52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 18 and 21 July 1862 and ordered into service between 18 and 21 July 1862. They were discharged between 1 November 1862 and 7 September 1864. The Colonel in charge was William Pope. 
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 George W. Hutcheson - Many men from Otterville, Cooper County
Company B - Captain William R. Butler - Many men from Otterville, Cooper County
Company C - Captain T. C. Chiles - Many men from Boonville, Cooper County
Company D - Captain Harrison Thompson - Many men from Boonville, Cooper County
Company E - Captain Thomas P. Potter - Many men from Lamine, Cooper County
Company F - Captains William R. Butler, Milton J. Mahan - Many men from Lamine, Cooper County
Company G - Captain Phillip Gross - Many men from Boonville, Cooper County
Company H - Captain Charles E. Leonard - Many men from Boonville, Cooper County
Company I - Captain George W. Duncan - Many men from Boonville, Cooper County
Detached Company - Captain Thomas L. George - Many men from Otterville, Cooper County
Provisional Company & Detailer Company - Captains Charles E. Leonard, Richard R. Newman - Many men from Otterville, Cooper 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
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 7 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, cyear), pages #79-93. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 7