Clark's Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate

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Brief History

Clark's Infantry Regiment (also called 2nd Regiment and later became/merged into the 9th Infantry Regiment) organized November 1862 from the 8th Infantry Battalion and Clarkson's Missouri Cavalry Battalion. The regiment disbanded in the spring of 1865.[1]

The book "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [2]

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 H. H. Hughes; Captain Joseph Perry - enrolled Howard County, Missouri.  Subsequently became Company B., 9th Regiment, Missouri Infantry.  

Company B - Captain William T. Bond - enrolled Schuyler County, Missouri.  Subsequently became Company C., 9th Regiment, Missouri Infantry. 

Company C - Captain John B. Bowles - enrolled Boone County, Missouri.  Subsequently became Company D., 9th Regiment, Missouri Infantry.  

Company D - Captain John F. Ross - enrolled Franklin County, Missouri.  Subsequently became Company D., 15th Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry.  

Company E - Captain Leftwish H. Stone - enrolled Ozark, Arkansas.  Seceded and merged into Buster's Arkansas Cavalry Battalion.[3]  Subsequently became Company C., 15th Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry.

Company G - Captain Joseph B. Forrester - enrolled Franklin County, Missouri.  Subsequently became Company B., 15th Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry.

Company H - Captain David W. Craig - enrolled Callaway County, Missouri.  Enrolled 1 July 1862 by Colonel Porter for one year in Callaway County, Missouri and probably served in 1st Regiment, Northeast Missouri Cavalry until that regiment ws broken up.  Subsequently became Company E., 9th Regiment Missouri Infantry.

Company I - Captain John F. Winfrey - enrolled Arkansas.  Seceded and merged into Buster's Arkansas Cavalry Battalion.[3]   
 
The information about the companies is from Kenneth E. Weant's, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Infantry : 8th through the 11th Regiments plus 8th and 9th Battalions and Clark's Infantry Regiment, Volume 2, (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2009), pages 40-54. Partial rosters are also included in this book.  FHL book 977.8 M2wki v. 2

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,150 men on its roster for this unit. Roster

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. Weant, Kenneth E., Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Infantry: 8th Through the 11th Regiments Plus 8th and 9th Battalions and Clark's Infantry Regiment, volume 2, (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2009), page 40. FHL book 977.8 M2wki
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Weant, Kenneth E., Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Infantry: 8th Through the 11th Regiments Plus 8th and 9th Battalions and Clark's Infantry Regiment, volume 2, (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2009), page 40.