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Missourians or Volunteers From Missouri Units on the CSS Arkansas

This list is incomplete, as between 50 and 60 soldiers served in the complement commanded by Capt. Samuel S. Harris according to most reports. One Missourian, Richard H. Bacot was regularly enlisted in the C.S. Navy as a Midshipman. Pilot James Brady, formerly navigated  Mississippi Riverboats. The "Missouri Volunteers" as Commander Isaac Brown refers to the soldiers from Missouri units that were needed to serve as gunners aboard the ironclad. Note: A few of these men were Arkansas residents that had enlisted in Missouri units. 

Capt. Samuel S. Harris, of Jackson, Missouri. He commanded the "Missouri Volunteers" aboard the C.S.S. Arkansas. Post war late nineteenth century
 engraving from "Conrad's Encyclopedia of MO History" 

Biography of Captain Samual S. Harris
Born in Jackson, MO, in 1836, he received his medical training at Bellevue Medical College in New York City, where he won the postgraduate prize in open competition.  He returned from New York to Jackson in 1860 where he commenced practice.  When a local company of mounted volunteers, the "Swamp Rangers," was organized in March, 1861, he was elected 1st Lieutenant.  He then took command of the McDowell Battery and commanded it at the Battle of Fredericktown on October 21, 1861.  After mustering out of the Missouri State Guard, he organized Harris' Missouri Light Artillery. Volunteers from that battery, among others, were the men who manned the guns on the Arkansas.  When his company was incorporated into the 6th MO Inf Regt, 1st MO Brigade, he resigned his commission and returned to the Trans-Mississippi Dept. He was assistant surgeon of the 8th MO Cav Regt (Jeffers') from organization until late 1863.  He stayed with wounded and was taken prisoner at both Hartville and Cape Girardeau during Marmaduke's two raids into MO in early 1863.  He reorganized the 13th MO Battery (Griswold's) in late 1863 or early 1864 and fought during the Camden Expedition and Greene's Operations in SE Arkansas during the spring and early summer of 1864.  His battery was assigned to Marmaduke's MO Cavalry Brigade, and accompanied the brigade during the Price Expedition into Missouri in the fall of 1864.  Late in the war his battery was designated the 4th Missouri Field Artillery, although is always served as "horse" artillery with the cavalry.  After surrendering his command at Grand Ecore, LA, in June, 1865, Harris went to Mississippi for a short period and then settled in Cape Girardeau, MO, where he practiced medicine until his death on December 6, 1899.

"Missouri Volunteers" aboard the C.S.S. Arkansas

Anderson, Charles S., 2nd LT (St. Louis, MO)
Albert, Alexander, Sgt (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Bacot, Richard H., Lt. (Midshipman, CS Navy)
Bauman, Jeremiah M., Sgt (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Blankenship, A. J., Pvt (Killed in action)
Brady, James, Pilot 
Calvert, T. C., Pvt (Green Co., AR)
Carter, John M., Pvt (St. Francois Co., MO)
Crawford, William, Pvt (Farmington, MO)
Crouch, William H. H., Pvt (Helena, AR)
Dale, William S., Pvt (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Dale, Asberry C., Pvt (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Dennis, Lawrence, Pvt (Greensboro, AR)
Dowdy, Josiah, Pvt (Stoddard Co., MO)
Evans, David E., Pvt (Greensboro, AR)
Fitzpatrick, Charles W., Cpl (St. Louis, MO)
Girard, Louis, Pvt (Ste. Genevieve, MO)
Hamilton, C. H., Pvt (New Madrid Co., MO)
Hale, Jerome, Pvt (Ste. Genevieve, MO)
Hempstead, Samuel, Pvt (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Hamilton, Joseph D., Pvt (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Harris, Samuel S., Capt (Jackson, MO) 
Galvin, John C., 1st LT
King, Henry, Pvt (St. Louis, MO)
LaRose, Augustus, Pvt (Ste. Genevieve, MO)
Ladd, John A., 1st LT (St. Louis, MO)
McDowell, James, Pvt (Commerce, MO)
McClure, David S., Cpl (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Miles, Nicholas V., Cpl (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Minton, Smith, Pvt (Stoddard Co., MO)
Minton, Stephen, Pvt (Stoddard Co., MO) Killed in action (Decapitated)
Ohlhausen, James R., Pvt (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Paul, C. D., Cpl Wounded in action
Portman, Joseph V., Sgt (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Sevier, Thomas R., Pvt (Helena, AR) Wounded in action
Snider, John, Pvt Mortally wounded in action (Lost an arm)
Summers, William M., Pvt (Washington Co., MO)
Thomure, Felix, Pvt. (mortally wounded in action--lost leg)
Thomure, Leon, Pvt (Ste. Genevieve, MO)
Watson, Berry, Pvt. (wounded)