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Brief History

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System gives the following as the history for this regiment: 8th (Burns') Infantry Regiment, formerly Hunter's 2nd Regiment, was organized in September, 1862. It later was redesignated the 11th Missouri Regiment. Its commanders were Colonel Simon P. Burns, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Murray, and Major James Phillips.[1]

Kenneth Weant gives the following as the history: 8th Mitchell's Infantry Regiment organized January 1863 from Mitchell's 7th and Frazier's Missouri Infantry Battalions. The regiment surrendered in June 1865.[2]

 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 John W. Smizer - enrolled Thomasville, Oregon County, Missouri

Company B - Captain Charles L. Johnson - enrolled Thomasville, Oregon County, Missouri

Company C - Captain Joseph Hale Mooney - enrolled Elma Springs, Arkansas

Company D - Captain Ethan A. Pinnell - enrolled Shannon County, Missouri

Company E - Captain William Skiles - enrolled Thomasville, Oregon County, Missouri

Company F - Captain James P. Daugherty; Captain Moses Oliver Roberts -
                     enrolled Thomasville, Oregon County, Missouri

Company G - Captain Amry Marshall Curry - enrolled Washington County, Arkansas

Company H - Captain John Carroll - enrolled Elm Springs, Arkansas

Company I - Captain James Montgomery - enrolled Elm Springs, Arkansas

Company K - Captain Elise Oldham Bowen - enrolled Newton County, Missouri

The information about the companies is from Kenneth E. Weant's, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Infantry: 8th through the 11th Regiments plus 8th and 9th Battalions and Clark's Infantry Regiment, Volume 2, (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2009), pages 15-32. Partial rosters are also included in this book.  FHL book 977.8 M2wki v. 2

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,964 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 3 April 2012).
  2. Weant, Kenneth E., Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Infantry: 8th Through the 11th Regiments Plus 8th and 9th Battalions and Clark's Infantry Regiment, volume 2, (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2009), page 15. FHL book 977.8 M2wki vol. 2

 

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