6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 1 April 1863 and 15 April 1863.  They were ordered into service between 10 April 1863 and 31 October 1863.  The Regiment was discharged between 25 August 1863 and 31 October 1864.  The Colonels in charge were Henry Sheppard and Fidelis S. Jones.[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 - Captains Robert M. Hayter (Hayster) and John Small - Many men from Ash Grove, Greene County

Company B - Captains William Gardner and James K. (H.) Sallee - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company C - Captains William L. Fannon and Josiah M. (J. M.) Redfearn - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company D - Captain Robert L. Butts - Many men from Marshfield, Webster County

Company E - Captain Samuel W. Headlee - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company F - Captain Thomas M. Aslup - Many men from Marshfield, Dade County

Company G - Captains Owen B. Holloman and Samuel Turner - Many men from Lebanon, Laclede County

Company H - Captains Fidelis S. Jones, Roswell K. (R. K.) Hart, and William F. McCullah - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company I - Captain Morgan Kelly - Many men from Buffalo, Dallas County

Company K - Captain Absolom McKinney - Many men from Houston, Texas County

Company L - Captain Jackson Ball - Many men from Ozark, Christian County

Company M - Captain George T. Taylor - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

6th Provisional Regiment Detachment - Captain John D. Perkins - Many men from Springfield, Greene 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 12[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, Volume 12 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2011), pages #107-126. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.12