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28th Enrolled Missouri Militia
of Osage County
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The 28th EMM (Enrolled Missouri Militia) Osage county; service on the main line of the Pacific railroad; mobilized for defense and participated in protecting Jefferson City (Fall 1864).  Although the EMM was a Union force, "the 28th EMM of Osage county had an entire "Reb company" of men with previous MSG (Missouri State Guard) or Confederate service".(1)  Many times men were pressed into service although sympathies lied elsewhere.
 
Transcribed by Krisi Marcotte
 
1862
A Co. 28th Reg’t E.M.M.
Headquarters Sub-District Central Mo. Jefferson City
July 30, 1862

Capt. D. Hopkins will establish his headquarters at Linn, Osage Co. Mo. He will immediately call his Company into camp, and keep out scouts thoughout said county to keep the peace of said county. He will report to these headquarters until further orders.

By order of Jas. Totten
Brig. Gen. Commanding Post & Central Dist. Mo.


A Co. 28th Reg’t E.M.M.

Company A 28th Reg’t. E.M.M. organized July 29, 1862 called into active service July 30, 1862 by Gen. Totten. August 2, ’62 took 30 men & went to the South part of Osage Co. returned Aug. 6th and called the whole Co. into camp at Linn Aug. 19, 1862. Started to Jeff City with 70 men by order of Lt. Col. Williams. Returned Aug. 28, 1862. Aug. 30, 1862 received information by Capt. Latham of Maries Co. that 200 armed Rebels was in our Co. on the Gasconade River. I called out Capt. W. J. Williams, Capt. J. G. McKnight, Capt. D. M. Davis, and on the 1st day of September started for Rollins Ferry with 100 men, on the 3rd day of September, we came upon Capt. H. A. Peabody and Lt. Chas. T. Biser. September 8, went to Jeff City with 28 prisoners and delivered them to Maj. F. J. White, Pro. Mar’l. September 11, by order of Lt. Col. Williams, I took 35 men of Co. A and 35 men of Co. C and scouted the Gasconade River bottom from near Leaches Mills to a point above John Hoop’s on the aforesaid river, returned to camp September 15. September 21, 1862 by order of Col. Zevely I took 55 men of my Company and started for St. Aubert P.R.R. and on the 22nd I arrived and reported to Lt. (remainder of report missing)


Head Quarters Central Division of Missouri
Jefferson City August 8, 1862 Special Order No. 30

The various officers commanding the military posts now occupied by the United States forces, within this division, will immediately and with the utmost dispatch summon and call into (and they are hereby summoned and called into) active service all the Enrolled Militia within their respective precincts, as follows. Viz. Lieut. Col. Williams, Commanding at Jefferson City, will cause all the Enrolled Militia of Cole, Osage, Miller north of the river and Maries west of the river to assemble and rendezvous at Jefferson City. (were released from duty October 12, 1862)

By order of Brig. Gen. Totten
Lucien J. Barrens, Major & Asst. Adj. Gen.
Correct Copy W. J. Williams, Capt. Comdg. 28 Reg’t EMM.


A Co. 28th Reg’t E.M.M.
Head Quarters Sub-District Central Division of Missouri, Jefferson City.
August 9, 1862.

All the Enrolled Militia within this Sub-District (composed of the counties of Cole, Osage, Miller north of the Osage River and Maries west of the Gasconade River) are hereby summoned and called into active service and will assemble without delay in Jefferson City. The militia duly enrolled and not yet organized into companies will immediately upon their arrival at this post be organized into companies of not less than sixty-seven nor more than one hundred men. Parts of companies will be consolidated. The militia when organized into companies will be subsisted, their horses foraged, and transportation taken when needed from Rebels of all shades and Union men when necessary, giving the latter receipts for what is taken which will be claims against the State of Missouri. All who do not now enroll and organize for the defence of the State will be regarded and treated as traitors and hereafter can claim no protection from the Federal Government.

