3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 12 September 1861 and 20 February 1862. They were mustered between 1 August 1861 and 19 September 1861 The regiment was discharged between 11 November 1864 and 27 July 1865. The Colonel in charge was Colonel John M. Glover
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 - Captain Benjamin F. Triplett - Many men from LaGrange, Lewis County, Missouri
Company B - Captain Albert D. Glover - Many men from Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri
Company C - Lt. Colonel Thomas G. Black - Many men from Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
Company D - Lt. Colonel John H. Reed - Many men from Champaign County, Illinois
Company E - Captain Nelson Young - Many men from Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri
Company F - Captain James Call
Company G - Captain Timothy M. Wilcox - Many men from St. Louis, Missouri
Company H - Major George S. Avery - Many men from Daniels, Illinois
Company I - Captain John A. Lennon - Many men from Marion County, Missouri
Company K - Major Thomas J. Mitchell - Many man from Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
Company L - Captain John Ing
Company M - Captain John D. Crabtree
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book,Civil War Records: Union Troops Enrolled Missouri Militia,Volume 3.
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records: Union Troops Enrolled Missouri Militia, Volume 3 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages 61-78. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 3