1st Regiment, Missouri Engineers (Union)

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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, Missouri Engineers Union Missouri was organized February 17, 1864, by consolidation of Bissell's Engineer Regiment of the West and 25th Regiment Missouri Infantry. It was attached to Defences of Nashville and Northwestern Railroad, Department of the Cumberland, to August, 1864. Engineers Sherman's Army to July, 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.

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.
  • Neal, W. A. (William A.). An illustrated history of the Missouri Engineer and the 25th Infantry regiments : together with a roster of both regiments and the last known address of all that could be obtained. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082530

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).