30th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 30th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union) was organized at St. Louis, Mo., September and October, 1862. They were with the dept. of Texas to August, 1865. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 30th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 26 July 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 30th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, (accessed 26 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 James S. Farrar and Captain Charles W. Smith - St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
Company B - Captain William T. Wilkinson and Captain George S. Ziegler - Perry, Missouri.
Company C - Captain Daniel Harvey and Captain Jackson E. Young - St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
Company D - James T. Organ - Pilor Knot, Iron, Missouri.
Company E - Captain Harry W. Beard and Caption Robert B. Beck - St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
Company F - Captain Adolph Ehlert and Captain Daniel Harvey - St. Louis, St Louis, Missouri.
Company G - Captain Amon P. Foster and Captain George A. Munroe - St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
Company H - Captain Elias Boyd, Timothy Collins and Captain Richard R. Hopkins - St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
Company I - Captain Henry Muller and Captain Thomas Sully - Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Company K - Captain Leo Rassieur - St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
The information about the companies and counties is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume , Three Year Volunteer Regiments 21,23-24, 26-27,29-30 (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2011), pages 120-135. FHL 977.8 M2wkv v. 2
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 4 January 2011).