By order of Lt. Col. Williams, Commanding
L. T. Hayman, Post Adjutant

There were several copies of these orders included in the Record, instead of listing the orders repeatedly, I will only list the various companies, and their commanders. Each Commander after receiving the order, copied it and then sent the copy with a runner to notify the men of his company.

Co. I No Commander listed
Co. B No Commander listed
Co. K Matthias Stieferman, Capt.
Co. A No Commander listed
Co. L John C. Dessieux, Capt.
Co. C W. J. Williams, Capt.
Co. G No Commander listed


Co. C. 28th E. M. M
August 24, 1862

Set out for Jefferson City in obedience to order of Gen’l. Trotten – reaching there on that day with ninety-two men rank and file. Returned home August 28, 1862. Soon afterwards a band of guerillas were reported on the Gasconade River, when I immediately collected about twenty of my men and set out in quest of them, and was joined by a squad of Co. B, Capt. D. M. Davis, and on September 3, 1862 captured Capt. H. A. Peabody, Lieut. Chas. L. Biser, Sergt. Wyle Glenn & fifteen other Rebels on the west side of the Gasconade River in Osage County. Furvis dad detail of twenty-five men from September 8th to 11th, 62 to reconnoite up and down the Gasconade River, afterwards furnished men and did post duty in Linn at intervals and on October 1, 1862 received orders from Col. Zevely to remain in St. Aubert, P. R. R. with my available force & did so crossing into Calloway County and returned home October 12, 1862. Subsequently furnish men & did post duty in Linn at intervals. (not signed, but assumed to be Capt. Williams)


Headquarters, Sub-Division Central Mo.
Capt. D. Hopkins,

You will move with your company forthwith to Linn, Osage County, Mo. and take command at said place of said county. You will with the assistance of loyal militia clear your county of all persons engaged in Rebellion against the Federal Government. All active Rebels must be hunted down and for this purpose you are not confined to the limits of Osage County. Annihilate the Guerillas whenever you find them. You will subsist your command as far as practicable upon Secessionist of all shades. If you take anything from Union give receipt to them for it and report to these headquarters until further notice.

John F. Williams
Lt. Col. Com’d’g. Post and Sub-Dis.


Co. I 28th Reg’t E. M. M.
Headquarters Co. A E.M.M. Osage Co. Mo. August 29, 1862
Capt. Wm. J. Williams

By orders received from Lieut. Col. Williams commanding Central District Mo. I am ordered to call out the loyal militia of this county at any and all times when necessary, and having received information is at this time invaded by a group of Rebels, you are hereby ordered to call out all your available force and to meet without delay at Thorntons, go mounted and ready for duty.

David Hopkins
Capt. Com. Co. A E.M.M.


Co. L 28th Reg’t. E.M.M.
H’dQ’r. Jeff City
September 6, 1862

Captain,

You will report forthwith your whole company to these Head Quarters for active duty.

John F. Williams
Lt. Col. Commdg. Post

John C. Dessieuz
Capt. Co. L
EMM Osage Co.
Correct copy


Co. I 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters Osage Co. Mo. Militia
Linn, Mo. September 14, 1862

Special Order No. 6

Captain William J. Williams Company I with a detachment from his company is hereby assigned for duty at this post and will take immediate command accordingly.

L. Zevely Colonel Commanding
Relieved September 21, 1862


Co. B 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters, Osage Co. EMM Linn, Mo.
September 19, 1862

Special Order No. 8

Captain D. M. Davis commanding Co. B Osage Co. Militia will report for duty at this post by or before twelve o’clock M. on next Sunday. He will bring with him twenty men of his command.

L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding


Headquarters Mo. State Militia
Linn, Mo.
September 21, 1862

Special Order No. 10

Captain D. Hopkins Commanding Company A, M.S.M. will report to Lt. Col. Bruns at St. Aubert, St. Aubert Station Pacific Rail Road at 12 M. tomorrow the 22nd inst. with 55 men.

