The Missouri State Guard (MSG) was a state militia organized in the state of Missouri during the early days of the American Civil War. While not initially a formal part of the Confederate States Army, the State Guard fought alongside Confederate troops and, at times, under regular Confederate officers.
The Fourth District/Fourth Division was formed of troops from the counties of Gentry, Harrison, Mercer, Grundy, De Kalb, Daviess, Livingston, Clinton, Caldwell, Ray, Carroll, and Worth, and was led by William Y. Slack.
From the Order of Battle at the Battle of Wilson's Creek:
Division, Brigade, & Regiments and Others
Third Division - BG William Y. Slack
Hughes' Infantry - Col John T. Hughes
Thornton's Infantry - Maj. C. C. Thornton
Rives' Cavalry - Col Benjamin A. Rives