27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 5 August 1862 and 30 May 1864. They were ordered into service between 5 August 1862 and 20 November 1864. They were later discharged between 22 November 1862 and 24 December 1864. The Regiment was ordered into service again between 12 October 1864 and 1 November 1864. They were again discharged between 20 November 1864 and 20 January 1865. The Colonel in charge was Arnold Krekel.
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 - Captains John K. McDermon, Daniel G. McKnight - Many men from St. Charles County
Company B - Captain Gustav Hovan - Many men from St. Charles County
Company C - Captain John S. Hackmann- Many men from St. Charles County
Company D - Captains John D. Hollrah, John F. Orf - Many men from St. Charles County
Company E - Captains Henry B. Denker, Christian Luther - Many men from St. Charles County
Company F - Captains Herman Evers, John Schroer - Many men from St. Charles County
Company G - Captains Frank F. Flohr, Conrad Weinrich - Many men from St Charles County
Company I - Captains Peter Niggemeier, Henry Wille - Many men from St. Charles County
Company K - Captain Francis Grove - Many men from St. Charles County
Company M - Captain Benjamin F. Gledhill - Many men from St. Charles County
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records : Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 4
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]
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records: Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 4 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #52-71. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 4