The reason I thought it was Kansas was because his uncle and family worte letters trying to get them to come there before the war started to get away from those secessionists, but the other brothers wouldn't. It is quite strange. The Uncle, when he found out one of the brothers, Benson I think, was in prison, and his cousin wrote his uncle and they sent money or tried to before he died. But it probably was Missouri troops that William served in. The brothers were Coke, 1st Ark Mtd Rifles; Wilkerson kia Kennesaw Mnt or Dalton Ga; Wilkerson, 11th Ark died Port Hudson, and Benson, 20th captured at Vicksburg died POW.