47TH MISSOURI INFANTRY REGIMENT
Author of Two Other Civil War Books
Rain, Mud & Swamps
History of the 31st Missouri Infantry Regiment. This regiment fought in the Civil War under the command of Major-General William T. Sherman. They fought at Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap, Campaign to Atlanta, March to the Sea and the march through South Carolina and North Carolina.
66 Miles in 39 Hours
History of the retreat from Fort Davidson to Leasburg Missouri. General Thomas Ewing and the Union force surrounded at Fort Davidson in Pilot Knob, Missouri escaped the Confederate forces of General Sterling Price on September 28, 1864. They made their escape being closely followed by the cavalry divisions of Major General John S. Marmaduke and Brigadier General Jo Shelby.
I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and shortly thereafter moved to Bland, Missouri where I graduated from Bland High School in 1970. I attended Southwest Missouri State College (now University) in Springfield, Missouri with the hopes of becoming a history teacher. After one year I quit to become a husband and a father. I spent thirty years at Chrysler Corporation retiring from there in June 2002. I spent twelve years in the United States Army Reserve from 1972-1984 as a Drill Sergeant in the 85th Division (TNG). My Military Occupation of Service (MOS) was 11Bravo4X (Mechanized Infantry) 19Echo4X (Armor) and 19Delta4X (Cavalry Scout) I have always been interested in history, especially Military history of the United States. I became a born again Christian in 1973 and have been attending Southern Baptist churches ever since.
I am a member of the following organizations.
U.S. Grant Camp # 68 Department of Missouri of the Sons of Union Veterans, 2nd Missouri Infantry Regiment (Sons of Veteran Reserve of the Sons of Union Veterans), The Missouri Civil War Museum, Missouri Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, U.S. Cavalry Association, Company C 5th Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Sons of Veteran Reserve and Re-enacting Cavalry), Friends of Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Friends of Fort Lewis in Washington, Missouri Society for Military History and Life Member of National Rifle Association.
I have given Civil War presentations to various historical societies, boy scout groups, schools and churches. My hope when I give a presentation to schools is that I can influence one child to become interested in history who thought it was boring before.
My Wife and I purchased a bed & breakfast in Ste. Genevieve, MO named Somewhere Inn Time and are now enjoy meeting the many people who come and stay with us.