2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry State Guard (1st Division) - Confederate

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Missouri Gotoarrow.png   Missouri Military Gotoarrow.png  Missouri in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry State Guard (1st Division) - Confederate

Brief History

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. The Colonels in charge were William Tippen and William G. Pheelan[1] or William George Phelan.

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 - Captains Benjamin James Farmer (Stoddard County), Elihu W. Cole (Stoddard County) and Daniel McGee

Company B - Captains Thomas Powers and Larkin J. Johnson (both of Stoddard County)

Company C - Captain Benjamin J. Cooper (Stoddard County)

Company D - Captain Dollison W. Beard (Stoddard County)

Company E - Captain Jeremiah J. Ferguson (Stoddard County)

Company F - Captains Peter Mathews and Allen Brown (both of Stoddard County)

Company G - Captain Thomas C. Neville (Stoddard County)

Company H - Captains John Cawthorn (Stoddard County) and P. Ake

Company I - Unknown

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 100 men on its roster for this unit. roster

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. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).