2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry State Guard (8th Division) - Confederate
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. The Colonels in charge were Benjamin Elliott and John Robinson Graves.
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 G. B. Ferguson
Company B - Captain James B. Simpson
Company C - Captains Thomas A. Webb, Joseph R. Barrett, and Samuel B. Whiting
Company D - Captain John S. Percival and Jacob B. Connor
Company E - Captain George P. Gordon
Company F - Captains Jacob B. Connor and George W. Gallaway
Company G - Captain Willis W. Trent
Company H - Captain Upton B. Windsor
Company I - Captain James M Withers
Company K - Captains Peter T. Willard and C.H. Thomas
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).