69th Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The battalion was enrolled between 14 August 1862 and 30 April 1864. They were first ordered into service between 14 August 1862, and 15 October 1864. They were first discharged between 7 November 1862, and 2 December 1864. They were ordered into service again in 10 October 1864. They were discharged again in 7 November 1864.  The Colonels in charge were Colonels Henry J. Deal, James T. Howland, and William M. (W.M.) Reading[1]

Companies in this Battalion 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 George Morehead - Many men from Alexandria, Clark County

Company B - Captain Luther Washburn - Many men from Cahoka, Clark County

Company C - Captain Joseph E. Highbee - Many men from Waterloo, Lafayette County

Company F - Captain Barton P. Hackney - Many men from LaGrange, Lewis 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 Battalions, Volume 9 [1]

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 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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records:Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 9 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages 102-106. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 9