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ROSTER
CAPTAIN RITCHEY'S COMPANY K
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 I 1862-63, 76th EMM and Roster, Company K, 7th PEMM.

Company K, 15th MO Cavalry was mustered into service August 27, 1864, at Springfield under the command of Captain James M. Ritchey.  My roster shows 93 men, four of whom are somewhat uncertain because of differences between rosters from the National Park Service and the Missouri State Archives.  Of the 93 man roster, 52 were holdovers from Captain Ritchey's Company K, 7th PEMM, including almost all of the officers and noncommissioned officers.  Fifteen had prior Union service only in Captain Lowe's 1864 Company I, 18 found themselves in Union service for the first time and the remainder had served in various home guard, EMM and PEMM units. At least four men had previously served in the Confederate army.

Although Company K, 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 composition of the company had changed by almost half, Company K, 15th MO Cavalry continued to be called Company K, 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.

Name (Alternative Spellings)Notes
Officers
Captain James M. Ritchey (Ritchie)Age 25.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 10/10/1862 at Newtonia (104 days).  Date of rank as Captain 12/17/1862.  Appointed quartermaster 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 (193 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.  Biographical notes.
1st Lieutenant Robert H. ChristianAge 36.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 12/4/1862 at Newtonia (99 days).  Date of rank as 1st Lt. 12/17/1862.  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (160 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.  Killed at the 2nd Battle of Newtonia 10/28/1864.  Biographical notes.
2nd Lieutenant Oscar WearEnrolled Co. C, 76th EMM 11/30/1862 at Mt. Vernon (110 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Non-Commissioned Officers & Specialists
Hospital Steward, Private Elisha BrowningServed Co. B, Lawrence County Home Guard 5/18/1861 to 8/10/1861, elected 2nd Lt. 6/28/1861.  Enrolled Co. A, 76th EMM 8/12/1862 at Mt. Vernon (183 days).  Enrolled as hospital stewart, field & staff, 7th PEMM 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (305 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 8/16/1864 at Mt. Vernon.
Corporal David L. Cowan (Cowen)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (37 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Corporal James H. Cowan (Cowen)Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 6/20/1863 at Bowers Mill (89 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Sergeant Elim G. Darnell (Darnel, Darnelle, Darnall, Enoch, Elam)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 2/1/1863 at Newtonia (58 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (171 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM, date and place not shown (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Corporal Thomas M. Donica (Donico)Age 25.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 11/6/1862 at Newtonia (104 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (167 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Corporal William DonicaEnrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 1/5/1863 at Newtonia (85 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (171 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Corporal John C. HamptonEnrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 1/27/1863 at Newtonia (53 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Sergeant John V. HargroveEnrolled Co. B, 76th EMM 8/12/1862 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
1st Sergeant Rufus L. Hargrove (Hargrave, Hargraves)Enrolled Co. B, 76th EMM 8/12/1862 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 6/1/1863 at Bowers Mill (100 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Quartermaster Sergeant John W. HopperEnlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 8/26/1864 at Mt. Vernon.  Service card says transferred to field & staff.
Corporal John HudsonEnrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/27/1863 at Bowers Mill (143 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Sergeant Jesse S. Majors (Major)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 12/17/1862 at Newtonia (97 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM, date and place not shown (? days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Springfield.
Corporal John McCandless (McAndless)Enrolled Co. K, 72nd EMM 12/10/1862 at Galena (111 days).  The National Park Service places McCandless in Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry, the Missouri State Archives in Co. H, enlisted 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Corporal Hiram H. MerrittEnrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Sergeant George S. Millsaps (Milsaf, Millsapps)Age 38.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 11/6/1862 at Newtonia (99 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (167 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Listed absent wounded 10/31/1863.  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Springfield.
Quartermaster Sergeant William P. Mizer (Miser)Age 26.  Enrolled Co. K, 76th EMM 1/29/1863 at Neosho (? days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon and promoted quartermaster sergeant 3/1/1864 (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Springfield.
Sergeant Thomas RoeEnrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM, date and place not shown (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Sergeant John H. Wasson (Wassen)Age 21.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 11/12/1862 at Newtonia (103 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Corporal Nathan WilliamsEnrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 6/20/1863 at Bowers Mill (89 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Detached attending sick 10/31/1863.  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Enlisted Men, All with Rank of Private
Alberty, William H. (Alburty)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 1/21/1863 at Newtonia (29 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/23/1864 at Newtonia.
Ayers, Nathaniel L.Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Millville.  The Missouri Archives service card says Co. K, but lists the commander as Captain Howard.  Howard was the captain of Co. M.  The National Park Service places Ayers in Co. I, 15th MO Cavalry.
