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U.S. Army enlistees from St. Louis, 1855

This name index lists enlistees with a St. Louis connection in the 1855 record of Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914. Entries are listed alphabetically by surname then given name.

Information in this microfilm set was compiled from enlistment papers, muster rolls of the Regular Army, and other sources. This index includes only enlistees who were either born in St. Louis, Mo., or who enlisted at St. Louis or at Jefferson Barracks ("Jeff Bks" in the index) in St. Louis County.

Copies of records listed in this index can be requested by email from the Special Collections Department. Please limit requests to three records per email.

Record contents

A significant number of men who enlisted in the Regular Army were immigrants. In many cases, when an immigrant enlistee gave his place of birth, he gave the name of the town or village in his home country where he was born. Headings on the enlistment forms include the following:

  • Name
  • Where born - town, county or province, state; Empire or Kingdom
  • Age in years
  •  Trade or occupation
  •  Enlistment information - when, where (town and state); by whom; period of years
  • Description - eyes, hair, complexion, height, feet, inches
  • Regiment and company
  • Discharge - date of, cause of
  • Died [if death occurred while in the military]
  • Deserted (if applicable)
  • Apprehended (if applicable)
  • Number of enlistments, company and regiment last served in
  • Remarks

Indexed source

Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914. Microfilm publication M233. 81 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1956. Roll 25. The film is also available on Family History Library film no. 350331.

The Special Collections Department holds rolls 25 - 81 of this microfilm set. 

Photocopies of indexed records may be requested by email from the Special Collections Department (scollections@slcl.org). Limit of three searches per request. Please review the library's lookup policy.

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