3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
Members of the 3rd Regiment of the Missouri Confederate Cavalry enrolled between 22 January and 15 August 1862. They were mustered between 1 August and 4 November 1862. They were led by Colonel Colton Greene.
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 Alexander Don Brown, William C. Alldridge, John Inglish, T. H. Lea, and J. W. Thomas - Many men from Carroll County Arkansas
Company B - Captains James Surridge, Alexander F. Burns, George W. Edmonston, and Charles K. Polk - Many men from Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas
Company C - Captains John Casey, Frank Clark, and James W. McSpadden
Company D - Captains John C. Puryear, Lewis H. Furnish, and Jonas W. Graves - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company E - Captains Andrew J. Thompson and James H. C. Braham - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company F - Captains Howard S. Randall, A. D. Brown, William H. Glenn, Thomas A. W. Graves, and Charles K. Polk - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company G - Captain Logan Enyart - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company H - Captain John Patton - Many men from Springfield, Greene County
Company I - Captains John N. Archer and Silas M. Gordon
Company K - Captains L. J. Crocker and Harris Wilkerson - Many men from Sac River, Holt County
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 1
- 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 Confederate Cavalry, Volume 1 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2008), pages #71-93. FHL book #977.8 M2wkm v. 1