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Brief History

The 1st Battalion, Missouri Cavalry (1st Indian Brigade) was organized during the spring of 1864. The unit was at Fort Washita, Indian Territory, in May, 1865 and soon disbanded. [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 - mustered at Taney County, Missouri

Company B - mustered at Howell County, Missouri

Company C - mustered at Howell County, Missouri

Company D - mustered at Oregon County, Missouri

Company E - mustered at Springfield, Greene County, Missouri

Company F - mustered at Springfield, Greene County, Missouri

Company G - mustered at Springfield, Greene County, Missouri

Company H - mustered at Springfield, Greene County, Missouri

Company I - mustered at Webster County, Missouri

Company K - mustered at Memphis, Tennessee

The information about the companies is from Civil War Records: Missouri Confederate Infantry, 1st through the 6th Regiments, Volume 1, (s.l.: s.n.: c2008), pages 75-87. Rosters are also included in this book. FHL book 977.8 M2wki, vol. 1..

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,774 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. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).

 

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