6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Members of the 6th Regiment of the Missouri Confederate Cavalry enrolled between 6 August and 18 December 1862. They were mustered on 18 September 1862. They were discharged on 26 May 1865. They were led by Colonels John J. Coffee, Moses W. Smith, and Gideon W. Thompson.
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 - Captains William Pleasant Norman, Lucky Knox, Francis M. Hastings, Thomas H. Lea, and Hugh Stewart - Many men from Newton County
Company B - Captains Samuel Taylor, John C. Toney, and A. J. Vivion - Many men from Newton County
Company C - Captains William Pleasant Norman, C. M. Henry, and G. L. Noland - Many men from Cedar County
Company D - Captains George R. McMahan, A. Edgar Asbrury, and D. (S.) A. Williams - Many men from Grundy County
Company E - Captains J. H. Groff and James H. Blanton - Many men from Newton County
Company F - Captains Isham J. West and John C. Cannon - Many men from Newton County
Company G - Captains Moses W. Smith and Henry D. Stengel - Many men from Newton County
Company H - Captains N. R. Berry, E. A. Dickey, and William McCowan - Many men from Newton County
Company I - Captain John T. Crisp
Company K - Captains Henry Burt and J. C. Cravens - Many men from Johnson County
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 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, 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 Confederate Cavalry, Volume 1 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2008), pages #143-160. FHL book #977.8 M2wkm v. 1