14th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 14th Regiment, Volunteer Missouri Infantry was enrolled between August 20 1861 and November 9 1861. They were ordered into service between August 20 1861 and November 9 1861. The Regiment was discharged between August 27 1864 and July 7 1865. The Colonel's ín charge were Colonel Patrick E. Burke, and Colonel Andrew K. Campbell[1]

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 William Baringer, and William S. Boyd - St. Louis, Missouri.

Company B -  Captain Henry Eads, and Captain Samuel C. McElhanney - St. Louis County, Missouri.

Company C - Captain Ensign Conkling, Captain Conklin Engsing, Captain Frank A. (F. A.) Hartzell, and Captain Thomas H. Rush - St. Louis County, Missouri.

Company D  Captain John H. Andrews, Captain John Piper, and Captain Henry M. Swisher - Keeler, Van Buren County, Michigan.

Company E - Captain Andrew H . Campbell, Captain David C. Gamble, and Levi C. Thornton - Paris, Edgar County, Illinois.

Company F -  Captain Michael Riggott, and Captain Robert J. Webber -  St. Louis County, Missouri.

Company G -Captain William Burrows, Captain Benjamin D. Longstreth, and Captain Calivn Reed - Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

Company H - Captain Thomas O. Chestnut, Captain Campbell Dougherty, Captain Henry B. Eads, and Captain Thomas D. Mitchell - Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

Company I - Captain John L. Hays, Captain Jerry N. Hill, Captain Samuel J. Smith, and Captain Arthur D. Taylor - Bridgeport, Cook County, Illinois.

Company K - Captain George A. Taylor - Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio Genealogy.

The information about the companies and counties is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume 3, Three Year Volunteer Regiments 11-18, 25, (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2011), pages 88-105. FHL 977.8 M2wkv v. 2

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, 1861-1865 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. Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume 3 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2011), pages #. FHL book 977.8 M2wkv v. 3