N0. 218 CIW CHAPTER 12 MISSOURI JOE KIRK’S CONFEDERATE GUERRILLA COMMAND

Commander: Joe Kirk

The command of 85 guerrillas was with the guerrilla Davis at Breckenridge, Missouri, on August 5, 1862. It ambushed Missouri Militia near Cravensville in Davies County, Missouri August 5-9, 1862. Kirk was called “Brigadier General Joe”.

He was later killed by a German citizen of Lafayette County, Missouri.

Sources: Chillicothe Chronicle, from Liberty Tribune, Nov. 22, 1864.

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