13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized at St. Louis, Mo., September, 1864, to February, 1865, from Veterans of Missouri State Militia Regiments. It was attached to District of Rolla and Dept. of Missouri to July, 1866.
Another source gives the following. The 13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry was enrolled between 27 December 1861 and 30 March 1862. They were mustered between 26 February 1862 and 5 April 1862. The Regiment was discharged in 4 February 1863. The Colonel in charge was Walter King.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 13th Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 21 July 2012),
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 D. C. McMichael - Many men from Springfield, Greene, Missouri.
Company B - Captain Joel H. Shelley - Many men from Springfield, Greene, Missoure.
Company C - Captains Calvin S. Moore and John E. Mayo - Many men from Richmond, Ray, Missouri.
Company D - Captain John E. Mayo and Fred Schuyler - Many men from Springfield, Greene, Missouri.
Company E - Captain William S. Hallock - Many men from Boonevill, Cooper, Missouri.
Company F - Captain J. C. W. Schnell - Many men from Pilot Knob,Iron, Missouri.
Company G - Captain George W. Yates - Many men from St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri.
Company H - Captain Walter D. Hubbard - Many men from Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri.
Company I - Captain William C. Bangs - Many men from Roll, Phelps, Missouri.
Company L - Major Samuel Shibley - Many men from Pilot Knob, Iron, Missouri
Company M - Captain Frederick M. Beeker - Many men from Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book,(Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri Volunteer Calvary) Volume 7.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 5 Oct 2011 ).
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records: Union Troops Missouri Volunteer Calvary, Volume 5 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages #31-44. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v.5
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri Volunteer Calvary, Volume 5 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages 31-46. FHL book #977.8 M2wkc v.5