4th Missouri Infantry CSA
Commanded by Col. Archibald MacFarlane, Lt. Col. Waldo P. Johnson, Maj. Stephen W. Wood. This regiment was formed by the merging of the 1st Missouri Infantry Battalion, Fagin's and MacFarlane's Infantry Battalions. On Nov. 7th 1862 it was merged with the 1st Missouri Infantry Regiment to form the "1st and 4th Consolidated Missouri Infantry Regiment". It was an integral part of the Missouri Brigade attached to Price/Little's Division and Bowen's Division.
Wilson P Krause age 21 is listed as a Pvt, Co. B, (Capt Nicks) of the 4th Mo Inf Vol CSA. Enlisted at West Plains MO on February 11 1862. Engaged at South Fork (Arkansas) and captured March 13, 1862. Died in Prison (no date given one source un-documented says of measles). Native of North Carolina. Resident of West Plains MO. He is aka W.P. Kraws.
I am not a unit historian by any stretch of the immagination nor do I know anything about an engagement at South Fork. I believe these dates would put him into MacFarlane's brigade of the Missouri State Guard attached to Price for the battle of Pea Ridge/Elkhorn Tavern March 7 1862. Can someone else help here?
"They rode the 15 miles or so to Fullbright Spring where the troops were drilling and preparing for winter. The officers and cadre were busy processing the volunteers, of which there were many, and in organizing formal units. It was there on January 23, 1862, that the recruits for the regular Confederate Army, plus those of Price’s Missouri State Guard, were formally organized into the First and Second Brigades. However, the Fourth Regiment of CSA infantry volunteers remained unattached or were included in the Third Regiment of the First Brigade.
In February 1862, Price and his army were forced to move again, this time toward a juncture with General Ben McCuilloch in northwest Arkansas. They were pursued all the way by a Federal army under S. R. Curtis, to the vicinity of Pea Ridge, where the forces of Price and McCulloch engaged those of Curtis on March 7 and 8, 1862."
"White River Historical Quarterly":Vol 32: #4.
There are sources that have prisoner information that I do not have readily at hand but as described before likely he was captured, transported to Rolla and may have gone on further or died while being held at Rolla.