61st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History

The regiment was enrolled between 11 September 1862, and 1 May 1864. The final discharge between 30 June 1863, and 14 August 1864. The Colonel in charge was Colonel Joseph B. Douglass.[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 Lewis P. Miller, and Hubbard Williams - Many men from Columbia, Boone County

Company B - Captain Davis Guitar - Many men Columbia, Boone County

Company C - Captains Wart W. Lamme, and Samuel M. Culley - Many men from Columbia, Boone County

Company D - Captain James M. Ellis - Many men from Columbia, Boone County

Company E - Captain Tyre E. Harris - Many men from Columbia, Boone County

Company F - Captains William Hunter, and James D. Patton - Many men from Columbia, Boone County

Company G - Captain Martin E. Swift - Many men from Mexico, Audrain County

Company H - Captain Benjamin F. Ritchie - Many men from Stugeon, Boone County

Company I - Captain Joseph J. Sterne - Many men from Columbia, Boone County

Company K - Captain John W. Rollins - Many men from Columbia, Boone County

Company M - Captin Hiram Cornell - Many men from Fulton, Callaway 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 9 [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 9 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #86-99. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 9