My ancestor was John Kinion who was originally in the 3rd MSM Cavalry and was transferred to the Co. M 6th MSM Cavalry. I have his pension file from NARA and fold3. The record shows that in a skirmish just outside of Neosho on 4 October 1863, he had a seizure which paralyzed the left side of his face. Gerteis (2012) wrote that the Federal forces did surrender that day in Neosho and Shelby paroled the Union officers but not the militia men. There is nothing in John Kinion's pension file that indicates he was taken prisoner, but it would appear to be the case. He received a disability discharge in December in Springfield. Is it likely that he was a prisoner?
When John volunteered in Cainsville he was 41 years old and the father of eight children.