Color Sergeant Jesse Pearman
8th Missouri Infantry
As a member of the Missouri State Guard, Jesse Pearman Williams fought in the Battle of Wilson's Creek, the Battle of Hemp Bales at Lexington, Missouri, and the Battle of Dry Woods at Ft. Scott, Missouri. On August 5, 1862, he was mustered into the 8th Missouri Infantry as a private. On October 31, 1862, he was promoted to the position of color sergeant. He fought with this unit at Prairie Grove, Jenkins Ferry, and Pleasant Hill. On May 26, 1965, he surrendered, along with the Trans-Mississippi Confederate Army at Shreveport, Louisiana
During the war, his wife and two daughters died. The remaining daughter was placed with relatives. After the war he remarried. He was the Justice of the Peace in Boone Township, Missouri. In 1923 he died in Texas County, Missouri.
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