John William Koger was a soldier in the Confederate army during the Civil War. He was part of a unit that raided Kansas and did a great deal of destruction in the Yankee held territory. He survived the war and became the father of 7 children. He is buried in the Koger Cemetery near Lone Jack, Missouri.
Was one of the original seven who raided with Quantrill during the Civil War. His story is told in "Quantrill and the Border Wars" by William Elsey Connalley, PAGEANT BOOK COMPANY, NEW YORK 1956. His obituary from the the july 13, 1917 edition of OAK GROVE BANNER, OAK GROVE MO, as quoted in "Kogers" by Jas B Koger "Quantrill Man Dead***John Koger***Well Known in the Vicinity, Died at Confederate Home at Higginsville."
"John William Koger died at the Confederate Home at Higginville, Missouri last Sunday, July 8, 1917, and his burial occured at that place last Monday ...
......Mr Koger served during the Civil War on the Confederate side and was one of the few survivors of the famous Quantrill band. Mr.
Koger was wounded twelve times. He was in twelve different battles, and at the time of his death still had five bullets in his body. Eight bullets were in Mr.
Koger's body at one time, three of them being removed with a knife by Mr. Koger himself.
John William Koger was born after his family arrived in Missouri by wagon train. It is believed that shortly after his birth, his mother, Deana Luttrell Koger died. John William became a Confederate soldier and fought in the Civil War. JohnKoger@aol.com
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