Just so you all know, much of the critical work on this blog comes from historian James McGhee. His book Campaigning With General Marmaduke, Narratives and Roster of the 8th Missouri Cavalry CSA is a great book to have in search of your family and the history of the 8th MO Cav. Reg. Jim is a lawyer and does this history bit on the site, but his efforts are great and all folks to connect with lost family from so long ago.
You can find a site that sells Jim's book...here it is...Campaigning With General Marmaduke. It is a great read.
Keep up the super work, Jim! bh