Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Benjamin Winters

Benjamin H Winters

Representing: Union

Unit History

  • 1st Missouri State Militia Cavalry L
Benjamin Winters
Family History



The 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 24 January 1862 and 30 July 1863. They were mustered between 3 February 1862 and 5 October 1863. They were discharged between 11 February 1865 and 12 July 1865. They were led by Colonel James McFennan.[1]

The book "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.[2]

Company L - Captain Horace B. Johnson - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County

1st Missouri State Militia Cavalry (USA), US Civil War

1st Regiment State Militia Cavalry

Organized in Missouri at large February 3 to April 9, 1862. Companies "A" and "B" in Davies County, Company "C" in Sullivan County, "D" in Putnam County, "E" in Gentry County, "F" in Linn County, "H" in De-Kalb County, "I" in Harrison County and "K" in Lundy County. Company "L" organized in Andrew and Buchanan Counties and attached May, 1863. Company "M" organized in Worth and Gentry Counties and attached July, 1863. Regiment attached to District of Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1863. District of the Border, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1864. District of Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865. Headquarters at Lexington until March, 1863. (4 Cos. at Sedalia, Mo., November, 1862, to April, 1863.) At independence until April, 1863. At Harrisonville until May, 1863. At Warrensburg until June, 1863. At Lexington until October, 1863. At Warrensburg until July, 1865, operating against Cash's, Davis', Kirk's, Merrick's, Marchbank's, Ballou's, Porter's, Poindexter's, Quantrell's and Cockrell's guerrillas.

SERVICE.--Expedition to Spring Hill May 24, 1862 (Cos. "G" and "K"). Sear's House and Big Creek Bluffs, near Pleasant Hill, July 11 (Cos. "A," "C" and "D"). Clark's Mills July 30 (2 Cos.). Grand River August 1 (Battalion). Operations on Missouri River August-- (Detachment). Near Cravensville August 5. Kirksville August 5-6. Panther Creek and Walnut Creek August 8. Near Stockton August 8 (Detachment). Sear's Ford, Chariton River, August 9 (Detachment). Expedition from Camp Gamble against guerrillas August 12-18. Putnam September 1. Strother's Fork of Black River September 13. Syracuse October 14. Expedition from Independence to Greenton, Chapel Hill and Hopewell October 24-26 (Cos. "E" and "H"). Operations in Jackson and Lafayette Counties October 26-29 (Detachment). Blue Springs, near Independence, March 22. Sedalia April 9, 1863. Hog Island May 18 (Detachment). Near Wellington June 17. Near Papinsville June 23 (Detachment). Saline County July 30. Near Lexington July 30 (Cos. "C," "I" and "K"). Stumptown August 2 (Cos. "F," "G" and "H"). Scout from Lexington to Hopewell August 6-9 (Detachment). Dayton August 10 (Detachment). Near Wellington August 14 (Detachment). Operations against Quantrell's Raid into Kansas August 20-28. Big Creek, near Pleasant Hill, August 22. Scouts in Lafayette County and skirmishes September 22-25 (Cos. "B," "H," "L" and "M"). Operations against Shelby September 22-October 26. Booneville October 11-12. Jonesborough October 12. Merrill's Crossing and Dug Ford near Jonesborough, October 12. Marshall, Arrow Rock Blackwater, October 13. Syracuse October 14. Greenton Valley, near Hopewell, October 21 (Detachment of Co. "B"). Near Lexington November 4 (Detachment) Scouts in Jackson County January 15-17, 1864 (Detachment). Lexington February 22. Operations about Warrensburg February 22-24 (Detachment). Scout from Lexington March 19-22. Scouts in Jackson and Lafayette Counties and skirmishes March 20-30 (Detach merits). Deep Water Township March 27. Near Greenton March 30 (Co. "F"). Offett's Knob April 28. Skirmishes in Johnson County April 28-30 (Cos. "D" and "M"). Scout from Warrensburg May 23-25. Near Shanghai May 27 (Detachment). Scout from Warrens burg to North Blackwater River June 5-9 (Co. "I") Near Kingsville June 12 (Detachment). Lexington June 14 (Cos. "F" and "I"). Lafayette County June 14 (Detachment). Attack on Arrow Rock July 20. Operations in Lafayette and Johnson Counties and skirmishes July 20-31 (Co. "E"). Scout in Saline County August 6-9 (Detachment). Arrow Rock August 7 (Detachment). Saline County August 13 (Co. "H"). Operations in Lafayette, Saline and Howard Counties August 13-22. Near Lexington August 19 (Co. "A"). Dover August 20. Davis Creek August 22. The Tabo August 22. Operations on Texas Prairie, Jackson County, August 25-30. Near Warrensburg September 9 (Detachment). Near Lexington September 18 (Detachment). Near Longwood September 22 (Detachment). Blackwater September 23 (1st Battalion). Prince's Shoals, Osage River, Cole County, October 5-6. Moreau Bottom, Jefferson City, October 7. Near Jefferson City October 8. California October 9. Booneville October 9-12. Sedalia October 15. Little Blue October 21. Independence, Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Mafias Des Cygnes, October 25. Engagement at the Marmiton or Battle of Chariot October 25. Escort prisoners from Fort Scott to Warrensburg, Mo., October 26-November 1. Near Fort Scott October 28. At Warrensburg and Pleasant Hill, Cass County, operating against guerrillas in Central District of Missouri until July, 1865. Scout from Warrensburg to Greenton Valley November 29-December 3, 1864 (Detachment). Near Lexington January 11, 1865. Scout from Camp Grover to Texas Prairie January 12-15. Scout from Warrensburg to Snibar Hills January 18-22 (Detachment). Scout from Warrensburg to Wagon Knob, etc., February 1-5 (Detachment). Old members mustered out February and March, 1865. Recruits consolidated to a Battalion of 2 Companies. Near Lone Jack March 12 (Detachment). Scout from Lexington March 20-22 (Detachment). Near Pleasant Hill May 3 (Detachment). Mustered out July 12, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Office


Elizabeth A Hoover



Event Type

Marriage Registration (Marriage)

Marriage Date

31 Dec 1853

Marriage Place

Indiana, United States


Benjamin H Winters



FHL Film Number




Benjamin H Winters


Johnsons Indpt Co Mo Mil Cav.; L 1 Mo S Mil Cav,

Filing Date:

25 Dec 1890 Pension card OR

Place Filed:

Oregon, USA

Relation to Head:


Roll number:




B H Winters



Birth Date:

abt 1832

Death Date:

17 Jul 1916

Age at Death:


Death Location:

Toppenish, Yakima, Washington


T L Winters

Record Source:

Washington State Death Records

Sgt Benjamin H. Winters


Sep 1832

Ohio, USA


17 Jul 1916 (aged 83)

Toppenish, Yakima County, Washington, USA


Tahoma Cemetery

Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA


F 27 SW 2


Mary Ann Reed Winters


10 Feb 1845


19 Aug 1916 (aged 71)

Yakima County, Washington, USA


Tahoma Cemetery

Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA


F 27 SW 3


55309684 · View Source

Arminta Elizabeth Winters 5/1866KS 1/22/1933 Lewis Co. WA.
Luella May Winters 1875/KS 11/5/1954 Lewis Co. WA


Buried at Tahoma Cemetery aka Yakima City Cemtery
Row: F 27 SW 2

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