Reuben M PURVIS
Residences & events:
As a sympathizer of the southern cause, he served with several Confederate units and was in the battles of Pea Ridge, Ark; Lexington, KY; Kirksville & Newark, MO.
7/28/1862 Monroe Co, MO. Reuben enlisted in the Confederate Army with Co M 1st NE MO Cav, CSA.
10/6/1862 Ralls Co, MO. He was captured by Union forces and was sent to a Federal camp at Alton, IL, where he spent most of the rest of the war.
2/18/1864 Alton, IL. He gained his freedom by posting $1000 bond.
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