Re: 6th or "Southwest" MO Cav. CSA
Gratiot's Union prison for the Confederates is interesting. My ggg-grandfather, Valentine Criger (Creger in their books), was thrown in the Gratiot prison for being a southern sympathizer. He was shot or hung soon after, but we do not know exactly where or by whom. He was buried near Fordland, Webster Co., MO. My ggg-Uncle David Crockett Cornelison was with Co. B 6th MO Militia CSA. This is what it says on his CSA stone in Gentry Cemetery, Webster Co., MO. The only thing I have ever seen mentioned by him, through other relatives, was it was a bloody affair at times. I have no idea where he was or when. He survived the war without being wounded as far as I know. I am of no help, but just wanted to mention David's name. David's brother, Jesse Garrett Cornelison (my gg-grandfather), was with the 24th MO Inf. (Union) and when he went home on an authorized leave in Feb. 1862 to tend to a sick child (had five kids) he decided to not return, declared AWOL by command in Springfield, and on Dec. 16, 1862 was shot to death on his front porch by Confederate bushwhackers stealing their wagon and winter supply of food. The war did some major damage on families, as we all know quite well.