Moses David Boucher Civil War Records, CSA

He enlisted for 1 year May 30, 1861 at Corinth, MS and became a private in Company A, 17th regiment of the Mississippi Volunteers. He re-enlisted August 23, 1862 in the Company A, Buena Vista Rifles, 17th Regiment Mississippi Infantry for 3 years or until the war was over. He spent the last 2 years as a POW at Rock Island, IL.

Each date below is a link to a record for that date or period of time. Click on each to follow the chronology.

June 7, 1861 Enlistment for 1 year

July-August 1861 Present for duty

August 20, 1861 Charlottesville, VA Hospital for Pneumonia

August 25, 1861 Discharged from Hospital

August 25, 1861 B Returned to duty

October 1861 Present for duty

November-December 1861 Present for duty,

January 1862 Debility from typhoid, Leesburg, VA until Jan 31, 1862

February 4, 1862 General Hospital, Leesburg, VA Pneumonia Jan 2, (discharged from service Feb 4, 1862?)

February 6, 1862 Payment to discharged soldier

February 6, 1862 Discharge paper Discharged and final payment for duties as soldier

August 23, 1862 Re-enlisted Company A, Buena Vista Rifles, 17th Regiment Mississippi Infantry for 3 years

September-October 1862 Present for duty, from Chickasaw, MS

November 1862 Return recruit from Enterprise, MS

November-December 1862 Present for duty

January-February 1863 Present for duty

March-April 1863 Present for duty

May-June 1863 Present for duty

September-October 1863 Taken prisoner since last muster roll

November-December 1863 Absent, prisoner of war

December 3, 1863 POW roll, captured near Knoxville, TN

December 13, 1863 Moved to Camp Chase, OH

December 15, 1863 Moved to Camp Chase, OH

December 31, 1863 Moved to Rock Island, IL

December 31, 1863 B Moved to Rock Island, IL

December 31, 1863 C Moved to Rock Island, IL

January 6, 1864 POW, Rock Island, IL barracks

January-February 1864 Absent, prisoner of war

March-April 1864 Absent, taken prisoner near Knoxville, TN

May-June 1864 Absent, taken prisoner near Knoxville, TN

July-August 1864 Absent, taken prisoner near Knoxville, TN

June 18, 1865 Oath of Allegiance, discharged from Rock Island, IL

June 18, 1865 Oath of Allegiance Certificate, discharged from Rock Island, IL

March 18,1902 Burial order, Rose Hill Cemetery, South section (Confederate section) Ardmore, OK

Other links to the 17th regiment, the Buena Vista rifles and the name rolls:

https://www.researchonline.net/mscw/unit106.htm
https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=CMS0017RI

Links to Rock Island, IL POW camp

https://www.illinoiscivilwar.org/riarsenal.html
https://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/rockisld.htm
https://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nchaywoo/rockislandillinois.htm


I originally wrote away to the National Archives to obtain this information.

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