Re: 30 Deserters From Shanks' Regiment?
Thanks a bunch Bruce
you saved me a lot of time, which i dont seem to have much of this time of year.
I did have a rain out day a couple weeks ago and made it to the Warrensburg library. to look at the
microfilm of the lexington weekly. I also found an interesting book i hadnt read before. you may have it
Other noted Guerrillas of the Civil War in Missouri. by Larry Wood. Historians tend to forget or dont know that there was hundreds maybe thousands of men that served as partisan rangers that we know little about. Many who we will
never no about that died in action and left in an unmarked grave or left for the wild hogs or turkey buzards. I was raised in Jackson, and Lafayette countys, not far from where my gggrandfather settled. My wife was raised in Lafayette county just east of chapel hill, the begining of sni creek, a spring is just east of her grandfathers farm.
We moved to johnson co. and live on what was probally one of the Rakers homesteads there name is on a 45 foot handdug well on our property. Pisgah Cem. is just up the road, this is were old man Raker,and another older gentlman of the neighborhood was draged by rope and shot dead by the feds in the church yard that once set on the west side of the Cemetery. Well i could go on and on about local history of the civil war its been a passion since a young boy.