Baber, John C.Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (16 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Bailey, Stephen D.Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (10 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Bannister, Jonathan (Banister)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 12/20/1863 at Newtonia (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 12/20/1863 at Newtonia.
Bell, ElishaEnrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (16 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Boyd, John M. Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Brewer, Robert W. (Brower, R.)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 1/26/1863 at Newtonia (54 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Bridges, JohnEnlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Britton, Fountain E.P. (Brittain)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Carter, McKinney (McKenney, McKindree, McKindry, McKindres)Age 26.  Enrolled Co. K, 76th EMM 1/29/1863 at Neosho (? days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/13/1863 at Bowers Mill (158 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.  McKinney Carter enlisted in Co. H, 16th MO Infantry (Confederate) 7/19/1862 and was discharged for disability 9/20/1862 at Camp Elkhorn.
Clark, Jackson L.Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (24 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Cornish, JosephEnlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 8/26/1864 at Newtonia.
Costley, Francis M. (Cosley, Costbey)Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 8/26/1864 at Newtonia.
Costley, John C. (Costly)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Costley, Washington (Costly)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Davis, Philip R.Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (19 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Degraffenreid, Joseph W. (Degrafenreid, Degraffonreed, Degraftenreed)Served Co. A, Lawrence County Home Guard 5/25/1861 to 8/10/1861.  Enrolled Co. D, 76th EMM 8/15 or 8/20/1862 at Mt. Vernon (202 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (214 days).  The National Park Service places Degraffenreid in Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry, the Missouri State Archives in Co. B, enlisted 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Denser, JohnEnlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 1/1/1864 at Blair's Cross Roads.
Duncan, Thomas C.Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 1/27/1863 at Newtonia (44 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (164 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Edmiston, Richard (Edmisten)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (5 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 8/26/1864 at Newtonia.
English, Martin A.Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 1/27/1864 at Newtonia.
Evans, William (Eavans)Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 8/15/1864 at Newtonia.
Flint, JohnEnrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (20 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Friend, Augustus J. (Frieud, Augustine)Age 21.  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 6/20/1863 at Bowers Mill (90 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Friend, GeorgeEnrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (147 days).  Service card says detailed from Co. I, 76th EMM but not on the 76th's database roster.  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Fullerton, Josiah D. (Fulerton, Joseph)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Golden, JacobAge 20.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 11/14/1862 at Newtonia (86 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (164 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Hagan, William (Hagans)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 10/7 or 10/9/1863 at Newtonia (21 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.  William Hagan enlisted in Co. C, 16th MO Infantry (Confederate) 8/21/1862 and later deserted.
Harmon, John (Harrison)Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 8/26/1864 at Newtonia.
Henry, WilliamEnrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 10/10/1864 at Newtonia (37 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Hodge, MosesEnlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Holiway, William R. (Holaway, Hollaway, Holoway)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Holland, Alfred E.Age 42.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 12/8/1862 at Newtonia (77 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 10/1 or 10/4/1863 at Newtonia (26 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.  Enrolled in the 1864 Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (6 days summer).
Horton, RobertAge 17.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 11/14/1862 at Newtonia (86 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (160 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Humphrey, DanielEnrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (24 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia
Hunter, James B.Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Newtonia (48 days).   Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (167 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Kirk, DanielEnlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Lindley, Thomas (Linley, Linle)Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 6/20/1863 at Bowers Mill (80 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
McBrine, William (McBrian, McBryant, McBride, McBrein)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 2/1/1863 at Newtonia (59 days).   Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (169 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Newtonia.
McCarty, John D.Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 8/15/1864 at Newtonia.
McCawley, Daniel R. (McCauley, McCaully, McCulley)Age 36.  Enrolled Co. K, 76th EMM 1/29/1863 at Neosho (? days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (171 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
McCombs, JohnEnrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (6 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
