Battle Unit Details

UNION MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS

5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Overview:
Organized by consolidation of Benton Hussars and 3 Companies of Hollan Horse February 14, 1862. Served unattached, 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. Army of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1862.

Service:
Curtis' Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas against Price February-March, 1862. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. Duty in District of Southwest Missouri till October. Expedition to Blue Mountains June 19. Near Knight's Cove June 19. Expedition from Clarendon to Lawrenceville and St. Charles September 11-13. Ordered to Pilot Knob October. Consolidated with 4th Missouri Cavalry November 15, 1862.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 36 Enlisted men by disease. Total 42.

Predecessor units:

MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS

BENTON HUSSARS-CAVALRY BATTALION.

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.

MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS

HOLLAN HORSE U. S. RESERVE CORPS.

Organized at St. Louis and Warrenton, Mo., October 14, 1861, to February 1, 1862. Duty at Warrenton and St. Louis till February, 1862. Assigned to 4th and 5th Regiments, Missouri Cavslry, February, 1862.
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