Marmaduke's Escort Company, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
Marmaduke's Escort Company enrolled August 1862 in Saline County, Missouri. It was discharged 7 June 1865 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Its commanding officer was Captain D.R. Stallard. This company was originally Company D, 5th Regiment Missouri Cavalry.
The men of this company are listed in National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 19 June 2012).
Company with the County 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.
Many men were from Saline County.
The information about this company is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 3, Boone's regiment to Woodson's Company, page 199. A partial roster is included. FHL book 977.8 M2wkm v. 3
- 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 'Florida 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 Florida, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
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- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 3, Boone's Regiment to Woodson's Company, page 199. FHL book 977.8 M2wkm v. 3