Reed Bellar
E-Mail Address : srbell@sanjuan.net
VETERANS NAME : Moses J Reed
RANK : private
UNIT : Co H 11th regiment Mo cavalry
BURIED AT : 9 Mar 1924 Anaconda Cem, Franklin Co, MO
Moses J Reed was under the command of Frank H Robinson. It is also alleged that while on duty in the
territory of Arizona during the winter of 1863-64 he was disabled by rheumatism, piles and rupture in the
right side. Moses was honorably discharged at New Orleans, LA the 27 July, 1865

SUBMITTER : Joseph Blinn
E-Mail Address : blinnj@iland.net
SERVICEe : CONFEDERATE
VETERANS NAME : Ephraim Allison
RANK : Captain
UNIT : Co. I, 16th MO Regiment
BURIED AT : Henry County

Entered the MO State Militia in 1862 and served actively until the spring of 1863, but continued with the command until the end of the war. He was a private at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Carthage and Lexington. In August of 1862, was elected to Captain under Col. Sidney Jackman's command. Then fought in the battle of Lone Jack, where he was shot through the shoulder during the ensuing house to house fighting. His later service is sketchy. I believe he recruited along the Mo. River Counties with a small group of about 30 men. Basically partisan rangers, not attached to any regular outfit, therefore receiving no quarter from the enemy and giving none as well. Pretty much viewed as outlaws or killers. At the end of hostilities he went to Texas for fear of retribution for his somewhat tarnished service. But returned to Missouri in 1867 and began a dry goods business in Clinton, Mo. Was elected to Presiding Judge of Henry Co. in 1881-83. While filling in as a prison guard at the Mo. State Pen. in Jefferson City in Nov. of 1905 he was shot and killed by a group of escaping prisoners. He was 75 years old.

SUBMITTER : Colleen Campbell Taylor
E-Mail Address : CTaylor243@aol.com
COUNTY : MACON
VETERANS NAME : Lewis Woodson Campbell
RANK :
UNIT : Co.B of the 42nd Missouri Infantry
BURIED AT : Pleasant Home Cemeter
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SUBMITTER : Unk
E-Mail Address : Unk
VETERANS NAME : Scott Sherman
RANK : corp
UNIT : Co. E 2nd ohio Cavalry
BURIED AT : Stanberry Missouri
Scott Sherman's family resided in Stanberry Missouri. I have visisted the grave, but only has a metal
marker with no dates, just says Civil War.

Submitter  Jean Goff
E-mail Address  jgoff@mail.coin.missouri.edu
COUNTY  CHARITON
SERVICE  CONFEDERATE
VETERANS NAME  Taylor Jones
RANK  Private
UNIT  Capt. Clark's Co.D. Gordon's 5th MO Calvery
BURIED AT  Frog Bayou, Arkansas
Taylor Jones enlisted Nov.1, 1862. Served until
taken Prisoner of War at Hot Springs, Ark. on Apr
19, 1864. Confined to Rock Island , Illinois until July 6, 1864  where he enlisted in the Union Army. After the war, Taylor returned to Chariton Co., married Mary Matilda Moxley.  He died March 12, 1914 and is buried at Welch Cemetery.

Submitter Nancy Englerth
E-mail Address nengle@tic.bisman.com
COUNTY CHARITON
SERVICE CONFEDERATE
VETERANS NAME Dr. J. J. Grinstead
RANK Surgeon
UNIT Third Division Missouri State Guard
Dr. Grinstead is mentioned in several field reports by General John B. Clark  as serving the wounded well after several battles in Northern Arkansas. He later practised medicine in Keytesville.

Submitter Betty Gene Toney McGee
E-mail Address bgmcgee@intellex.com
SERVICE CONFEDERATE
VETERANS NAME John Calvert Toney
RANK Captain
UNIT 5th Missouri Cavalry/Joseph Shelby's "Iron Brigade"
BURIED AT Confederate Cemetery/Fayetteville, Arkansas
John Calvert Toney fought with Joseph Orville Shelby. He lived to be 92 and died in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. He surrendered in Little Rock, Arkansas. His 3rd wife drew a
"widow's pension" on him. Her name was Elizabeth White Toney.

Submitter Sue Apgar
E-mail Address sueapgar_64055@yahoo.com
COUNTY CHARITON
SERVICE CONFEDERATE
VETERANS NAME Zachariah Tippett
RANK Pvt
UNIT Missouri State Guard, Company B
BURIED AT Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis Tenn.
Zachariah, along with his brother Thomas, enlisted in the State Guard on Oct. 10, 1861. They both fought, among other battles, at Pea Ridge, where Zach was seemingly wounded.
He died in May 1862 in Memphis of "Cong Chill" and is buried there. His brother Thomas returned to Chariton County and formed his own unit of the State Guard, but was otherwise known as a "bushwacker".
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