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Brief History

This regiment was organized at St. Joseph, Mo., January 28 to May 14, 1862. Ordered to Kansas City, Mo., May, 1862, and duty there fitting out till August. Skirmish on Little Blue June 2. Ordered to Southwest Missouri August, 1862, and reported to General Egbert B. Brown. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. District of Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1863. District of the Border, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1864. District of Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865.[1]

Another source gives the following. The 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 8 January 1862 and 14 April 1862. They were mustered between 24 January 1862 and 20 July 1862. The Regiment was discharged between 31 January 1865 and 8 July 1865. This Regiment was led by Brigadier General George H. Hall [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 Aloah B. Conklin - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County.

Company B - Captain William S. Cannon - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County.

Company C - Captain Wilson L. Parker - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County.

Company D - Major Levi Pritchard - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County.

Company E - Captain Joseph Parke - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County.

Comapny F - Captain James B.Walters - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County.

Company G - Captain VanSickles - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County.

Company H - Captain Cyrus J. Missimer (Messimer) - Many men from Stewartsville, DeKalb County.

Company I - Captain Daniel Rice - Many men from Springfield, Greene County.

Company K - Captian Hannibal B. Davis - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County.

Company L - Captain Abraham Worley - Many men from Dallas County.

Company M - Captain John Cross - Many men from Springfield, Greene 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 5 Oct 2011 ).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Union Troops Enrolled Missouri Militia, Volume 6 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages # 75-92. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 6

 

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