MISSOURI VOLUNTEER FORCES IN THE CIVIL WAR with Federal Service (UNION): BACKOFF'S BATTALION LIGHT ARTILLERY.
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Organized at St. Louls, Mo., April 22 to May 18, 1861. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Lyon's Army of the West. Moved to Springfield, Mo.. June 16-27.
Source of Data: "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, V.III" by Frederick H. Dyer, c1908, p.1313
SERVICE.--Engagement at Carthage July 5. Dug Springs August 2. Expedition toward Fayette, Ark., August 3-5. Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10. Retreat to Rolla, thence to St. Louis August 11-21. Mustered out September 4,1861.
Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Enlisted men by disease. Total 12.
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