8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 1 September 1862 and 17 September 1862. They were mustered between 1 July 1864 and 15 July 1864. The Regiment was discharged between 31 July 1864 and 31 August 1864. The Colonel in charge was William L. Catherwood.
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 yourancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A - Captain George Knapp - Many men from St. Louis
Company B - Captain Dietrich Woestendick - Many men from St. Louis
Company C - Captain Rudolph Wagner - Many men from St. Louis
Company D - Captains W. L. Catherwood and D. S. Stillinger - Many men from St. Louis
Company E - Captains Mosly Green and Miffin P. Hauthorn - Many men from St. Louis
Company F - Captains George W. Gilson and James Mitchell - Many men from St. Louis
Company G - Captain John C. Bleach - Many men from St. Louis
Company H - 1st Lieutenant I. W. Broomfield - Many men from St. Louis
Company I - Captain Archie M. Hawkins - Many men from St. Louis
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry, Volume 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.
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 2 (Arlington, fckLRfckLRTexas : K.E. Weant, c2009), pages #14-29. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.2