McGhee, James E. (2008). Guide to Missouri Confederate Units, 1861-1865. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 978-1-55728-870-7
This is a book that includes brief (less than 3 pages long) histories of all Missouri Confederate Army units, excluding Missouri State Guard units. Broken into sections for artillery, cavalry, and infantry, each entry has a list of field officers and company commanders, and lists companies in the case of the battalions, regiments, and squadrons at the beginning of the entry. If known, the counties that the companies came from are also included. This is followed by a short unit history, that includes the date and place of organization, the brigades it was assigned to, its engagements and casualties in each engagement. Unusually for these types of guides, McGhee mentions the role the unit played in the engagement. The entries also include the date and place they were paroled if applicable and known, as well as total strength and casualties if "reliably determined." The entries end with a bibliography containing further reading.
McGhee's unit histories correct errors present in previous general Confederate unit guides such as Sifakis and Crute. For example, Sifakis conflated Colton Greene's 3rd Cavalry Regiment with the 3rd Cavalry Battalion (Dismounted) of Campbell and Samuel that fought at Vicksburg and consolidated with the 1st Cavalry Regiment (Dismounted after surrender to form the 1st and 3rd Cavalry Regiment (Dismounted). McGhee remedies this error by including separate histories for both units.