48th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
48th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 28 July 1862 and 21 November 1863. They were ordered into service between 28 July 1862 and 14 August 1862. The Regiment was discharged between 1 November 1862 and 11 February 1863. The Colonel in charge was James H. Moss.
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.
Captain Wiley C. Snail's Company - Captain Wiley C. Snail - Many men from Clay County
Company A - Captain Hugh L. H. Rogers - Many men from Cameron, Clinton County
Company B - Captain Francis A. Chamberlain - Many men from Cameron, Clinton County
Company C - Captains George M. Brown and James D. Harston - Many men from Clay County
Company D - Captain Anthony Harsel - Many men from Clay County
Company E - Captains William McCarty, James H. Moss, Andrew W. Tracy, and Andrew Wilson - Many men from Clay County
Company F - Captain William G. Garth - Many men from Clay County
Company G - Captains Thomas H. Swearingen and John W. Tourney - Many men from Plattsburg, Clinton County
Company H - Captains Solomon G. Bigelow and John R. Green - Many men from Plattsburg, Clinton County
Company I - Captain Archibald Groom - Many men from Stewardsville, Clay County
Company K - Captain Darius Sessions - Many men from Liberty, Clay 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 6
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]
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 6 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #138-151. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.6