Volume 33, Number 1, Fall 1993
Marmaros P0 Stone Co
Mo April 8th 1887
To the Adjutant General of the State of Missouri Jefferson City:
I wish to obtain my discharge as a member of the Missouri Home Guards. I enlisted as a private in Captain Wm Kindles Company early in 1861. I served until near the end of the year and the company became disorganized and dispersed and I went with most of the company to Buffalo in Dallas County and then enlisted in the Enrolled Mo Militia, from which later I enlisted in the regular volunteer service of the United States and served to the close of the war. I have never got any discharge and I now apply to do so. You will find my name and time on the rolls of Capt Wm Kindles company as William Hembre, and I have two brothers in the same company to wit: Benjamin Hembre and Lewis Hembre. Please let me know at once if any testimony in nature of affidavit or otherwise is needed.
Very Respectfully &c
William Hembre P0 Address
Marmaros, Ston Co Mo
The Adjutant General Collection, Missouri State Archives, is one of the largest manuscript collections in the state. Family and genealogical information may be found here that is not available anywhere else. The Hembre letter contained "new" information for the modern Hembre family in Stone County, Mo.
The majority of the documents concern the Civil War, 1861-1865, and the years of correspondence following the war, 1866- 1900. The Civil War era contains materials related to the actual implementation of the war effort. These include muster rolls, documents for subcontractors to the military, vouchers for stores received, ordinance received and expanded, clothing, camp, and garrison equipage, forage requests, stamp requests, and numerous
vouchers pertaining directly to the physical needs of the war. Additionally, the papers concern the election of officers, formation of state troops, resignations, requests and recommendations for commissions, and general correspondence.
The correspondence is extensive. It contains information about service records of individuals who served during the war, claims for pay, claims for articles requisitioned from citizens during the war, requests by counties for the formation of county militia, and general correspondence concerning events in the war.
Most of the collection is available on microfilm. Correspondence is currently being arranged by month and year and can be reviewed at the state archives.
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