24th Missouri Volunteer Infantry
Battle of Pea Ridge, AR, March 7,8, 1862
Battle at Fort DeRussy, LA, March 15, 1864
Remember all veterans
1LT William W. McCammon, Co. E, 24th MO Infantry earned the Medal of Honor at  Corinth, MS, 3 October 1862.  Entered service at Montogomery Co, MO, born in Ohio.  Medal issued on 9 Jul 1896.  Citation: While on duty as provost marshal, voluntarily assumed command of his company, then under fire, and so continued to command until the repulse and retreat of the enemy on the following day, the loss to this company during the battle being very great.
Letter from James R. Dyke, Co F, to his parents, Mary and Hyronimous Dyke with orginal spelling
Thanks to Dennis Robinson for making this available.

James R Dyke
CoF Ponton Batt
G1 Caves Division

Little Rock Ark
March the 7th 1864

Dear Mother and Father
I seat my self to let you now that I am well and hope this may come to hand and find you enjoying the saim like blessing.  I have not much news to write to you at this time. I concluded to write you a letter today as the mail come in this morning and I did not git any letters all though I am looking for a letter from every mail. I can say to you that we are still at Little Rock and have no thought of leaving heare till our time is out. James H is well and W K Berry is well. Father do the best you can till my time is out and that will be a bout 5 months and I think we will stay at the Rock till our time is out and if we do I expect that me and James will stop about two weeks in Tennessee. It will not be very far out of our weigh to go by uncle Joseph Dykes. James wants to git Toma aweigh from that country and I would like to see some of my relatives that I never saw and see how good my southern uncle would treat a union relative. We have no notion of going any furhter that Clevlan and we cna go there in one day after we git to Memphis and Memphis is just lays on the Mississippi River just on our weigh home and I expect we will go by.  Father I would like to be at home but I cant git hime this summer in time to make a crop but I will be there in time to help gather corn. Father I want you to make a crop if you have got any horse to tend it with. Try to git a long the best you can this summer by your self but next year I can help you. Write soon as this comes to hand and not fail. I believe I have rote all I can think of at this tiem yours most truly

James R Dyke
to Hyronimous Dyke and Mary A Dyke
(Note: James Dyke died from disease June 23, 1864 in Memphis)
Battle at Jenkins Ferry
and the 24th roster
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