2nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)
The 2nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry was enrolled on 1 August 1861. They were mustered between 3 September 1861 and 9 September 1861. The regiment was discharged on 19 September 1865. The Colonel in charge was Colonel Lewis Merrill.
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 George M. Houston - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri
Company B - Captain George W. Elwell - Many men from Cincinnati, Ohio
Company C - Captain William S. Trevor - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri
Company D - Captain Josiah W. Baird
Company E - Captain William N. Norville
Company F - Captain Elijah Hubbard - Manny men from Harrison County, Missouri
Company G - Captain Robert A. Howard
Company H - Major John B. Rogers - Many men from Battle Creek, Michigan
Company I - Captain Lucius B. Potter - Many men from Battle Creek, Michigan
Company K - Captain William H. Higdon (higdore)
Company L - Captain Almon E. Preston
Company M - Captain R. B. Hughes
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book,Civil War Records: Union Troops Enrolled Missouri Militia,Volume 3.
- 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 3 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages 39-60. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 3