4th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
4th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 8 April 1863 and 17 June 1863. They were ordered into service between 18 April 1863 and 17 June 1863. The Regiment was discharged between 1 October 1863 and 20 March 1865. The Colonels in charge were John B. Hale and John H. Shanklin.
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 C - Captain Clayton Tiffin - Many men from Richmond, Ray County
Company D - Captain David P. Whitman (Whitmer) - Many men from Richmond, Ray County
Company F - Captains Thomas S. Cary and John W. Turney - Many men from Plattsburg, Clinton County
Company G - Captain John Field - Many men from Grundy County
Company H - Captain Adam O. Nigh - Many men from Mercer County
Company I - Captain Hadley J. Alley - Many men from Mercer County
Company K - Captains William Barnes and Robert S. Moore - Many men from Livingston County
Company L - Captains William G. Garth, James Hunter, and A. W. Tracy - Many men from Liberty, Clay County
Company M - Captain Napoleon B. Brown - Many men from Gallatin, Daviess 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 12
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 12 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2011), pages #72-90. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v.12