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December 12, 2012

Engagements and Battles in Missouri during the War of the Rebellion, Civil War, 1864

Engagements and Battles in MO during the War of the Rebellion 1864 (262 listed)
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Missouri's importance has been greatly overlooked by many when it comes to its role in the Cvil War when at the start of the war most of the fighting actually happened here. In 1861, of the 157 engagements and battles listed in the Army Register, 66 were in Missouri (over 42%), 31 in VA, 28 in WV, 13 in KY, and the other 19 among NM, FL, TN, SC, MD, NC and TX. Missouri saw more action than VA and WV combined in 1861.
It is because of this lack of focus that we have compiled the following listing of the battles fought Missouri. The primary reference to this list is taken from "A Compendium of the War of the War of the Rebellion", by Frederick Dyer and hope not to overlook any action. If there are other battles to be added please let us know about the references and we will incorporate them in future revisons of this listing. Contact us at momollus@mail.usmo.com or write THE MISSOURI COMMANDERY OF MOLLUS, 302 W. Springfield Ave., Union, MO 63084. We hope this list will help educate others on the history and importance of Missouri in the Civil War.
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Sources (all listings are from Source/0 unless otherwise noted:
0 = A Compendium of the War of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer.
1 = Complete Regular Army Register of the US for 100 Years (1779-1879), by Hamersly, c1881.
2 = The Civil War in Missouri 1861-1865, by the Civil War Centennial Commission of MO, c1965. 1864 Bolinger County, 14 Jan 1864
Cowskin Bottom, Newton County, 23 Jan 1864
Halcom Island, 02 Feb 1864
Rolling Prarie, 04 Feb 1864 (Source/1)
Cape Girardeau, 05 Feb 1864
Macon, 12 Feb 1864
near California House, 12 Feb 1864
near Charleston, 15 Feb 1864
near Headwaters Piney, 18 Feb 1864
Independence, 19 Feb 1864
Lexington, 22 Feb 1864
Poplar Bluff, 27 Feb 1864
Island No. 10, 05 Mar 1864
Oregon County, 19 Mar 1864
Deep Water Township, 27 Mar 1864
near Greenton, 30 Mar 1864
near Bloomfield, 01 Apr 1864
Charlton County, 11 Apr 1864
Hunnewell, 18 Apr 1864
near Charleston, 19-20 Apr 1864
Independence, 23 Apr 1864
Wayne County, 26 Apr 1864
Dayton, 27 Apr 1864
Offett's Knob, 28 Apr 1864
Johnson County, 28-30 Apr 1864
Snia Hills, 29 Apr 1864
Bee Creek, 02 May 1864
Randolph County, 08 May 1864
near Cuba, 13 May 1864
near Dry Wood, 16 May 1864
Clear Creek, 16 May 1864
Lamar, 20 May 1864
Snia Hills, 21 May 1864
Blue River, 21 May 1864
Lane's Prarie, Morris County, 26 May 1864
near Shanghai, 27 May 1864
Pleasant Hill, 28 May 1864
Lamar, Destruction of by Confederate Forces (Guerillas), 28 May 1864
Warrensburg, 28 May 1864
Mill and Honey Creeks, 30-31 May 1864
near Arnoldsville and raid on, 01 Jun 1864
Diamond Grove, 03 Jun 1864
Neosho, 03 Jun 1864
Sykestown, 07 Jun 1864
New Frankfort, 07 Jun 1864
near Breckenridge, 09 Jun 1864
near Saint James, 10 Jun 1864
Ridgeley, 11 Jun 1864
Montevallo, 12 Jun 1864
Calhoun, Raid on, 12 Jun 1864
near Kingsville, 12 Jun 1864
Lexington, LaFayette County, 14 Jun 1864
