Thanks for your response. I have all the records I have been able to find. The 22nd MO Inf was reassigned with Co F being designated Company E of the 24th MO Inf. In an odd twist, Co E 24th was attached to the 10th MO infantry but maintained it's designation as a company of the 24th. I think this was done for 2 reasons, 1) Co E of the 24th was made of many Illinois residents as was the entire 10th Mo. and 2) the 10th was considered 'full' so this was a way to keep the Illinois boys together.
I have records for my ancestor from both regiments but, many of the records are missing. The muster rolls don't have locations listed, only present or absent with a note about being sent to a Northern Hospital on several of them. The undertakers certificate is included in the record so I have a place, date and cause of death. Unfortunatly, there are no enlistment papers in any file and there are several muster rolls missing.
I know he was in the hospital at Hickman KY about the time of the siege at New Madrid and Island #10, then he is shown as present until he was sent to the northern hospital.
My dilemma is, he enlisted at Macon(that's all it says) when records were transcribed years later, MO was added to the Macon but I haven't found it on any original records. There is a Macon in Illinois also.
His widow's pension record should hold a wealth of information over the 36 years from application (which I have the index card) to drop due to her death (which I also have the index card) but the full file isn't at the Nat'l Archives.
So I'm stuck knowing he enlisted at Macon (?) and ended up in Hickman KY then died at Jefferson Barracks.
I know from field reports his company and three others from the 22nd Mo went through Commerce City and Bird's Point, MO. and landed at Hickman, KY.
The widow pension file holds the key.
This whole story is really quite extraordinary. The regimental history (Dyer's) of the 22nd Mo is very incomplete and I've been surprised by the records I have been able to find. Also, Co E of the 24th was never physically with the 24th, unless it was for a short time in KY.
I'm sure everyone here is already familiar with the resource at the link below, but I'll include it anyway.