|US Map 1861 Northern and Southern States|
(With Many References to Warrensburg and Johnson County)
VOL. 8 OCTOBER, 1913. NO. 1
CIVIL WAR IN MISSOURI
|Battle of Wilson's Creek, Newell Convers Wyeth completed this mural, along with a companion depicting the 1864 Battle of Westport, in 1920.|
|Major General John C. Fremont|
|President James Buchanan, |
|Sen. Thomas Hart Benton|
1782 - 1858
Father in Law of John C. Fremont
|President Abraham Lincoln|
|Southern States 1861|
|Stephen A. Douglas|
|Aikman Welch Was appointed by provisional Governor Gamble|
when Knott refused to take loyalty oath.
|Col. Benjamin W. Grover, 1811-1861|
Marsh Foster, the eldest son of Robert A. Foster, was the ablest young man by long odds in Johnson County at that time. In 1860 he was an independent Democratic candidate for county clerk, and was elected after a remarkable canvass, defeating both the regular Democratic nominee, James McCown, and the Whig candidate, F. S. Poston, for that office. When secession became the issue, he supported the Union candidate, Welch, for delegate to the constitutional convention, and on the afternoon of Election Day, February 18, 1861, was assassinated in the most cowardly manner at the polls in Warrensburg by the two McCowns, father and son. Had his life been spared, Marsh Foster would soon have entered the Union army, and would undoubtedly have risen to a high rank in the service.
As it was, he was the first martyr to the Union cause in Johnson County and also in the United States, and as such will ever be held in loving and tender remembrance. (Incorporation.-Warrensburg was incorporated by the Legislature. November 23, 1855. On the first Monday of April, 1856, the first town election was held. The first council meeting was at the court house. April 9, 1856. Dr. William Calhoun was elected president pro tempore. Marsh Foster was appointed clerk and Paschal Cork, constable. "Western Missourian" newspaper Edited by Marsh Foster; important newspaper prior to the Civil War.)
|Major Emory S. Foster (November 5, 1839-December 23, 1902) was a Major in the 7th Missouri State Militia Cavalry during the Civil War. Afterwards he was a St. Louis newspaper editor who fought a duel with rival editor and former Confederate John N. Edwards. Major Emory S. Foster of the 7th Missouri Cavalry was in command of the 740 pro-Union militiamen in lone Jack, Missouri when 3,000 Rebel guerillas attacked them in August 1862. |
Major Emory S Foster Link
Excerpt Link "The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History by Louis S. Gerteis
(Although it was reported in the Sacramento Daily Union paper on March 19, 1861 that, "Colonel James LcCown, of Johnson county, Missouri, and his son William, who have been on examination for several days past in Warrensburg on the charge of killing Marsh Foster, the Clerk of the County Court, have both been found guilty by the examining Court of murder in the first degree. Bail being refused, they were committed to jail.")
|Col. James Madison McCown, was the the 5th Missouri Commader, in 1862. In 1861 he and his son murdered, in a cowardly, cold-blooded act, the Union supporter Marshall "Marsh" Foster at the Old Courthouse in Warrensburg, MO on election day, Feb. 18, 1861. Emory Foster, Marsh's brother, burned the McCown house down in part with help from the 7th Missouri Cavalry. And more than 20 years later, Billy "William" McCown was murdered, as further retaliation of Marsh Foster's murder. The son was later found to be the one shooting Foster to death.|
|Historic Johnson County Courthouse, Warrensburg, Missouri|
Stored 100 muskets for secession leaders...
|General and Senator Francis Marion Cockrell of Warrensburg, Missouri, |
206 East Market Street.
Col. James Douglas Eads 1813-1871, A founder of Warrensburg
Pastor, Physician, Politician, Veteran, Publisher, Editor,
Owned Bolton House and Eads House
Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri
Picture of JOCOMO Historical SocietyJames Douglas Eads (son of William Lavern Eads and Elizabeth Douglas ?) was born September 13, 1813, and died June 10, 1871 in Warrensburg, Missouri, Sunset Hill Cemetery. He marriedMinerva Foster on March 24, 1836.
Warrensburg, Missouri a book by Lisa Irle
|Col. James D. Eads, Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri|
|General John Sappington Marmaduke|
Former Lt. General State of Missouri
Born West of Arrow Rock, Missouri
|General Sterling Price, 1809-1867|
|12 Pound Napolen Gun|
|Col. James G. Clarkson|
Castigated for his own ruthless bushwhacking tactics,
Clarkson himself died at the hands of bushwhackers
|General William Tecumseh Sherman, mid-December 1861, Sherman |
returned to service in Missouri and was assigned rear-echelon commands.
Major General W. T. Sherman
|Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri 1862|
Battle of Lone Jack link
Marshall McCord Foster
M, b. circa 1837, d. 18 February 1861
Robert A Foster b. 9 May 1812, d. 10 Mar 1881
Jane L Headlee b. c 1813, d. c 1893
Great-grandfather of Frances Marie Dunham
Ancestors: Dunham, Frances
Birth* circa 1837
Marshall was born circa 1837 in Missouri.4,5
He was the son of Robert A Foster and Jane L Headlee.
(household member) Census 1850
10 August 1850
On the 1850 census, Robert A Foster's household included Jane, Arminus, Caleb, Emery, Margaret, Marshall, Mary and Melville in District 71, Polk County, Missouri.5
9 April 1856
Marshall was employed by Clerk of the Court Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, 9 April 1856. Johnson County.
1 June 1856
He married Eliza J Patrick on 1 June 1856 in Johnson County, Missouri.3,8
Marshall was employed by Editor Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, 1857. The Western Missourian.7
15 August 1860
On the 1860 Census in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, Marshall was listed as the head of a family.4
18 February 1861
Marshall died on 18 February 1861 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. "At the close of the polls in Warrensburg on Monday, an altercation took place to which Col. James McCown, Clerk of the Johnson Circuit Court, shot Mr. Marsh Foster, Clerk of the County Court. Foster died immediately.".
27 February 1861