John A. Street1,2,3

ID# 20866, (abt 1846 - 1864)
FatherJohn M. Street4,5,6 (abt 14 Apr 1808 - 28 Jun 1887)
MotherMariah Brady4,5 (abt 19 Feb 1814 - 7 May 1902)

Key Events:

Birth: about 23 Jan 1846, Carroll Co., Missouri7,8,9
Death: 20 Oct 1864, Grand Pass, Saline Co., Missouri10,11
Burial: Streets Family Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co., Missouri12
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John A. Street was born about 23 Jan 1846 in Carroll Co., Missouri.7,8,9 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Carroll Co., Missouri, in the household of his parents, John M. Street and Mariah Brady.1 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Morris Twp., Carroll Co., Missouri, in the household of his parents.2
     The Enrolled Missouri Militia was created in Jul 1862 in response to a Confederate recruiting program begun that summer behind Federal lines in northeast Missouri. The previously established Missouri State Militia did not have the resources to address the growing guerrilla attacks. The new militia composed of part-time citizen soldiers was established to free the State Militia and Federal troops for field action. Most men in this militia served only a few weeks of active duty over the course of the next two and a half years.13 John enrolled as a private in Co. A, 65th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, then under Capt. Henderson, on 30 Apr 1864. His older brother Andrew was than a lieutenant in that unit. John was ordered into active service on 22 Jul and was recorded as serving 30 days in that unit.14
     John and Andrew transferred to Company B, 65th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, commanded by Capt. William A. Beaty, on 1 Aug 1864 at Carrollton, Missouri. Andrew continued at the rank of 1st. lieutenant, and John was enrolled as a corporal. They were ordered into active service 21 Sep.15,16,17
     The Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia began organizing in May 1863 to replace the part-time Enrolled Missouri Militia. The new militia was composed of full-time troops, selected from the earlier militia. They were to be those "who could most easily be spared from their ordinary avocations, having but few if any others dependent upon their labor for support." They would become eligible for Federal pensions after the war.13 Capt. Beaty's company was reorganized as a unit of the P. E. M. M. At first it was known as Beaty's Carroll County Citizen Guards. The Citizen Guards were an unpaid organization, even though his company was paid under the authorization of the P. E. M. M. It was later known as Beaty's Carroll County Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia.
     Andrew and John continued to serve in the company with their existing ranks and shown with their 1 Aug 1864 enrollment date. Their brother James was also listed as enrolling in the unit 1 Aug 1864 even though he is not shown as released from his previous unit until the next month.18,19,20
     In the first week of Oct 1864 two Confederate officers, Col. Perry and Lt. Williams, were on leave to visit their homes in Livingston Co. Resting near Coloma they were found by a detachment of Maj. Deigel's unit, including John and James. The two Confederate officers were killed, an action the details of which remain disputed. The two brothers were clearly present, though their roles are unknown.21
     Confederate Gen. Price's raid on Missouri had reached this area by mid Oct, and on 17 Oct 1864 a considerable force appeared at Corrollton and demanded it surrender. Maj. Diegel agreed to terms of a surrender, which included an agreement the troops would be immediately paroled and allowed to return home. However, the prisoners were not released as agreed but were held under guard.22
     The next day the officers were paroled, but the men were marched away, eventually reaching the headquarters of Gen. Price, in Grand Pass, Saline Co., Missouri. The next morning six men, including John and James, were called out by name, taken to a ravine, and shot dead. All had been on the patrol that killed the two Confederate officers, though two were not actually present. All the other men were then released.23,24,25
     John died on 20 Oct 1864 in Grand Pass, Saline Co., Missouri, shot while a prisoner of war.10,11 He was buried in Streets Family Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co., Missouri, after being temporarily buried near where he was killed.12

Citations

  1. [S6968] John M. Street household, 1850 U.S. Census, Carroll Co., Missouri.
  2. [S6977] John M. Street household, 1860 U.S. Census, Carroll Co., Missouri.
  3. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 7037891, John A. Street, includes tombstone photo showing same.
  4. [S6968] John M. Street household, 1850 U.S. Census, Carroll Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S6977] John M. Street household, 1860 U.S. Census, Carroll Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S6993] History of Carroll County, Missouri, pg 362.
  7. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 7037891, John A. Street, includes tombstone photo showing age 18 yr 8 mo 27 days at death 20 Oct 1864.
  8. [S6968] John M. Street household, 1850 U.S. Census, Carroll Co., Missouri, shows age 4 and state.
  9. [S6993] History of Carroll County, Missouri, pg 362, shows county.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 7037891, John A. Street, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same, with inscription recounting events.
  11. [S6993] History of Carroll County, Missouri, pg 361, shows place and event.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 7037891, John A. Street, includes tombstone photo.
  13. [S7145] Civil War St Louis, online, Kirby Ross, "Federal Militia in Missouri."
  14. [S7216] John A. Street, 65th Reg't. E. M. M., Co. A, Soldiers' Records cards.
  15. [S7218] Andrew J. Street, 65th Reg't. E. M. M., Co. B, Soldiers' Records cards.
  16. [S7217] John A. Street, 65th Reg't. E. M. M., Co. B, Soldiers' Records cards.
  17. [S6995] Andrew J. Street, Organization Index to Pension Files.
  18. [S7219] Andrew J. Street, Beaty's Co. Carroll County Citzen Guards; and Beaty's Carroll County Prov. E.M.M., Soldiers' Records cards.
  19. [S7221] John A. Street, Beaty's Co. Carroll County Citzen Guards; and Beaty's Carroll County Prov. E.M.M., Soldiers' Records cards.
  20. [S7220] James W. Street, Beaty's Co. Carroll County Citzen Guards; and Beaty's Carroll County Prov. E.M.M., Soldiers' Records cards.
  21. [S6993] History of Carroll County, Missouri, pp 358-9.
  22. [S6993] History of Carroll County, Missouri, pp 359-61.
  23. [S6993] History of Carroll County, Missouri, pp 361-2.
  24. [S7220] James W. Street, Beaty's Co. Carroll County Citzen Guards; and Beaty's Carroll County Prov. E.M.M., Soldiers' Records cards, Citizen Guard card shows killed by rebels and date; P.E.M.M. card shows record defaced but appears to show he died of wounds 18 Oct 1864.
  25. [S7221] John A. Street, Beaty's Co. Carroll County Citzen Guards; and Beaty's Carroll County Prov. E.M.M., Soldiers' Records cards, Citizen Guard card shows killed by rebels and date; P.E.M.M. card shows killed by guerillas and date.