13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized at St. Louis, Mo., September, 1864, to February, 1865, from Veterans of Missouri State Militia Regiments. It was attached to District of Rolla and Dept. of Missouri to July, 1866. 
The 13th Regiment, Volunteer Missouri Infantry was enrolled between June 17 1861 and August 24 1861. They were ordered into service between 120 June 1861 and 28 August 1861. The Regiment was discharged on 26 October 1861. The Colonel ín charge was Colonel Crafts J. Wright.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles,companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A - Captain Robert C. Bradshaw, Captain John H. Fox, Captain William Govette and Captain Solomon Stearns - St Louis, Missouri.
Company B - Captain Joseph Schmitz and Captain Oliver Wood - St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri.
Company C - Captain Charles W. Miner and Captain Benjamin F. Wright - St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri.
Company D - Captain Ennis C. Thomas and Captain Homer, Thrall - St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri.
Company E - Captain Simon S. Evans and Captain Peter O'Cain - Eaton, Preble, Ohio.
Company F - Captain George B. Hoge, Captain George H. Lemley and Captain Chaning Richards Jr - Adams, Illinois.
Company G - Captain William M. Sosman - Hamilton,Butler, Ohio.
Company H - Captain Hamilton Dill and Captain Moses Klein - St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri.
Company I - Captain John Creagan, Captain George K. Donnelly, Captain Albert G.Haile and Captain Oliver P. Newberry - St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri.
Company K - Captain George R. French and Captain Thomas C. Mitchell - Dayton, Greene, Ohio.
The information about the companies and counties is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume 3, Three Year Volunteer Regiments 11-18,25, (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2011), pages 50-68. FHL 977.8 M2wkv v. 2
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Missouri in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Missouri in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Missouri, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 21 Sept 2011).