9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)
This regiment was organized at large in Missouri February 12, 1862, to September 20, 1868. Attached to District of Rolla, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1863. District of North Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865.
Another source gives the following. The 9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 20 January 1862 and 20 July 1863. They were mustered in between 12 February 1862 and 18 August 1863. The Regiment was discharged between 27 February 1865 and 17 July 1865. The Brigadier General in charge was Oden Guiter with Colonel John F. Williams.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section 9th Regiment State Militia Cavalry, (accessed 21 July 2012).
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 Edward K. Smith - Many men from Howard County
Company B - Captain James A. Adams - Many men from Sturgeon, Boone County
Company C - Captain John D. McFarland - Many men form Danville, Montgomery County
Company D - Major Benjamin Sharp - Many men from Wellsville, Montgomery County
Company E - Captain Albert Brackman - Many men from Columbia, Boone County
Company F - Captain Henry N. Cook - May men from Columbia, Boone County
Company G - Captain Thomas B. Reed - Many men from Huntsville, Randolph County
Company H - Major Henry S. Glaze - Many men from Glasgow, Howard County
Company I - Captain Sheldon S. Eaton - Many men from Boonville, Cooper County
Company K - Captain William B. Kemper - Many men from Linn Creek, Camden County
Company L - Captain Thomas L. Compbell - Many men from Danville, Montgomery County
Company M - Captain Samuel A. Hunter - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan County
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records: Union Troops Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Volume 7.
- 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.