69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The regiment was enrolled between 28 July 1862, and 30 April 1864. They were first ordered into service between 28 July 1862, and 31 October 1864. The regiment was finally discharged between 1 December 1864, and 31 December 1864. The Colonels in charge were Colonels Henry J. Deal, James T. Howland, and William M. (W.M.) Reading 
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 William Odor - Many men from Lewis County
Company B - Captains George W. McLean, and David Wayne - Many men from LeGrange, Lewis County
Company C - Captain Willis Brown - Many men from LeGrange, Lewis County
Company D - Captains Henry Lewis, and Thomas Price - Many men from LeGrange, Lewis County
Company E - Captain Thomas W. Arnold - Many men from Athens, Clark County
Company H - Captain Daniel F. Hull - Many men from Athens, Clark County
Company I - Captains I. T. Hulett, and James Wolf - Many men from St. Francisville, Clark County
Company K - Captain Isaac D. Hon - Many men from Waterloo, Lafayette County
Company L - Captain Felix Scott - Many men from Deer Ridge, Lewis County
Company M - Captain M. C. Thacker - Many men from 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 Regiments, Volume 9
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]
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records:Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 9 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages 83-100. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 9