7th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)
This regiment was organized at large in Missouri March and April, 1862. Served unattached, Dept. of Missouri, to September, 1862. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. Unattached, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. District Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865. 
Another source gives the following. The 7th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 1 January 1862 and 4 April 1862. They were mustered between 8 March 1862 and 23 April 1862. The Regiment was discharged between 20 March 1865 and 20 April 1865. The Lieutenant Colonels in charge were Thomas T. Crittenden and E. T. Ward.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 7th Regiment State Militia Cavalry, (accessed 21 July 2012).
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 Joseph A. Peak - Many men from Seali, Pettis County
Company B - Captain Richard L. Ferguson - Many men from Pettis County
Company C - Captain William P. Baker - Many men from Pettis County
Company D - Captain Jesse J. Turley - Many men from Pettis County
Company E - Captain Abraham Darst - Many men from Pettis County
Company F - Captain Benjamin H. Wilson - Many men from Pettis County
Company G - Captain Melville U. Foster - Many men from Warrensburg, Johnson County
Company H - Captain Richard M. Box - Many men from Pettis County
Company I - Captain George T. Hamlin - Many men from Princeton, Mercer County
Company K - Captain William P. Ballew - Many men from Chillicothe, Livingston County
Company L - Major Murline C. Henslee - Many men from Chillicothe, Livingston County
Company M - Captain Oscar B. Queen - Many men from Chillicothe, Livingston County
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.
- 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.
- Pompey, Sherman Lee. Keep the home fires burning : a history of the 7th regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry in the Civil War. (Warrensburg, Missouri : Johnson County Historical Society (Georgia), c1962), FHL film 823651
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 5 Oct 2011 ).
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri State Militia Cavalry Volume 7 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages #33-51. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 7