Thursday, June 7, 2007

Battle History of the 8th

Here is a listing of the engagements of the 8th MO Cavalry from James A. McGhee's Book, Campaigning With Marmaduke. Thanks again, Jim, for the permission to publish this list here! You'll also find many of these engagements with links to descriptions of the battles. The names in parenthesis are the battle names from the Union perspective.

Unfortunately, our boys in the 8th lost many of these engagements, but I know they gave it their all to fight against higher odds in number and equipment in battle. I would daresay that the 8th MO Cavalry got the best of them Yankees for their part of the fight in the majority of these engagements!

Chronology of the Eighth Missouri Cavalry Regiment

Near Van Buren, Missouri Dec. 25, 1862

Marmaduke’s First Raid into Missouri Dec. 31, 1862 –Jan. 25, 1863
Hartville
, Missouri
Jan. 11, 1863 WIN

Chalk Bluff, Arkansas Apr. 9-11, 1863

Marmaduke’s Second Raid into Missouri
Apr. 21 – May 2, 1863
Cape Girardeau
Apr. 26 - Loss

Chalk Bluff,
Arkansas Apr. 30 – May 1 - WIN

Taylor
’s Creek, Arkansas
May 11, 1863

L’Anguille Bridge, Arkansas
May 13, 1863

Helena
, Arkansas
Jul. 4, 1863 - Loss

Operations Against Union Advance to Little Rock, AR

Aug. 1 – Sept. 14, 1863

Brownsville Aug. 25
Bayou Metoe
Aug. 26
Reed’s Ridge
Aug. 27
Shallow Ford
Aug. 30
Bayou Fourche (Little Rock)
Sept. 10 - Loss

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Oct. 25, 1863 - Loss

Operations Against Steele’s Expedition from Little Rock to
Camden, Arkansas
Mar. 23 – May 3, 1864

Elkins’ Ferry (Okolona) Apr. 3-4 - Loss
Prairie D'Ane (Gum Grove, Moscow) Apr. 9-13 - Loss
Camden Apr. 15
Poison Spring Apr. 18 - WIN

Marks' Mill Apr. 25 - WIN
Princeton Apr. 28
Jenkins’ Ferry Apr. 30
- Loss

Campti, Louisiana Apr. 4, 1864

Operations on the west bank of the Mississippi River May 29-30

Ditch Bayou (Old River Lake), Arkansas Jan. 6, 1864 - Loss

Price’s Expedition into Missouri Aug. 29 – Dec. 2, 1864

Dunklin
County
Sept. 19
Sikeston
(nearer Bloomfield)
Sept. 22

Jackson Sept. 24
Pilot Knob (Fort Davidson) Sept. 27 - Loss
Leasburg Oct. 1
Union Oct. 1
Washington Oct. 2
Miller’s Station Oct. 3

Hermann Oct. 4
Boonville Oct. 10
Glasgow Oct. 15 - WIN
Lexington Oct. 19 - WIN
Little Blue (Westport) Oct. 21 - WIN
Independence Oct. 22 - WIN
Big Blue (Byram’s Ford) Oct. 23 - Loss
Mine Creek, Kansas Oct. 25
- Loss





1 comment:

Dad said...

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