10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate

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Brief History

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System gives the following as the history for this regiment: 10th Infantry Regiment [also called 12th Regiment] and The 10th Regiment Missouri Infantry [also known as the 1st Regiment Missouri infantry and as Steen's Regiment Missouri Infantry] was organized in November, 1862.   It disbanded during the spring of 1865.[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 George W. McCristy, Captain R. B. Overton.  Also called 1st Regiment.  Became Company A, 10th Consolidate Regiment, Missouri Infantry.  Composed of men from the companies of John W. Priest and John H. Winston's Regiments, Missouri State Guard.  Subsequently became Company A, 10th Consolidate Regiment, Missouri Infantry.

Company B - Captain John G. Musgrove, Captain Charles H. Burch.  Composed of men from the companies of John W. Priest and John H. Winston's Regiments, Missouri State Guard. Subsequently became Company B.

Company C - Captain Benjamin Holt, Captain Robert F. Boals.  This company was organized from companies of W. O. Coleman's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry.

Company D - Captain John W. Lenox, Captain Elias D. Wright - mustered Orgon County, Missouri.  This company was organized from companies of W. O. Coleman's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry. 

Company E - Captain John M. Johnson, Captain Campbell Greenup, Captain Benjamin Holt, Captain Alexander Trammell.  This company was organized September 19, 1862 from the regiments of companies consolidated by Colonel Johnston and placed under command of Major A. C. Pickett.

Company F - Captain Isaac D. Wilson, Captain A.C. Hancock, Captain John C. McKinney, Captain R.B., Overton.  Paroled as Company M, Shaver's (38th) Regiment, Arkansas Infantry.

Company G - Captain Moses J. Bradford, Captain James B. McGhee.  Parole rolls show Company G. was consolidated with Company K, Tenth Consolidate Regiment, Missouri Infantry.

Company H - Captain Jacob A. Love.

Company I - Captain D. F. M. Sigler, Captain John McDaniel.

Company K - Captain John Still, Captain Henry Brockman - mustered Arkansas.  Parole rolls show Company G. was consolidated with Company K, Tenth Consolidate Regiment, Missouri Infantry. 

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 90-109. Partial rosters are also included in this book.  FHL book 977.8 M2wki v. 2

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,489 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).