Engagements and Battles in MO during the War of the Rebellion 1862 (272 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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1862
Hunnewell, 03 Jan 1862
Calhoun, Green County, 04 Jan 1862 (Source/1)
Charlestown, 08 Jan 1862
Silver Creek (Roan's Tan Yard), Randolph County, 08 Jan 1862
Columbus, 09 Jan 1862
Bird's Point, 10 Jan 1862
Occupation of Lebanon, 22 Jan 1862
Knob Noster, 22 Jan 1862
Bloomfield, 06 Feb 1862
Bolivar, 08 Feb 1862
Occupation of Doniphan, -- Feb 1862
Marshfield, 09 Feb 1862
Springfield, 12 & 13 Feb 1862
Crane Creek, 14 Feb 1862
Flat Creek, 15 Feb 1862
Keytesville, 17 Feb 1862
Sugar Creek, 17 Feb 1862 (Source/1)
Independence, 18 Feb 1862 (Source/1)
West Plains, 19 Feb 1862
Bentonville, 19 Feb 1862
Independence, 23 Feb 1862
Mingo Creek, 24 Feb 1862
New Madrid, 24 Feb 1862
Keytesville, Barry County, 25 Feb 1862
New Madrid, Siege, 28 Feb-April 8 1862, (Source/1)
Sykestown, 01 Mar 1862
New Madrid, 02, 03, 05, & 06 Mar 1862
Point Pleasant, 07 Mar 1862
Bows Creek, 07 Mar 1862
Fox Creek, 07 Mar 1862
Big Creek, 09 Mar 1862
Mountain Grove Seminary, 09 Mar 1862
Mountain Grove, 09 Mar 1862
Lexington, Lafayette County, 10 Mar 1862
New Madrid, 11, 12, 13, & 14 Mar 1862
Near Lebanon, 12 Mar 1862 (Source/1)
Marshall, 15 & 16 Mar 1862
Riddell's Point, 17 Mar 1862
Point Pleasant, 18 Mar 1862
Leesville, 19 Mar 1862
McKay's Farm, 21 Mar 1862
Little Santa Fe, 22 Mar 1862
Post Oak Creek, 22 Mar 1862
Independence, 22 Mar 1862 (Source/1)
Sink Pole Woods, 23 Mar 1862
Carthage, 23 Mar 1862
Monagan Springs, 25 Mar 1862
Post Oak Creek, 26 Mar 1862
Gouge's Mill, 26 Mar 1862
Humansville, Polk Co, 26 Mar 1862
Warrensburg, 26 Mar 1862 (Source/1)
Warrensburg, 28 Mar 1862
Blackwater, near Warrensburg, 29 Mar 1862
Clinton, 30 Mar 1862
Pink Hill, 31 Mar 1862
Little Sni, 01 Apr 1862
Putnam's Ferry, near Doniphan, 01 Apr 1862
Walkersville, 02 Apr 1862
Doniphan, 04 Apr 1862
Warrensburg, 08 Apr 1862
Warsaw, 08 Apr 1862
Jackson, 09 Apr 1862
Shiloh, 11 Apr 1862
Little Blue River, 12 Apr 1862 (Source/1)
Santa Fe Road, 14 Apr 1862
Diamond Grove, 14 Apr 1862
Montavallo, 14 Apr 1862
Walkersville, 14 Apr 1862 (Source/1)
Blackwater, 16 Apr 1862
Warsaw, 17 Apr 1862
Osage near Monagan Springs, 25 Apr 1862
Neosha, 26 Apr 1862
Turnback Creek, 26 Apr 1862
Warsaw, 28 Apr 1862
Licking, 04 May 1862
Horse Creek, 07 May 1862
Bloomfield, 10 May 1862
Chalk Bluffs, 15 May 1862 (Source/1)
Butler, Bates County, 15 May 1862 (Source/1)
Independence, 16 May 1862
Florida, Salt River, Monroe County, 22 May 1862
Crow's Station, 26 May 1862
Butler, 26 May 1862
Monagan Springs, near Osceola, 27 May 1862
Neosho, 31 May 1862
