30th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 30th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union) was enrolled between 8 July 1862 and 21 August 1862. They were ordered into service between 8 July 1862 and 29 September 1864. Then discharged between 3 April 1863 and 28 November 1864. They were again ordered into service between 19 July 1864 and 28 July 1864. They were discharged again between 31 October 1864 and 8 November 1864. The Colonel in charge was J.H. Shanklin.
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 Samuel M. Haycraft - Many men from Scotland County
Company B - Captain Samuel M. Haycraft - Many men from Grundy County
Company C - Captains James F. Downing George H. Spickard - Many men from Grundy County
Company D - Captain Ezekiel L. Winter - Many men from Grundy County
Company E - Captains John E. Carter, John Field - Many men from Adair County
Company F - Captains Franklin Froman, Alexander R. Tate - Many men from Grundy County
Company G - Captain Robert T. Hutton - Many men from Grundy County
Company H - Captain Jonathan E. Vroom - Many men from Grundy 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 #108-121. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 4