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ROSTER
CAPTAIN RAY'S COMPANY G
15TH MISSOURI CAVALRY


The 15th MO Cavalry was a Federal volunteer force created in the summer of 1864 to replace the 7th Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia ("PEMM") and to shift the financial burden of paying these troops from the state to the Federal government.  For more information, see these letters concerning Missouri's trouble paying its troops and the unit's official history.  Also see the introductions to my Roster, Company L, 76th EMM and Roster, Company G, 7th PEMM.

Company G, 15th MO Cavalry was mustered into service August 27, 1864, at Springfield under the command of Captain William Ray.  The Missouri State Archives shows a roster of 81 men, the National Park Service 87.  Of the 87 man roster, 41 were holdovers from Captain Ray's Company G, 7th PEMM, including almost all of the officers and noncommissioned officers.  Ten non-PEMM men had prior Union service in the EMM or other local units and 36 were serving the Union for the first time.  At least three men had previously served in the Confederate army.

Although Company G, 15th MO Cavalry was mustered into service only in August, 1864, soldiers moving from the 7th PEMM to the 15th MO Cavalry were given retroactive enlistment dates of November 1, 1863, which made the Federal government responsible for their PEMM back pay and gave them credit on their 20-month enlistments for some of the time already served.  Moreover, although the compostion of the company had changed by more than half, Company G, 15th MO Cavalry continued to be called Company G, 7th PEMM until November 28, 1864, when the name was finally changed.  For more on this confusing matter, see the Research Notes following the roster.

In September, 1864, Captian Ray and his company were stationed at Newtonia (OR, Series I, Volume 41 (Part III), pages 328-329).  By the end of November, they had moved to Cassville, where they were stationed as late as May, 1865 (OR, Series I, Volume 41 (Part IV), page 621 and Volume 48 (Part II), page 315).  While serving with the company, William Harmon was killed, and Jeremiah Debolt and Joseph Quick died.  The company was mustered out in early July, 1865.

For more information on the roster entries, see the Research Notes following the roster.

