81st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
81st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 28 July 1862 and 30 April 1864. They were ordered into service between 29 September 1863 and 7 July 1864. The Regiment was discharged between 1 March 1864 and 11 November 1864. They were ordered into service again between 27 May 1864 and 1 September 1864. The Regiment was discharged again between 18 July 1864 and 23 November 1864. The Colonel in charge was John Scott.
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 William Howard, George J. Lucas, Elias Parrott - Many men from Rushville, Buchanan County
Company B - Captain Thomas J. (T. J.) Stratton - Many men from Rushville, Buchanan County
Company C - Captain Jacob B. Cox - Many men from Buchanan County
Company D - Captain Milton M. (M. M.) Claggett - Many men from Buchanan County
Company E - Captain Harrison W. Davis - Many men from DeKalb County
Company F - Captains Johnathan M. Bassett and John A. Dolman - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County
Company G - Captain Anthony Grable - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County
Company H - Captain John N. Smith - Buchanan County
Company I - Captain Miller (M.) Woodson - Many men from Buchanan County
Company K - Captain James H. Davis - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County
Company L - Captain James Noland - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County
Company M - Captains Major W. Farris and Milton R. (M. R.) Singleton - Many men from Savannah, Andrew County
Independent Company - Captain George E. Landry - Many men from Buchanan 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 11
- 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, Volume 11 fckLRfckLR(Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #18-37. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.11