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From: "Desoto Joe" <>
Subject: Re: [MO-CW] Civil War Pension Index Question
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 23:49:37 -0600
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Subject: [MO-CW] Civil War Pension Index Question
> I am new to the list and would greatly appreciate it if someone could help
> me. In the Civil War Pension Index, which is on Ancestry.com, I have
> an application from my grt-grt-grandmother. Her name was Mary Ann (Ford)
> Truel and her husband (my grt-grt-grandfather) was Benjamin J. Truel. On
> copy of the Pension Application, it gives the following information (hand
> written and looks like it says):
> E 5 Prov En Mo. Mil.
> Can anyone tell me what this might mean?
> It also gives the Widow Application No. as: 737806 Mo.
> I have another input from a relative who believes that Benjamin James
> may have served in the "1st Missouri Calv."
> I would like to send for his Military and Pension records and I need to
> what to request.
Truel, Belle E., b. Apr 11 1869, d. May 19 1946
Truel, Benjamin J., b. 1833, d. 1897
Truel, Evaline, b. Jul 4 1837, d. Nov 16 1905, w/o John R.
Truel, James O., b. Oct 27 1870, d. Feb 5 1942
Truel, John R., b. Aug 7 1837, d. Nov 28 1918
Hickory Point Cemetery
Elk Fork Township, Pettis County, Missouri
I believe it means:
5th Regiment Provisional Enrolled Militia Infantry. The E could be company
Duty at Sedalia, Mo. Scout from Salem to Sinking Creek, Salem River, April
Operations against Quantrell in his raid into Kansas August 20-28, 1863.
Big Creek, near
Pleasant Hill, August 22. Near Hopewell August 25-26. Operations against
September 22-October 26. Tipton and Syracuse October 10 (Cos. "D" and
Booneville October 10-11 (Cos. "D" and "E"). Merrill's Crossing and Dug
Jonesborough, October 12 (Cos. "D" and "E"). Marshall October 13 (Cos. "D"
Johnston October 16. Cedar County October 17. About Honey Creek October
Contact the Mo archives with the information you have & see if they have
Missouri State Archives
Desoto Joe/The Record Man