31st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

The 31st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 18 March 1862 and 10 September 1863.  They were ordered into service between 7 August 1862 and 20 July 1864. They were discharged between 4 October 1862 and 30 November 1864.  They were reorderd into service between 10 October 1863 and 13 October 1864 and were discharged between 6 November 1862 and 30 November 1864.  They were reordered into service between 20 July 1864 and 4 October 1864 and were discharged between 30 August 1864 and 15 November 1864.  The Colonel in charge was Manlove Craner. [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 charles G. Comstock - Many men from Gentry County

Company B - Captains William Caster, John G. Musick - Many men from Gentry County

Company C - Captain Phillip Huggins - Many men from Gentry County

Company D - Captains William Caster, James Stockton - Many men from Gentry County

Company E - Captains Harvey Buckridge, Phillip Huggins, George T. Kenyon - Many men from Gentry County

Company F - Captains George T. Kenyon, William H. Trimble - Many men from Gentry County

Company G - Captains George Calhoun, David Fouts, James Stockton - Many men from Worth County

Company H - Captain John F. Mason - Many men from Worth County

Company I - Captains Joseph Morgaon, John G. Musick, Archibald B (A.B) Ross - Many men from Gentry County

Company K - Captains Warren Judd, William McCurry - Many men from Gentry and Worth County

Company L - Captains George Calhoun, William McCurry - Many men from Gentry County

Company M - Captain James Hamilton - Many men from Gentry 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 4[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 4 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #122-142. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 4