Good question. These units were organized by Federal authorities in Missouri, mainly for the purpose of keeping the peace on a local basis. However, they were often filled with men of unknown or ambiguous loyalties. Sometimes these men covertly held opinions hostile to Union aims. It was a good place for a southern man to ride out the war and avoid Union service in combat against his fellows. Also, by joining an MEM unit he might be able to prevent Union retribution against his family and kinsmen.Was this unit Confederate or Federal? Interesting photos.
|Thread starter||Similar threads||Forum||Replies||Date|
|Civil War cannonball found lodged in tree at Overfelt-Johnston House in Independence, Missouri||Uniforms & Relics||8|
|M||Enrolled Missouri Militia roster||Researching Your Civil War Ancestry||5|
|Said Jim Kensill was ... by occupation, when enrolled, a Rat Terrier.||Four Footed Friends||2|
|Rev. Kennedy, CSA - ?enrolled?||Researching Your Civil War Ancestry||15|