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Brief History

The 5th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 13 August 1861 and 30 October 1861. They were mustered between 7 September 1861 and 30 October 1861. The regiment was discharged between 14 October 1864 and 30 March 1865. The Lieutenant Colonels in charge was Lieutenant Colonel Gustav VonDeutsch, Lieutenant Colonel Gustave Heinricks, and Lieutenant Colonel Gustave Heimrick.[1]

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 Ernst Pfaff - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri  

Company B - Major Edward Langen - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri

Company D - Captain George Fred Wickerlin (Winkerlin) - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri

Company E - Captain Ferdinand Hanson - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri

Company F - Captain Robert Eluich - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri

Company G -  Captain Charles P. Knispel - Many men from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Company H - Captain Charles A. Buck - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri

Company i - Captain William  Bachr - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri

Company K - Captain C. H. Warrens - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri


The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book,Civil War Records: Union Troops Enrolled Missouri Militia,Volume 3.[1]

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. 1.0 1.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records: Union Troops Enrolled Missouri Militia, Volume 3 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages 97 - 107. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 3


 

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