2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (3 months, 1861) (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized at St. Louis, Mo., April 22, 1861. It was attached to 3rd Brigade, Lyon's Army of the West. Capture of Camp Jackson, St. Louis, Mo., May 10. Capture of Jefferson City June 14. Booneville June 17 (Co. "B"). Mexico July 15. Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10. Retreat to Rolla, thence to St. Louis, Mo. It mustered out August 31, 1861. The Colonel in charge was Henry Borenstein. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 2nd Regiment Infantry (3 months) (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 August S. Boernstein
Company B - Captain George Weckerlin
Company C - Unknown
Company D - Captain Theodore Traurnicht
Company E - Captain John Jeckllin
Company F - Captain Emile Rebhan
Company G - Captain Ernst Pfaff
Company H - Captain Henry Landfried
Company I - Captain Benedict Schultz
Company K - Captain Otto Stelzleng
Regimental Band - Unknown
Rifle Battalion, Company A - Captain Otto Schadt
Rifle Battalion, Company B - Captain Frank Kohr
Rifle Battalion, Company C - Captain Herman Bendel
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 36-52. 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).