5th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

5th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 12 May 1863 and 4 August 1863.  They were ordered into service between 12 May 1863 and 4 August 1863.  The Regiment was discharged between 27 November 1863 and 30 November 1864.  The Colonel in charge was Henry Neill.[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 George Bingham - Many men from Cambridge, Saline County

Company B - Captains Clifton Bondurant and Leroy C. Duncan - Many men from Warrensburg, Johnson County

Company C - Captains Grandison S. Burnside and Reuben G. (R. G.) Wood - Many men from Marshall, Saline County

Company D - Captain Milton D. Berry - Many men from Georgetown, Pettis County

Company E - Captain Samuel H. Brown - Many men from Georgetown, Pettis County

Company F - Captain William S. Smith - Many men from Independence, Clay County

Company G - Captain George Gallaher - Many men from Calhoun, Henry County

Company H - Captain Benjamin F. Cook - Many men from Osceola, St. Clair County

Company I - Captain George W. Summers - Many men from Lexington, Lafayette County

Company K - Captains John D. Crawford and William Weaver - Many men from Clinton, Henry County

Company L - Captain Samuel Webb - Many men from Osceola, St. Clair County

Company M - Captain Anderson Morton - Many men from Osceola, St. Clair 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, Volume 12[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 12 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2011), pages #91-106. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.12