79th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)
The regiment was enrolled between 8 August 1862 and 21 October 1864. They were ordered into service between 8 August 1862 and and 21 October 1864. Then discharged between 18 October 1862 and 1 December 1864. The regiment was ordered back into service between 25 September 1864 and 1 October 1864. Their final discharge was 1 January 1865. The Regiment served under Colonel Henry J. Deal.
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 Henry C. Calfee - Many men from Wintersville, Sullivan County
Company B - Captains Warren McCullough and Peter Setters - Many men from Sullivan County
Company C - Captain Dennis Adams - Many men from Sullivan County
Company D - Captain Victor Doze - Many men from Greencastle, Sullivan County
Company E - Captains William H. Dearing and E. L. Webb - Many men from Milan, Sullivan County
Company F - Captain James K. Martin - Many men from Kiddesville, Sullivan County
Company G - Captain Johnson W. Jewett - Many men from Milan, Sullivan County
Company H - Captain Daniel LaFever - Many men from Milan, Sullivan County
Company I - Captain John W. Beck - Many men from Sullivan County
Company K - Captain Reuben F. (R.F.) Canterbury - Many men from Milan, Sullivan 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 9 <ref>Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records:Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 9 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages 31-46. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 9</ref>
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