Reuben Miller Wash Born 11-30-1830 Lewis Co Missouri Died June 11, 1905 Reno Nevada is the fellow that served in the "2nd Regiment" see below. I've looked at the 1890 Vet Census and noted his entry as RM Wash is lined out (fought for the wrong side, and yes it does list him as with the 22nd however I feel that is an error of memory or recorder.)
He has an extensive and easily followed track
Born Lewis County Son of John Wash and Lucy Ingram Alexander
Married in Polk Co. 1849
1850 - District 48, Lewis, Missouri
1860 - Mooney, Polk, Missouri
1870 - Humboldt, Humboldt, Nevada
1880 - Humboldt, Humboldt, Nevada
1900 - Reno, Washoe, Nevada
He was a slave owner per the 1860 Slave Schedule:
18 y/o Female Mulatto Reuben Wash Mooney, Polk, Missouri
9th Regiment, Missouri Infantry
9th (Clark's) Infantry Regiment [also called 2nd Regiment] was organized in November, 1862, by consolidating the 8th Infantry Battalion and the Missouri companies of Clarkson's Missouri Cavalry Battalion. The two Arkansas companies of this regiment seceded and merged into Buster's Arkansas Cavalry Battalion. The unit served in D.M. Frost's, J.B. Clark's, and C.S. Mitchell's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. It fought at Prairie Grove, lost 4 killed and 108 woundedat Pleasant Hill, and sustained 52 casualties at Jenkins' Ferry. The regiment disbanded in the spring of 1865. Its commanders were John B. Clark, Jr.,' Lieutenant Colonels M. W. Buster and Richard H. Musser; and Majors Richard Gaines. Harry H. Hughes, and J. Quin Morton.
Clarkson's Cavalry Battalion Independent Rangers [also called the Indian Battalion] was assembled during the winter of 1861-1862 with Missouri and Arkansas companies. The unit operated in the Indian Territory and took an active part in the conflicts at Newtonia and Granby. In November, 1862, it merged into the 9th (Clark's) Missouri Infantry Regiment. Its commanders were James J. Clarkson, Lieutenant Colonel M.W. Buster, and Major J.Quin Morton.
Reuben's brothers William Morrison Wash (WMC Wash in MO SOS file) and David Campbell Wash (DES Wash in SOS file) both appear to have enlisted and deserted at the same time and place from Burn's 11th Regiment Infantry Volunteers CSA at Elkhorn Tavern Sept.23 1862.
John Russell MD