MISSOURI VOLUNTEER FORCES IN THE CIVIL WAR with Federal Service (UNION): 10th REGIMENT MO STATE MILITIA CAVALRY (MSM).
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Organized at Louisiana, Mo., May 5, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., and District of North Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1863.
Source of Data: "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, V.III" by Frederick H. Dyer, c1908, p.1310
SERVICE.--Guard line of North Missouri Railroad, Headquarters at Louisiana, Mo., and duty in North Missouri operating against Porter till November, 1862. Actions at Brown's Springs July 27, 1862 (Co.. "B," "D"). Morris Mills, near Fulton, July 28 (Cos. "B," "D"). Kirksville August 6 (1 Co.). Auxvasse Creek October 16. Moved to Jefferson City, thence to Rolla and to Pilot Knob December 10-26,1862. Designation changed to 3rd Missouri State Militia Cavalry February 6,1863, which see for further service.
Subject: 10th REGIMENT MO STATE MILITIA CAVALRY (MSM).
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 16:49:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Michael D. White"
I notice that there is a small error on the 10th M.S.M. Cav. page. There is a missing company both at Brown's Springs and Moore's (not Morris) Mill. The missing company is Company "I" of the 10th M.S.M. Cav. commanded by Captain Hiram A. Rice (also known as "Rice's Independent Company of Cavalry of Red Rovers" or the "Louisiana Red Rovers"). This is also the 1 company of the 10th M.S.M. Cav. that is not named at Kirksville. In the listing of events of the war in Missouri (Dyer, p. 802 & 803) they are listed in the above mentioned battles as "Rice's Indpt. Company Cavalry" and "Red Rovers". Dyer may not have recognized the company because of a typo in the index to Series I, volume 13 of the OR that lists Captian Rice as Daniel Rice. This is corrected in the index for the entire series with a suppliment for corrections where it says to strike out Daniel and insert Hiram A in the index for volume 13. Captian Rice and his company was praised in the official report for Kirksville (as Capt. Rice was wounded in the face and still led his men). It would be nice if a note was made on your web page making note of this long neglected company.
- Mike White
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the US