Battle Unit Details

UNION MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS

Backof's Battalion, Missouri Artillery (3 months, 1861)

Overview:
Organized at St. Louis, Mo., April 22 to May 18, 1861. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Lyon's Army of the West. Moved to Springfield, Mo., June 16-27. 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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