L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding


Co. K 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters Osage Co. EMM

Special Order No. 10

Captain M. Steifelman commanding Co. K will report to Lt. Col. Bruns at St. Aubert on the Pacific Rail Road at 12 M. on tomorrow, the 22nd inst. with 30 men.

L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding
A true copy from the original order M. Steifelman, Capt. Commanding Co. K.


Co. L 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters Central District Division of Mo.
Jefferson City
September 22, 1862
Special Order No. 60

The Companies of Captains Comby and Dessieux of the Enrolled Militia will proceed without delay to Linn in Osage County and report to Col. Zevely for duty. By order of Brig . Gen. Loan

J. Rainsford Apt. Adj. Gen.
By order of L. L. Crawford, Col. EMM post
John Walde, Post Adj.
Correct Copy,
John C. Dessieux, Capt.


Headquarters Osage Co. EMM
Linn, Mo.
September 24, 1862
Special Order No. 12

Having reported to these Headquarters conformably to special order No. 60, Brig. Gen. Loan, Sept. 22, 62. Captain J. C. Dessieux Co. L will direct his men to meet at their usual place of drill and muster once per week until further orders.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Said Co. L is hereby relieved from active duty until further orders.

L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding
Correct Copy John C. Dessieux, Captain.


Co. I. 28th Reg’t. EMM
Linn, September 25, 1862
Special Order No. 14

Captain William J. Williams commanding Co. I Osage Co. Militia will report for duty at this post with 20 men on next Sunday.

L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding
Went on duty September 26, 62
Relieved October, 1862


St. Aubert September 30, 1862
Col. L. Zevely Linn, Osage Co. Mo.

I am ordered by the Commandant at Jefferson City, to concentrate the entire available force of the Osage Co. Enrolled Militia at St. Aubert at once. You will therefore send runners all over the County, and have them concentrated at this place, affairs in Calloway Co. demand their immediate presence at this place.

H. S. Bruns
Lt. Col. Com. St. Aubert

P. S. Send all the men mounted.

Correct copy
L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding
28th Reg’t. EMM

The above correspondence was also sent to Co. B. 28th Reg’t EMM


Jefferson City, September 30, 1862 at 5:55 pm
To Lt. Col. Bruns, St. Aubert

We have intelligence of a fight going on at two points in Calloway, call all the available force in at once from Osage County, and concentrate them at St. Aubert, send runners at once to Linn, to Col. Zevely and await further orders

T. L. Crawford, Col. Com. Post
Correct copy L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding 28th Reg’t. EMM

The above correspondence was also sent to Co. B 28th Reg’t. EMM


F Co. 28th Reg’t 28th EMM
Headquarters Osage Co. EMM
Linn, Mo. September 30, 1862

Concentrate all your available force at St. Aubert Station immediately, let each man take three days rations.

L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding
To Capt. P. J. Conely Comm. Co. F. Osage Co. EMM


Headquarters Osage Co. EMM
Linn, Mo. September 30, 1862
Midnight

Concentrate all your available force at St. Aubert Station P. R. R. immediately. Let each man take three days rations.

L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding
To Capt. Wm. J. Williams, Commanding Co. C

P. S. Send all the men mounted that you can.

Relieved October 12, 1862

The above correspondence was also sent to Co. B


Co. L. 28th Reg’t EMM
Headquarters Jefferson City, Mo.
October 10, 1862
Lt. Col. Miller,

Dear Sir,

Brig. Gen. Loan has ordered all the men from Osage County who were with me in Calloway Co. to be sent home.

H. L. Bruns
Lt. Col. Comm. EMM

Correct Copy
John C. Dessieux, Captain

The above correspondence was also sent to Company B.


E Co. 28th Reg’t. EMM
Tacketts Creek, Mo.
Headquarters Osage Co. EMM Linn, Osage
October 10, 1862

Captain Irvin H. Hensley Commanding Company D Osage Co. EMM will keep as many as ten men until further orders from these Head Quarters, scouting the country on and near the rout over which the rebels on their return from the Rebel Army, generally pass in endeavering to get into Calloway County.

