2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate

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Brief History
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Members of the 2nd Regiment of the Missouri Confederate Cavalry enrolled between 1 January and 1 March 1862. They were mustered between 20 February and 2 July 1862. They were discharged between 16 May 1863 and 7 June 1865. They were led by Colonels Robert A. McCulloch and Todd Saunders.[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 - Captains Augustus L. Zollinger, R. H. Adams, and Thomas M. Meador - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company B - Captains Joseph Edmonson, Thomas A. Bottoms, Solomon G. Kitchen, Asbury Noland, John S. Thompson, and Henry Whitney - Many men from Polk County

Company C - Captains David Reed, M. W. Ryder (Rider), and George B. Webb - Many men from Lowndes, Wayne County

Company D - Captains George W. Lindemoode, George W. Mott, and J. S. Wilson - Many men from Hornersville, Dunklin County

Company E - Captains Franklin J. Smith, Whilliam H. Couzens, William J. Livingston, and Charles D. Payne - Many men from Clarkston, Stoddard County

Company F - Captains Richard F. Lindasy, E. D. Craig, Jesse R. Henson, and H. M. Woodsman - Many men from Bloomfield, Stoddard County

Company G - Captain George Branch Harper - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Company H - Also known as Edmondson's Provost Guards. Captains John Rock Champion, Edmonson, Josiah Tippetts, and Upton B. Winsor

Company I - Captains Epaminonds M. Smith and Robert Collins - Many men from Missouri

Company K - Captains John Rock Champion, Robert Collins, E. M. Smith, and H. M. Woodsmall - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

Phineas M. Savery's Attached Company - Captain Phineas M. Severy - Many men from Springfield, Greene County

The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 1[1]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,695 men on its roster for this unit. roster

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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 1 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2008), pages #38-70. FHL book #977.8 M2wkm v. 1