Melville, Raid on by Guerillas, 14 Jun 1864
near White Hare, 15 Jun 1864
Big North Fork Creek near Preston, 16 Jun 1864
near Columbia, 17 Jun 1864
Laclede, Descent on, 18-19 Jun 1864
near Sedalia and Marshall Road, 26 Jun 1864
near Dunksburg, 27-28 Jun 1864
Fayette, near and at, 01 Jul 1864
Platte City, 03 Jul 1864
Clay County, 04 Jul 1864
Little Blue, Jackson County 06 Jul 1864
Parksville, 07 Jul 1864
near Richmond, 08 Jul 1864
Wellington, 08 Jul 1864
Platte City, 10 Jul 1864
Warder's Church, 10 Jul 1864
Columbus, 12 Jul 1864
Camden Point, 13 Jul 1864
Versailles, 13 Jul 1864
near Fredericksburg, 14 Jul 1864
Bloomfield, 14 Jul 1864
Ozark, 14-15 Jul 1864
Huntsville, 15 Jul 1864
Lindley, Grundy Co, 15 Jul 1864
Johnson County, 16 Jul 1864
Clear Fork near Warrensburg, 16 Jul 1864
Fayette Road, near Huntsville, 16 Jul 1864
Fredericksburg, 17 Jul 1864
Webster, Washington County, 19 Jul 1864
Arrow Rock, 20 Jul 1864
Plattsburg, 21 Jul 1864
Carthage, 21 Jul 1864
Wright County, 22 Jul 1864
near Camden Point, 22 Jul 1864
Union Mills, 22 Jul 1864
Allen, 23 Jul 1864
Liberty, 23 Jul 1864
Big Creek, 23 Jul 1864
Huntsville, 24 Jul 1864
Pleasant Hill, 25 Jul 1864
Shelbina, 26 Jul 1864
Blackwater River, 27 Jul 1864
Chariton Road, near Keytesville, 30 Jul 1864
Union Church, 30 Jul 1864
near Chapel Hill, 30 Jul 1864
near Independence Aug 1864
Diamond Grove Prairie Aug 1864
Rolla, 01 Aug 1864
near Fayette, 03 Aug 1864
Rutledge, 03 Aug 1864
Elk Chute, 04 Aug 1864
McDonald County, 05 Aug 1864
Cowskin, 05-07 Aug 1864
near Enterprise and Buffalo Creek, 07 Aug 1864
Arrow Rock, 07 Aug 1864
Huntsville, 07 Aug 1864
Norris Creek, near Holden, 08 Aug 1864
Hartsville, 11 Aug 1864
near Holden, 12 Aug 1864
Fredericksburg, 12 Aug 1864
Saline County, 13 & 15 Aug 1864
Dripping Springs, 15 Aug 1864
Columbia, 16 Aug 1864
near Lexington, 19 Aug 1864
Rocheport, 20 Aug 1864
Diamond Grove, 21 Aug 1864
Davis Creek, 22 Aug 1864
The Tabs, 22 Aug 1864
Webster, Washington County, Attack by Guerillas, 23 Aug 1864
near Rose Hill, 26 Aug 1864
near Pleasant Hill, 26 Aug 1864
near Rocheport, 28 Aug 1864
Polk County, 28 Aug 1864
Howard County, 28 Aug 1864
Tipton, 01 Sep 1864
near Lone Jack, 01 Sep 1864
near Mt. Vernon, 02 Sep 1864
near Rocheport, 03 Sep 1864
Brunswick, 06 Sep 1864
Centralia, Guerilla attack on R. R. train, 07 Sep 1864
Boone County, 07-08 Sep 1864
near Homersville and Gayoso, 08 Sep 1864
near Warrensburg, 09 Sep 1864
near Roanoke, 10 Sep 1864
Pisgah, 10 Sep 1864
Dover, 10 Sep 1864
Caledonia, 12 Sep 1864
Longwood, 13 Sep 1864
Enterprise, 15 Sep 1864
Columbia, 16 Sep 1864
Thomasville, 18 Sep 1864
near Lexington, 18 Sep 1864
Doniphan, 19 Sep 1864
Dallas County, 19 Sep 1864
Keytesville, Surrender of, 20 Sep 1864
Ponder's Mills, Little Black River, 20 Sep 1864
Sikestown, 22 Sep 1864
near Longwood, 22 Sep 1864
Patterson, 22 Sep 1864
Carthage, 22 Sep 1864
Centralia, 22 Sep 1864
near Rockport, 23 Sep 1864
Blackwater, 23 Sep 1864
Arrow Rock Road, 23 Sep 1864
Price's Invasion of MO, 24 Sep-28 Oct 1864
Jackson, 24 Sep 1864
Fayette, 24 Sep 1864
Farmington, 24 Sep 1864
Hunterville, 25 Sep 1864
Ironton, 26 Sep 1864
Fort Davidson, Pilot Knob, 26-27 Sep 1864
Arcadia Valley, 26 Sep 1864
Shut-In Gap, 26 Sep 1864
Massacre on North Railroad 27 Sep 1864
Massacre at Centralia, 27 Sep 1864
