1st Battery, Missouri Light Artillery - Confederate

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [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.

Also known as Captain Wesley Roberts' Company of Artillery.

Also known as Henry Guibor's Light artillery Battery - mustered at Van Buren, Arkansas

Also known as Emmett McDonalds's St. Louis Battery - mustered at Springfield, Missouri


The information about the companies is from Kenneth E. Weant's Civil War Records: Missouri State Guard and Confederate Artillery Batteries plus William Quantrill's Company and Miscellaneous Records, Volume 1, pages 39-41, 58-61, and 67-68 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, 2009). FHL book 977.8 M2wkq v. 1.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 386 men on its roster for this unit. roster

Some men in this company came from Jasper and Marion County.

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. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).