I have a copy of Robert J. Jarman's Civil War Muster Roll. As you will see it only adds more questions. He was in Company C, 29th Missouri Inf., as a private. His age is clearly recorded as 22 years. He was mustered in on 6 Sep 1862, at Benton Barracks and Robert was reported missing in action on 29 Dec 1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi. The Casualty Sheet reads, "Missing in action, Supposed to have been killed".
On the internet I learned Gen. William T. Sherman was the commander and the operation was against Vicksburg. The battle lasted three days and was a Confederate victory (estimated casualties: US 1,776 and CS 207).
This would have been Robert's first battle, no wonder he returned home.
I have searched Osage County Probate Court records, 1854 - 1868 and found no record for Robert Sr. or his wife, Margareth. However it is always possible I missed something. I do know that Robert Senior purchased 40 acres in Osage Co., MO on 2 May 1859. Robert Senior and Margareth would have died before 1970 because at that time Robert Seniorís mother-in-law, Sarah Lyle, 80, NC, is living in the household of William C. Fields in Texas Co., MO. with Robert Seniorís daughter, Martha. Matilda Sisco Jarman, Pvt. Robert J. Jarmanís wife, and their two sons are living in Texas Co. with Matildaís parents. Pvt. Robert Jarman is not enumerated. Another daughter of Robert Jarman Sr., Sarah, is living nearby in the household of Allen Gaston (or Gaiton). To add to the devastation the war had on this family I cannot find out what happened to Robert Seniorís other son that enlisted in the Civil War, James William Jarman. Osage County has some early records in storage which have been approved to be copied but they are being kept in a non climate controlled building. Hopefully, one day Osage County will preserve the information and we will find some answers.
Iím a descendant of John and Lucy B. (Sills) Jarman,
Judith A. Wilkinson
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