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The Court House Guards.


September 1862

From The Missouri Democrat, Friday, September 19, 1862.

THE COURT HOUSE GUARDS.—The company bearing this appropriate name, now numbers seventy members, principally county officials.  Sheriff John H. Andrews is Captain, and the Lieutenants are Edmund P. Walsh, Deputy Clerk of the Land Court, and Michael K. McGrath, Deputy Clerk of the Criminal Court.  The Guards have been sworn into the regular militia service of the State, and are, therefore, not an exempt company, but are as subject to call as other companies.  A few of the members are exempts, but will not avail themselves of their privilege in this respect.

The Court House Guards remain an independent company, though an attempt was recently made to embrace them in the Fifth Ward regiment, Col. Knapp’s.  This was protested against and failed.

The company drills at 4½ P. M. daily, in the rotunda of the Court House.