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Brief History

44th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 11 August 1862 and 30 August 1862.  They were ordered into service between 13 August 1862 and 30 September 1862.  The Regiment was discharged between 19 September 1862 and 20 October 1862.  They were ordered into service again between 1 January 1864 and 1 July 1864.  The Regiment was discharged again between 27 March 1864 and 30 August 1864.  They were ordered into service again 21 July 1864 and 20 October 1864.  The Regiment was discharged again between 30 July 1864 and 10 November 1864.  The Colonels in charge were William B. Rogers and John H. Shanklin.[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 James Bradley and John C. Williams - Many men from Mercer County

Company B - Captains Henry J. Herrick and John D. Randall - Many men from Mercer County

Company C - Captains John C. Reid and Thomas J. Wyatt - Many men from Mercer County

Company D - Captain Elijah Hunt - Many men from Mercer County

Company E - Captain Hadley J. Alley - Many men from Mercer County

Company F - Captains Adam O. Nigh and Elisha VanDerpool - Many men from Mercer County

Company G - Captain Jackson Prichard - Many men from Mercer County

Company H - Captain William Dykes - Many men from Mercer County

Company I - Captain Joseph A. Kennedy - Many men from Mercer County

Company K - Captain William T. Browning - Many men from Mercer County 


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 6[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 6 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #67-83. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.6


 

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