Name (Alternative Spellings)Notes
Officers
Captain William RayAge 29.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (31 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (214 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Marionville.   Biographical Note
1st Lieutenant Lewis B. Hutchinson (Hutcherson, Hutcheson, Hutchison)Age 29.  Enrolled Co. K, 76th EMM 1/29/1863 at Neosho (? days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 5/8/1863 at Mt. Vernon (176 days "as private").  Promoted 1st Lt. 7/18/1864.  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863, place not shown.
2nd Lieutenant Lewis Smith (Louis)Age 33.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (28 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (205 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Cassville.  Discharged from enlisted ranks to accept an officer's commission 3/14/1865 & promoted 2nd Lt., 15th MO Cavalry.
Non-Commissioned Officers & Specialists
Corporal Elkanah AndersonEnlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/24/1864 at Newtonia.
Sergeant Henry AndersonEnrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (18 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (214 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
1st Sergeant William J. ArnoldAge 27.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (31 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (214 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Corporal Jerry W. Brock (Brook, Brooks, Ferry, Terry)Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry, date & place not shown.  The exact form of this name is very uncertain.
Corporal Henry Burks (Berks, Berkes, Birkes)Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (31 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (214 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Corporal William R. CalvertEnrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 8/2/1863 at Mt. Vernon (89 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Boliver.
Sergeant James H. CrabtreeEnrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 8/2/1863 at Mt. Vernon (92 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Teamster Wm. T. FarrerEnlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/30/1864 in Barry County.
Sergeant Jacob W. Hawk (Hank)Age 35.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (31 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (214 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Cassville.
Sergeant William Linn (Lynn)Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (31 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (214 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Cassville.
Corporal Jesse Nott (Jessee) Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/1/1864 at Newtonia.
Corporal Peter Reutsch (Reutch, Rench, Rentick)Enrolled Co. K, 76th EMM 1/29/1863 at Neosho (? days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 5/8/1863 at Mt. Vernon (294 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Corporal James C. RiddleEnlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/11/1864 at Newtonia.
Buglar Joseph A. Roark (Rowark)Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM, date & place not shown (? days).  Enlisted Co. G., 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Sergeant William Schooling (Schoolin)Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 7/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (120 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.  Prior to PEMM, served in the Stone Prairie Home Guard 5/1861 to 8/1861.  Biographical note.
Corporal Wilbern W. Testerman (Testament, William)Age 18. Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 8/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (92 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Sergeant John W. ThomasAge 27.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (25 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Cassville.
Sergeant David C. Woods (Wood)Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 8/1 or 8/11/1863 at Mt. Vernon (67 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Enlisted Men, All with Rank of Private
Allen, John B.Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 9/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (150 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Anderson, John N.Shown in Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry by the National Park Service, but not by the Missouri State Archives.
Berkes, IsaacEnlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/4/1864 at Newtonia.
Betterton, William P. (Butterton, Betterson)Enrolled Co. I, 72nd EMM 11/15/1862 at Springfield (75 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 5/17 or 5/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (155 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Stockton.
Blankenship, Samuel (Gamiel) Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 6/8/1864 at Newtonia.
Brock, James W. (Brooks)Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (214 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 in Lawrence County.
Brock, Perry G. (Brook, Brooks, W.)Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM, date & place not shown (? days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 in Lawrence County.  The exact form of this name is very uncertain.
Browning, George A.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/19/1864 at Newtonia.
Browning, William R.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/1/1864 at Newtonia.
Burks, Jacob (Berks, Berkes, Birkes)Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (31 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (264 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Buzzard, Francis M. (Buggard)Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 6/11/1863 at Mt. Vernon (115 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Carlin, Amos B. (Carlen, Carter)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/1/1864 at Newtonia.
Christopher, JesseEnrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 5/8/1863 at Mt. Vernon (155 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 in Barry County.  Jesse H. Christopher enlisted in Co. H, 8th MO Infantry (Confederate) in Barry County 8/6/1862 and was last shown as present on CSA rolls 3/9/1863.
Crumly, Samuel (Crumley)Age 33.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (31 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (203 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 in Barry County.
Davis, Aaron V.Age 30.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (89 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 8/1 or 8/2/1863 at Mt. Vernon (89 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Cassville.
Davis, John (Dans)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/22/1864 at Newtonia.
Debolt, Jeremiah F. J. (Dbolt, Dolt, Jerry, T. J)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (24 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/13/1864 at Newtonia.  Died 3/1/1865 at Newtonia.
Fly, Asher (Fily, Fely)Age 21.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (27 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (208 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Cassville.
Golden, William H. (Galdon)Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 5/8/1863 at Mt. Vernon (176 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Goosetree, Alexander (Goostree)Age 40.   Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (? days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/11/1864 at Newtonia.
