Footnotes for Letters 54 - 60: 1861 -1865 - The Civil War Years (Revised 9/2006)
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1. Linville Hays
3. Jackson Co., Missouri
4. the Missouri River ice
6. Amazon Hays
7. James B. Yager
8. Dewitt Clinton Watts, Margaret’s half-brother.
9. Rachel Yager and Henry Harper, Margaret’s niece and husband.
10. Jane Upton Hays
11. Mary B. Berry Hays
12. Dewitt Clinton Watts (1829-?) was Margaret’s half-brother who lived in Contra Costa Co., California near Rev. Cornelius (Nely) Yager.
13. John S. Watts, Jr.
14. Amazon Hays
15. Bands of Confederate irregular soldiers and Confederate supporters.
17. James B. Yager
18. Rev. Cornelius Yager, Uncle Jemmy’s brother.
19. Richard C. Berry and wife, Rachel Hamilton Berry. Their children were Robert Hugh, Mary Jane and Charles Richard Berry.
20. Charles Hamilton
21. Hugh Hamilton, Charles Hamilton’s son in California.
22. John Edward Berry, Uncle Dick’s son
23. Alton, Illinois where Confederate prisoners were confined.
24. James Samuel Berry, Uncle Dick’s son.
25. The Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi ended on 4 July 1863 with the surrender of the Confederate troops to General Ulysses Grant’s Union army. The Confederates who surrendered were paroled.
26. Letty Watts Rowland
27. William Russell Watts (1789-1875) lived in Washington Co., Kentucky.
28. Beverly James Dickerson (1820-1863)
29. Elizabeth Watts
30. Jane Upton Hays
31. Andrew Jackson Watts
32. Dewitt Clinton Watts
33. Wade Hays lived in Contra Costa Co., California
34. Boise River in Idaho Territory. Gold was discovered there in 1862 and by 1864 the population had jumped to more than 6000. More gold was taken from the Boise Basin than from the California or Yukon Gold Rushes. This rich strike helped finance the Union during the last years of the civil War. http://www.co.boise.id.us/County%20History.htm
36. Richard C. Berry
37. Andrew Jackson Watts
38. Caleb Ewing Berry
39. Virginia Fulkerson Berry
40. Mary B. Berry Hays
41. Amazon Hays
42. Dewitt Clinton Watts
43. William Clarke Quantrill
44. Jackson Co., Missouri
45. Henry and Rachel Yager Harper
46. James B. Yager
47. James B. Yager had been accused of being a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle and was imprisoned in Gratiot Street Prison in St. Louis. He paid $1000 bond and was paroled in June 1864 to Calliway Co., Missouri until his trial. There is no record of the trial being held.
48. Mary B. Berry Yager
49. Phebe Stevens Hays
50. Union troops
51. Richard C. Berry
52. Virginia Fulkerson Berry
53. Jane Upton Hays
54. Richard Berry (1769-1843) grandfather
55. Mary Ewing Berry (1774-1829)
56. Edward Gaither Berry
57. Richard Francis Yager
58. There were Civil War engagements at Arrow Rock, Missouri on 13 October 1863 and 20 July 1864.
59. “Dick” Yager (Yeager) was killed 1 Aug 1864
60. Martha Muir Yager
61. Samuel McMurtry (1842-1864)
62. Boone Co., Missouri
63. Howard Co., Missouri
64. Eliza Watts Dickerson
65. Mary Elizabeth Hays
66. Elfleda Hays
67. Jane Upton Hays
68. John Nathan Hays
69. John Edward Berry
70. Samuel H. Berry
71. Ft. Delaware was a Civil War prison located on an island in the Delaware River between the states of Delaware and New Jersey.
72. Eliza M. Wells Berry (1818-?)
73. Price’s Raid into Missouri. General Price of the Confederate Army tried to drive the Union Army out of Missouri. He led his army into southeastern Missouri in September 1864 and had progressed north to the Missouri River before the Union could organize their armies and militia to oppose his army. Threatened by large Union forces, Price was forced west along the Missouri River and was defeated at Independence, Jackson Co. He retreated into Kansas, then into Indian Territory and Texas.
74. Linville Hays joined the Confederate Army in 1864 and was elected 1st. Lieutenant in Capt. Milton Scholl’s Company. Linville took part in Price's Raid into Missouri, then went to Texas with Capt. Williams Regiment.
75. James B. Yager
76. Robert Mitchell Berry
77. Emily Scholl Berry (1833-1905)
78. Gen. Stirling Price, CSA
79. Caleb Ewing Berry
80. General Order ?
81. James Samuel Berry
82. Louisa Catherine Yager
83. Jane Bowlar Yocum Young (1827- before 1880) and her son William J. Yocum (1850- after 1917)
84. Little Santa Fe, Jackson Co., Missouri
85. Caleb Ewing Berry (1801-1883)
86. Laurenda Halloway Hays
87. Phebe Stevens Hays