Those over the age of 45 were consided too old to serve in the Civil War. However many lied about their age in an effor to collect the enlistment bounty. My 3RD GreatGrandfather was 51, lied on his Missouri enlistment paper, and said he was 44, but it was noted that he already had grey hair and was entitled to a $100 bounty. His name never has appeared on any unit rolls, and the records do not reflect that a bounty was ever paid. I suspect that many people lied about their age by stating an age of 44 in order to get the bounty.