Battle Unit Details


16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Organized at Springfield, Mo., November 1, 1863, from 6th Regiment Enrolled Militia. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to April, 1865, and to District of North Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to July, 1865.

Scout and patrol duty in District of Southeastern Missouri till April, 1865, and in North Missouri till July. Actions in Wright County July 22, 1864; Dallas County September 19; Booneville October 9-12; Big Blue or State Line October 22. Engagement at the Marmiton, or Battle of Charlot, October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. Big Blue October 31. Skirmishes in Texas County January 9-11, 1865. Scout, Ozark County, February 16-20 (Co. "B"). Scouts from Salem and Licking to Spring River, Ark., and skirmishes, February 23-March 2. Operations about Licking March 7-25. Scouts from Licking April 1-30. Skirmish, Big Gravois, April 22. Scout from Lebanon to Warsaw May 18-26. Mustered out July 1, 1865.

Lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 31 Enlisted men by disease. Total 45.

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Duty at Springfield, Mo., and in the District of Southwest Missouri, operating against guerrillas. Bloomfield, Mo., January 27, 1863. Scout on Bennett's Bayou and skirmishes August 23, 1863 (Co. "H"). Operations against Shelby September 22-October 26. Scout from Houston to Jack's Fork November 4-9, 1863 (Detachment). Scouts from Houston December 9-19. Ordered from Springfield to Rolling Prairie February 6, 1864. Duty in Christian, Douglass, Wright, Dade and Stone Counties till July, 1864. Scout from Yellville to Buffalo River March 13-26. Operations in Southwest Missouri July 18-23 and August 1-28. Skirmish Polk County August 28. Operations against Price's invasion of Missouri September to November. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of Missouri. Moreau Creek October 7. Russellville October 9. California October 9. Near Booneville October 11-12. Little Blue October 21. Independence, Big Blue and State Line October 22. Big Blue and Westport October 23. Little Osage, Mine Creek and Marais des Cygnes October 25. Battle of the Marmiton (or Charlot) October 25. Newtonia October 28. Designation changed to 16th Missouri Cavalry November 1, 1864 (which see).
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