Engagements and Battles in MO during the War of the Rebellion 1863 (201 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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1863
Operations against Marmaduke in Missouri, 01-25 Jan 1863
Occupation of New Madrid, 02 Jan 1863
Brownsville, 03 Jan 1863
Fort Lawrence, Beaver Station, 06 Jan 1863
Linn Creek, 06 Jan 1863
Springfield, 07-08 Jan 1863
Ozark, Capture by Confederate Troops, 07 Jan 1863, (Source/2)
Carrollton, 10 Jan 1863
Wood Creek, 11 Jan 1863
Hartsville, 11 Jan 1863
Carthage, 13 Jan 1863
near Columbia, 21 Jan 1863
Bloomfield, 27 Jan 1863
Independence, 03 Feb 1863
Mingo Swamp, 03 Feb 1863
Bear Creek, Johnson County, 05 Feb 1863
Independence, 08 Feb 1863
Sarcoxie Prairie, Newton County, 10 Feb 1863
Spring River, 19 Feb 1863
Bloomfield, near, and Capture of by Union Forces, 01 Mar 1863
Neosho, 02 Mar 1863
Raid on Granby, 03 Mar 1863
near Sherwood, 09 Mar 1863
near Doniphan, 21 Mar 1863
Blue Springs, 22 Mar 1863
Massacre on the Steamer "Sam Gaty", at Sibley's Landing, 30 Mar 1863
The Island, Vernon County, 30 Mar 1863
Owensville, 31 Mar 1863
Carroll County, -- Apr 1863
Jackson County, 02 Apr 1863
St. Francis County, 08 Apr 1863 (Source/1)
Sedalia, 09 Apr 1863
White River, 17 Apr 1863
Operations against Marmaduke, Apr 17-May 04 1863
Bloomfield, 20 Apr 1863
Patterson, 20 Apr 1863
Fredericktown, 22 Apr 1863
Independence, 23 Apr 1863
Middle or Mill Creek Bridge, 24 Apr 1863
White Water, 24 Apr 1863 (Source/1)
Cape Girardeau, 25 & 26 Apr 1863
Jackson, 26 & 27 Apr 1863
near Whitewater Bridge, 27 Apr 1863
Castor River, 29 Apr 1863
Bloomfield, 30 Apr 1863
Chalk Bluff, 30 Apr-01May 1863
St. Francis River, 30 Apr-01May 1863
near Patterson, -- May 1863
Stone County, 09 May 1863
Bloomfield, 12 May 1863
Big Creek, near Pleasant Hill, 15 May 1863
Centre Creek, 15 May 1863
French Point, 15 May 1863
Carthage, 16 May 1863
Sherwood, 18 May 1863
Hog Island, 18 May 1863
?Attacked by Guerillas on the Transport Cresent City, near Island No.82, 18 May 1863
Richfield, Clay County, 19 May 1863
Destruction of Sherwood, 19 May 1863
Bentonville, 22 May 1863
Hartsville, 23 May 1863
Carthage, 26 May 1863
Bush Creek, 26 May 1863
Mountain Store, 26 May 1863
Bushy Creek, 28 May 1863
Rocheport, 01 Jun 1863
near Doniphan, 01 Jun 1863
Waverly, 01 Jun 1863
Camp Cole (Cole Camp, MO), 08 Jun 1863
Jasper County, 10 Jun 1863
Westport, 17 Jun 1863
near Wellington, 17 Jun 1863
Blue River, 18 Jun 1863
Rocheport, 18 Jun 1863
Sibley, Destruction of, 23 Jun 1863
near Papinsville, 23 Jun 1863
Carthage, 27-28 Jun 1863
Cassville, 04 Jul 1863
Black Fork Hills, 04 Jul 1863
near Dry Wood, 07 Jul 1863
Florence, 10 Jul 1863
Stockton, 11 Jul 1863
Switzler's Mills, 12 Jul 1863
