15th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)
15th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 1 November 1863 and 9 August 1864. They were mustered between 12 April 1864 and 27 July 1865. The Regiment was discharged between 1 July 1865 and 10 July 1865. The Colonels in charge were John D. Allen and John F. McMahan.
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 Philip Rhorers - Many men from Bolivar
Company B - Captain Samuel E. Roberts - Many men from Mt. Vernon
Company C - Captain Green C. Stotts - Many men from Carr Springs
Company D - Captain Thomas B. Sutherland - Many men from Mt. Vernon
Company E - Captain Edmund J. Morris - Many men from Millville
Company F - Captain Lafayette Mitchell - Many men from Bolivar
Company G - Captain William Ray - Many men from Mt. Vernon
Company H - Captain John H. Moore - Many men from Galena
Company I - Captains John H. Howard and Philip Rohrer - Many men from Millville
Company K - Captain James M. Ritchey - Many men from Newtonia
Company L - Captain James W. Burns - Many men from Bolivar
Company M - Captains D. H. Connaway and William J. Walker - Many men from Stockton
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 5
- 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.
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 5 (Arlington, fckLRfckLRTexas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages #56-68. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v.5