Volume 5, Number 9, Fall 1975
At the beginning of War of the Rebellion in 1861 a company of "Home Guards" was organized in May, 1861, with Moses Stingley as captain and Amos Bentley as First Lieutenant. I, Jos., Yarnell joined the company and served with it until May 1862.
In August 1862, the "Home Guards" disbanded and The enrolled Malitia was organized and I joined Co. C. Regiment 36, Mo. Enrolled Malitia with Amos B. Bentley as Captain of the Company.
I served with Capt. Bentley in said Co. C, from August 1862 until the Co. was disbanded in 1864 by special order No. 126, except about ________ days
Said Joseph Yarnell was loyal to the United States Government during the whole of the War of the Rebellion and used all of his ability in the Missouri Militia and otherwise, to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Nodaway County and the northwestern part of the state.
Capt. A. Bentley
(copied by Mary J. Bentley by permission from a letter written by Capt. Bentley in behalf of Jos. M. Yarnell)
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