13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 12 September 1862 and 18 September 1862.  They were enlisted between 6 June 1864 and 26 September 1864.  The Regiment was discharged between 31 October 1864 and 3 November 1864.  The Colonel in charge was John B. Marey.[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 S. W. Smith and Elihu B. Thomas - Many men from St. Louis

Company B - Captain Fred Meyer - Many men from St. Louis

Company C - Captain G. A. Rubelman - Many men from St. Louis

Company D - Captains Alfred Bashel and W. R. Haseman - Many men from St. Louis

Company E - Captains Herman Heidemann and Charles Schoenback - Many men from St. Louis

Company F - Captain George Ackerman and Frederick Dinkelmann - Many men from St. Louis

Company G - Captains Casper Rolf and F. H. Seward - Many men from St. Louis

Company H - Captains Theodore Artz, August Thorwald, and John H. Winkelmeyer - Many men from St. Louis

Company I - Captains Herman Dener and Frank Kleinschmidt - Many men from St. Louis

Company K - Captain John H. Winkelmeyer - Many men from St. Louis


The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry, Volume 2[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 2 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2009), pages #93-109. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.2