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Daniel Boone Pinegar's Military Career in the CSA Cavalry.

Copyright 2012 Kent Pinegar


This is a work in progress.  As I find information, I will add it.



Daniel enlisted for service in the Confederate Army on 7 June 1863, in Hartville, Wright Co., MO.  On 29 February 1864, he was mustered, as a Private, into Company A, 14th Battalion, Missouri Cavalry Volunteers CSA, under Lt. Colonel Robert C. Wood.   His unit was assigned to Marmaduke's Brigade, lead by Brigadier General John Bullock Clark, Jr., in Marmaduke's Division, and under Major General John Sappington Marmaduke.  The Missouri Confederate Army was under the command of Gen. Sterling Price.

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CSA MO Battle Flag

The first action I can say, with some certainty, that Daniel was involved in was at the Battle of Poison Springs, in Arkansas on 18 April 1864.  What he did from muster to Poison Springs, I don't know yet.  He saw action at Jenkins Ferry, and chased Union forces, under Gen. Steele, back to Little Rock, AR.

Poison Springs Park Sign

Daniel participated in Price's 1864 Misssouri Expedition, 31 Aug to 19 Dec 1864.   Wood's battalion of cavalry was part of 1,200 men that left Tulip, AR. on the morning of 31 Aug 1864, on the Benton Road, as the advance of the Army of Missouri.  From records that I have seen so far, he saw action at Pilot Knob, Fort Davidson, Leasburg, Moselle Bridge, and on to the end.  Wood's battalion was dispatched to destroy railroad depots, etc., at Cuba, MO, on 29 Sept, and rode a train to destroy the Gasconade Bridge on 4 Oct.  I keep looking for references to Daniel's unit.

Information on Price's Expedition through MO can be found in several books and on the web, so I will not add anymore detail.  After a mostly unsuccessful trek through Missouri, Kansas, and Indian Territory (Oklahoma).  Gen. Price and his 6,000 men re-entered Arkansas, and Confederate controlled territory, on 2 Dec 1864, at Laynesport, Arkansas.  He was quoted as saying he marched 1,434 miles; fought forty-three battles and skirmishes; captured and paroled over 3,000 Federal officers and men.

Price's Missouri Raid

I don't remember where I read this, but apparently Gen. Price marched his army to the area around Shreveport, LA, which was the Headquaters of the Confederate Army in the West.  The next major move was the surrender by Gen. Price in New Orleans, LA, on 26 May 1865.  At this point, all Confederate troops marched to Shreveport, LA for disposition.  Daniel was paroled at Shreveport, LA, on 7 June 1865.

By the way, the last Confederate General to surrender was Stand Waite of the Cherokee Nation.

References:
1) Report of Gen. John B. Clark, Jr., Price's 1864 Missouri Expedition. http://www.missouridivision-scv.org/johnbclark1864moraidreport.htm.
2) THE CAPTURE OF GENERAL MARMADUKE BY JAMES DUNLAVY AN IOWA PRIVATE CAVALRYMAN, Excerpted from the Iowa Journal of History and Politics, April, 1913.  Iowa State Historical Society. URL: mobile96.com/muster2003/M2003/DUNLAVY.pdf.
3) Edwards, John, Shelby and His Men, 1867.
4) Joseph Orville Shelby, http://www.civilwarhistory.com/shelby.htm.
5) Bearss, Edwin C., Steele's Retreat From Camden and the Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, 1995.