80th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)
The regiment was enrolled between 21 July 1862 and 11 September 1863 then ordered into service 11 September 1863. They were discharged 5 December 1863 but were ordered back into service 30 April 1864. The regiment was again discharged on 30 June 1864. The final order back into service was between 25 September 1864 and 30 September 1864. The final discharge was between 31 October 1864 and 6 Nov 1864. They served under Colonel Lewis J. Rankin. 
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's William Hendrickson and William A. Jackson - Many men from Victoria, Jefferson County.
Company B - Captain John T. Davis - Many men from Desoto, Jefferson County.
Company C - Captain's Henry Bonacker and Romain Spitz - Many men from Highridge,Jefferson County.
Company D - Captain Christian Lepp - Many men from Victoria, Jefferson County.
Company E - Captain William H. Washburn - Many men from Desoto, Jefferson County.
Company F - Captain's Florence Arnold and Anton Yerger - Many men from Jefferson County.
Company G - Captain William I. Buxton - Many men from Desoto, Jefferson County.
Company H - Captain Peter Frideritzi - Many men from Jefferson County.
Company I - Captain William Ottomeier - Many men from Jefferson County.
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book .
- 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). <br>
- 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. <br>
- 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.<br>
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records:Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 8 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #139-155. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 8
- Civil War Records: Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 8