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Civil War Operations in
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri





  

 

Date

Type

Location

 

 

 

June 24, 1861

Skirmish

Jackson, MO

 

September 1, 1861

 

Brig.Gen. U.S. Grant, Federal Army issues command at Cape Girardeau.

 

November 2-12, 1861

Operations

From Bird’s Point, Cape Girardeau, and Ironton against CSA Gen. Thompson’s forces.

 

April 2-4, 1862

Reconnaissance

From Cape Girardeau to Jackson, Whitewater and Dallas (Marble Hill), MO.

 

April 9, 1962

Skirmish

Jackson, MO

 

July 25-29, 1862

Scout

Cape Girardeau County and Southeast Missouri

 

July 28, 1862

Skirmishes

At and near Bollinger Mill in Burfordville, MO.

 

April 26, 1863

Action

Cape Girardeau, MO

 

April 26-27, 1863

Skirmishes

Jackson, MO

 

April 27, 1863

Skirmish

Whitewater Bridge, MO

 

August 9-18, 1863

Scout, Skirmish

From Cape Girardeau to Ash Hill and Poplar Bluff, MO. Skirmish on the 13th at Ash Hill.

 

August 17-26, 1863

Expeditions

From Cape Girardeau and Pilot Knob, MO to Pocahontas, AR.

 

August 22-23, 1863

Skirmishes

Pocahontas, MO

 

October 26- November 12, 1863

Scout

From Cape Girardeau, MO to Doniphan, MO and Pocahontas, AR.

 

October 27-November 15, 1863

Expedition

From Cape Girardea, MO to Clarkton, MO

 

February 5, 1864

Skirmish

Near Cape Girardeau, MO

 

February 10, 1864

Skirmish

Pocahontas, MO

 

September 24, 1864

Skirmish

Jackson, MO (CSA Gen. Price’s Fall invasion of Southeast Missouri).

 

November 16-25, 1864

Expeditions, Skirmish

From Cape Girardeau, MO to Patterson, Wayne Co., MO and Randolph, Co., AR with skirmishes at Reeves’ Mill in Wayne Co. on the 19th and Buckskull in Randolph Co., AR on the 20th.

 

December 14, 1864

Skirmish

Cypress Swamp, Cape Girardeau, MO

 

December 20, 1864-January 4, 1865

Expeditions, Skirmish

From Cape Girardeau and Dallas (Marble Hill), MO to Cherokee Bay, AR and the St. Francis River with Skirmishes.

 

January 24-Febuary 22, 1865

Expeditions

From Cape Girardeau, MO to the Eleven Point River in Arkansas.

 

March 9-15, 1865

Scout

From Cape Girardeau, MO into Bollinger, Wayne, and Stoddard Counties, MO.

 

 

For A Complete Listing of Missouri Militia Please Contact the

Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society

 

56th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia

Cape Girardeau County Soldiers

 

A – D

E – L

M – S

T – Z


 

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