51st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

The 51st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 25 September 1862 and 1 December 1862. They were ordered into service between 25 September 1862 and 1 December 1862.  They were discharged 13 January 1863.  They were re-ordered into service between 7 June 1864 and 8 December 1864 and discharged again between 4 October 1864 and 18 March 1865.  The Colonel in charge was Andrew Jackson Barr. [1]

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 Clayton Tiffen - Many men from Richmond, Ray County

Company B - Captain Martin T. Real - Many men from Richmond, Ray County

Company C - Captain John Sacry - Many men from Richmond, Ray County

Company D - Captains Ezra O. England, John Hankins - Many men from Richmond, Ray County

Company E - Captain Patton Colley - Many men from Richmond, Ray County

Company F - Captain David P. Whitmer - Many men from Richmond, Ray County

Company G - Captains William B. Milstead, John Grimes, Lee Henry - Many men from Richmond, Ray County

Company H - Captain George W. Craven - Many men from Richmond, Ray County

Company I - Captain James E. Henderson - Many men from Richmond, Ray County

Company K - Captain Andrew J. Conner - Many men from Richmond, Ray 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 7.[1]

Other Sources

  • 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

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records: Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, cyear), pages #63-78. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 7