Posted January 22, 2004

Updated December 30, 2004

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County Origins of Specified Units
by Kirby Ross

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Within months of the creation of the Enrolled Missouri Militia it became evident to the Union command in St. Louis that the use of part-time soldiers was not the answer to addressing the rebellion in the state.  Consequently it was decided to detail “picked men” from the EMM into a new, full-time organization.  The result was the Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia (aka the Detailed Militia).

One independent PEMM company and eleven PEMM regiments were formed in the different regions of Missouri.  All of these units, along with the EMM regiments and counties from which they were drawn, are listed below.1

See also: Federal Militia in Missouri by Kirby Ross

1. Home Guard 1861

2. Six-Month Militia 1861

3. Missouri State Militia 1861-1865

4. Enrolled Missouri Militia 1862-1865

5. Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia 1863-1865

6. Provisional Enrolled Militia (G.O. #107) 1864-1865

7. Missouri Militia (G.O. #3) 1865

8. Missouri Militia (State Convention) 1865-late 19th century



                                   PRIMARY                                    EMM UNITS                                                   COUNTIES

REGIMENT                  OPERATIONAL AREA                  DRAWN FROM                                     DRAWN FROM                   COMMANDNG OFFICER           


1st PEMM          Northeast Missouri         27th EMM                                         St. Charles County    Col. Joseph B. Douglass

                                                                           46th EMM                                          Howard County

                                                                                  “                                                    Randolph County

                                                                           49th EMM                                          Pike County

                                                                           61st EMM                                          Boone County

                                                                           62nd EMM                                         Macon County

                                                                                  “                                                    Linn County

                                                                           67th EMM                                          Montgomery County

                                                                           75th EMM                                          St. Charles County

                                                                           Callaway Independent EMM            Callaway County

                                                                           1st Battalion EMM                            Pike County        


2nd PEMM         Northeast Missouri        29th EMM                                         Scotland County    Col. Edward A. Kutzer

                                                                           37th EMM                                          Lincoln County

                                                                           45th EMM                                          Putnam County

                                                                           50th EMM                                          Knox County

                                                                                  “                                                    Adair County

                                                                           53rd EMM                                          Ralls County

                                                                           59th EMM                                          Warren County

                                                                           62nd EMM                                          Macon County

                                                                                  “                                                    Linn County

                                                                           66th EMM                                          Sullivan County

                                                                           69th EMM                                          Clark County

                                                                                  “                                                    Lewis County

                                                                           70th EMM                                          Monroe County

                                                                                  “                                                    Shelby County


3rd PEMM         Northwest Missouri        25th EMM                                          Buchanan County    Col. William Heron

                                                                           31st EMM                                           Gentry County           Col. Bennett Pike

                                                                           36th EMM                                          Nodaway County

                                                                           39th EMM                                          Platte County

                                                                           41st EMM                                           Andrew County

                                                                           57th EMM                                          Harrison County

                                                                           58th EMM                                          Atchison County

                                                                                  “                                                    Holt County


4th PEMM         Northwest Missouri        25th EMM                                          Buchanan County    Col. John B. Hale

                                                                           30th EMM                                          Grundy County

                                                                           31st EMM                                           Gentry County

                                                                           33rd EMM                                          Daviess County

                                                                                  “                                                    Caldwell County

                                                                           35th EMM                                          Chariton County

                                                                           44th EMM                                          Mercer County

                                                                           48th EMM                                          Clay County

                                                                                  “                                                    Clinton County

                                                                           51st EMM                                           Ray County

                                                                           57th EMM                                          Harrison County

                                                                           65th EMM                                          Carroll County

                                                                                  “                                                    Livingston County

                                                                           Mercer Independent EMM               Mercer County


5th PEMM         West Central Missouri    40th EMM                                          Pettis County    Col. Henry Neill

                                                                           60th EMM                                          Osage Valley       

                                                                           71st EMM                                           Lafayette County

                                                                                  “                                                    Saline County

                                                                           77th EMM                                          Jackson County


6th PEMM         Southwest Missouri        26th EMM                                          Polk County        Col. Henry Sheppard

                                                                           72nd EMM                                          Greene County    Col. F. S. Jones

                                                                                  “                                                    Christian County

                                                                           73rd EMM                                          Laclede County

                                                                                  “                                                    Douglas County

                                                                                  “                                                    Dallas County

                                                                           74th EMM                                          Lawrence County

                                                                                  “                                                    Webster County


Kelly's Independent   Southwest Missouri  26th EMM                                        Polk County        Capt. Morgan Kelly

PEMM company

Note: Was operating as an indepedent PEMM company in the summer of 1863, but was integrated into the 6th PEMM as Company I on September 6.


7th PEMM         Southwest Missouri        26th EMM                                          Polk County        Col. John D. Allen

                                                                           72nd EMM                                          Greene County   

                                                                                  “                                                    Christian County

                                                                           73rd EMM                                          Laclede County

                                                                                  “                                                    Douglas County

                                                                                  “                                                    Dallas County

                                                                           76th EMM                                          Lawrence


8th PEMM         Southeast Missouri         32nd EMM                                        Washington Co.        Col. William H. McLane

                                                                           56th EMM                                          Cape Girardeau County

                                                                           64th EMM                                          Perry County

                                                                           68th EMM                                          Iron County

                                                                                  “                                                    Wayne County

                                                                                  “                                                    Madison County

                                                                           78th EMM                                          Ste. Genevieve County

                                                                           Bollinger Independent EMM           Bollinger County


9th PEMM         Central/East Central        28th EMM                                          Osage County        Col. Thomas L. Crawford

                              Missouri                             34th EMM                                         Gasconade County

                                                                           42nd EMM                                          Cole County

                                                                           43rd EMM                                          Moniteau County

                                                                           47th EMM                                          Camden County

                                                                           52nd EMM                                          Cooper County

                                                                           Maries Independent EMM              Maries County


10th PEMM 2        St. Louis                         1st thru 16th EMM                              St. Louis                Col. C. D. Wolf (10 days)


11th PEMM 2        St. Louis                         1st thru 16th EMM                              St. Louis                Col. John Knapp (1 day)

                                                                                                                                                                         Col. Henry H. Catherwood (6 days)


1 Report of the Committee of the House of Representatives of the Twenty-Second General Assembly of the State of Missouri, Appointed to Investigate the Conduct and Management of the Militia (Jefferson City, Mo.: W.A. Curry, Public Printer, 1864), pp. 224-233; Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Missouri, December 15, 1862 (St. Louis: Adjutant General’s Office, 1862), pp. 11-12


2 Intended to replace U. S. Volunteers stationed at New Madrid in southeast Missouri. There were limited desertions in the 10th PEMM and mass desertions and mutiny in the 11th PEMM. For more on this story, see "The St. Louis Mutiny of the Provisionals".

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