5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)
This regiment (also called 5th Regiment Volunteer Missouri Infantry) was organized at St. Louis March 18, 1862, by consolidation of 5th United States Reserve Corps, Voerster's Company Sappers and Miners, Giester's Company Pioneers and Winkelman's Company Pontooneers. Company "F" in District of Mississippi July, 1862. Companies "A" and "I" transferred to 25th Missouri Infantry, and Companies "H" and "K" to 27th Missouri Infantry. Companies "B," "C," "D," "E," "F" and "G" mustered out November 22, 1862.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 5th Regiment Infantry (3 Years), (accessed 25 July 2012).
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 William H. Moeller St. Louis, St. Louis County.
Company B - Captain Henry Obermueller, Captain Fred Louis Muller in St. Louis, St. Louis County
Company C - Captain Bernhard Essrogers, Captain Peter Helle, Captain Felix Sproehnle, Captain Richard Flach (Flack) - St. Louis, St. Louis County
Company D - Captain Phillip Adolph, Captain Chas F. Koch - St. Louis, St. Louis County
Company E - Captain Henry Deubach - St. Louis, St. Louis County
Company F - Captain Henry Nagel - St. Louis, St. Louis County
Company G - Captain Bernhard Essrogen, Captain Richard Flack (Flach) - enrolled in St. Louis, St. Louis County
Company H - Captain Anton Gerster - St. Louis, St. Louis County
Company I - Captain John E. Henseler, Captain J.D. Voerster - St. Louis, St. Louis County
Company K - Captain Fred Louis Mueller (Muller), Captain Louis Winkelmaier - St. Louis, St. Louis County
The information about the companies and counties is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume 2, Three Year Volunteer Regiments 4-10, (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2011), pages 29-42. FHL 977.8 M2wkv v. 2
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).