21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union) was organized February 1, 1862, from 1st and 2nd Northeast Regiments Missouri Infantry.They were last attached to the Dept. of Alabama to April, 1866. [1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

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 Charles Yust - Canton, Lewis, Missouri.

Company B - Captain Josiah W. Davis, Captain Richard Rees and Captain Joseph Stony - Edian, Knox, Missouri.

Company C - Captain Simon Pearce - Memphis, Clark, Missouri.

Company D - Captain Joshua Hangle and Captain Henry McGonigle - Edina, Knox, Missouri.

Company E - Captain George W. Fulton and Captain Emanuel B. Sheafer - Edina, Knox, Missouri.

Company F - Captain Joseph T.Farris, Captain Isaac C. Shram and Captain Alexander F. Tracy - Canton,Lewis, Missouri

Company G - Captain Edward K. Blackburn and Captain Thomas H. Roseberry - Canton, Lewis, Missouri.

Company H - Captain James Smith and Captain Charles W. Tracy -Adaie, Missouri.

Company I - Captain Joseph G. Best, Captain Josiah Hamilton and Captain William Harle - Adair , Missouri.

Company K - Captain Frederick Leeser and Captain Lewis Puster - Canton, Lewis, Missouri.

The information about the companies and counties is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume , Three Year Volunteer Regiments 21,23-24, 26-27,29-30 (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2011), pages 16-32. FHL 977.8 M2wkv v. 2

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.
  • Holman, T. W. The 21st Missouri Regiment Infantry Veteran Volunteers : historical memoranda. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082538

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).