Yes, that is him. He had a friend tell the story for his obituary, when he passed. I found the obituary and was hooked lol it's quite a story, and I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical at first. But the records are there to read! These are the things I'm confused abt.
Why did Paxton assume Broadhead would just talk to him and come to terms of release?
What does "a man such as me" mean?
Was he a guerrilla or just a recruiter?
Why did he they send him to Gratiot and shoot his friend Charles V. Snelling after a bogus trial? Because of Snellings reputation? And if Snelling was this, "Notorius" guerilla and he was in the same Regiment and Company as Paxton, and Paxton is caught in Henry County traveling with Snelling, then would one be a guerilla and one not? Both were Sergeants 5th Missouri Cavalry Co. F...and they were neighbors.
In the records where does it say Snelling and Paxton are supposed to be Aug. 3, 1963?
Apparently my 3rd great grandfather was not a patient man. Lol He enters Gratiot Sept 1st, writes the Hearing letter Sept. 23, saying he's been there quite some time. And I assume, after no reply, on Oct. 9th he jumped out the window.
I feel like something else happened between Oct. 9th 1863 and the end of the war. In his obit it says he escaped to illinois where he remained til the close of the war. I do not believe he was just hanging out in Illinois. He had no family there. Do you find any records were Paxton rejoins the 5th, after his escape? I only saw the one that says absent with leave. Why are there no more records?
Was Snelling ever named as being with Quantrill? Where was Quantrill in Aug of 1863?
Where would Charles be buried?
Thank you for any help. I am trying to get the whole picture.