54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
The 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 15 August 1862 and 3 October 1864 and ordered into service between 15 August 1862 and 15 November 1864. They were discharged between 31 December 1862 and 15 November 1864. They were reordered into service 23 April 1863 and discharged in 26 May 1863. They were reordered into service between 27 September 1864 and 15 October 1864 and discharged 14 November 1864. The Colonel in charge was Daniel Q. Gale.
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 George Krunsick, George Kunzle, Robert Reichard - Many men from Washington County
Company C - Captains Benjamin E. Anderson, William Bolte (Balte) - Many men from St. Clair, Franklin County
Company D - Captains Augustus Spinner (Spiner), Julius Wurll (Wuell) - Many men from Campleton, Franklin County
Company E - Captains Silas Hall, George A. Weiser - Many men from Berger Station, Franklin County
Company F - Captain Tobias N. Statenberg - Many men from Washington County
Company G - Captains Frederick Pahde, Christian Weber - Many men from Washington County
Company H - Captains Ethan Allen Clark, John D. Miler - Many men from Beofftown, Franklin County
Company I - Captain Peter King - Many men from Washington County
Company L - Captain Bernhard Cleve - Many men from Washington County
Company M - Captain Henry Gildehaus - Many men from Washington County
Provisional Company A - Captain Andrew Fink- Many men from Washington County
Provisional Company B - Captain Elias Boyd - Many men from Manchester, St. Louis County
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
- 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 Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #111-134. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 7