Article 46

List of Killed of Thirty-ninth Missouri Infantry

at Battle of Centralia, Mo.,

September 27, 1864.

The exact number of Federals killed, it is believed, has been correctly ascertained, together with their names. J.A. Waddell, Adjutant General of the State, furnishes from the muster rolls of the companies of the Thirty-ninth Missouri, on file in his office, the name of every man reported killed at Centralia, as follows:

List of Killed of Thirty-ninth Missouri Infantry, at Battle of Centralia, Mo., September 27, 1864.

Field officers:

Major A.V.E. Johnson

COMPANY A

Line officers:

Capt. J.A. Smith

Non-commissioned officers:

Sergt. Wm. G. Elliott Sergt. J.S. Nesbit Sergt. M.B. Long Sergt. J.C. Reynolds Corp. A.W. Walters Corp. Jasper May Corp. Canada Keller Corp. Elijah Eitel

Privates:

Josiah Adams Geo. W. Bragg O.C. Byrd Wm. H. Braden John N. Braden Wm. H. Corbin A.J. Capps J.L. Canada Geo. W. Cook Porter Cunningham A.J. Denton David R. Graves John B.W. Graves Alfred B. Hayward Valentine Hine Benj. Hargrove John Hanlin Granville Hanlin Wm. H. Jeffers Henry Keller Daniel Lorton James Morrow Joseph Morrow F. McClanahan E.T. Miles Mark S. Musick Jas. K.P. Mock Wm. Norton Eli F. Osborn A.B. Polly Alfred S. Parsons Jacob Reed John S. Spicer Issac Slaughter James C. Stuteville Emmet H. Selby Wm. Shoemaker Daniel A. Simler Chas. Wilbaum Jas H.B. Waddell David Wilbaum J.R. Williams Thos. Waugh Jas. Willis John R. Wood C.C. Wise Alfred Zimmerman

total count, company A: 56

COMPANY G

Non-commissioned officers:

Sergt. David N. Dunn Sergt. Jno. Donahoo Sergt. Wm. Lair Sergt Geo. W. Miller Corp. Leander P. Bart Corp. Jas. S. Gunby Corp. Wm. Loar Corp. David Riggs Corp. L.D. Sherwood Corp. Jacob R. Wexler

Privates:

Geo. W. Adams Charles Bishop Samuel Bell Philip Christman Wm. Christman Oscar Collier John J. Cirstein Homer M. Dunbar Wm. Drennan Sylvester H. Deen James S. Edwards Eleazer Evans Robt. R. Elston Wm. G. Floor James Forsythe Robt. Greenfield Wm. P. Golay Henry T. Gooch Joseph S. Glahn John W. Hardin Elijah Hall Chas. M. Jenkins Wm. Knipper Anthony Labas Louis F. Marquette Chas. Matterson John Moore Jno. C. Montgomery Wm. A. Ross Robt. E. Spires J.G. Sellers Edward Strachan James Stalcup Wm. T. Smith Peter Sunnoner J.W. Traswell Geo. W. Van Osdale J.N. Vaden A.M. Vandiver Jonathan Wobdell Wm. T. Whitelock

total count, company G: 51

COMPANY H

Non-commissioned officers:

Sergt. Henry F. Porter

Privates:

Patrick Ballager Samuel L. Dingle Wm. Dingle Wm. Dexhimer Wm. A. Denny James M. Henry Chas. Kline Frederic Miller Robt. E. Montgomery Conrad Pilgram Chas. E. Rendlen Winfield Shuler Benj. Stephenson Bennett Ford

total count, company H: 15

Recapitulation

Field officers 1 Line officers 1 Non-commissioned officers and privates Company A 55 Company G 51 Company H 15 Total 123


The following are the names of some of Capt. Theiss's company (H.), who escaped:

Capt. Adam Theiss Lieut. John E. Stafford Corp. John R. Sublett Isaac (?) Howard, color-bearer Louis Taylor John Cummings Ephriam J. Folen Jack Calvert Enoch Hunt Frank Barns, wounded Wm. Parker

The seventy-nine bodies buried at Centralia were disinterred December 17, 1873, under direction of Capt. Nelson, and forwarded to Jefferson City, and reinterred in the national cemetery at that place. James A. Harris had the contract for taking them up, for which he received $150. A monument which had been placed over the grave was removed by C.A. Brown for $30. About fifty-six bodies were taken up the first day. The bones, clothing, cartridge boxes, belts, etc., were well preserved. The skeletons were small, indicating they were of young men. Those who buried them say they were young men, in most cases, with smooth faces and without even mustaches. Seventy-nine skulls were taken out of this grave, each with a bullet hole in it.


Source:

The History of Boone County Missouri by W.F. Switzler originally published in 1882, page 462.


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