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Brief History

The 23rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, enrolled from St. Louis Missouri, was probably never ordered into service. The men enrolled by company between August 15, 1862 and September 6, 1862. The companies mustered in between September 2 and September 22, 1862. There are no records or other evidence that indicate that the regiment was in service as the 23rd Regiment. It consolidated with the 12th Enrolled Missouri Militia in July 1864. Many men were Pacific Railway employees.[1]  There are company rosters (see Kenneth E. Weant's book listed below).

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 Charles Williams. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company B - Captain George B. Parsell. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company C - Captain M. G. Cary. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company D - Captain A. I. Carter. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company E - Captain N. D. Reese. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company F - Captain D.I. Callahan. Many men from St. Clair County.

Company G - Captains T.C. Hanford and George R. Taylor. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company H - Captain Michael Crowley. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company I - Captain James A. Felps. Many men from St. Louis County.

Company K - Captain S.M. Gray. 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. 51-65. Includes 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 51. 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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