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BULLETMissouri Civil War Skirmishes, Battles, and Engagements
The Rebellion Register: A History of the Principal Persons and Places, Important Dates, Documents and Statistics, Military and Political was written by Robert Allen Campbell (published in 1887 by Robert Douglass). The following list of skirmishes, battles, and other engagements which occurred in Missouri during the Civil War was compiled from a nationwide list which appears in The Rebellion Register.

The list is in order alphabetically by town name. An outcome is listed when Campbell furnished one. More information about a particular Missouri engagement can be found in Missouri Civil War era newspapers, Missouri county histories, and in the War of the Rebellion book set.

The Rebellion Register is located in the History and Genealogy Department (Central Library). (Call Number: 973.7)

Missouri Civil War Skirmishes, Battles, and Engagements

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T W Y

A
ATHENS, MO; Skirmish; 5 August 1861.

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BEAR CREEK, MO; Skirmish; 5 February 1863; rebels routed.
BEAR CREEK, MO; Skirmish; 17 April 1863; rebels routed.
BECKWITH, MO; Skirmish; 13 October 1861.
BERTLAND, MO; Skirmish; 11 December 1861.
BIG HURRICANE CREEK, MO; Battle; 19 October 1861; 
	rebels routed.
BLACK WALNUT CREEK, MO; Skirmish; 27 November 1861.
BLOOMFIELD, MO; 24 January 1862; occupied by Union troops, 
	rebel  loss 80 men.
BLOOMFIELD, MO; 24 August 1862; rebels routed, 30 killed, 
	50  wounded.
BLOOMFIELD, MO; 11 September 1862; rebels attack, 
	Union troops  routed.
BLOOMFIELD, MO; 27 January 1863; rebels routed, but 
	Union troops departed and rebels reoccupied town.
BLOOMFIELD, MO; 1 March 1863; rebels routed; 20 killed.
BLOOMFIELD, MO; 23 September 1864; occupied briefly by
	 General  Price.
BLUE'S MILLS LANDING, MO; two skirmishes; 17 September 1861.
BLUE SPRINGS, MO; Union defeat; 22 March 1863.
BOLLINGER'S MILLS, MO; 29 July 1862; rebels routed.
BOONVILLE, MO; Battle; 17 June 1861; rebels defeated.
BOONVILLE, MO; Skirmish; 13 September 1861; outcome undecided.
BUFFALO MILLS, MO; Battle; 22 October 1861; rebels defeated.

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CARTHAGE, MO; Battle; 5 July 1861; 300-500 rebels killed, 
	13 Union  dead.
CENTRALIA, MO; 27 September 1864; guerrillas captured and 
	executed  30 to 40 Union soldiers.
CENTRALIA, MO; 28 September 1864; guerrillas ambushed pursuing  
	Union militiamen; 100 Union militiamen killed.
CHARLESTON, MO; 18 August 1861; undecided skirmish.
CHARLESTON, MO: 19 & 20 August 1861; battle; rebels routed, 40  
	rebels dead, 1 Union soldier killed.
CHARLESTON, MO; 19 August 1862; skirmish; rebels routed, 
	4 rebels  killed.
CLINTON, MO; skirmish; 30 March 1862.
COLE CAMP, MO; 19 January 1861; battle; rebels defeated.
COMMERCE, MO; 19 August 1861; skirmish.
COMMERCE, MO; 24 December 1861; town reoccupied by rebels.

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DONIPHAN, MO; 28 May 1863; Union rout, 80 Union soldiers dead.
DUG SPRINGS, MO; 2 August 1861; skirmish; rebels defeated, 
	9 Union soldiers dead, rebel losses "heavy."

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EUREKA, MO; 3 September 1862; skirmish; captured by 
	Union troops.

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F
FARMINGTON, MO; 1 July 1861; undecided skirmish.
FLORIDA, MO; 8 July 1861; rebels defeated.
FORSYTH, MO; 22 July 1861; rebels defeated.
FREDERICKTOWN, MO; 21 October 1861; battle; rebels routed, 
	200  rebels dead, 6 Union troops killed.
FULTON, MO; 17 July 1861; skirmish.

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GEORGETOWN, MO; 11 April 1861; skirmish; rebel company captured.
GLASGOW, MO; 7 December 1861; band of guerrillas captured.
GREENVILLE, MO; 25 October 1862; skirmish, outcome undecided.
GREYTOWN, MO; 29 August 1861; 25 rebels captured.

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HARRISONVILLE, MO; 18 July 1861; skirmish.
HARTSVILLE, MO; 11 January 1863; skirmish.
HOWARD COUNTY, MO; 6 January 1862; 1,000 rebels routed by 
	500 Union  cavalry troopers.
HUNTSVILLE, MO; 26 July 1864; robbed of $100,000 by guerrillas.

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INDEPENDENCE, MO; 7 December 1861; captured by rebels.
INDEPENDENCE, MO; 18 February 1862; rebels under Quantrill routed,  
	3 rebels dead, 1 Union soldier killed.
INDEPENDENCE, MO; 1 March 1862; skirmish undecisive.
INDEPENDENCE, MO; 11 August 1862; town surrendered to rebels.
IRON MOUNTAIN RAILROAD; 24 April 1863; rebels attempting to 
	burn  bridges were repulsed.
IRONTON, MO; 16 October 1861; skirmish.

