In regard to CSA John Kent’s Compiled Service Record (CSR) – I have that. It is just a single card with the info I gave. I have the microfilms of ‘Porters Group’.
(To let you know about CSR’s, see my message this board: “Where CSR and Event Records Come From” - Friday, 10 March 2006)
I can send you a copy of the individual card – I would have to go to the public library sometime and make a photocopy – my home microfilm machine is only a reader. (As Blind Emails are temporarily suspended, you might send a personal note to Jim Martin, the Webmaster, email@example.com asking him to forward your email address to me.)
I don’t have easy access to the CSR’s anymore (due to distance). You can use a service (like is advertised at the top of the main page of this board) to obtain any other CSR and Pension Applications/Records you might want (both CSA and USA, although there probably won’t be a Missouri CSA Pension). There will be no genealogical information in a CSR – it gives a man’s military history only. In the hundreds of CSR’s that I have reviewed, I have only found one piece of paper (a hospital slip) that mentions a wife’s name. On the other hand, a Pension Application/Record gives spouse(s) names, children names, birthdates, etc. (There might be some character references from relatives, although they don’t say they are – conflict of interest). You would want to be pretty sure that you get the records for a relative or interested party because you wouldn’t want to spend money on information on someone you don’t know, but then again, if you are looking for a needle in a haystack, it might be the only way.