60th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Civil War (Begin) Gotoarrow.png   U.S. Civil War (Records) Gotoarrow.png Missouri in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png60th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia

Brief History

The regiment was enrolled between 30 July 1862 and December 1862. The final discharge was between 17 March 1863, and 31 December 1864. The Colonel in charge was Colonel Asa C. Marvin. [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 Samuel Webb - Many men from Henry and Morgan County

Company B - Captain James D. Perkins - Many men from Morgan County

Company C - Captain William H. Liggett - Many men from Morgan County

Company D - Captains Benjamin F. Cook, and William L. Snidow - Many men from Osceola, St. Clair County

Company E - Captains Morton Anderson, and Anderson Morton - Many men from Henry and St. Clair County

Company F - Captain John B. Newberry - Many men from Clinton, Henry County

Company G - Captains James E. James, and William Miller - Many men from Morgan County

Company H - Captain George Gallaher - Many men from Henry and Morgan County

Company I - Captain Jacob Freund - Many men from Benton and Morgan County

Company K - Captains Morton Anderson, Anderson Morton, and Wiliam Weaver - Many men from Henry 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 8 [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 8 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #62-80. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 8