Rensey's Ferry, 31 May 1862
Waynesville, 31 May 1862
Salt River, near Florida, 31 May 1862
Eleven Points, 01 Jun 1862
Little Blue, Jackson County, 02 Jun 1862
Sedalia, 05 Jun 1862
Deepwater, 11 Jun 1862
Pink Hill, 11 Jun 1862
Cassville, 11 Jun 1862
Eminence, 17 Jun 1862
Warrensburg, 17 Jun 1862
Hambright Station, 18 Jun 1862
Raytown, 23 Jun 1862
Pineville, 23 Jun 1862
Cherry Grove, 26 Jun 1862
Pittman's Ferry, -- Jul 1862
Cherry Grove, 01 Jul 1862
Salem, 06 Jul 1862
Inman's Hollow, 07 Jul 1862
Newark, 07 Jul 1862
Black Run or River, 08 Jul 1862
Pleasant Hill, 08 Jul 1862
Lotspeach Farm, on Sugar Creek near Wadesburg, 09 Jul 1862
Clinton, 09 Jul 1862
Sears' House and Big Creek Bluffs near Pleasant Hill, 11 Jul 1862
Memphis, 18 Jul 1862
Guerilla Campaign in MO, 20 Jul-20 Sep 1862 (Source/1)
Tabersville, 20 Jul 1862
Greenville, 20 Jul 1862
Florida, 22 Jul 1862
West Prairie, 23 Jul 1862
Boles' Farm, Monroe County, 23 Jul 1862
Blackwater near Columbus, 23 Jul 1862
Moore's Mills near Fulton, 24 Jul 1862
Bott's Farm, Monroe County, 24 Jul 1862 (Source/1)
Santa Fe, 24-25 Jul 1862
Montain Store, 25-26 Jul 1862
Big Piney, 25-26 Jul 1862 (Source/1)
Patten, 26 Jul 1862
Greenville, 26 Jul 1862
Brown Springs, 27 Jul 1862
Bollinger's Mils, 28 Jul 1862
Cross Timbers, 28 Jul 1862
Moore's Mills, Fulton County, 28 Jul 1862
Bloomfield, 29 Jul 1862
Moore's Mills, 29 Jul 1862
Arrow Rock, 29 Jul 1862
Clark's Mills, Chariton County, 30 Jul 1862
Grand River, 01 Aug 1862
Whaley's Mills, 01 Aug 1862
Ozark, 01 & 02 Aug 1862
Carrollton, 01 Aug 1862
Newark, 01 Aug 1862
Clear Creek, 02 Aug 1862
Chariton Bridge, Dodge County, 03 Aug 1862
White River, 04 Aug 1862
Gayoso, 04 Aug 1862
Newtonia, 05 Aug 1862
Cravensville, 05 Aug 1862
Kirksville, Adair County, 05 & 06 Aug 1862
Montavallo, 06 & 07 Aug 1862
Rocky Bluff, Platte County, 07 Aug 1862
Panther Creek, 08 Aug 1862
Newtonia, 08 Aug 1862
Walnut Creek, 08 Aug 1862
Pursuit of Poindexter in Mo. and skirmishes at Grand River, Lee's Ford, Chariton River, Walnut Creek, Crompton's Ferry, Switzler's Mills and Yellow Creek, 08-15 Aug 1862
Stockton, Macon County, 09 Aug 1862
Springfield, 09 Aug 1862
Salem, 09 Aug 1862
Sear's Ford, Chariton River, 09 Aug 1862
Linn Creek, 10 Aug 1862
Switzler's Mills, 10 Aug 1862
Grand River, 10-13 Aug 1862 (Source/1)
Taberville, 11 Aug 1862
Lone Jack, 11 Aug 1862
Little Compton, Compton's Ferry, Grand River, 11 Aug 1862
Independence, 11 Aug 1862
between Stockton and Humansville, 12 Aug 1862
Stockton, 12 Aug 1862
Van Buren, 12 Aug 1862
Mussel Shoals, Grand River, 13 Aug 1862
near Barry Section, 14 Aug 1862
Lone Jack, 15 & 16 Aug 1862
White Oak Ridge, 18 Aug 1862
Clear Creek, 19 Aug 1862
Union Mills, 20 Aug 1862
