Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Thomas PURVIS

Residences & events:

1856 Chariton Co, MO. He moved with his brothers, John and James.

1/20/1862 Enlisting for Civil War duty, he joined Co A 9th MO Militia Cav, and headed for battle.

8/6/1862 Kirksville, Mo. He was wounded in a skirmish "with a lot of long haired gentry sometimes called chivalry, fighting to destroy the Union," as he later described the Confederate troops under the direction of Gen Porter.

9/1864 Rocheport, MO. He suffered another injury, this time breaking his shoulder when his horse fell on him during a charge "at high speed" against the rebel force.

Cunningham, Chariton Co, MO. Returning from the war, he turned to farming.

1886-1892 Dade Co, MO. Apparently he was looking for better circumstances but they didn't prove to be, so he returned to Chariton.

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