Enlisted as a Private
"G" Co. MO 24th Infantry
Also in Company G were Abraham, Evan A, Jeremiah, & Samuel H. Odell
24th Regiment, Missouri Infantry
Organized in Missouri at large October 24 to December 28, 1861. Attached to 1st Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to February, 1862. Unassigned, Army of Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, to March, 1863. District of Southeast Missouri to June, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, and Dept. of the Tennessee to October, 1864.
SERVICE.-Join Curtis at Rolla, Mo., January, 1862. Curtis' Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas against Price, January to March, 1862. Advance on Springfield, Mo., February 2-11. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. March to Batesville April 5-May 13, thence march to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Duty at Helena till October. Moved to Sulphur Springs, Mo., October 5-11. Pittman's Ferry, Ark., October 27 (3 Cos.). Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo., October 28-30. March to Patterson November 2-4, to Reeve's Station December 9-10. Return to Patterson December 18. Moved to Van Buren December 21-24, and toward Doniphan January 9-10, 1863. To Alton January 14-18, and to West Plains and Salem, Ark., January 28-February 2. To Pilot Knob and Ironton February 2-27. Moved to St. Genevieve and to Cape Girardeau March 8-12. Operations against Marmaduke April 17-May 2 (Co. "G"). Mill Creek Bridge April 24 (Detachment). Duty in Southeast Missouri till June. Richfield, Clay County, May 19 (Detachment). Ordered to New Madrid, Mo., June, and duty in District of Columbus, Ky., till January, 1864. New Madrid, Mo., August 7, 1863 (1 Co.). Expedition from Union City, Tenn., to Conyersville September 1-10 (Detachment). Conyersville September 10. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., January, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 5. Meridian February 14-15. Marion February 15-17. Canton February 28. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort De Russy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Henderson's Hill March 21. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. Cloutiersville and Cane River Crossing April 22-24. At Alexandria April 27-May 13. Moore's Plantation May 5-7. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Bayou LaMourie May 12. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18-19. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss.; thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 22-June 10. Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6-7. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Pontotoc July 11. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Tupelo July 14-15. Old Town Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Abbeville and Oxford August 12. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 1-6. Pursuit of Price through Arkansas and Missouri September 7 to October 6. Mineral Point, Mo., September 27. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., October 6. A detachment of Veterans and Recruits at Franklin, Mo., till November. Ordered to Paducah, Ky., November 7; thence moved to Nashville, Tenn., and Columbia, Tenn., November 22-26. Temporarily attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Columbia November 26-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battles of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., and Eastport, Miss., till February, 1865. Regiment mustered out October, 1864, to February 1, 1865.
Detachment [Green County Home Guard] participated in Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10. Colonel Phelps was a U.S. Congressman at the time of his service in the Home Guard. After this unit was disbanded he served as commanding officer of Phelps' Volunteer Regiment and then as military governor of Arkansas. After the war he was elected governor of Missouri.