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Brief History

This regiment was organized in Missouri at large January 1 to April 20, 1862. Assigned to duty in District of North Missouri. Actions at Cherry Grove June 26 and July 1. Near Memphis July 18. Newark August 1 (Detachment). Kirksville August 6 (Detachment). Near Stockton August 8 (Detachment). It consolidated with 2nd Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry September 2, 1862,. [1]

Another source gives the following.  The 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 16 January 1862 and 21 March 1862.  They were mustered between 16 January 1862 and 18 April 1862.  The Regiment was discharged on 1 September 1862.  The Colonel in charge was Henry S. Lipscomb. [2]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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 John F. Benjamin and Albert G. Priest - Many men from Shelbyville, Shelby County

Company B - Captains Samuel Shibley and Horace E. Yorke - Many men from Macon, Macon County

Company C - Captains George W. Bearnes and Henry S. Glaze - Many men from Macon, Macon County

Company D - Captain Thomas Greenstreet - Many men from Hudson, Bates County

Company E - Captain Albert B. Cohen - Many men from Hannibal, Marion County

Company F - Captain Agnatius W. Burns - Many men from Macon, Macon County

Company G - Captain Josephus Robbins - Many men from Macon, Macon County

Company H - Captain James W. Lampkin - Many men from Shelbyville, Shelby County

Company I - Captain Henry Clay Gentry - Many men from New London, Ralls County

Company K - Captain Wesley Lair - Many men from Palmyra, Marion County

Company L - Captain Lewis Sells - Many men from Newark, Knox County

Company M - Captain Jacob Gilstrap - Many men from Macon, Macon County

The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri Militia Cavalry, Volume 8[2] 

Other Sources

  • 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

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 5 Oct 2011 ).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records: Union Troops Missouri Militia Cavalry, Volume 8 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2008), pages #44-60. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 8

 

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