In October 1864 this could have been the headlines of the local newspapers in Franklin County and St. Louis.
Identified veterans to date are:
During this period, there was substantial military activity in the Philippine Islands. Many of these veterans who served in the Spanish Philippine American War also went on to serve in World War I. During this time period more veterans were serving in the Navy.
The Mexican Border conflict started March 9, 1916, when Mexican bandits led by Poncho Vila attacked a camp of the 13th U.S. Calvary and the town of Columbus, New Mexico.
Incomplete Records (Last Name Begins N-Z):
In the early 1830s the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith reportedly had a revelation in which God revealed that Jackson County was the location for Christ's return to earth. Consequently, the area realized a large migration of members of the Church of Jesus Christ Later Day Saints.
At the request of the U.S. government, Missouri provided two mounted regiments consisting of 600 troops. Missouri troops primarily came from Boone County with volunteers from Callaway, Shariton, Ray, Howard, and Jackson counties.
Most of the names we have identified as serving in this time period were found in the "Centennial Biographical Directory of Franklin County Missouri" by H.G. Kiel published in 1925. Microfilm has been found at the State Archives in Jefferson City of a Unit that was mustered in and re-enlisted just after the Civil War. It is very difficult to read but a lot of information can be obtained from the microfilm.
The Louisiana Territory nor Franklin County had been established at the time of the Revolutionary War. At this time this area was known as the extreme frontier. Skirmishes between Indians and settlers were common.
In 1804 a treaty was signed with a portion of the Black Hawks and by 1831 attacks were made against the white settlers near Rock River, Ill. by the Black Hawk tribe members that did not sign the treaty.
This list also will be helpful when researching veterans that served in the Osage War in 1804 and Lewis and Clark military personnel that lived in Franklin County.
156,000 soldiers served in World War I from Missouri. Most veterans from this area served in the Army representing the 89th Infantry Division or the 35th Infantry Division as well as other Army Naval and Marine units.
The Veterans Hall of Honor committee was created to honor the veterans who were associated with Franklin County. Criteria for inclusion in the Hall of Honor include: be a veteran who has an honorable discharge, born or raised in Franklin County or lived in Franklin County for at least 10 years or died in Franklin County.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed February 2, 1848, which ended the war. The border line was determined and the United States paid Mexico approximately $15,000,000.00 for the current states of California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming.