1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)
The 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 24 January 1862 and 30 July 1863. They were mustered between 3 February 1862 and 5 October 1863. They were discharged between 11 February 1865 and 12 July 1865. They were led by Colonel James McFennan.
The book "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.
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 Meredith Morris - Many men from Gallatin, Daviess County
Company B - Captain John T. Goodbrake - Many men from Gallatin, Daviess County
Company C - Captain Andrew G. Jackson - Many men from Milam, Sullivan County
Company D - Captain John Wyckoff - Many men from Gallatin, Daviess County
Company E - Captain Joseph H. Little - Many men from Gallatin, Daviess County
Company F - 1st Lieutenant John D. Mullins - Many men from Linneus, Linn County
Company G - Captain John Ballinger - Many men from Maysville, DeKalb County
Company H - Captain William Meredith - Many men from Gentryville, Douglas County
Company I - Captain Milton Burris - Many men from Gallatin, Daviess County
Company K - Captain Henry F. Perry - Many men from Laclede, Linn County
Company L - Captain Horace B. Johnson - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County
Company M - Captain James D. Eads - Many men from Albany, Gentry County
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records: Union Troops Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Volume 6.
- 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.
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Union Troops Enrolled Missouri Militia, Volume 6 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages #16-34. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 6
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 Oct 2011).