32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

The 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union) was enrolled between 27 July 1862 and 9 September 1862. They were ordered into service between 29 July 1862 and 10 September 1862. Then they were discharged on 9 May 1863. The Colonels were Samuel H. Melcher and Thomas T. Whitely.[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 James Cook, W.A. Johnson - Many men from Washington County

Company B - Captain Joseph Wilkinson - Many men from Washington County

Company C - Captain James Craig - Many men from Washington County

Company D - Captain John Jamison - Many men from Washington County

Company E - Captains charles W. Fitch, George Towe - Many men from Washington County

Company F - Captain Frederick Will - Many men from Washington County

Company G - Captain Benjamin Davidson - Many men from Washington County

Company H - Captain George w. Jenkerson - Many men from Washington County

Company I - Captain Smith G. (J.) Breckenridge - Many men from Washington 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 4[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 4 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #143-156. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 4