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33rd Missouri Infantry      
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Mathias McChesley Ward - Unknown   
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Date Added:  5/21/2004
Company A
William Murray Blake - Captain   
After the war he and his family went to Deadwood, South Dakota for the gold rush, and settled in St Onge, near Spearfish. Elected to the first South Dakota legislature, but died in 1891.
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Date Added:  1/25/2010
Company A
Henry M. Elliott - Private   
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Date Added:  12/25/2007
Company A
Samuel Walter Elliott - Private   
Listed as a sergeant on his Civil War records.
Contact Name:  John E. Brach
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Date Added:  12/25/2007
Company B
Calvin W Cross - Private   
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Date Added:  4/29/2007
Company B
George Holzer - Private   
Enlisted 13 Aug 1862, Cole County.
Mustered in 29 Aug 1862, St Louis.
Mustered out 10 Aug 1865 Benton Barracks, STL.
Company B CO - CPT Hudson
Contact Name:  William A. Rowe
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Date Added:  6/17/2006
Company B
Adam Burns Smith - 2nd Lieutenant   
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Date Added:  1/15/2009
Company D
Frederic Robertson - Private   
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Date Added:  10/19/2018
Company E
Samuel R Harlow - Private   
Samuel had a long career as a steamboat captain, and later joined the 33rd Union infantry in 1864 at the age of 44. Whether he was forced in against his will or eagerly signed up is unknown. Samuel Harlow deserted the Union Army after serving for some time. He must have decided he had enough.

He was born in the year 1820 in Hamilton County Ohio. He left service November 24, 1864 in St. Louis. He joined up on April 11th in St. Louis Missouri in 1864. Original record is in the Missouri Digital Archives accesible online. The record looks like he enlisted under a Captian Gibson though it is hard to read.

His career as a steamboat Captain is documented to have spanned from around 1843 to 1858. He worked with Daniel Harris on the Otter as a pilot in the early 1840's. The first mention of Samuel Harlow as a steamboat pilot is in 1843 from Winona and its Environs on the Mississippi-Winnona County Old Settlers Association by Lafayette Houghton Burnell Page 648, 'There were at that time but two pilots who knew the river well, and their services were secured in advance for the chartered boats from St. Louis but Sam Harlow and Pleasant Cormack ran the Otter the year before by observation of draught of water, and by the close of the season of 1843 they both had become good pilots' 'The Harrises of Galena Illinois brought up the Otter to take the place that the Rock River could not maintain. The Otter was very succesful and had a full and increasing trade throughout the season of 1843.'(Same source as mentioned above) An early pioneer Heinrich Leinhard wrote a book about his travels in america called'New Worlds to Seek in Switzerland and America. In this book he describes the route of the Otter saying'From Galena a small steamboat called the Otter belonging to the Harris Brothers in Galena went as far as Fort Snelling at the mouth of St. Peters. Lloyds Steamboat Directory & Disasters on Western Waters says that in 1846 the Otter collided with the Atlas on the Mississippi. There was one death, but no mention of who the Captains were or who died. The Otter weighed 92 tons and was built in 1840 in Cincinnati Ohio. Its first home port was Galena Illinois. It was abandoned in 1849.(Galena Gazette 1849 May 7th-The Lyte Holdcamper List 1790-1868) A famous historical painting was discovered around 1950 whose artist is John Casper Wild which depicts Fort Snelling in 1844 with a steamboat below the fort in the distance. Though the steamboat has thought to be the Rock River it may be the Otter.

He lived in Dubuque for many years, and was married to Celeste English in Natchez Mississippi on July 22, 1852. He and his wife lived in Dubuque Iowa with their son Samuel Harlow Jr. and their German Servant Marie.

