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Brief History

The 15th Regiment of the Missouri Confederate Cavalry was mustered out 13 March 1862 in Knoxville, Tennessee. They were discharged 5 June 1865 in Jacksonport, Arkansas They were led by Colonel Timothy Reves.[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 - Captains Clement C. Cunningham, Henry T. Gregory, and Henry C. Sloan; mustered in Knoxville, Tennessee

Company B - Captain D.P. Patterson

Company C - Captain David Reed

Company D - Captain J.C. Smart

Company E - Captain John C. Mitchell

Company F - Captain James N. Phelps

Company G - Captain Richard H. Lehr

Company H - Captain Webb Conner

Company I - Captain George W. Underwood

Company K - Unknown

Company L - Unknown

Company M - Captain Samuel Anthony

Company N - Captain Jesse Pratt


The information about the companies is from Kenneth E. Weant's Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Calvary, Volume 2, (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2009), pages 122-138. Partial rosters are also included in this book.  FHL book 977.8 M2wkm v. 2

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 914 men on its roster for this unit. Roster

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. Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 2 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2008), pages 122-138. FHL book 977.8 M2wkm v. 2

 

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