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1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Infantry

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., May 13, 1862, by consolidation of various Companies State Militia Infantry raised at St. Louis. Served as prison guard and Provost guard at St. Louis till September 28, 1862. Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo., and duty as bridge guard on Iron Mountain Railroad till September, 1863. (Cos. "F" and "I" at Patterson, Mo., till December, 1862; then return to St. Louis.) Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., September, 1863, and return to Pilot Knob, Mo., October 21, 1863. Duty at various points till October, 1864. Company "E" at New Madrid, Mo.; Company "D" at Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Company "H" at Pilot Knob, Mo., and in line of Southwest branch Pacific Railroad and on Iron Mountaln Railroad guarding bridges. Company "H" at Defence of Pilot Knob and Fort Davidson September 27-28, 1864. Retreat to Rolla and duty there till October 24. Return to Pilot Knob and duty there till May, 1865. Mustered out May, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 14 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 52 Enlisted men by disease. Total 67.
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