72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Civil War (Begin) Gotoarrow.png   U.S. Civil War (Records) Gotoarrow.png Missouri in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia

Brief History

The regiment was enrolled between 28 July 1862, and May 1864. They were first ordered into service between 28 July 1862, and 25 September 1864. They were first discharged between 31 January 1863, and 25 November 1864. They were ordered again into service between 6 October 1863, and 29 September 1864. They were discharged again between 21 October 1863, and 14 November 1864. They were finally ordered into service between 25 April 1864, and 29 September 1864. They were finally discharged between 22 October 1864, and 14 November 1864. The Colonels in charge were Colonels Calley B. Holland, John S. Phelps, and Henry Sheppard. [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 Johnson Ball, Sink G. Stephens, and John W. Walden - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company B - Captain Roswell K. Hart - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company C - Captains Richmond Johnson, and Benjamin A. Stone - Many men from Ozark, Christian County

Company D - Captain Jared E. Smith - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company E - Captains George A. Dillard, and John H. Moore - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company F - Captain George T. Beal - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company G - Captains Samuel W. Headlee, and Irvin W. Jenkins - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company H - Captain Vincent Cummins - Many men from Ozark, Christian County

Company I - Captains Fideleo S. Jones, and John B. (J. B.) Perkins - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company K - Captains Phillips Anderson, and John H. Moore -  Many men from Galena, Stone County

Company L - Captain Jefferson P. Chaffin - Many men from Marshfield, Webster County

Company M - Captain David M. McElwain - Many men from Marshfield, Webster 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 9 [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 9 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages 140-158. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 9