Daniel M. Davis
Maj. Osage Co. EMM Com Post.


St. Aubert Mo.
October 11, 1862

Captain P. J. Couley is hereby relieved of duty at Chamois, his men can repair home until further orders and meeting as usual to muster.

L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding


Co. G 28th Reg’t EMM
Westphalia, Missouri
Headquarters, Osage Co. EMM, Linn, Mo.
October 13, 1862

Your Company is relieved from active service from this date.

L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding


Office of Provost Marshall
Linn, Mo.
October 16, 1862
Captain D. Hopkins Co. A EMM

You are hereby required to take with you a sufficient number of men of your Company and arrest Thomas Crouch, James Burnett and Wm. Burnett and convey them to Maj. F. J. White, Pro. Mar. Gen. Central District Mo. together with the charges and specifications against them.

Lt. John N. Laughlin, Pro. Mar.
By Geo. W. Hopkins, Asst. Pro. Mar.


Co. I 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters Osage Co. Linn, Mo.
October 18, 1862
Special Order No. 20

Captain William J. Williams, Company I, Osage Co. EMM will detail 20 or 25 men with one of more commissioned officers and report for duty at this post by or before 12 o’clock M. on tomorrow.

L. Zevely, Colonel Commanding

Relieved October 26, 1862


Office of Provost Marshall
Linn, Mo.
October 19, 1862
Captain D. Hopkins Co. A EMM

You are hereby commanded to take with you a number of men of your company at your discretion and proceed to the house of Thomas Hanks in the neighborhood of Buck Elk and arrest the said Thomas Hanks and his two sons, and any other persons you may find open and armed enemies to the Government, and bring them forthwith to these headquarters.

Lt. John N. Laughlin, Pro. Mar’l.
By Geo. W. Hopkins Asst. Pro. Mar’l.


Co. B 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters Osage Co. MEM Linn, Mo.
October 25, 1862
Special Orders No. 24

Lieutenant Samuel Miller commanding Company B Osage Co. MEM will detail 20 or 25 men with one or more competent officers to report for duty at this post by 12 o’clock M. on Sunday October 26, 1862.

L. Zevely Col. Commanding


Co. K 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters Osage Co. EMM Linn, Mo.
October 27, 1862
Special Order No. 26

Until further orders Capt. M. Steifleman commanding Company K will exercise a sound discretion as to keeping a squad at Station at Loose Creek, and in case he shall deem the same necessary will only keep such guard as may be absolutely required to the end that as few men as possible may be kept from their homes and ordinary avocations.

L. Zevely Col. Commanding
A true copy attest Mathias Steifleman Commanding Co. K


Co. B 28th Reg’t. EMM.
Headquarters Osage Co. EMM Linn, Mo.
November 5, 1862

Captain E. W. Anderson Company B and the detail of his company are hereby relieved from duty only being required to meet for muster as usual until further orders.

L. Zevely Col. Commanding


Office of Provost Marshal Linn, Mo.
November 11, 1862
Captain D. Hopkins Co. A EMM

You are hereby commanded to take with you a sufficient guard of your company and take Clark Stevens, E. A. Amose and Peter Leinberger and deliver them to Capt. J. S. Minick Pro. Mar’l. Gen. Jefferson City, Mo.

Lt. John N. Laughlin Pro. Mar’l.


Office of Provost Marshal Linn, Mo.
November 13, 1862
Captain D. Hopkins Co. A EMM

You are hereby commanded to take with you a sufficient guard and arrest John Unae, and bring him and his horse forthwith to these headquarters.

Lt. John N. Laughlin Pro. Mar’l.


1863

Office of Provost Marshal
Linn, Mo.
February 3, 1863

Captain D. Hopkins, You are hereby commanded to take with you a sufficient guard and take Joseph Kerrick (now in jail under your charge) and deliver him to Capt. J. S. Minick at Jefferson City, Mo.

Lt. John N. Laughlin Pro. Mar’l.
By Geo. W. Hopkins Asst. Pro. Mar’l.


