6th Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry
Describes the actions that the 6th Regiment Missouri State Military Cavalry participated in during the Civil War.
Organized at large February 27 to April 23, 1862. Attached to District of Central Missouri to June, 1862. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. District of Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July. 1863. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1864. District of North Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1865. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Cameron and in Central Missouri until June, 1862. Scout in Pettis County July 28-31, 1862 (Co. "F"). Arrow Rock July 29 (Detachment). Ordered to Sedalia, Mo., June 3, arriving June 15, and outpost duty there until August 30. Operations in Saline County July 29-August 2. Lone Jack August 15-16 (3 Cos.). Outpost duty at Warrensburg August 30-September 14. Newtonia September 13. At Sedalia until October 28. Camp Cole October 5. Lexington October 17. March to Harrisonville October 28-November 1. Action with Quantrell at Harrisonville November 3 (Co. "G"). Huntsville November 9 . At Warrensville November 27, 1862, to March 15, 1863. At Warsaw until May 3 . At Booneville until July. Camp Cole June 8. Florence July 10. Duty at Linn Creek. Warsaw and Osceola. Consolidated at Osceola July 20 and march to Springfield July 27-31. Pursuit of Coffee, Garden Hollow, near Pineville, August 9. Pineville August 13. March to Bentonville, Ark.; Fort Gibson C. N. and Honey Springs, and join Gen. Blount. Blount's Campaign in Indian Nation and Arkansas August and September. Perryville August 26. Scullyville, Ark., August 30-31. Devil's Back Bone September 1. Capture of Fort Smith September 1. Expedition to Big Lake, Mississippi County September 7-30 (Detachment). Horse Creek September 17. March to Springfield, Mo., arriving September 18. Operations against Shelby and pursuit to Arkansas River September 22-October 26. Carthage October 2. Neosho October 4  (3 Cos.). Humansville October 16-17. Bloomfield October 22 (Cos. "A," "D," "E," "K," "L"). Harrisonville October 24. Buffalo Mountain October 24. Expedition from Springfield to Huntsville and skirmish November 8-18 (Detachment). Expedition from Springfield to Howell, Wright and Oregon Counties November 28-December 13. Duty at Springfield and in District of Southwest Missouri until July, 1865. Scout from Huston December 9-19. Operations in Northeastern Arkansas January 1-30, 1864. Sylamore Creek, Ark., January 23 . Sylamore January 24. Scout from Springfield into Northern Arkansas February 23-March 9 (Detachment). Near Buffalo City, Ark., March 1. Bennett's Bayou March 2 (Detachment). Scout from Yellville to Buffalo River March 13-26 (Detachment). Richland Creek April 13-14 (Detachment). Expedition from Patterson to Bloomfield and Pilot Knob May 16-25 (Detachment). Near White Hare June 15 (Co. "E"). Operations in Randolph County July 23-24. Operations in Ray and Carroll Counties August 12-16. Near Roanoke September 10. Moreau Bottom, Jefferson City, October 7. Near Jefferson City October 8. Russellville October 9. Booneville October 9. Dover October 20. Little Blue October 21. Independence, Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement at the Marmiton (or battle of Charlot) October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias Des Cygnes, October 25. Newtonia October 28. Duty at Springfield and in Southwest Missouri until July, 1865. Mustered out July 18, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 104 Enlisted men by disease. Total 154.
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