40th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

40th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union.)  They were enrolled between 28 July 1862 and 4 September 1862.  They were ordered into service between 29 July 1862 and 5 November 1862.  They were discharged between 1 December 1862 and 2 April 1863.  They were ordered into service between 9 February 1863 and 8 October 1864.  They were discharged between 3 June 1863 and 1 November 1864.They were ordered into service on 1 October 1864.  They were discharged on 31 October 1864.  They were led by Colonel John D. Crawford and Colonel Rush R. Spedden.  [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 - Captains Milton D. Berry, and John R. Weathers, many men from Pettis County, Missouri.

Company B - Captains David W. Johnson, and William R. Ramey, many men from Johnson County and Pettis County, Missouri.

Company C - Captains John D. Crawford, and Henry C. Donnohue, many men from Pettis County, Missouri.

Company D - Captain John W. Sneed, many men from Pettis County, Missouri.

Company E - Captains John D. Crawford, William W. Cross, John B. Gorrell, and Robert R. Spedden many men from Pettis County, Missouri.

Company F - Captain John Thatcher, many men from Pettis County, Missouri.

Company G - Captains Clifton Bondurant, and Stephen L. Foulke, many men from Johnson County, Missouri.

Company H - Captain Theodore Bloess, many men from Pettis 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