As alluded to on a number of occaisions the gentlemen of Missouri who fought for the CSA as Partisan Rangers were not all riff raff of society as sometimes portrayed.
Reuben Miller Wash is an example. His grandfater John Wash Sr. was a decorated Revolutionary war soldier and has an extensive DAR file.
His Great Grandfather (John Wash I, father of John Wash Sr.) and GGrandmother as listed here started the meritorius service:
1763 - p. 241 - Louisa County, (Misc. County Records) Capt. William Phillips' Company of Volunteers Rangers ... John Wash (Virginia Colonial Soldiers by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck)
30 Nov. 1764 - - John Wash, I, son of Thomas Wash & Sarah Mackgehee/McGehee, was killed by the Indians at Jackson River while he was in the Virginia Militia in 1761. His wife, Mrs. Susannah Wash, was given 30 lb. Virginia currency for supplying food to Virginia Militia by the House of Burgesses. -( Wash Family History)
30 Nov. 1764 - p. 187 - Section 1 of Militia Miscellany Journals of House of Burgesses - Petition of Susannah Wash, whose husband, John Wash volunteered in 1763 and was killed at Jackson's River. (Virginia Colonial Soldiers by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck)
12 Nov. 1770 - Susannah Was was Guardian to the orphans of John Wash, dec'd. Each orphan was given 1000 lb. currency money.
Feb. 14, 1780 - p. 255 - John Wash served as a Volunteer Ranger in 1763, his heir at law is John Wash (Virginia Colonial Soldiers by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck)