2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union)
The 2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery was enrolled between 26 February and 12 August 1862. They were mustered in between 19 February 1862 and 29 April 1862. The Battery was discharged between 8 September 1862 and 16 March 1863. The Lieutenant Colonel in charge was Andrew G. Newgent.
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 Reuben Smith - Many men from Harrisonville, Cass County
Company B - Captain Jacob Axline (POW) - Many men from Kansas City, Jackson County
Company C - Captain ALbert J. Biggs (Briggs) - Many men from Harrisonville, Cass County
Company D - Captain Franklin Cochran - Many men from Harrisonville, Cass County
Company E - Captain Aaron Thomas - Many men from Kansas City, Jackson County
Company F - Captain Mix - Many men from Lexington, Lafayette 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 7.
- 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 Missouri State Militia Cavalry Volume 7 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages #100-109. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 7