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Brief History

The 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 26 July 1862 and 20 September 1862 and ordered into service between 26 July 1862 and 20 September 1862.  They were discharged between 25 January 1863 and 30 April 1864.  They were reordered into service 30 April 1864 and discharged at an unknown time.  They were reordered into service 1 June 1864 and discharged 30 June 1864.  The Colonel in charge was George W. Anderson. [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 Austin McGary, Edward P. Johnson - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County

Company B - Captain Hiram Baxter - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County

Company C - Captain Benjamin Hinton - Many men from Sugar Creek, Pike County

Company D - Captain Richardson M. Penn - Many men from Bowling Green, Pike County

Company E - Captains Jesse M. Gentry, Joel K. Shaw - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County

Company F - Captain William H. Purse - Many men from Ashley, Pike County

Company G - Captains Benjamin F. Branstetter, Joel F. Cox - Many men from Ashley, Pike County

Company H - Captains Jesse M. Gentry, Felix G. Martin - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County

Company I - Captain James J. Wheeler - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County

Company K - 1st Lieutenants James W. Johnson, James A. Ladd, Samuel R. Muir (Menir) - Many men from Pike County

Company A attached battalion - Captain William C. Allison - Many men from Louisiana, Pike County

Company B attached battalion - Captain - John W. Chamberlain - Many men from New Harmony, Pike County

Company C attached battalion - Captain - James P. Waddell - Many men from Sugar Creek, Pike County

Company D attached battalion - Captain William P. Gray - Many men from Clarksville, Pike County

Company E attached battalion - Captain Henry Trower - Many men from Ashley, Pike County

Company F attached battalion - Captain Almon Vaughan - Many men from Clarksville, Pike County

Company G attached battalion - Captain John H. Reid - Many men from Ashley, Pike 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 7.[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 7 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c4 August 2010), pages #16-44. FHL book 977.8 M2ka v.7


 

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