3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
Members of the 3rd Battalion of the Missouri Confederate Cavalry enrolled between 11 January and 15 August 1862. They were led by Colonel Upton Hays.
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 Leonard Reeves, William C. Alldridge, Felix R. Brown, and John English - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company B - Captains Alexander F. Burns, William T. Lineback, and George Taylor - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company C - Captains John Casey, Leonidas C. Campbell, and James W. McSpadden - Many men from Pond Springs, Missouri
Company D - Captains Lewis H. Furnish and Jonas W. Graves - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company E - Captains Langhorn, James H. C. Braham, Felix Lotspeich, Charles K. Polk, Andrew J. Thompson, and William R. Wright - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company F - Captains Thomas A. W. Graves, A. Donald Brown, William H. Glenn, John W. Jacobs, and Charles K. Polk - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company G - Captain Henry Clay Price - Many men from Stockton, Cedar County
Company H - Captains J. G. Payton and Griff Bayne - Many men from Jackson County
Company I - Captain William C. Clanton - Many men from Jackson County
Company K - Captain Joseph C. Kent - Many men from Jackson County
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 1
- 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.
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 1 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2008), pages #94-107. FHL book #977.8 M2wkm v. 1