88th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
88th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 20 February 1864 and 11 July 1864. They were mustered into service between 11 December 1863 and 20 July 1864. The Regiment was discharged between 26 July 1864 and 16 December 1864. The Colonel in charge was Edward Russell.
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 Thomas J. McDonald - Many men from Andrew County
Company B - Captain Josiah B. Dysart - Many men from Savanah, Andrew County
Company C - Captain William Lewis - Many men from Savannah, Andrew County
Company D - Captain David Bonham - Many men from Andrew County
Company E - Captain David Rea - Many men from Savannah, Andrew County
Company F - Captain John B. Majors - Many men from Andrew County
Company G - Captain William R. Tropp - Many men from Savannah, Andrew 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 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #124-130. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.11