2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 7 March 1863 and 25 April 1863.  They were ordered into service between 15 March 1863 and 25 April 1863.  The Regiment was discharged between 30 June 1863 and 5 December 1863.  The Colonel in charge was Edward A. Knutzer.[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.

Company A - Captain John D. Meredith - Many men from Shelbyville, Shelby County

Company A - Captain John Probasco - Many men from Unionville, Putnam County

Company B - Captain Lewis F. Caruthers (Carothers) - Many men from Shelbyville, Shelby County

Company C - Captain William Colvert - Many men from Lincoln County

Company D - Captain William C. Teague - Many men from Lincoln County

Company E - Captain Hiram Heuett (Hewett) - Many men from Memphis, Clark County

Company F - Captains Isaac D. Hon and Luther Washburn - Many men from Memphis, Clark County

Company G - Captain George W. R. (G. W. R.) Ledford - Many men from Unionville, Putnam County

Company H - Captain Robert W. (R. W.) Holland - Many men from Laclede, Linn County

Company I - Captain James K. Martin - Many men from Milan, Sullivan County

Company K - Captain Henry R. Parsons - Many men from Memphis, Clark County

Company L - Captain John L. Morris - Many men from Scotland County

Company L - Captain Thomas P. H. Gilstrap - Many men from Macon, Macon County

Company M - Captain John C. Allen - Many men from Kirksville, Adair County


The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 12[1]

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. 1.0 1.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 12 fckLRfckLR(Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2011), pages #36-53. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.12