Tuesday, October 6, 2020

13th Missouri State Militia Cavalry

Organized May 19, 1862, and assigned to duty in the District of Rolla, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, Headquarters at Waynesville, Mo., till February, 1863; operating in Pulaski, Miller, Phelps, Texas, Wright and LaClede Counties. Scout from Waynesville to Big Piney July 6-8, 1862 (Cos. "B" and "F"). Pursuit of Poindexter in Missouri and skirmishes at Grand River, Lee's Ford, Chariton River, Walnut Creek, Compton's Ferry, Switzler's Mills and Yellow Creek, August 8-15 (Co. "D"). Expedition from Waynesville August 29. Caledonia House August 29. Expedition from Eureka September 23-24 (Co. "E"). Booneville October 9. California House October 18 (Detachment). Designation changed to New 5th Regiment State Militia Cavalry February 2, 1863.

SOURCE: Frederick H. Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, p. 1311

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