Office of Provost Marshal
Linn, Mo.
February 7, 1863

Captain D. Hopkins, You are hereby commanded to take with you a sufficient guard and without delay arrest Joseph Thornton who has just returned from Price’s Army and deliver him to Capt. J. S. Minick at Jefferson City, Mo.

Lt. John N. Laughlin Pro. Mar’l.
By Geo. W. Hopkins Asst. Pro. Mar’l.


A Co. 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters 28th Reg’t. EMM Linn, Osage Co. Mo.
April 29, 1863
Special Order No. 2

Company A 28th Reg’t. EMM Infantry Capt. David Hopkins is hereby called into active service in the field for the period of thirty days. Capt. Hopkins will parade his company at Linn with two days rations for each man at six o’clock AM next Saturday May 2, 1863 and await orders from these headquarters.

L. Zevely Col. Commanding


A Co. 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters 28th Reg’t. EMM Linn, Osage Co. Mo.
May 2, 1863

Captain D. Hopkins of Company A 28th Reg’t. Infantry will forthwith upon receipt of this order proceed with his company and march to the town of Rolla in Phelps County, Mo. where he will report to Colonel Brusche for duty and orders.

L. Zevely Col. Commanding



 
Transcriber’s note: Special Order #82 issued on June 1, 1863 reassigned the Company letters. Many of these changes were listed in the records, each as a separate entry. For the sake of space I will list these together.


D Co. changed to I. Roll signed by J. G. McKnight, Capt. & Must’g. Officer

I Co. changed to G.

Field & Staff Co. consolidated with Co. K. Roll signed by L. Zevely Col. Comm.
(Field & Staff Co. was stationed at Linn, Mo.)

Co. unlisted, changed to A.

F Co. consolidated with Co. K. Roll signed by Peter J. Conley, Insp’t. & Must’g Officer.
(F Co. was stationed at Bonnets, Mo.)

C Co. changed to B.

H Co. changed to F. Roll signed by George Lavening 1st Lt. Insp’t. & Must’g. Officer.

E. Co. changed to D.

L Co. stationed at Galloway’s Prairie, Mo. appears to have been designated Dessieux’s Battalion. Roll signed by John C. Dessieux, Capt. Insp’t. & Must’g. Officer.

K Co. changed to H after consolidation. Roll signed by Matthias Stiefermann, Capt. Insp’t. & Must’g. Officer. K Co. was stationed at Loose Creek.


Co. B 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters 2nd Military Dist. EMM
Jefferson City, Mo.
June 19, 1863
(written to Col. L. Zevely)

Colonel,

I am directed by the commanding General to instruct you to raise a Provisional Company of eighty (80) men for continuous service in a Provisional Regiment. The company may be increased to 100.

Respectfully Yours,
W. M. Smallwood
A. General

The above correspondence was copied by Col. Zevely and sent to Co. H


State of Missouri
County of Osage

I, Peter J. Conley, Captain Company F EMM, 28th Reg’t. hereby certify that the foregoing order from Lt. Col. Williams, commanding the post at Jefferson City is a true and correct copy, and that the other several orders received by me ordering my company on active duty were sent by me attached to the Rolls of my company heretofore filed in the Adjutant General’s office at St. Louis, Mo. and that I am unable to send the same herewith having kept no copy of the same.

Given under my hand this 22nd day of June, 1863.
Peter J. Conley, Capt. Co. F, 28th Reg’t. EMM Osage Co. Mo.


Linn, Osage Co. Mo.
June 25, 1863

I, David Hopkins Capt. of A 28th Reg’t. EMM do hereby certify that the foregoing orders are true and correct copies of the orders received by me calling my company into active service and further that I never received any written order relieving my company from active service with the exception of Enrolled Militia Special Order No. 82. Adjutant Generals office St. Louis June 1st 1863 relieving me from duty by the consolidation of my company "A" with Company "K" 28th Reg’t. EMM. Given under my hand this 25th day of June 1863. David Hopkins Capt. Commanding Co. "A" 28th Reg’t. EMM Osage Co. Mo.


