Pvt Absolum Barnes Company B 11th Missouri Infantry

Military History: Absolum Barnes enlisted in the 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Company: B.
Cols. DeWitt C. Hunter, Simon P. Burns,
LtCol. Thomas H. Murray, S. P. Burns, Maj. T. H. Murray, James Phillips
The regiment was originally organized as the 2nd (Hunter’s) Missouri Infantry Cols. DeWitt C. Hunter, Simon P. Burns,
LtCol. Thomas H. Murray, S. P. Burns, Maj. T. H. Murray, James Phillips.
The regiment was originally organized as the 2nd (Hunter’s) Mo. Infantry Rgt. in the summer of 1862 and served as cavalry until dismounted on Aug. 31, 1862. In September 1862 it was designated the 8th (Burns) Mo. Infantry Cols. DeWitt C. Hunter, Simon P. Burns,
LtCol. Thomas H. Murray, S. P. Burns, Maj. T. H. Murray, James Phillips
The regiment was assigned to Parson’s Brigade, Trans-Mississippi
Department. It fought at Cane Hill, Prairie Grove and
Helena where it lost 14 killed, 82 wounded and 67 missing. On July 6,1863 it had 467 effectives. During the winter of 1863-1864 it was re-designated 11th Mo. Infantry Rgt. to conform to the CSA War Department number. It was assigned to Parson’s, S. P. Burns’ brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. It lost five killed and 44 wounded at Pleasant Hill and two killed and 15 wounded at Jenkins’ Ferry. It disbanded in early 1865.