34th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

The 34th Regiment of the Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union.) They were enrolled between 10 September 1862 and 22 April 1864. They were ordered into service between 18 August 1862 and 29 September 1864.  They were discharged between 18 September 1862 and 12 November 1864.  They were ordered into service between 27 April 1863 and 28 September 1864.  They were discharged between 27 May 1863 and 11 November 1864.  They were ordered into service on 28 September 1864.  They were discharged on 31 October 1864.  They were led by Colonel Rudolph Poser. [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 Francis Orcken, many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company B - Captain Charles D. Eitzen, many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company C - John Sullins, many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company D - Captains B. A. Matthews, M. Myer, and Wetlock, many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company E - Captain William Meyer, many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company F - Captain Samuel J. Mathews, many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company G - Captain Henry Souders (Sanders), many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company H - Captain Henry Koenig, many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company I - Captain Jacob Maupin, many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company K - Captain Burgess A. Matthews, many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company L - Captains Florain Just, and William Wetlock, many men fromm Gasconade County, Missouri.

Company M - Captain H. L. Heckmann, many men from Gasconade County, Missouri.


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 5[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 fckLRfckLRKenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 5 (Arlington, Texas : fckLRfckLRK.E. Weant, c2010), pages 33-48. FHL book #977.8 M2wka v.5