14th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
This regiment was organized at St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., November 30, 1864, to May 13, 1865. It was attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., to June, 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1865. It had duty at St. Louis, Mo., till June, 1865. Scout from Waynesville to Coal Camp Creek May 23-26. It moved to Nebraska, and frontier duty on the Plains till November; and mustered out November 17, 1865.
Another source gives the following. The 14th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry was enrolled between 4 February 1864 and 11 April 1865. They were mustered between 4 February 1864 and 26 April 1865. The Regiment was discharged between 26 April 1865 and 17 November 1865. The Lieutenant Colonel in charge was Joseph J. Gravely.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 14th Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 21 July 2012).
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 John A. Payne and Alexander S. Pilcher - Many men from Rolla,Phelps, Missouri.
Company B - Captains James A. Ewing and Richard J. Eskridge - Many men from Rolla, Phelps, Missouri
Company C - Captain John P. Rogers - Many men from Macon. Missouri.
Company D - Captain Allen J. Gildersleeve - Many men from Macon, Missouri.
Company E - Captain Harrison Mitchell - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri.
Company F - Captain Lucius Rountree - Many men from Springfield, Greene, Missouri.
Company G - Captain William Neussel - Many men from St. Louis
Company H - Captain John A. Page - Many men from Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri.
Company I - Captain John Cross - Many men from Rolla, Phelps, Missouri
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri Volunteer Calvary, Volume 5
- 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.