70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

The regiment was enrolled between 22 July 1862, and 2 September 1862. It was first ordered into service between 26 July 1862, and 20 July 1864. It was first discharged between 19 September 1862, and 6 April 1863. They were ordered again into service between 1 January 1863, and 5 October 1864. They were discharged again between 6 April 1863, and 12 March 1865. The Colonel in charge was Colonel William B. Okeson [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 Benjamin C. Bishop - Many men from Salt River, Monroe County

Company B - Captains Henry H. Fields, Gilbert H. Edmonds, and William Fonks - Many men from Monroe and Shelby County

Company C - Captain William E. Fowkes - Many men from Paris, Monroe County

Company D - Captains James M. Forman, and James Harman - Many men from Monroe and Shelby County

Company E - Captain Lewis F. Carrothers - Many men from Clarence, Shelby County

Company F - Captain Henry Will - Many men from Monroe and Shelby County

Company G - Captain John Hines - Many men from Shelbyville, Shelby County

Company H - Captains Benjamin C. Bishop, and William Clayley - Many men from Monroe and Shelby County

Company I - Captain Gilbert H. Edmonds - Many men from Shelbyville, Shelby 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 9 [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). <br>
  • 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. <br>
  • 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.<br>

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records:Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 9 (Arlington, Texas K.E. Weant, c2010), pages 108-119. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 9