82nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

82nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 17 October 1863 and 10 December 1863.  They were ordered into service between 17 October 1863 and 4 August 1864.  The Regiment was discharged between 30 April 1864 and 21 October 1864.  The Colonel in charge was James H. Moss.[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 A. D. Johnston - Many men from Platte City, Platte County

Company B - Captain Isaac Simpson - Many men from Platte City, Platte County

Company C - Captain Lewis A. Ford - Many men from Platte City, Platte County

Company D - Captain Washington T. Woods - Many men from Weston, Platte County

Company E - Captains James M. Noland and Thomas J. (T. J.) Wilson - Many men from Parkville, Platte County

Company F - Captain Richard H. Bywater - Many men from Platte City, Platte County

Company G - Captain Aaron F. Osborn - Many men from Platte City, Platte County

Company H - Captain Charles B. Hodges - Many men from Platte City, Platte County

Company I - Captain John S. Thomason - Many men from Liberty, Clay County

Company K - Captain George S. Story - Many men from Missouri City, Clay County

Company L - Captain Robert P. Clark - Many men from Platte City, Platte County

Company M - Captain Preston Simpston - Many men from Platte City, Platte 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 11[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 11 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #38-54. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.11