Missouri State Guard, 6th Div.



Sterling Price's Lieutenants
A Guide to the Officers and Organizations of the
Missouri State Guard

Richard C. Peterson
James F. McGhee
Kip A. Lindberg
Keith I. Daleen

Two Trails Publishing
Shawnee Mission, Kansas

2nd Infantry Regiment
(Field Officers and staff (except Capt. Inglish)
appointed 3 September 1861, History of Cole,
Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and
Osage Counties, Missouri, p. 255)

Colonel George K. Dills
(Severely-wounded at Lexington
12 September 1861. Musser,
"The War in Missouri," p. 43, and
Bartels, The Forgotten Men, p. 90)

Lieutenant-Colonel James K. Mitchell

Major D. Herndon Lindsay


 Regimental Adjutant: Captain Charles Whitehill
 Regimental Commissary: First Lieutenant Samuel Boyd
Captain John Inglish
First Lieutenant A.T. Simms
 Regimental Quartermaster: First Lieutenant Pike Thompson
First Lieutenant Walter Robinson
First Lieutenant H. L. Roberts
 Regimental Surgeon: Captain Legrand Atwood, M.D.
 Assistant Regimental Surgeon: Captain T. R. Durrett



State of Missouri
History of Cole County

In February, 1861, Gen. James Harding was appointed quartermaster-general of Missouri by Jackson, and took charge of the Mexican guns, a few hundred flint-lock muskets and one or two wagon loads of accouterments (then in the basement of the capitol), which he believes to have seen service from Kentucky to the scene of the British defeat in Canada during the War of 1812. He had some of the sixty-nine caliber muskets converted into percussion, and rifled a few; he had a cartridge factory established at the penitentiary; the seven old Mexican guns were sent to St. Louis and recast into four six-pounders, meanwhile having carriages, limber and caissons made after the pattern of United States carriages, one of which was borrowed from the arsenal at St. Louis and returned thereto fourteen days before the capture of Frost's militia. In the flight of the State Guard from Jefferson the carriages, etc., were forgotten, while the guns were captured at St. Louis. The arms in possession of Gen. Frost's men were also captured, leaving the secessionists in possession of two six-pounders, mounted, 310 rifled muskets, 553 flint-locks, 224 rifles, 40 sabers and 58 swords, thirty of the latter being useless Roman blades. The four bronze six-pounders, with a lot of pistols, muskets and sabers captured from the United States storekeeper at Liberty, were added. In April Gen. Harding made forcible purchases of powder, etc., at St. Louis, all of which was shipped to Jefferson City under guard of "Capt. Kelly's 100." The day after the capture of Camp Jackson Gen. Harding returned, only to find that the western span of the Osage bridge was burned by the governor's order on the night of May 10, the night of the "extraordinary legislative session," when Sterling Price was commissioned major-general, the nine military districts established, and the State flag hoisted over the capitol.
The State Guard. - The staff officers of the Sixth Division Missouri State Guard, in 1861, with date of appointment, are named as follows:

M. M. Parsons, Brig.-Gen., May 17. Col. A. M. Standish, A. A. G., June 12.
Lieut.-Col. Chaplin Good, aid-de-camp, July 1. Lieut.-Col. Richard Gains, aid-de-camp, May 18.
Lieut.-Col. J. T. Edwards, aid-de-camp, July 31.  Lieut.-Col. Thomas Monroe, quartermaster, May 20. 
Lieut.-Col. Sidney Roberts, commissary, June 12. Lieut.-Col. W. C. Sevier, J. A., May 18. 
Lieut.-Col. A. P. Dorriss, surgeon, June 5.  Lieut.-Col. H. A. Parmelee, P. M., October 24. 
Lieut.-Col. S. A. Rollins, P. M., July 16.  Lieut.-Col. Henry M. Clarke, inspector, May 15. 
Maj. A. J. Basye, provost, Nov.  Capt. A. J. Basye, provost, July 14 
Capt. C. S. Huston, Ord., Sept. 17.  Capt. T. G. Buchanan, Ord., Nov. 28. 
Lieut. John Carroll, Ord., Nov. 28.  Lieut. Richard Basye, Ord., Nov. 28. 
Lieut. J. L. Huston, Ord., Sept. 17.  Capt. James Reynolds, A. Q. M., June 5. 
Capt. Geo. Crow, A. W. M.  Lieut. Thomas Standish, A. Q. M., July 3. 
Capt. John Finley, W. M., June 7.  Capt. Martin Hartin, W. M., December 26. 
Capt. Jacob Maus, F. M., May.  Capt. G. M. Swink, A. C. 
Rev. Caples, C., Oct. 1.  Rev. C. Woods, C., Dec. 26. 


The officers of Company C of the First Infantry (S. G.) were Capt. Sam Livingstone, Lieuts. William H. Godard, J. E. Humes* and William McKenzie, all appointed May 21, 1861; of Company D, Capt. W. W. Williams and Lieuts. W. R. Embree, Charles Brownlee and Peter W. Fisher+, appointed May 13, 1861.
The field officers of the Second Infantry, Missouri State Guard were Col. George K. Dills, Lieut.-Col. James Mitchell, Maj. D. K. Lindsay, Capt. Charles Whitehill, Q. M. Pike Thompson, Com. Samuel Boyd, Surgeon L. Atwood, Asst.-Surgeon T. R. Durrett, all appointed September 3. The captains by promotion were H. A. Parmalee, David Dule and W. H. Chamberlin; the quartermasters, Walter Robinson and H. L. Roberts. The commissaries were A. T. Simms and John Inglish. 
*Prisoner of Wilson's Creek.
+Wounded at Wilson's Creek


Branded as Rebels

A list of Bushwhackers, Guerillas, Partisan Rangers, Confederates and Southern Sympathizers
from Missouri during the War Years

Compiled by Joanne Chiles Eakin & Donald R. Hale, 1993

p. 428

Thompson, P.M. From Saline County, a Captain who enlisted in the Missouri State Guards on Colonel Dill's staff. Was at the battles of Drywood and Lexington. Captured at home in Saline County. Ref: Saline, 1881.