Haddock, NoahEnrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (no days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Marionville.  [Records give same date, different places!]  Noah Haddock joined Co. B, 11th MO Infantry (Confederate) on 8/7/1862 and deserted 7/9/1863.
Harmon, WilliamEnrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 5/8/1863 at Mt. Vernon (176 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.  Killed 2/10/1865 at Newtonia.
Hawk, William C. (Hank)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 4/10/1864 at Cassville.  William Hawk enlisted in Co. I, 8th MO Infantry (Confederate) in Barry County on 8/4/1862 and was last shown as present on CSA rolls on 10/31/1862.
Henderson, Andrew J.Age 30.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (16 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (201 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.  Prior to EMM, served in Stone Prairie Home Guard 5/1861 to 8/1861.  Biographical note.
Horine, Washington (Harine, Harme)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/16/1864 at Newtonia.  Service card says 8/16/1863, but this was prior to formation of this unit.
Jackson, Christopher C.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/24/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
Jamerson, William (Jamison)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/15/1864 at Newtonia.
Long, GeorgeShown in Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry by the National Park Service, but not by the Missouri State Archives.  A 7th EMM service card (see Research Notes below) places him in Co. G, enrolled 8/1/1864 at Newtonia.
Loyd, James P. (Loyed)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/1/1864 at Newtonia.
Mansfield, Thomas B.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/22/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
Mansfield, William Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/22/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
Marshal, David G. (Martial)Enrolled Co. A, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/1/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
Mayfield, Robert A. The National Park Service places Mayfield in Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry, the Missouri State Archives in Co. F, enrolled 7/15/1864 at Newtonia.  A 7th EMM service card (see Research Notes below) places him in Co. G, enrolled 7/15/1864 at Newtonia.
McCormick, James (McComack, McCormmick)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/27/1864 at Newtonia.
McCormick, John (McComack, McCormac, McCormmick)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (158 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/27/1864 at Newtonia.
McCormick, Joseph (McComack, McCormmick)Enrolled Co. A, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/1/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
McCrory, EnochThe National Park Service places Enoch McCrory in Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry, the Missouri State Archives in Co. F, enrolled 7/27/1864 at Newtonia.  A 7th EMM service card (see Research Notes below) places him in Co. G, enrolled 7/27/1864 at Newtonia.
McCrory, WilliamEnrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (158 days).  The National Park Service places William McCrory in Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry, the Missouri State Archives in Co. F, enrolled 7/27/1864 at Newtonia.  He is listed in Co. G, 7th EMM (see Research Notes below), but no service card is shown.
McKee, JasperEnlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/22/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
McKinney, James H.Enrolled Co. A, 76th EMM 3/17/1863 at Mt. Vernon (11 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/1/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
Meadley, John S.The National Park Service places John Meadley in Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry, the Missouri State Archives in Co. G, 16th MO Cavalry.
Miller, JohnEnlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/16/1864 at Newtonia.
Narrimore, John (Narimen)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Peniel, James T. (Penill, Pencil)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/1/1864 at Newtonia.
Poe, WilliamEnrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 8/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (90 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Quick, Joseph C.Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 8/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (90 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.  Died at Cassville 2/15/1865.
Riddle, John W.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/14/1864 at Newtonia.
Roach, JohnEnlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry, date & place not shown.
Roark, Nathan W. (Rourk)Age 18.  Enrolled Co. K, 76th EMM 1/29/1863 at Neosho (? days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM, date & place not shown (? days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavarly 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Roberts, Reason (Roberds)Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM, date & place not shown (? days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Roden, Green B. (Rowden)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 5/15/1864 in Barry County.
Roden, JamesEnlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/21/1864 at Newtonia.
Roden, John W.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 5/1/1864 in Barry County.
Rucker, John F. (Rusher)Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM, date & place not shown (? days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Marionville.
Russell, JosephAge 32.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (15 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM, date & place not shown (? days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th Mo Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Smith, James B.Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 9/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (61 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Smith, Joseph J.Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 9/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (61 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Stringer, James B.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/22/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
Stringer, Ruben F.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/22/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
Tate, John W.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/28/1864 at Mt. Vernon.  Prior to EMM, served in Smallwood's Volunteer Scouts and Guides 11/1861 to 1/1862.
Tate, Major B.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/28/1864 at Mt. Vernon.  Prior to EMM, served in Smallwood's Volunteer Scouts and Guides 11/1861 to 1/1862.
Tate, TaylorEnlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/28/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
Testerman, John (Testament, Testamand)Age 18.  Enrolled Co. K, 76th EMM, 1/29/1863 at Neosho (? days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM, 5/8/1863 or 5/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (162 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
Thomas, David R.Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 8/1/1864.  A David S. Thomas is listed in Co. L, 76th EMM, enrolled 2/11/1863 at Cassville.
Vasser, James R. (Vosser)Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 7/19/1864 at Newtonia.
Wood, James L.Age 34.  Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (31 days).  Enrolled Co. G, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (214 days).  Enlisted Co. G, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.

