11th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized at Benton Barracks and St. Joseph, Mo., March 28 to December 11, 1863. Attached to District of Stt. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1863. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1864. District of Northeast Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Corps, to March, 1865. Separate Cavalry Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 11th Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 21 July 2012).
Another source says the 11th Regiment of the Missouri Cavalry (Union) enrolled between 15 January 1863 and 29 December 1863. They were Mustered between 28 March 1863 and 5 January 1864. They were discharged between 27 July 1865 and 12 August 1865. They were led by Colonel William D. Wood.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 - Captains Nelson, and Paul Morenski - many men from St. Louis, Missouri.
Company B - Captain Levi B. Brown - many men from Breckenridge, Missouri.
Company C - Lieutenant Colonel Lewis C. Pace - many men from St. Joseph, Missouri
Company D - Captains Daniel P. Persons, Ambrose Gallagher, and Otto Holstein - many men from Springfield, Missouri.
Company E - Captain Wheat - many men from Springfield, Missouri.
Company F - Major Frederick William Lewis, Captains Joseph F. Edsall, George L. Lindler, and John Pound - many men from Maryville, Missouri.
Company G - Captains David M. Cain, James M. Collier, and John H. Walden - many men from Springfield, Missouri.
Company H - Captains Frank L. Robinson, and John H. Butcher - many men from Rolla, Missouri.
Company I - Captain William Castle - many men from St. Joseph, Missouri.
Company K - Major Albert B. Kaufman, and Captain Almeron Newman Harris - many men from Springfield, Missouri.
Company L - Captains Vincent, and Peter B. Roach - many men from Dresen, Missouri.
Company M - Captain George W. Weber, and Joseph S. Edsall - many men from Hannibal, Missouri.
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book,(Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri Volunteer Calvary)Volume 4.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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.