Evidently Albert previously served in Co. G. of the Cass County Home Guards (same company as another interesting gentleman - Irvin Walley), although the roster at Missouri SOS site does not list Albert; Ancestry.com does.
Evidently, Albert subsequently served in the 19th KS, Per the records of the Colorado GAR, he is referenced as being a 2nd Lt in that unit. . I have not located Albert on any rosters for the 19th. However, a fellow alumnus of the 1st KCV, Luther A. Thrasher (sometimes mistakenly listed as Thresher)was also a member of this unit.
Also, there is a reference to an "Al Saviers" being a noted Redleg in Connelley's "Quantrill and the Border Wars" (along with Joe Swain - who was very involved in helping organize the 1st KCV).
The Saviers lived in the "Junction House" in Wyandotte and per "The Life of Preston B. Plumb" Blood Bill made a failed attack on the home being "...driven off by the old man and his daughters..." sometime prior to the Raid on Lawrence. (From this source, I infer Al Saviers was not at home at the time.)
Albert died in the National Home for Disabled Soldiers - Pacific Branch in L.A. on Nov 27, 1902.
Here's where it gets interesting and am hoping someone can help me.... There are 2 Albert Saviers on the 1865 KS State Census; Albert E. Saviers enumerated in Lawrence and is listed as a Scout with the 2nd KS, born Germany, age 26, and Albert Saviers enumerated in Wyandotte listed as a farmer, age 22.
From my research, Albert E. Saviers of the 1st KCV was married to Nancy Keene and lived in Missouri, Texas, Kansas and Colorado after the war. From the various records Albert listed his birth place as Illinois, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
I am wondering if the two men enumerated in 1865 are one in the same as the enumeration dates are different for the two locales listed, otherwise all signs point to the Albert E. Saviers enumerated in Lawrence in 1865 being the veteran of the 1st KCV.
Although I have a good deal of information on this man, I'd like to confirm the Cass County Home Guard and Redleg ties.
Any and all thoughts,insight and assistance is greatly appreciated.