1864

H Co. 28th Reg’t EMM
Headquarters 2nd Dist. EMM
Jefferson City, Mo.
September 26, 1864
Special Order No. ___

In obedience to special instructions of Brig. Gen. Brown, under orders of his excellency, the Governor of Missouri, the 28th Regiment EMM, Colonel L. Zevely commanding is hereby ordered into active service.

By order of Col. F. W. Hickox, Commanding
M. M. Smallwood, Maj. & A. A. Gen.

Official copy, L. Zevely, Col. 28th EMM

The above correspondence was sent to several companies, including B, G, E and one unlisted.


Headquarters 28th EMM Linn, Mo.
September 27, 1864
General Order No. 7

The commanding officers of each of the several companies belonging to this Regiment will assemble his command at this place forthwith and immediately report his effective strength to these Headquarters. The utmost dispatch is required.

L. Zevely, Colonel 28th EMM

The above correspondence was sent to Capt. E. W. Anderson, Co. A, Capt. Francis, Co. B, Co. C (no Capt. listed), Capt. M. Stiefermann, Co. H.


H Co. 28th EMM
Headquarters 2nd Dist. EMM
Jefferson City, Mo.
November 6, 1864
Special Order No. 2

The commanding officers of the 28th EMM will relieve such companies of the Regiment from active service from and after Tuesday, the 9th day of November 1864 (or sooner if he chooses), as in his judgement may be relieved compatible with the peace in the County.

L. Zevely, Colonel Comd’g. 2nd Milt. Dist.

To: Lt. Col. Adam Miller, Comd’g. 28th EMM
Official copy.

The above correspondence was also sent to Co. B, and Co. A.


B Co. 28th EMM
Headquarters 28th EMM Linn, Osage Co. Mo.
Special Order No. 1

Captain W. K. Francis, commanding Company B, EMM will paroll to disband his entire company on Wednesday the 9th day of November, 1864. He will turn over to the Quarter Master of the 28th Regiment EMM all arms, camp and equipage that is in his possession, either here or at home. Said Captain will dismiss his men in the morning and stay and turn over said arms & etc.

Adam Miller, Lt. Col. Comd’g. 28th EMM


G Co. 28th EMM
Headquarters 28th EMM Linn, Osage Co. Mo.

Captain Ulieberg will disband his entire command on the 12th day of November, 1864 until further notice.

Adam Miller, Lt. Col. Comd’g. 28th EMM


Headquarters 28th EMM Linn, Osage Co. Mo.
Special Order No. 4
To Lt. D. C. Duncan,

You will disband your entire company on the 14th November 1864.

Adam Miller, Lt. Col. Comd’g. 28th EMM


E Co. 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters, 28th EMM Linn, Mo.
November 17, 1864
Captain S. Borgemeyer, Commanding Co. E

You will relieve your entire company on the 18th day of November, 1864, until further notice.

Adam Miller, Lt. Col. Comd’g. 28th EMM


H Co. 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters, 28th EMM Linn, Mo.
November 17, 1864
Special Order No. 6
To Capt. M. Steiferman, Co. H.

You will relieve your entire company on the 17th day of November, 1864 until further orders.

Adam Miller, Lt. Col. Comd’g. 28th EMM


A Co. 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters, 28th EMM Linn, Mo.
November 17, 1864
Special Order No. 7
To Capt. E. W. Anderson, Commanding Co. A

You will relieve your entire command on the 17th day of November, 1864 until further orders.

Adam Miller, Lt. Col. Comd’g. 28th EMM


I Co. 28th Reg’t. EMM
Headquarters, 28th EMM Linn, Mo.
To Capt. George Laverly

You will dismiss your entire company on the 24th day on November, 1864

Adam Miller, Lt. Col. Comd’g. 28th EMM


(1) A Brief History of the Enrolled Missouri Militia, by Mark Lause
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