Ironton, 27 Sep 1864
Arcadia, 27 Sep 1864
Mineral Point, 27 Sep 1864
Caledonia, 28 Sep 1864
Polk County, 28 Sep 1864
near Centralia, 28 Sep 1864
Leesburg, 29 Sep 1864
Harrison, 29 Sep 1864
Mount Vernon, 30 Sep 1864
Waynesville, 30 Sep 1864
Union, 01 Oct 1864
near Lake Springs, 01 Oct 1864
Franklin (Pacific), 01 Oct 1864
Leesburg or Harrison, 01 Oct 1864
Washington, Occupied by C.S.A., 02 Oct 1864
Miller's Station, 03 Oct 1864
Herman, 03 Oct 1864
near Richwood, 04 Oct 1864
Prince's Place (Shoals), Osage River, Cole County, 06 Oct 1864
Moreau Bottom, near Jefferson City, 07 Oct 1864
Tyler's Mills, Big River, 07 Oct 1864
near Jefferson City, 08 Oct 1864
Barry County, 08 Oct 1864
California, 09 Oct 1864
Boonsville, 09 & 11-12 Oct 1864
Russellville, 09 Oct 1864
Pemiscot County, 10-12 Oct 1864
Brunswick, 11 Oct 1864
near Booneville, 11-12 Oct 1864
Danville, 14 Oct 1864
near Glasgow, 14 Oct 1864
Paris, Surrender of, 15 Glasgow, 15 Oct 1864
Sedalia, 15 Oct 1864
Ridgeley, Capture of By Guerillas, 16 Oct 1864
near Lexington, 17 Oct 1864
Smithville, Burning of, 17 Oct 1864
Carrollton, Surrender of by Union Forces, 17 Oct 1864
Barry County, 18 Oct 1864
Lexington, 19 Oct 1864
near Montevallo, 19 Oct 1864
Dover, 20 Oct 1864
Little Blue, 21 Oct 1864
Lexington, 21 Oct 1864
Independence, 22 Oct 1864
Big Blue, 22 Oct 1864
Byrams Ford, 22 Oct 1864
State Line, 22 Oct 1864
Westport, 23 Oct 1864
Big Blue, 23 Oct 1864
Coldwater Grove, Osage, 24 Oct 1864
Charlot, or Marmiton, 25 Oct 1864
Clinton, 25 Oct 1864
Glasgow, 26 Oct 1864
Albany, 26 Oct 1864
Independence, 26 Oct 1864
Carthage, 26 Oct 1864
Pilot Knob, 26 Oct 1864
West Point, 26 Oct 1864
Leesburg, 28 Oct 1864
Newtonia, 28 Oct 1864
Dry Wood, 29 Oct 1864
Pendleton, 29 Oct 1864
near Warrenton, 29 Oct 1864
Upshaw's Farm, 29 Oct 1864
Cane Creek, 29-30 Oct 1864
Franklin (Pacific), 30 Oct 1864
Newtonia, 30 Oct 1864
Big Blue, 31 Oct 1864
Rolla, 01 Nov 1864
Lone Jack, 01 Nov 1864
Big Piney, near Waynesville, 01 Nov 1864
near Lebanon, 01 Nov 1864
Greenton, 01 Nov 1864
near Quincy, 01 Nov 1864
Hermitage, 02 Nov 1864
Vera Cruz, 03 Nov 1864
Charleston, 05 Nov 1864
Sikestown, 06 Nov 1864
near Licking, 09 Nov 1864
Neosho, 10 Nov 1864
near Centreville, 13 Nov 1864
Fayette, 18 Nov 1864
Reeve's Mill, 19 Nov 1864
Osage, 26 Nov 1864
near Fulton, 28 Nov 1864
Big Piney, 02 Dec 1864
near New Madrid, 03 Dec 1864
Mosselle Bridge near Franklin (Pacific), 07 Dec 1864
Tuscumbia, 08 Dec 1864
Cypress Swamp, near Cape Girardeau, 14 Dec 1864
Little River, 18 Dec 1864
near Carruthersville, 30 Dec 1864

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During the U.S. Civil War from 1861-1865, Missouri — out on the fringes of the conflict — was a guerrilla battleground. Jay Winik describes the fighting in his book April 1865:
Union soldiers hunted down the guerrillas like animals, and in return, they, too, eventually degenerated into little more than savage beasts, driven by a viciousness unimaginable just two years earlier. By 1864, the guerrilla war had reached new peaks of savagery. Robbing stagecoaches, harassing citizens, cutting telegraph wires were everyday occurrences; but now it was no longer simply enough to ambush and gun down the enemy. They had to be mutilated …

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