3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (1st Organization) (Union)

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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Louisiana, Pike County, Mo., May 5, 1862. Guard line of the North Missouri Railroad and operations in Northeast Missouri against Porter till February, 1863. Prairie Jackson, Mo., April 9, 1862 (Cos. "A," "B" "C"). Near Fayetteville, Ark., July 15. Moore's Mills, near Fulton, July 24. Greenville July 26. Dallas August 24. Newtonia September 13. Monroe County September 16 and October 4. Operations against Marmaduke in Missouri December 31, 1862, to January 25, 1863. Springfield January 8, 1863. Regiment disbanded February 4. 1863.[1]

Another source gives the following. The 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between16 January 1862 and 21 March 1862. They were mustered between;16 January 1862 and 18 April 1862. The Regiment was discharged on1 September 1862. The Colonel in charge was Walter King.[2]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

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 George N. McGhee - Camden, Camden County, Missouri.

Company B - Captains Abraham Allen and Eli Hughes - Richmond, Ray County, Missouri.

Company C - Captain John M. Mayo - Carrollton, Carroll County, Missouri.

Company D - Captain Austin A. King, Jr. - Ray County, Missouri.

Company E - Captain Charlton B. McAfee - Gainesville, Ozark County, Missouri.

Company F - Captain Squire Ballew - Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri.

Company G - Captains Hiram J. Stanley and William B. Ballew - Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri.

Company H - Captain Murline C. Henslee - Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri.

Company I - Captain James S. Estes - Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri.

Company K - Captain James McMurty - Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri.

The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri Militia Cavalry, Volume 8[2]

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. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 Oct 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records: Union Troops Missouri Militia Cavalry, Volume 8 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2008), pages #14-29. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 8