MISSOURI VOLUNTEER FORCES IN THE CIVIL WAR with Federal Service (UNION): BENTON HUSSARS-CAVALRY BATTALION.
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Organized at St. Louis, Mo., September 18-December 23, 1861. Served unattached, Army of the West, to January. 1862. 2nd Division, Army Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to February. 1862. participating in skirmish at Hunter's Farm, near Belmont, Mo., September 26, 1861. At Bird's Point, Mo., October. Operations about Ironton-Fredericktown October 12-25. Engagement at Fredericktown October 21. Expedition from Bird's Point against Thompson's forces November 2-12. Duty In Southeast Missouri till January, 1862, and in District of Southwest Missouri to February, 1862. Assigned to 5th Missouri Cavalry February 14, 1862, which see.
Source of Data: "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, V.III" by Frederick H. Dyer, c1908, p.1312
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