Index to the Civil War in Gasconade County, Missouri

This website is an extension to the Index to the Civil War in Missouri Links and Resources-(MOLLUS) and the MO GenWeb Gasconade Co. Homepage-(MO GenWeb) websites. It is hoped that this effort will be used to help further the education of the important role that Gasconade Co. had in the war and what life was like for those who lived through it. If you would like to submit a query on a Civil War veteran from Franklin Co., please contact the MO GenWeb Gasconade Co. Homepage, the MO GenWeb FourRivers Genealogical Society (Franklin and other Cos.), and/or the MO GenWeb MO In the Civil War website . You may also want to contact the Gasconade County Historical Society, P.O. Box 131, Hermann, MO 65401. Additionally, if your Civil War ancestor was an officer, Union or Confederate, the The MO Commandery of MOLLUS (Descendants of Federal Officers from the Civil War) may have additional information on officers from the Civil War. One such reference the MO Commandery has is a copy of the "Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Missouri for the Year Ending December 31, 1865", Jefferson City: Emory S. Foster, Public Printer, c1866, 732pgs., which contains a listing of all the Federal service units from MO, lists all of the officers from those units, and has some additional regimental history information. Donations to this project are welcome and will be applied directly to the creation of additional on-line material and preservation efforts. Books, materials, or Civil War artifacts donated to the MO Commandery of MOLLUS will be used for educational projects and will try our best to give the public access to them at museums and libraries in the Franklin Co. area. For feedback or if you have material you would like to have added to this website, please contact momollus@mail.usmo.com or write THE MISSOURI COMMANDERY OF MOLLUS, 302 W. Springfield Ave., Union, MO 63084.

Also see the Index to the Civil War in Franklin County, Missouri

The MO Commandery of MOLLUS is a non-profit S 501(c)(10) organization

1) Life in MO in 1860 and Factors Leading up to the Civil War (Future Section)
2) 1861-1865, The War Years, Battles and important actions during the war (In Progress-MOLLUS/SUVCW/DUVCW)
3) Civil War sites in Gasconade Co., MO (Future Section)
We would like to make a listing of locations of important Civil War events in Gasconade Co.
The section would initially include:
4) Listing of the units and unit histories from Gasconade Co. (Federal) (In Progress)
5) Listing of the units and unit histories from Gasconade Co. (Confederate) (None Currently known of)

6) GAR Posts in Gasconade Co. (DUVCW,SUVCW)
Note: Additional information on these Posts and their members will be added as information is located.

Name of Post No. Location County Capt. Manwaring 320 Hermann Gasconade Source: Missouri - Our Civil War Heritage Vol.3, by the DUVCW, c1994 p.455-469.: GAR Posts in Franklin & Gasconade Co. MO (1893)  
7) Listing of Gasconade Co., MO Civil War Veterans (Future Section)

8) Individual Soldier Histories (Future Section)
This section will focus on key individuals from Gasconade Co. with more names to be added in the future.
8) Listing of Graves of Civil War veterans in Gasconade Co.

9) Contributing Historical/Civil War Related Groups and Individuals
10) Additional Civil War References/Resources

Here are some tips if you are just starting your search for your Civil War ancestors:

A) Contact the local Genealogical Society where your ancestor lived before, during, or after the Civil War. You can submit general queries, maybe find information on-line, and they usually have a good amount of county material to draw from. County histories and obituaries are usually a good resource for Civil War veterans. They can usually give you a listing of other local libraries to check and can offer some research for hire as an option. The Index to the Civil War in Missouri Links and Resources (MOLLUS) has a special section for Libraries which includes the master MOGenWeb index to contacting any county genealogical society in MO.

B) Check out the Index to the Civil War in Missouri Links and Resources (MOLLUS) and the Missouri in the Civil War 1861-1865 (MOGenWeb) websites. These two websites have a great deal of information on history, organizations, and research on the Civil War in MO.

C) Get a copy of a veterans file from the National Archives. Even if you are not quite sure what unit(s) or side your ancestor may have served, the NARC has rolls of microfilm of the pension/muster records and has a master name index for both Union and Confederate. Many larger public libraries have copies of these microfilm rolls and the St. Louis Public Library has a set for each side for MO. A national index of all the names from the NARC files is being created as part of the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors website by the National Parks Department. It currently has just the listing of the USCT units but will be updated later in 1999 to include all the other units. Broadfoot publishing has published a name listing in book form and some larger public libraries have some copies of the series. If you can not get to a library easily, you can contact momollus@mail.usmo.com or write THE MISSOURI COMMANDERY OF MOLLUS, 302 W. Springfield Ave., Union, MO 63084, to see about contacting an experienced researcher for hire that can do this for you.

D) Check the 1890 Union Veterans and Widow census. Many larger public libraries also have copies of these microfilm rolls and the St. Louis Public Library and St. Louis County Libraries have copies for MO. If you can not get to a library easily, you can contact momollus@mail.usmo.com or write THE MISSOURI COMMANDERY OF MOLLUS, 302 W. Springfield Ave., Union, MO 63084, to see about contacting an experienced researcher for hire that can do this for you.

E) Check out the GAR in MO (MOLLUS) website. This is the first website dedicated to the members of the Grand Army of the Republic of which the SUVCW is the legal heir and the DUVCW also is very involved in the preservation of the history of the GAR. Many members of MOLLUS were also leaders of the GAR it is hoped that the more interest shown in the GAR will help us locate, preserve, and use information to educate the public.

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