Veterans and Events in the Civil War
In Southeast Missouri
by Bob Schmidt
This book has now been reprinted in an attractive soft cover, replacing the older comb-bound version, by Camp Pope Bookshop of Iowa City, IA. The content of the book remains the same and includes substantial research relative to Southeast Missouri. The execution of Maj. James Wilson following the Battle of Pilot Knob in Sept. 1864 and its aftermath, are explored in a detail not seen before. Also, is the story of the retaliatory executions of the Confederate privates in St. Louis and the planned execution of Major Encoch Wolf. Extensive and months-long research have gone into these accounts from libraries in Missouri and Arkansas.
Another subject close to the author’s heart is the Enrolled Missouri Militia. Research on this branch of the Union Army is on-going and other author’s works have been added to the dearth of information on this neglected service. Bob’s research centers on the 78th Militia organized in Ste. Genevieve Co. MO, introduces the reader to the career of Anselm Stolzer. An exhaustive twenty-one page roster, from the Missouri Archives sources, confirms once and for all a soldiers’ service when none other could be found. Wartime illustrations are included from recently discovered sources.
Other topics covered are the Confederate organization, Clardy’s Battalion, with an accompanying roster; history and roster of the Grand Army of the Republic post #326 in Ste. Genevieve county and military profiles on German soldiers in the Union Army from Southeast Missouri.
The book contains an easy to follow text with ample illustrations and its second printing is indicative of the interest this book holds for the reader of the War in Southeast Missouri.
Books can be ordered from the author at $27 postpaid by contacting
5984 Hwy Y
French Village, MO 63036