Battle Unit Details


Fremont's Body Guard, Missouri Cavalry

Organized at Cincinnati, Ohio, and St. Louis, Mo., August, 1861. Attached to Headquarters Western Department, and participated in Fremont's Campaign in Missouri and against Springfield September to November, 1861. Advance on Springfield October 8-25. Wet Glaze October 13. Linn Creek October 14 and 16. Zagony's charge at Springfield October 25, against a force of 2,000 rebels, routing them, and killing and capturing almost as many as the Battalion numbered. Mustered out by order of the Secretary of War November 30, 1861.

Battalion lost during service 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Enlisted men by disease. Total 18.
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