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Brief History

The 38th Regiment of the Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union).  They were enrolled between 6 August 1862 and November 1862. They were ordered into service between 8 August 1862 and 21 August 1862.  They were discharged between 7 March 1863 and 15 April 1864.  They were ordered into service between 1 October 1864 and 15 October 1865.  They were discharged between 1 December 1864 and 1 January 1865.  They were led by Colonel J. T. K. Hayward. [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 Henry W. Farley, many men from Marion County, Missouri.

Company B - Captains Goodwin O. Bishop, and Joseph Loomis, many men from Marion County, Missouri.

Company C - Captain George H. Nettleton, many men from Marion County, Missouri.

Company D - Captain H. J. Drummonds, many men from Marion County, Missouri.

Company F - Captain Henry Hale, many men from Marion County, Missouri.

Company G - Captain E. J. Crandell, many men from Marion County, Missouri.

Company H - Captain G. H. Davis, many men from Marion County, Missouri.

The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 5[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 Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 5 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages 96-108. FHL book #977.8 M2wka v.5


 

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