39th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

39th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union.)  The Regiment was enrolled between 27 July 1862 and 4 September 1862.  They were ordered into service between 31 July 1862 and 10 September 1862.  They were discharged between 2 January 1863 and 13 May 1863.  They wereordered into service between 1 August 1862 and 18 May 1863.discharged between 13 April 1863 and 3 June 1863.  They were led by Colonel James A. Pace [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 Washington T. Woods, many men from Platte County, Missouri.

Company B - Captains James M. Noland, and Charles G. Peacock, many men from Platte County, Missouri.

Company C - Captain William James Fitzgerald, many men from Platte County, Missouri.

Company D - Captains John M. Carson, and Charles G. Peacock, many men from Platte County, Missouri.

Company E - Captain John H. Burt, many men from Platte County, Missouri.

Company F - Captains William T. Carrington, and Morton P. Moore, many men from Platte County, Missouri.

Company G - Captain Charles Guenther, many men from Platte County, Missouri.

Company H - Captain J. Samuel Miller, many men from Platte 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 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 5 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages 14-32. FHL book #977.8 M2wka v.5