Dade County, 24 Jul 1863
near Cassville, 27 Jul 1863
Marshall, 28 Jul 1863
Saline County, 30 Jul 1863
near Lexington, 30 Jul 1863
near Marshall, 30 Jul 1863
Taylor's Farm, Little Blue, 01 Aug 1863
Round Ponds, near Cedar River, 01 Aug 1863
Stumptown, 02 Aug 1863
New Madrid, 07 Aug 1863
Clear Creek. near Balltown, 08 Aug 1863
Garden Hollow, near Pineville, 09 Aug 1863
Dayton, 10 Aug 1863
Ash Hill, 13 Aug 1863
Pineville, 13 Aug 1863
Jack's Fork, 14 Aug 1863
near Sherwood, 14 Aug 1863
near Wellington, 14 Aug 1863
Big Creek. near Pleasant Hill, 22 Aug 1863
Waynesville, 25 Aug 1863
Independence, 25 Aug 1863
Johnson County, 25 Aug 1863
near Hopewell, 25-26 Aug 1863
Clear Fork, 26 Aug 1863
Texas Prairie, 29 Aug 1863
Quincy, 04 Sep 1863
Hutton Valley, 06 Sep 1863
Carthage, 06 Sep 1863
Bear Skin Lake, 07 Sep 1863
Texas County, 12 Sep 1863
near Houston, 12 Sep 1863
near Salem, 13 Sep 1863
Jackson County, 15 Sep 1863
near Enterprise, 15 Sep 1863
Horse Creek, 17 Sep 1863
Homersville, 20 Sep 1863
LaFayette County, 22-25 Sep 1863
Red Bone Church, 25 Sep 1863
Cassville, 26 Sep 1863
Newtonia, 27 Sep 1863
Carthage, 02 Oct 1863
Neosho, 04 Oct 1863
Oregon or Bowers' Mills, 04 Oct 1863
near Widow Wheeler's, 04 Oct 1863
Greenfield, 05 Oct 1863
Jasper County, 05 Oct 1863
Stockton, 05 Oct 1863
near Syracuse, 05 Oct 1863
Humansville, 06 Oct 1863
Warsaw, 08 Oct 1863
Cole Camp, 09 Oct 1863
Tipton, 10 Oct 1863
Syracuse, 10 Oct 1863
La Mine Bridge, 10 Oct 1863
Boonville, 11-12 Oct 1863
Jonesborough, 12 Oct 1863
Merrill's Crossing to Lamine Crossing and Dug Ford, near Jonesborough , 12-13 Oct 1863
Blackwater, 12 Oct 1863
Marshall, 13 Oct 1863
Arrow Rock, 13 Oct 1863
Blackwater, 13 Oct 1863
Syracuse, 14 Oct 1863
Jonesborough, 14 Oct 1863
Scott's Ford, 14 Oct 1863
near Man's Creek, 14 Oct 1863
Deep Water Creek, 15 Oct 1863
Cross Timbers, 15 Oct 1863
Island No. 10, 16 Oct 1863
Deer Creek,16 Oct 1863
Humansville, 17 Oct 1863
Johnstown, 16 Oct 1863
Cedar County, 17 Oct 1863
Carthage, 18 Oct 1863
Honey Creek, 19 Oct 1863
Greenton Valley, near Hopewell, 21 Oct 1863
Bloomfield, Mutiny, 22 Oct 1863
Oregon County, 23 Oct 1863
Harrisonville, 24 Oct 1863
King's House, near Waynesville, 26 Oct 1863
near Warsaw, 29 Oct 1863
near Lexington, 04 Nov 1863
near Neosho, 04-06 Nov 1863
Shoal and Turkey Creeks, 18 Nov 1863
Houston, 22 Nov 1863
Farmington, 25 Nov 1863
Big Piney, 25 Nov 1863
near Woodson, 26 Nov 1863
Bloomfield, Attack on and pursuit to Brown's Ferry, Ark, 29-30 Nov 1863
Grand River, 30 Nov 1863
Ripley, 01 Dec 1863 (Source/1)
Springfield, 16 Dec 1863
Centreville, Attcak on, 23 Dec 1863
Pursuit of Reeves, 23-25 Dec 1863
Pulliam's, 25 Dec 1863

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