37th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

37th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union.)  They were enrolled between 28 July 1862 and 22 August 1862.  They were ordered into service between 28 July 1862 and 3 April 1863.  They were discharged between 9 August 1862 and 9 October 1863.  They were ordered into service between 1 July 1864 and 2 October 1864.  They were discharged between 21 November 1864 and 26 December 1864.  They were led by Lieutenant Colonel G. Willis Finley. [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 Joseph B. Howell, and William C. Teague, many men from Lincoln County, Missouri.


Company B - Captain WIlliam Colbert, many men from Warren County, Missouri.


Company C - Captains Willis G. Finley, and William C. Teague, many men from Lincoln County and Warren County, Missouri.


Company D - Captain William Coose, many men from Lincoln County, Missouri.


Company E - Captain Thomas R. Reid (Reide,) many men from Lincoln County, Missouri.


Company F - Captain Dedrick Wilde (Whede,) many men from Lincoln County, Missouri.


Company G - Captain John E. Ball, many men from Lincoln County, Missouri.


Company H - Captain Warren Bailey, many men from Warren County, Missouri.


Company I - Captains John B. Gordon, and Asbury C. Marsh, many men from Lincoln County, Missouri.


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 5[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 5 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages 82-95. FHL book #977.8 M2wka v.5