1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate

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Brief History

This regiment was formed during summer of 1861. [1]

Another source says members of the 1st Regiment of the Missouri Confederate Cavalry enrolled between 5 December and 31 December 1861.  They were discharged on 13 May 1865.  They were led by Colonel Elijah Gates.[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 - Captains Alexander P. Lamb, William Conklin, R. J. Early, James Johnston, and Joseph Henry Neal - Many men from Sac River, Holt County

Company B - Captains George W. Law and William P. Gilbert - Many men from Sac River, Holt County

Company C - Captains Lucien P. Johnson, George P. Gordon, Davis Lanter, and Hiram N. Upton - Many men from Sac River, Holt County

Company D - Captains James Adams Lewis W. Chandler and J. E. Johnson - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company E - Captains John S. Holland, Henry Clay McGee, James M. Garrett, Charles C. Haggerty, and John Stokely Olland - Many men from Sac River, Holt County

Company F - Captain John Thrailkill - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company G - Captain Logan Enyart - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company H - Captain John Patton - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company I - Captains John N. Archer and Silas M. Gordon - Many me transfered from Missouri State Cavalry

Company K - Captains L. J. Crocker and Harris Wilkerson - Many men from Sac River, Holt County

The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 1[2]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,285 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 1 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2008), pages #16-37. FHL book #977.8 M2wkm v. 1