Organized at Rolla, Mo., July 10-October 10, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. Unattached, Army Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, and District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Frontier, Dept. Missouri, to December, 1862.
SERVICE.—Ordered to join Fremont October 10, 1861. Action at Wet Glaize October 13. Linn Creek October 14. Return to Rolla November 11, and duty there till January 8, 1862. Action at Salem December 3, 1861. Expedition through the Current Hills December 5-9. March to Lebanon, Mo.. January 25-29, 1862. Advance on Springfield, Mo., February 10-15. Near Springfield February 12. Springfield February 13-14. Crane Creek February 14. Flat Creek February 15. Keytesville and Sugar Creek, Ark., February 17. Hunnewell and Capture of Bentonville February 19. Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8, Leetown March 7. Elkhorn Tavern March 8. Mountain Grove March 9. Expedition to Huntsville April 6. March to Batesville, thence to Helena, Ark., April 8-July 14. Talbot's Ferry, White River, April 19. Sylamore May 28-29. Reusey's Ferry June 5. Waddell's Farm June 12. Hill's Plantation, Cache River, July 7. Expedition from Helena down Mississippi and up the Yazoo River August 16-27. Tallulah August 18. Greenville August 23. Bolivar August 25. Moved to St. Genevieve, Mo., thence to Rolla, Mo. Assigned to 9th Missouri Cavalry October 1, 1862, and to 10th Missouri Cavalry December 4, 1862.
SOURCE: Frederick H. Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, p. 1312