Boys of the Best Families in the State Bob Schmidt

ISBN: 9781929919321

Published: January 22nd 2011

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458 pages


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Boys of the Best Families in the State  by  Bob Schmidt

Boys of the Best Families in the State by Bob Schmidt
January 22nd 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 458 pages | ISBN: 9781929919321 | 8.24 Mb

Originally published in 2003, this is the second edition of Boys of the Best Families in the State Company E, 2nd Missouri Confederate Infantry. The unit was originally organized in the Missouri State Guard early in 1862 as McCullochs CavalryMoreOriginally published in 2003, this is the second edition of Boys of the Best Families in the State Company E, 2nd Missouri Confederate Infantry.

The unit was originally organized in the Missouri State Guard early in 1862 as McCullochs Cavalry Battalion, Second Brigade, then was transferred to the Confederate service with four other companies as the 4th Battalion Missouri Cavalry. Company Es commander was Mexican War veteran Captain William H. Couzens.In July of 1862, the battalion was increased to regimental strength. It held the distinction of being the only Missouri cavalry unit to serve mounted while in the Confederate service.

Co. E fought in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama under Generals Frank C. Armstrong, James R. Chalmers, and Nathan Bedford Forrest. The regiment surrendered May 5, 1865 in Citronelle, AL.Boys of the Best Families in the State is a meticulously detailed roster of all the men of Co. E, drawn from National Archives and Records Administration microfilm records, period newspaper accounts, soldiers letters, local histories and court records, and interviews with soldiers descendents.

Included is a day to day record of events for Co. E, also a complete bibliography and index.



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