14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized in Missouri at large March to May, 1862. It was attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to March, 1863.
Another source gives the following. The 14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 7 January 1862 and 10 April 1862. They were mustered between 24 February 1862 and 7 April 1862. The Regiment was discharged on 4 February 1863. The Colonels in charge were William P. Harrison, Allen P. Richardson, and John M. Richardson.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, [], (accessed 21 July 2012).
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 Abraham Worley - Many men from Laclede, Linn County
Company B - Captain Francis L. Withaup - Many men from St. Louis
Company C - Captains William H. Hargrove and Josiah Baird - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company D - Captain Samuel A. Flagg - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company E - Captain S. H. Julian - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company F - Captain James W. Robertson - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company G - Captain Mastin A. Breeden - Many men from Mount Vernon, Lawrence County
Company H - Captain Milton Burch - Many men from Greenfield, Greene County
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri Militia Cavalry, Volume 8
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.