Almost 40,000 Missourians are now in Union uniform, according to state reports
The press gave details of Missouri Adjutant-General Chester Harding's report to Provisional Governor Hamilton R. Gamble noting that 33,882 Missourians were in Union uniform under three year enlistments. These included 25,000 infantrymen and 6,000 cavalrymen. In addition, the state had enlisted around 6,000 six-month militiamen. The number of Missourians in Confederate uniform were not enumerated. (By John Osborne)
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1862), IV: 15.