In 1850 according to two census records he is staying with the family or working on the same steamboat of fellow pilot Henry White in 5th Ward St. Louis. In 1852 Samuel Harlow is listed as having been a Captain of the Lamartine of the St. Louis and St. Peters Packet Companies. This is from the book the History of Dubuque County Iowa by Franklin T Oldt. William J. Peterson in his book Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi River says that a Dubuque newspaper mentioned that in 1852 the Lamartine was used to lead a surveying party which was trying to establish the Northern boundary of Iowa. This source by Oldt also says that Samuel Harlow was Captain of the Kate Cassel in 1856 for the Minnesota, Wisconsin & Dubuque packet company whose president was Thomas Farley. The hostility of Galena and the Galena packet company caused the fromation of this company according to OldT. This source also says that Harlow was listed as a Captain for the Golden State in 1857 which was advertised as going from Dubuque to St. Paul. There is no mention of Harlow after 1857 from this source.

From the Book: Old Times on the Upper Mississippi- Recollections of a Steamboat Pilot from 1854 to 1863 Author George Byron Merrick University of Minnesota Press 2001 edition. Originally Published by The Arthur H. Clark Company 1909

The Minnesota Packet Company.
Samuel Harlow was captain along with captain Scott of the Steamboat Golden Era in 1857 and 1858. The Galena, Dunleith and St. Paul lines. The Golden Era was built in Wheeling VA 1852 249 tons. Galena and Dunleith are very close to Dubuque.

Captain Sam Harlow also was captain of the Luella in 1856. Galena and St. Paul run. Had boilers and engines of a much larger ship which had been sunk so was very fast. It was dismantled at Dunleith. Stern wheel built in Nashville TN 1851 162 tons.

Harlow was also Captain of the Kate Cassell 1856. The boat wintered above the lake in 1855. boat was built in California, PA 1854 167 tons. The other very interesting thing is the author of the book, Old Times on the Upper Mississippi George Byron Merrick first started out as a Pantry Boy on this steamboat. Thier is a photo of Merrick in 1852 as a cub pilot. The early part of the book talks about the Kate Cassell.

The Kansas State Historical Society mentions that the Kate Cassell made 3 trips on the Missouri River in 1855 and 16 trips in 1856. The Captain is unknown but possibly may have been Sam Harlow. William H Miller in his book the History of Kansas City says that the Kate Cassel in 1856 to 1857 also plied the Caw or Kansas River.

Kate Casell Captain S. Harlow confirmed on page 79 of another book
History of the Discovery of the Mississippi River and the Advent of Commerce in Minnesota [Paperback]
Russell Blakeley (Author)


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Date Added:  7/28/2010
Company E
Flemming Willis - Private   
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Date Added:  8/27/2013
Company F
William H Joslin - Private   
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Date Added:  1/7/2011
Company F
Napoleon B. Swaim/Swain - Private   
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Date Added:  8/15/2005
Company G
sidney hooker - Private   
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Date Added:  4/1/2005
Company G
George W. Rodgers - Unknown   
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Date Added:  11/6/2005
Company H
Greenberry Jones Maddox - Private   
He was killed at the Battle of Helena on July 4, 1863 along with his Sargent (Sgt Shale). Buried in a grave marked unkown along with Sgt Shale in Memphis Tennessee. Coffins got mixed up when it rained on the chalk and washed it off during transport across the river.
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Date Added:  7/23/2012
Company H
John Horace Shale - 1st Sergeant   
KIA Helena AR 7/4/1863
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Date Added:  12/25/2004
Company I
John Calvin Hughes - Private   
John Calvin Hughes joined the 33rd Missouri Infantry, Co. I, @ Caledonia, Missouri on August 21, 1862. His death was the result of chronic diarrhea and pneumonia. Placed aboard the steamer City of Memphis he was in route to the Union Army Hospital in St. Louis when he died in route. He is buried in the Jefferson Barracks Military Cemetery outside St. Louis, Mo.
Contact Name:  Fred D. Wyrick
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Date Added:  2/8/2008
Company I
Samuel C Sloan - Lieutenant   
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Date Added:  11/7/2011
Company K
John M Barton - Private   
Drowned in the Mississippi River at Helena, Arkansas, May 1863.
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Date Added:  12/19/2009
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