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Brief History

The 2nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry was enrolled on 1 August 1861. They were mustered between 3 September 1861 and 9 September 1861. The regiment was discharged on 19 September 1865. The Colonel in charge was Colonel Lewis Merrill.[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 George M. Houston - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri

Company B - Captain George W. Elwell - Many men from Cincinnati, Ohio

Company C - Captain William S. Trevor - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri

Company D - Captain Josiah W. Baird

Company E - Captain William N. Norville

Company F - Captain Elijah Hubbard - Manny men from Harrison County, Missouri  

Company G - Captain Robert A. Howard

Company H - Major John B. Rogers - Many men from Battle Creek, Michigan

Company I - Captain Lucius B. Potter - Many men from Battle Creek, Michigan

Company K - Captain William H. Higdon (higdore)

Company L - Captain Almon E. Preston

Company M - Captain R. B. Hughes




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.

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: Union Troops Enrolled Missouri Militia, Volume 3 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages 39-60. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 3


 

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