Captain Adolphus Boettcher enlisted in Company "C" 17th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment on December 1, 1861 at St. Louis Missouri.  He served as Quartermaster of the 17th Missouri and was in charge of the foraging party consisting of seven  wagons ambushed by Parsons 12th Texas Rangers at Searcy Landing, Arkansas on  May 19, 1862. He was promoted to Captain on December 12, 1862. 

Philip R. Hinderberger 1/4/09

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