Based on information from Knight’s book plus James E. McGhee’s Guide to Missouri Confederate Units, 1861-1865 (Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 2008), THE source on Missouri Confederate units, I learned that Charles H. Woodson and Edward H. Scott received permission to raise a company from “exchanged Missouri prisoners in late June 1863” (McGhee, p. 164). Raised as a cavalry company, these Missourians were attached to the 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry. At the battle of New Market, the 62nd
In 1905, a simple monument to Woodson’s Company was dedicated on the New Market battlefield. According to Knight, the marker reads:
“’This rustic pile/The simple tale will tell:/It marks the spot/Where Woodson’s Heroes fell’” (Knight, p. 295).