59th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The regiment was enrolled between 2 August 1862, and 13 October 1862. It was ordered into service between 10 August 1862, and 13 October 1862. It was discharged between 30 September 1862 and 21 June 1863. It was ordered into service between 29 September 1864, and 4 October 1864. It was discharged between 22 October 1864 and 29 November 1864. [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 Henry C. Brockmeyer, and Frederick Dickhaus - Many men from Marthesville, Warren County

Company B - Captain Frederick Sprick -  Hopewell, Warren County, Missouri

Company C - Captain Jacob Fruh - Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri

Company D - Captain Herman Lienenschmid - Marthesville, Warren County, Missouri.

Company E - Captains F. F. Ordelheide, and John H. H. Rethorst - Warrenton, Warren County,Missouri.

Company F - Captain Joseph Livesay - Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri.

Company G - Captain William Aufdershar - Holstein, Warren County, Missouri.

Company H - Captain John Brandt - Warrenton, Warren County,Missouri.

Company I - Captains John Jones, and Joseph Price - Warren County,Missouri.

Independent Company later Organized as Company A - Captain Henry C. Brockmeyer - Warren County, Missouri.

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, Volume 8 [1]

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, Part 1 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 Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 8 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #47-61. FHL book 977.8 M2wka v. 8