1st Regiment, Missouri Infantry State Guard (8th Division) - Confederate
The book "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. The Colonels in charge were Edmond B. Holloway and Thomas H. Rosser. 
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 Minor T. Smith
Company B - Captain Schuyler Lowe
Company C - Captain John A. Bowman
Company D - Captain William Carlyle
Company E - Captain Thomas Pilcher
Company F - Captain Charles A. Gilkey
Company G - Captain John P. Williams
Company H - Captain Edward Wood
Company I - Captain Jeptha Duncan
Company K - Captain Charles E. Renick
Company L - Captain George B. Webb
Company M - Captain William H. Gregg
Company N - Captain Isaac N. Rogers
Company P - Captain John A. Pigg
Company Q - Captain Francis M. McKinney
Company R - Unknown
- 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.
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 74 men on its roster for this unit. roster
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).