Re: 6th MO Cavalry State Militia
Kit, I have compiled the rosters of the 6th MSM and have a good deal on Company B. Commanded by the note worthy Captain Elias Lankford. Both Company B & C were organized at Cameron Missouri on Mar 1, 1862. Company B is noted as one of the three companies in the 6th MSM who saw considerable action during the war. The most noteworthy being at Lone Jack August 16, 1862. In that action Bantly Y. Bond, a Private, was taken prisoner and afterwards discharged by General Loan, September 25th, 1862. James Bond, Sgt. was also taken prisoner at Lone Jack and discharged on September 25th, 1862 under the same Order by General Loan. John Bond, a Privated survived the action at Lone Jack, went on through the war and re-enlisted with my Great Grandfathers brother in the 13th Mo. Vet. Vol. Cavalry who saw action in the charge into Independence Mo., Oct. 22, 1864. Urian Bond, was the wagoner, listed as a Private, was discharged for disability at Jefferson Mo. for wounds received on Nov. 23rd, 1863. And that pretty much covers the Bonds of Company B. The reason for the discharge of James and Bantly is somewhat shrouded with the way the men had been paroled at the scene of Lone Jack. I have yet to find the SO #58, but I know that was the order used to discharge a number of men who had been captured at Lone Jack. These men most likely, and I am only guessing at this point, went on to enlist in other units.