Engagements and Battles in MO during the War of the Rebellion 1861 (123 listed)

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.

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1861
Liberty, Seizure of US Arsenal by Confederates, 20 Apr 1861
Kansas City, Seizure of Property, 04 May 1861
St. Louis, Capture of Camp Jackson, 10 May 1861
St. Louis, Riot at Corner of 5th and Walnut Streets, 10 May 1861
Jefferson City, Capture of, 14 June 1861
Boonville, 17 Jun 1861
Independence, 17 Jun 1861
Camp Cole (Cole Camp, MO), 18 June 1861
Farmington, 04 Jul 1861
Carthage, 05 Jul 1861
Neosho, 05 Jul 1861
Monroe Station, 09 & 11 Jul 1861
Mexico, 15 Jul 1861
Wentzville, Northern Railroad, 15-17 Jul 1861
Millsville, 16 Jul 1861
Fulton, 17 Jul 1861
Martinsburg, 17 Jul 1861
Parkersville, 17-19 Jul 1861
Harrisonville, 18-19 Jul 1861
Martinsburg, 18 Jul 1861
Forsyth, 22 Jul 1861
Aetna, 22 Jul 1861
Blue Mills, 24 Jul 1861
Harrisonville, 25 Jul 1861
Dug Springs, 25 Jul 1861
Lane's Prarie, near Rolla, 26 Jul 1861
McCulla's Store, 27 Jul 1861
Harrisonville, 27 Jul 1861
New Madrid, Occupation of by Confederates, 28 Jul 1861
Edina, 01 Aug 1861
Dug Springs, 02 Aug 1861
McCulla's Store, 03 Aug 1861
Athens, 05 Aug 1861
Wilson's Creek, (Oak Hills, Springfield) 10 Aug 1861
Potosi, 10 Aug 1861
Hamburg, 11 Aug 1861
Brunswick, 17 Aug 1861
Hunnewell and Palmyra, 17 Aug 1861
Klepsford, 19 Aug 1861
Charleston, (Bird's Point) 19-20 Aug 1861
Lookout Station, 20 Aug 1861
Jonesboro, 21-22 Aug 1861
Medoc, 23 Aug 1861
Lexington, 28 Aug 1861
Ball's Mill, 28 Aug 1861
Morse's Mill, 28 Aug 1861
Bennett's Mills, (Bennight's Mills) 01 Sep 1861
Dallas, 02 Sep 1861
Drywood Creek, 02 Sep 1861
Shelbina, 04 Sep 1861
Papinville, 05 Sep 1861
Monticello Bridge, 06 Sep 1861
Lexington, Defense of, 11 Sep 1861
Black River, near Ironton, 12 Sep 1861
Booneville, 13 Sep 1861
Lexington, 13-20 Sep 1861
St. Joseph, Capture of, 13 Sep 1861
Boonville, 13 Sep 1861
Old Randolph, 14 Sep 1861
Liberty, 17 Sep 1861
Morristown, (Merristown) 17 Sep 1861
Blue Mills, 17 Sep 1861
Glasgow, 19 Sep 1861
Osceola, 20 Sep 1861
Lexington, Surrender of, 20 Sep 1861
Papinsville, 21-22 Sep 1861 (Source/1)
Elliott's Mills, Camp Crittenden, 22 Sep 1861
Osceola, 22 Sep 1861
Belmont, Hunter's Farm, 26 Sep 1861
Lucas Bend, 26 Sep 1861
Norfolk, (Shanghai, Source/1) 27 Sep 1861
Butler, 01 Oct 1861
West Point, 05 Oct 1861
Cameron, Ray County, 12 Oct 1861
Clintonville, 12 Oct 1861
Pomme de Terre, 13 Oct 1861
Beckwith Farm, (12 miles from Bird's Point), 13 Oct 1861
Wet Glaize, 13 Oct 1861
Underwood's Farm, near Bird's Point, 14 Oct 1861
Rush Creek Road, 14 Oct 1861
Linn Creek, 14 Oct 1861
Big River Bridge, near Potosi, 15 Oct 1861
Linn Creek, 16 Oct 1861
Lexington, 16 Oct 1861
Warsaw, (Source/1)16 Oct 1861
Frederickton, 17-21 Oct 1861
Warrensburg, 18 Oct 1861
Big Hurricane Creek, 19 Oct 1861
Ironton, 21 Oct 1861
Buffalo Mills, (Source/1) 22 Oct 1861
Springfield, 25 Oct 1861
Plattsburg, Clinton County, (Source/1) 27 Oct 1861
Spring Hill, 27 Oct 1861
Renick, Randolph County, (Source/1) 01 Nov 1861
Little Santa Fe, 06 Nov 1861
Belmont, 07 Nov 1861
Little Blue, 11 Nov 1861
Warrensburg, 18 Nov 1861
Palmyra, 18 Nov 1861
Price's Landing, 18 Nov 1861
Butler, 20 Nov 1861
Little Santa Fe, 20 Nov 1861
Warsaw, Destruction of the US Stores, 21 Nov 1861
Lancaster, 24 Nov 1861
Johnstown, 24 Nov 1861
Independence, Little Blue, 26 Nov 1861
Black Walnut Creek, near Sedalia, 29 Nov 1861
Grand River, 30 Nov 1861
Shanghai, 01 Dec 1861
Salem, Dent County, 03 Dec 1861
Dunksburg, near Sedalia, 04 Dec 1861
Union Mills, 09 Dec 1861
Bertrand, 11 Dec 1861
Charleston, 12 Dec 1861
Milford, Shawnee Mound or Blackwater Creek, 18 Dec 1861
Blackwater, 19 Dec 1861
Hudson, 21 Dec 1861
Dayton, 23 Dec 1861
Wadesburg, 24 Dec 1861
Mount Zion Church, Boone County, 28 Dec 1861
Commerce, Descent on, 29 Dec 1861

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