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JACKSON, MO; 28 April 1863; skirmish, rebels defeated.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO; 8 October 1864; rebels defeated.

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KANSAS CITY, MO; 11 November 1861; Kansas troops broke up rebel  
	camp on the Little Blue River near Kansas City.
KIRKSVILLE, MO; 7 August 1862; guerrillas defeated.

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LANCASTER, MO; 24 November 1861; skirmish.
LANE'S PRAIRIE, MO; 26 July 1861; skirmish.
LEAVENWORTH, MO; 2 November 1861; skirmish, rebels defeated.
LEBANON, MO; 13 October 1861; battle; rebels defeated, 20 rebels  
	dead, 1 Union soldier dead.
LEBANON, MO; 12 March 1862; rebels defeated, 13 rebels dead.
LEXINGTON, MO; 29 August 1861; battle; rebels defeated.
LEXINGTON, MO; 16-20 September; siege; Union surrender; 
	39 Union  soldiers killed.
LEXINGTON, MO; 16 October 1861; Union forces rout rebel garrison.
LEXINGTON, MO; 17 October 1864; General Price occupies town 
	but is  routed by General Blunt.
LINCOLN COUNTY, MO; 31 May 1863; skirmish; Union defeated.
LINN CREEK, MO; 14 October 1861; 46 guerrillas captured.
LITTLE SANTA FE CREEK, MO; 6 November 1861; captured by rebels.
LONE JACK, MO; 16 August 1862; battle; Union defeat, 60 Union dead.
LUCAS BEND, MO; 10 September 1861; naval battle, rebels defeated.

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MARIATOWN, MO; 17 September 1861; skirmish; rebels defeated.
MEMPHIS, MO; 18 July 1862; skirmish; rebel defeat, but losses heavy  
	on both sides.
MILFORD, MO; 18-21 December 1861; rebels routed, 2,500 rebels  
	captured over 3 days.
MILLSVILLE, MO; 16 July 1861; skirmish.
MINGO SWAMP, MO; 3 February 1863; 9 guerrillas killed, 29 wounded.
MONROE STATION, MO; 10 July 1861; skirmish.

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NEOSHO, MO; 26 April 1862; battle; Indian defeat,
	30 Indians  killed.
NEWARK, MO; 1 August 1862; Battle; Union defeat; 
	4 Union soldiers  dead.
NEWTONIA, MO; 28 October 1864; battle; rebel defeat; 
	450 rebel  dead, 120 Union dead.
NORFOLK, MO; 10 September 1861; skirmish.

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OSCEOLA, MO; 25 September 1861; skirmish.

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P
PALMYRA, MO; 4 March 1863; town burned by Union gunboats.
PAPINSVILLE, MO; 21 September 1861; battle; rebels defeated.
PILOT KNOB, MO; 16 October 1864; rebels driven out.
PILOT KNOB, MO; 26 September 1864; rebels defeated.<
PLATTE CITY, MO; 2 November 1862; skirmish.
PLATTE CITY, MO; 16 December 1862; town burned.
PLATTE CITY, MO; 26 July 1864; captured by guerrillas.
PLEASANT HILL, MO; 11 July 1862; skirmish; guerrillas defeated.
PLATTSBURG, MO; 27 October 1861; skirmish (indecisive).
POTOSI, MO; 17 May 1861; skirmish; rebels defeated.
POTOSI, MO; 9 August 1861; skirmish; rebels defeated.
POTOSI, MO; 15 October 1861; skirmish; Union defeat.
PUTNAM'S FERRY, MO; 27 October 1862; battle; rebel defeat.

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RICHMOND, MO; 19 May 1863; captured by guerrillas.
RIENZI, MO; 27 August 1862; skirmish (indecisive).
ROAN'S TAN-YARD, RANDOLPH CO., MO; 8 January 1862; 
	battle; rebel  defeat.

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S
SALEM, MO; no date given; battle; rebel defeat.
SHERWOOD, MO; 18 May 1863; skirmish; Union defeat.
SIKESTON, MO; 28 February 1862; skirmish.
SPRINGFIELD, MO; 25 October 1861; battle; rebels routed.
SPRINGFIELD, MO; 8 January 1863; rebels defeated; 50 rebels dead,  
	17 Union dead.
ST. CHARLES, MO; 27 June 1864; battle; rebels defeated.
STE. GENEVIEVE, MO; 16 August 1861; occupied by Union troops.

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T
TUSCUMBIA, MO; 20 September 1861; skirmish.

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W
WARSAW, MO; 16 October 1861; skirmish.
WARSAW, MO; 19 November 1861; town burned by rebels.
WESTON, MO; 29 November 1861; train seized by guerrillas.
WESTON, MO; 26 July 1864; rebels driven out.
WESTPORT, MO; 17 June 1863; skirmish.
WESTPORT, MO; 23 October 1864; Union troops driven out.
WESTPORT, MO; 24 October 1864; rebels defeated next day.
WILSON'S CREEK, MO; 10 August 1861; battle; Union defeat; 
	1,235  Union soldiers dead, wounded, and missing; 
	421 rebels dead.

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YELLOW CREEK, MO; 13 August 1862; rebels routed. 

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Compiled by Thomas A. Pearson
Special Collections Librarian
St. Louis Public Library
April 20, 1996




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