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Brief History

The 17th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia, enrolled from St. Louis, Missouri, was never ordered into service. It was disbanded April 12, 1864. It was also called the Miller's Regiment because many men worked in the St. Louis Flour Mills.[1]

This regiment is not in the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Web site (accessed 19 January 2012).[2]

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 - Captain Jonathan O. Price. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company B - Captain Charles F. Holmes. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company C - Captain William C. Wilson. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company D - Captain William Freudeman. Composed only of Empire Mills and Planter Hill's employees. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company E - Captain Gustavus C.W. Klagen. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company F - Captain Alexander H. Smith.  Composed of employees of Atlantic, Pacific, United States, O'Fallen, Phoenix & LaClede Flouring Mills. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company G - Captain Samuel Plant.  Composed of Franklin & Eagle Flour Mills employees. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company H - Captain A.L. Rohlfing. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company I - Captain John E. Shackford. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company K - Captain Horace Holton. Many men from St. Louis County.

The information about the companies is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records: Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 3, (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2009), volume 3, p. 14-25. Includes partial rosters. FHL book 977.8 M2wka vol. 3

Other Sources

  • Weant, Kenneth E., Civil War records: Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2009-2011), volumes 1-13. These volumes include brief histories, sources of information, and rosters.FHL book 977.8 M2wka
  • 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. Kenneth E. Weant. Civil War records: Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments. (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2009), volume 3, page 14. FHL book 977.8 M2wka vol. 3
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 Oct 2011).


 

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