6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)

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6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)

Brief History

The 6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union) was organized at large February 27 to April 23, 1862. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865.[1]

Another source gives the following. The 6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 23 December 1861 and 29 March 1862. They were mustered in between 18 January 1862 and 22 April 1862. The Regiment was discharged between 26 February 1865 and July 18 1865. The Colonel in charge was Edwin C. Catherwood.[2]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

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.

Regimental roster

Company A - Captain James Dundin - Many men from Cameron, DeKalb County, Missouri

Company B - Captain Elias Langford - Many men from Haynesville, Caldwell County, Missouri

Company C - Captain John G. Quinn - Many men from Mirabile, Caldwell County, Missouri

Company D - Captain Samuel E. Turner - Many men from Knoxville, Ray County, Missouri

Company E - Major George W. Murphy - Many men from Cameron, DeKalb County, Missouri

Company F - Captain D. C. McMichael - Many men from Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri

Company G - Captain John A. Page - Many men from Gallatin, Daviess County, Missouri

Company H - Captain Henry V. Stall - Many men from Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri

Company I - Captain George N. McGee - Many men from Camden County, Missouri

Company K - Captain Eli Hughes - Many men from Richmond, Ray County, Missouri

Company L - Captain John E. Mayo - Many men from Carrolton, Carroll County, Missouri

Company M - Captain Charles B. McAfee - Many men from Mercer County, Missouri

The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book,Civil War Records: Union Troops Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Volume 7.[2]

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. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri State Militia Cavalry Volume 7 (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2007), pages #14-32. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 7