McDonald, ThomasEnrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (171 days).  Service card says detailed from Co. I, 76th EMM but not on the 76th's database roster.  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Absent waiting on wounded 10/31/1863.  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.  (Service card mistakenly says 11/1/1864.)
Morgan, HenryEnrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (27 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Mulkey, William H. (Malkey)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Nicholas, JamesEnrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 10/24/1863 at Newtonia (6 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.  James Nicholas enlisted in Co. H, 8th MO Infantry (Confederate) 9/5/1862 in McDonald County and deserted 12/7/1862 at Prairie Grove AR.
Oliver, ThomasEnrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (27 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Parmley, John R. (Parmly)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/21/1863 at Mt. Vernon (30 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Parmley, William H. (Parmly)Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Pharis, Lineous C. (Phariss, Tharris, Limeus, Linnens, Linneous) Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Ralston, Louis (Rolston)Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 6/1/1863 at Bowers Mill (100 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM, date and place not shown (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Rhodes, Solomon (Rhoads, Rodes) Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 10/8/1863 at Newtonia (22 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.  Solomon Rodes enlisted in Co. K, 8th MO Infantry (Confederate) 9/28/1862 in Newton County and was last shown present on its rolls 3/1863.
Robertson, Samuel (Robinson, Roberson, Robison, Robisson)Enrolled Co. C, 76th EMM 8/12/1862 at Mt. Vernon (123 days).  Transferred to Co. I and enrolled 2/1/1863 at Newtonia (56 days).  Promoted corporal in the 1864 Co. I, 76th EMM (37 days summer).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM, no date or place shown (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Russell, Alexander M.Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (23 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Samsell, Joseph L. (Sampsell, Sampsill)Enrolled Co. A, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  The National Park Service places Samsell in Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry, the Missouri State Archives in Co. A, enlisted 11/1/1863 at Boliver or 7/1/1864 at Stockton.
Sampson, Lee Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 1/1/1864 at Cave Springs.
Shipman, WilliamEnrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (22 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Simmons, Milton (Simons)Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 8/26/1864 at Newtonia.
Snow, AndersonAge 22.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 11/12/1862 at Newtonia (56 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (168 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Snow, Eli (Elie)Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Stalls, BenjaminEnlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 8/24/1864 at Cave Springs.
Tatum, Abner M.Age 37.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 12/26/1862 in McDonald County (95 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (169 days).  Served in the 1864 Co. I, 76th EMM (19 days summer).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Townsend, Hiram N. (Tounzan, Tounzen, Tounzend, Himan, Herman)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (27 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Townsend, Jasper N. (Tounzan, Tounzen, Tounzend)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Newtonia (22 days summer).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Tyner, Reuben J. (Tiner, Reubin)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 2/2/1863 at Newtonia (57 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 76th EMM 4/30/1864 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavarly 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon.
Wallace, Marion S. (Walless)Enrolled Co. L, 7th PEMM 9/25/1863 at Boliver (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Boliver.
Whitten, JamesEnlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 7/10/1864 at Newtonia.
Whitten, WilliamEnrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 10/8/1863 at Newtonia (22 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry, date and place not shown.
Williams, Enoch G.Age 39.  Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 12/26/1862 at Newtonia (95 days).  Promoted sergeant in the 1864 Co. I, 76th EMM (20 days summer).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (? days).  Listed absent sick 10/31/1863.  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 11/1/1863 at Newtonia (? days).  Enlisted Co. K, 15th MO Cavalry 11/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon
Williams, Sirwalter (Sir Wallace, Sylvester)Enrolled Co. I, 76th EMM 3/10/1863 at Newtonia (21 days).  Enrolled Co. C, 7th PEMM 4/1/1863 at Mt. Vernon (163 days).  Enrolled Co. K, 7th PEMM 9/19/1863 at Mt. Vernon (42 days).  Enlisted Co. K, 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.

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.  As mentioned above, 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 numbers are sometimes formal rather than real.  For example, some men in Company K, 7th PEMM were credited with up to 297 days of actual service, most of the days between the unit's formation on April 1, 1863, and it relief from service July 28, 1864 (314 days). Captain Ritchey and other men who moved from the 7th PEMM to the 15th MO Cavalry, however, were generally credited with no more than 42 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, 42 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 K, 7th PEMM show that the company was relieved from duty not later than July 28, 1864.  The 7th PEMM name, however, continued in use for several months.  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).  The order redesignating them, reproduced in the Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Missouri for 1864, was dated November 28, 1864.

In other words, "Company K, 7th PEMM" before July 28, 1864, and "Company K, 7th PEMM" from August through November, 1864, were two different companies.  They had 52 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 K, 15th MO Cavalry.
 

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