Forty Years of Service Pledged by Confederate Missourians

Confederate Congress Joint Resolution No.5 stated:
Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, That the thanks of the Congress are eminently due, and are hereby tendered, to Brig. Gen. F. M. Cockrell and the officers and soldiers composing the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Regiments of Missouri Infantry; First, Second, and Third Regiments of Missouri Cavalry; the batteries of Bledsoe, Landis, Guibor, Walsh, Dawson, and Barrett, and Woodson’s detached company (serving in Virginia), all in the service of the Confederacy, east of the Mississippi River, for the prompt renewal of their pledges of fidelity to the cause of Southern independence for forty years, unless independence and peace, without curtailment of boundaries, shall be sooner secured.
References: O.R. Vol.38, Part 3, Page 1008, and Confederate Congressional Records.
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