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Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Missouri Cavalry and Infantry Descriptive Rolls, 1863 MS 292



creator United States. Army
Title: Missouri Cavalry and Infantry Descriptive Rolls
Dates: 1863
Abstract: Four bound volumes of descriptive rolls recording the status (as of 1863) of soldiers serving in the following Missouri regiments in the Union Army during the United States Civil War: Missouri Infantry Volunteers, Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, Missouri Infantry and Cavalry Militia.
Identification: MS 292
Quantity: 4 Cubic Feet
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Note

The soldiers in the regiments described in these rolls were among an estimated 160,000 men from Missouri who fought on the Union side during the United States Civil War (1861-65). Perhaps 40,000 others served under the secessionist Missouri State Guard and the Confederacy, but overlapping service occurred among the units on both sides, and an indeterminate number of Missourians actually served in both armies.

[Excerpted from type="simple" href="" render="italic">Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: a political, social, and military history, ed. David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, 2000, vol. 3.]

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Scope and Contents

The four bound manuscript volumes (measuring 15” x 17”) contain descriptive rolls that record the status of soldiers serving in the following Missouri regiments of the Union Army as of 1863: Missouri Infantry Volunteers, Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, and Missouri Infantry and Cavalry Militia. Ledger headings include name; rank; age; physical description; marital status; occupation; place of birth and place of residence at time of enlistment; date of enlistment; when, where and by whom mustered into service; remarks concerning present status of individual, whether mustered out, killed or died, discharged (including for disability), or deserted; and notes concerning promotions or transfers.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Missouri Cavalry and Infantry Descriptive Rolls, MS 292, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

American Civil War (1861-1865)
United States. Army. Missouri Cavalry Regiment, 7th
United States. Army. Missouri Infantry Regiment
United States. Army

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Missouri Cavalry and Infantry Descriptive Rolls, 1863, MS 292, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The Missouri Cavalry and Infantry Descriptive Rolls, 1863, were a gift of John Wright, received June 28, 1965.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Volume 1

Missouri Infantry Volunteers, regiments 2, 3, 6-8, 10-12, 15, 17-18

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Volume 2

Missouri Infantry Volunteers, regiments 21, 23-27, 29-33

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Volume 3

Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, regiments 1, 3-4, 7-8, 10-12; Merrill’s Horse

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Volume 4

Missouri Infantry and Cavalry Militia (Infantry—1-2, 4-9; Cavalry—1-4; 1st Battery

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