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Brief History

85th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 23 September 1862 and 28 May 1864.  They were mustered into service between 25 May 1864 and 25 September 1864.  The Regiment was discharged on 3 November 1864.  The Colonels in charge were Julius Bates and William J. A. Smith.[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 Frederick (Fred) Steudman - Many men from Florissant, St. Louis County

Company B - Captain John B. (J. B.) Aubuchon - Many men from Florissant, St. Louis County

Company C - Captain Frederick (F.) Detrich - Many men from Florissant, St. Louis County

Company D - Captains William L. Hickman and James Willoughby - Many men from Florissant, St. Louis County

Company E - Captains Edward Leber and Gustavus Wittich - Many men from Florissant, St. Louis County

Company F - Captains Nicholas Hatch and James H. Humphrey - Many men from St. Louis County

Company G - Captain Nicholas Hatch - Many men from St. Louis County

Company H - Captain Martin Hammerle - Many men from St. Louis County

Company I - Captain Fritz Vahrenhold - Many men from Florissant, St. Louis County

Company K - Captain Isaac Kuntz - Many men from St. Louis County

Company L - Captain James H. Humphreys - Many men from St. Louis 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 11[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 11 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #79-96. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.11


 

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