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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.


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56th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia

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