I recently identified one of my ggg grandmothers as Sarah Ann Kinder (b. abt 1831). Her family was from the Cape Girardeau area. She had several brothers of military age for the WBTS: Eli N.J. Kinder, John W. Kinder, Martin V.B. Kinder, Adam Kinder, and Nathanial C. Kinder.
Per the Soldier and Sailors site, Martin V.B. Kinder appears in the 8th Missouri Cavalry, in Company A. Given the name, it seems certain this is him. It also appears clear that two of his 1st cousins (Absalom P. Kinder and Daniel F. Kinder) were in the same regiment, in Company F. I have some knowledge of this regiment already, as one of my ggg grandfathers, John H. Knox, joined Davies Arkansas/Missouri Battalion in 1864, and that battalion was with the 8th Missouri Cavalry in Clark's Brigade during Price's raid. However, I would be interested in any other interesting information concerning the regiment.
I am more intrigued by John W. Kinder. The S&S site shows John W. Kinder in the 6th Missouri Infantry, Company E. I also have some knowledge of this regiment from past research -- another of my ggg grandfather's regiments, the 31st Alabama, veered away from its own brigade and joined the 1st Missouri Brigade during the counter-attack at Champions Hill. It would be interesting to confirm I had a kinsman in one of the CSA's elite brigades (I did have kinsman in the Arkansas Brigade of Cleburne's Division, another of the 'top ten' brigades). Is there any rosters, etc. that would confirm this man's actual middle name, where he was from, etc.?
The S&S site does not identify Eli N.J. Kinder, Adam Kinder, or Nathanial C. Kinder with a unit. I would also be interested if there was any other sourse identyfing them as having served.