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1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry

Casualties Sustained in Action on
October 29th, 1862:

Biographical information on those wounded in the engagement was taken from the Kansas Adjutant General's Report.  Such information is unavailable for those killed in the action for the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers were not mustered into federal service until January 13, 1863.

Killed in Action: 8 KIA, 1 officer, 7 troops

Captain Seaman’s Battalion:

John Six-Killer (Cherokee Indian)

Captain Williams’ Battalion:

Co. A.

Captain Crew

Co. F.

Corporal Joseph Talbot

Private Samuel Davis

Private Thomas Lane

Private Marion Barber

Private Allen Rhodes

Private Henry Gash


Wounded in Action: 11 WIA, 1 officer, 10 troops

Captain Seaman’s Battalion: [Company designations are not denoted for Seaman’s Battalion. It is interesting to note that of those men wounded from Seaman’s battalion, all appear on the Kansas Adjutant General’s report under Co. ‘E’, 1st K.C.V., except for Curtis who is listed under Co. ‘C’.]

Sgt. Edward Lowrey (Lowry)

Wounded in shoulder and arm.

Edward is shown to have enlisted on Feb. 7, 1863, as a Private, and gave Fort Scott as his residence. On Mar. 9, 1863, Edward was mustered into Co. "G." Edward deserted on Apr. 27, 1863, at Fort Scott.

Sgt. Shelley Banning (Shelby Bannon)

Wounded in right chest and hip.

Shelby enlisted on Aug. 20, 1862, and gave Mound City as his residence. Shown on the roster for Co. ‘E’ under Captain Luther A. Thrasher with the rank of Private. Shelby was discharged for disability on August 11, 1864, at Fort Scott, on account of wounds received in action at Island Mound, Mo.

Cpl. Andy Hytower

Wounded in left shoulder.

Andrew Hytower enlisted on Aug. 19, 1862, and gave Mound City as his residence. Shown on roster for Co. ‘E’ under Captain Luther A. Thrasher with the rank of Corporal having been promoted to that rank on Jan. 13, 1863. Andrew appears in the "Corporals" segment of roster with the note of "Reduced to Ranks." Andrew also appears in the "Privates" segment of the same roster under Co. ‘E’ with the note that he was mustered out with the regiment on October 15, 1865.

Pvt. Anderson Riley

Wounded in left shoulder.

Anderson enlisted on Aug. 18, 1862, and gave Mound City as his residence. Listed on roster for Co. ‘E’ under Captain Thrasher. Anderson mustered out with the regiment on October 15, 1865.

Pvt. Edward Curtis

Wounded in back and mouth.

Edward enlisted on Sept. 18, 1862, and gave Wyandotte (Kansas City, Ks) as his residence. Listed in Co. ‘C’ under Capt. John R. Graton. No evidence of his "muster out" on file.

Captain Williams’ Battalion:

Co. E.

Cpl. Jacob Edwards

Wounded in head and side.

Jacob enlisted on Aug. 7, 1862, (no residence listed). Listed in Co. ‘A’ under Captain Richard G. Ward. Promoted to Corporal Jan. 13, 1863. Jacob was KIA March 25, 1864 at Poison Springs, Arkansas.

Co. F.

Lt. Joseph Gardner

Wounded in head, hip, and knee.

Joseph died of chronic diarrhea on August 24, 1864 at Camp Davis, C.N. (Cherokee Nation)

 Pvt. Thomas Knight

Wounded in both legs.

Probably William Knight of Company F. Enlisted Aug. 27, 1862, and gave Leavenworth as his residence. Knight was KIA May 18, 1863, at Sherwood, Mo. [No Thomas Knight on roster.]

Pvt. George Dudley

Wounded in both legs.

Probably General Dudley of Company F. Enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, and gave Leavenworth as his residence. Dudley was mustered out with the regiment on Oct. 1, 1865. [No George Dudley on roster.]

Pvt. Manuel Dobson

Wounded in both arms.

Described as being 14 years of age at Island Mound. Manuel enlisted Aug 27, 1862, and gave Leavenworth as his residence. Manuel was discharged for disability on May 29, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Pvt. Lazarus Johnson.

Wounded in arm

Lazarus enlisted Aug. 16, 1862, and gave Topeka as his residence. Lazarus was mustered out with the regiment on Oct. 1, 1865.

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