1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Companies in this regiment were organized between 1 December 1861 and 21 March 1862, mustered out between 21 December 1862 and 10 May 1862 and discharged between 29 December 1864 and 9 May 1865.
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 Charles C. Byrne, organized in St. Joseph, Missouri
Company B - Captain Lubberling, organized in St. Louis, Missouri
Company C - Captain D.W. Rosenstein, organized in St. Louis, Missouri
Company D - Captain William Lonnergan, organized in Louisiana, Missouri
Company E - Captain Kellogg, organized in Herman, Missouri
Company F - Captain John Dietrich, organized in St. Louis, Missouri
Company G - Captains Charles Biehler and Joseph Weber, organized in Boonville, Missouri
Company H - Captains J.F William Dette and John A. Vieth, organized in St. Louis, Missouri
Company I - Captains John R. Compton, George P. Covert, and John A. Payne, organized in St. Louis, Missouri
Company K - Captain Rupp, organized in St. Charles, Missouri
The information about the counties is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume 1, Three Month Volunteer Regiments, 1-5 and Three Year Volunteer Regiments 1-3, (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Waant, c2011), pages 115-128. FHL book 977.8 M2wkv. Partial rosters are also included.
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.