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Brief History

This regiment was reorganized from 10th Regiment State Militia Cavalry February 2, 1863. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865.[1]

Another source gives the following. The 3nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 13 December 1861 and 16 April 1862. They were mustered between 25 December 1861 and 6 June 1862. The Regiment was discharged between 31 January 1865 and 13 July 1865. This Regiment was led by Colonel Walter King, Colonel Edwin Smart, and Colonel Richard C. Woodson.[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 - Captain Adijah Johns - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County.

Company B - Captain George W. Carey - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County.

Company C - Major Solon A. C. Bartlett - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County.

Company D - Captain Robert McElroy - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County.

Company E - Captain George S. Herring - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County.

Company F - Captain James McFadden - Many men from Warrenton, Warren County.

Company G - Captain Charles W. Rush - Many men from Troy, Lincoln County.

Company H - Major Henry B. Milkes - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County.

Company I - Captain Hiram A. Rice - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County.

Company K - Captain George W. Hammel - Many men from Cape Girardeau County.

Company L - Captain Smith - Many men from Ripley County.

Company M - Captain William S. Hunter - Many men from Ironton, Iron County.

The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records: Union Troops Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Volume 6.[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 4 Oct 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Union Troops Enrolled Missouri Militia, Volume 6  fckLRfckLR(Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages # 58-74. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 6

 

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