''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records| U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Military Records|Missouri Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri in the Civil War|Missouri in the Civil War]] [[ Image:Gotoarrow.png]]6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union) ''
=== Brief History ===
The 6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union) was organized at large February 27 to April 23, 1862. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865.<ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [
http://www .itd.nps.gov/ cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin ===
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.
=== Other Sources ===
==== Web Sites ====
http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 9 Dec. 2010) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.
=== References ===