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This regiment was organized at St. Louis, Mo., September 10, 1861. It was attached to 5th Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, November, 1861, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 35th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of Ohio, to October, 1862. 35th Brigade, 11th Division, 4th Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to October, 1864. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 2nd Regiment Infantry (3 Years), (accessed 21 July 2012).
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.
The information about the counties is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume 1, Three Month Volunteer Regiments, 1-5 and Three Year Volunteer Regiments 1-3, (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Waant, c2011), pages 129-144. FHL book 977.8 M2wkv. Partial rosters are also included.
- 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.
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