32nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 32nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union) was organized at Benton Barracks, Mo., October 18-December 8, 1862. They served with the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.[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 Leander Gifford - Salem, Dent, Missouri

Company B - Captain John Tyler, Captain Hesse E. Hardin - St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

Company C - Captain Joseph Davis - Rolla, Phelps, Missouri

Company D - 1st Lieutenant Alpheus C. Williams, 1st Lieutenant Charles T. Horme, 1st Lieutenant Wallace McDonald - Salem, Dent, Missouri

Company E - Captain Robert M. Askin, Captain Nathaniel G. Clark, Captain R.M. Swander - Steelville, Crawford, Missouri

Company F - Captain Charles C. Bland, Captain William T. House, Captain Andrew B. Treece - Rolla, Phelps, Missouri

Company G - Captain William P. Hobson, Captain James Marquess, Captain Frederick M. Shelton - Rolla, Phelps, Missouri

Company H - Captain Theophilis P. Bailey, Captain Jonas J. Clark, Captain Charles E. Kinsey, Captain Prosper P. Parker - Waynesville, Pulaski, Missouri

Company I - Captain Samuel M. Hartley, Captain Asa A. Lawrence, Captain Thomas H. Rumble - Linn, Osage, Missouri

Company K - Captain Joseph L. Font, Captain Charles H. Warner - Warrenton, Warren, Missouri

The information about the companies and counties is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume 5, Three and One Year Volunteer Regiments 31-33, 35, 38-40 (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2011), pages 33-52. FHL 977.8 M2wkv v. 5

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]

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