8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 1 May 1863 and 19 May 1863. They were ordered into service between 1 May 1863 and 16 May 1863. The Regiment was discharged on 8 November 1863. The Colonel in charge was William H. McLane.
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 John J. Seibel - Many men from Cape Girardeau County
Company B - Captain Christopher H. Edleman - Many men from Ironton, Iron County
Company C - William H. Bennett - Many men from Iron Mountain, Howell County
Company D - Captain James Johnson - Many men from Washington County
Company E - Captain Adolph J. Tacke - Many men from Cape Girardeau County
Company F - Captain William N. Wilson - Many men from Cape Girardeau County
Company G - Captain Phillip Schreiner - Many men from Cape Girardeau County
Company H - Many men from Cape Girardeau County
Company I - Captain James O. French - Many men from Potosi, Washington County
Company K - Captain George W. Jenkison (Jinkerson) - Many men from Washington County
Company L - Captain Henry H. (H. H.) Finley - Many men from Ironton, Iron County
Company M - Captain Pinkney J. Powers - Many men from Ironton, Iron 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
- 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.
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 12 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2011), pages #147-162. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.12