1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 17 March 1863 and 20 July 1863. They were ordered into service between 17 March 1863 and 20 July 1863. The Regiment was discharged between 30 June 1863 and 3 February 1864. The Colonel in charge was ;Joseph B. (J.B.) Douglass.
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 Benjamin P. Ritchie - Many men from Mexico, Audrain County
Company B - Captain Israel W. Stewart - Many men from Danville, Montgomery County
Company C - Captains Joseph B. (J. B.) Douglass, Samuel W. Skinner, and John Tillman - Many men from Glasgow, Howard County
Company D - Captain William A. (W. A.) Skinner - Many men from Huntsville, Randolph County
Company E - Captain Hiram Baxter - Many men from Pike County
Company F - Captains Moritz Neusteader and John F. Shroer - Many men from Warrenton, Warren County
Company G - Captain Freeborn E. Bartlett - Many men from Williamsburg, Callaway County
Company H - Captains Isaac L. Snedecar and William T. Snell - Many men from Fulton, Callaway County
Company I - Captain William C. Allison - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County
Company K - Captains Samuel M. Culley and Francis T. Russell - Many men from Columbia, Boone County
Company L - Captain John F. Hackmann - Many men from St. Charles, St. Charles County
Company M - Captain Thomas P. B. Gilstrap - Many men from Macon, Macon County
Unassigned Company - 2nd Lieutenant Andrew Schultz - Many men from Wentzville, St. Charles 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 12
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 12 fckLRfckLR(Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2011), pages #18-35. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.12