Grandpa had an old Civil War Remington Pistol with holster. It was marked as CSA. It did have some initials on it. We had long term house guest when I was younger and when they left I never saw that Pistol again.
Do you know where this family came from, in the East? What caused their migration? How and why did they move into MO? This info is what is really interesting. The whys not just the whos. The sad thing about this family search is that it is just black and white. What about all the family history/ events that goes with the family names and dates?
A similar instance is a separate line of my family is the migration West just after the Civil War. Their storyof losing the Plantation, the Slaves both released and those who followed, etc..