Neosho, 21 Aug 1862
Wayman's Mill, 23 Aug 1862
Spring Creek, 23 Aug 1862
Four Miles, 23 Aug 1862
Hickory Grove, 23 Aug 1862
Dallas, 24 Aug 1862
Crooker Creek near Dallas, 24 Aug 1862
Coon Creek near Lamar, 24 Aug 1862
Lamar, 24 Aug 1862
Bloomfield, 24 Aug 1862
Kirksville, 26 Aug 1862
Howard County, 28 Aug 1862
Ashley, 28 Aug 1862
Bloomfield, 29 Aug 1862
near Iberia, 29 Aug 1862
California House, 29 Aug 1862
Little River Bridge, 31 Aug 1862
Neosho, 01 Sep 1862
Spring River, 01 Sep 1862
Putnam, 01 Sep 1862
Neosho, 03 Sep 1862
Prairie Chapel, 04 Sep 1862
Neosho, 05 Sep 1862
Roanoke, 06 Sep 1862
Lancaster, 07 Sep 1862
Big Creek, 09 Sep 1862
Iron County, 11 Sep 1862
Bloomfield, 11 Sep 1862
Newtonia, 13 Sep 1862
Bragg's Farm, near Whalley's Mill, 13 Sep 1862
Strother's Fork of Black River, Iron Co, 13 Sep 1862
Shelburne, 15 Sep 1862
Monroe County, 16 Sep 1862
Hickory Grove, 19 Sep 1862
Mount Vernon, 19 Sep 1862
Shirley's Ford, Spring River, 20 Sep 1862
Cassville, 21 Sep 1862
Sturgeon, 22 Sep 1862
Granby, 24 Sep 1862
Cambridge, 26 Sep 1862
Clear Fork, near Warrensburg, 30 Sep 1862
Scotland and Boone Counties, 30 Sep 1862
Newtonia, 30 Sep 1862
near Columbia, 02 Oct 1862
Jollification, 03 Oct 1862
Monroe County, 04 Oct 1862
Newtonia and Occupation of, 04 Oct 1862
Granby, 04 Oct 1862
Sim's Cove, Cedar Creek, 05 Oct 1862
Camp Cole (Cole Camp, MO), 05 Oct 1862
Newtonia, 05 Oct 1862
Liberty, 06 Oct 1862
Sibley's Landing, 06 Oct 1862
Newtonia, 07 Oct 1862
Fayette, 07 Oct 1862
near New Franklin, 07 Oct 1862
Arrow Rock, 12 Oct 1862
New Franklin, 13 Oct 1862
Syracuse, 14 Oct 1862
Hazel Bottom, 14 Oct 1862 (Source/1)
Auxvasse Creek, 16 Oct 1862
Portland, 16 Oct 1862
Shell's Mill, 16 Oct 1862
Lexington, 17 Oct 1862
Island No. Ten, 17 Oct 1862
California House, 18 Oct 1862
near Uniontown, 18 Oct 1862
Auxvois River, 20 Oct 1862 (Source/1)
Marshfield, 20 Oct 1862
Van Buren, 22 Oct 1862
Clarkton, 23 Oct 1862
Grand Prarie, 24 Oct 1862
near Pike Creek and Eleven Points Pittsman's Ferry, 27 Oct 1862 (Source/1)
Clarkson, 28 Oct 1862
Butler, 29 Oct 1862 (Source/1)
Osage, 29 Oct 1862 (Source/1)
near Hartsville, -- Nov 1862
Harrisonville, Cass County, 03 Nov 1862
Lamar, 05 Nov 1862
Big Beaver Creek, 07 Nov 1862
Clark's Mills, Douglas County, 07 Nov 1862
Dry Wood, Bastin Mt, 09 Nov 1862
Huntsville, 09 Nov 1862
Yocum Creek, 15 Nov 1862
Pineville, 19 Nov 1862
Beaver Creek, Texas County, 24 Nov 1862
Crawford County, 25 Nov 1862
Jackson and LaFayette Counties, 26-29 Nov 1862
Carthage, 27 Nov 1862
Ozark, 02 Dec 1862
Parkersville, 06 Dec 1862
Neosho, 15 Dec 1862
Operations against Marmaduke in Missouri, 31 Dec 1862

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