RESEARCH NOTES

The above roster is based primarily on the Missouri Secretary of State's Soldiers Database.  This database includes images of "service cards" summarizing each soldier's service in a particular unit.  The information on these cards was abstracted many years ago from the original Civil War muster rolls.  Some of the cards are more complete than others.  If a soldier served in three different units (e.g., 76th EMM, 7th PEMM, 15th MO Cavalry), then he should have three different cards.  Often, too, his name will be spelled three different ways.  My roster combines information from all of the cards for each solider, but does not include every detail on the cards for every solider.  If you are researching a particular soldier, be sure to look at the cards themselves.

Supplemental online sources for the roster included the Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Missouri, December 31, 1863, pages 514-515, and the National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System.  The Annual Report provided additional information on some of the officers, and the NPS System provided a crosscheck for who served in the 15th MO Cavalry.

For the organizational history of the 7th PEMM and 15th MO Cavalry, I relied on the Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Missouri for 1864 and the Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Missouri for the year ending December 31, 1865.  Civil War researcher Scott Carson tracked down the original materials and was kind enough to supply me with copies.

References to the "OR," are to The War of the Rebellion:  a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.  For anyone who wants to dig deeper, the entire OR is now online in a full-text, searchable form: The OR Online.

In creating the roster, I was researching the unit rather than the individuals.  The goal was to create a source showing how the EMM and PEMM units evolved, the number of men moving from each unit to its successor, the number of casualties and so forth.  I spent only a couple of minutes on each entry and did not attempt to sort out every ambiguity involving soldiers of similar name.  Some of the men may have served in units besides those listed.  In rare cases, I may have lumped together the service of two men with identical names.  Do your own research on particular soliders!

Be aware that some of the enrollment and enlistment dates are formal, legal dates bearing little relationship to actual events.  For example, soldiers who joined the 15th MO Cavalry from the 7th PEMM were given enlistment dates of November 1, 1863.  This date determined when their 20-month enlistments began and ended and who was responsible for paying them from that date (the Federal government rather than the state govenment), but had nothing to do with when the 15th MO Cavalry actually formed.  In fact, the 15th MO Cavalry was not formed until the summer of 1864 and was not designated the 15th MO Cavalry until the end of November, 1864.

While soliders in the 15th MO Cavalry and other Federal units were paid by the month, soldiers in the EMM and PEMM were paid only for days "in actual service."  Some EMM and PEMM service cards provide this information, some don't.  If the number of days served in a particular unit is on a soldier's service card, it is included in parentheses after his enrollment information.  A "?" means the space for this information on the card is blank.

Again, be aware that the days-in-service number are sometimes formal rather than real.  For example, some men in Company G, 7th PEMM were credited with up to 485 days of actual service.  This was the number of days between the company's creation on April 1, 1863, and its relief from service on July 28, 1864.  Captain Ray and other men who moved from the 7th PEMM to the 15th MO Cavalry, however, were generally credited with no more than 214 days.  This was the number of days between the unit's creation and the retroactive enlistment of these men in the 15th MO Cavalry effective November 1, 1863.  In other words, 214 was the number of days the state had to pay for; it had nothing to do with the number of days actually served.

All of the individual service cards for Company G, 7th PEMM show that the company was relieved from duty not later than July 28, 1864, which is consistent with the maximum 485 days of service shown on the cards.  As late as November, 1864, however, the company was still being referred to in the OR.  On November 19, for example, General Sanborn ordered Company G, 7th PEMM to Cassville (OR,, Series I, Volume 41 (Part IV), page 621).  Apparently, this was a case of the same name being applied to different things.  On August 27, 1864, General Sanborn wrote that the newly mustered companies of the 15th MO Cavalry were still being called the 7th PEMM by the quartermasters and asked to have them officially redesignated (OR, Series I, Volume 41 (Part II), pages 892-893).  A note on the 15th MO Cavalry service card of Wilbern Testerman says that the order redesignating them was dated November 28, 1864.

In other words, "Company G, 7th PEMM" before July 28, 1864, and "Company G, 7th PEMM" from August through November, 1864, were two different companies.  They had 41 members in common, including many of the same officers and noncoms, but even more members not in common.  The roster for the second of these companies is the roster for Company G, 15th MO Cavalry.

If this were not confusing enough, in the Secretary of State's database, 83 of the 87 members of Company G, 15th MO Cavalry shown on my roster also have a service card for the 7th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia.  The 7th EMM was a completely different organization than the 7th PEMM and was organized in St. Louis in September, 1862, but if we take the database roster for Company G, 7th EMM and throw out the St. Louis men, we essentially have the roster for Company G, 15th MO Cavalry.

Apparently, when Company G, 15th MO Cavalry was created, but before it was redesignated, there was a muster roll showing a new enrollment of Company G, 7th PEMM.  Either on the muster roll itself or on the service cards created from it, or on both, the word "Provisional" was dropped, resulting in the confusion.  In fact, a couple of the 7th EMM service cards have "Prov." written in and are indexed accordingly in the database (see image).  At any rate, I do not believe that there was ever a "7th Regiment EMM" active in Southwest Missouri or that any of the Southwest Missouri men listed in the Secretary of State's database ever belonged to such an organization.  This was just Company G, 15th MO Cavalry before it was redesignated.

If you are researching a soldier from Company G, 15th MO Cavalry, however, be sure to look at the service card for the 7th EMM.  These cards may have slightly different enrollment information than the 15th MO Cavalry cards for the same men.
 

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