Thanks so much for this information. It is interesting to note that Jim (James H. Wickersham) died in an insane asylum in 1892.
I guess the family moved to Cotton Plant, AR during the Civil War because Mary was banished from Lebanon! She had 4 children at the beginning of the War and the older ones stayed in St. Louis with Mary's parents until the War was over. The Wickershams had more children during this time period.....they were born in Arkansas! Actually, they had 9 daughters so that has made tracking them rather interesting. The only son (born in Arkansas) died at a young age.
One of the Wickersham brothers, John T. Wickersham, was only 14 when the Civil War started. He wrote a book titled "The Gray and the Blue"......clever, don't you think? Anyway, his book was only mimeographed (in 1915) but at least he wrote down what he did! He served in the Missouri Guard until it was disbanded and then he continued on to some other states. I'm sure that some of this is not correct....but I suspect that a lot of it is! He lived in Lebanon at the beginning of the War. He moved to Carthage with his dad, Isaac Wickersham...but this would have been after 1870 (since Isaac is on the U.S. census in Lebanon in 1870 but he died in Carthage in 1880). John T. lived in Clinton, MO for a while but he died in Berkeley, Calif.
Recently, his book was republished by a professor at the University of Minnesota at Mankato and it is now titled: Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham; edited by Kathleen Gorman. Dr. Gorman's notes about the War were of great interest to me! In addition, I found John T. Wickersham on the military pages for the State of Missouri when they finally put this info on-line! However, he was never an official member of the CSA as far as I can tell. He frequently mentions his brothers, Dick and Jim.
Ann Carrington (a native of Lebanon, MO)