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11th Missouri Volunteer Infantry
Country United States Union
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Flag of Missouri.svg Missouri
Service history
Active August 6, 1861 to January 15, 1866
Battles Battle of Fredericktown
Battle of New Madrid
Battle of Island Number Ten
Expedition to Fort Pillow
Siege of Corinth
Skirmish at Clear Creek
Expedition to Rienzi
Battle of Iuka
2nd Battle of Corinth
Grant's Mississippi Central Campaign
Battle at Mississippi Springs
Battle of Jackson
Siege of Vicksburg (Assaults on May 19 and May 22)
Battle at Mechanicsburg
Battle of Satartia
Action at Richmond
Smith's Expedition to Tupelo
Battle of Pontotoc
Camargo's Cross Roads
Battle of Old Town Creek
Battle of Hurricane Creek
Battle of Abbeville
Pursuit of Price
Battle of Nashville
Pursuit of John Bell Hood
Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely
Assault on Fort Blakely
Occupation of Mobile

The 11th Missouri Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 11th Missouri Infantry was organized at Jefferson Barracks at St. Louis, Missouri and mustered in for three years on August 6, 1861.[1] In its early history, the regiment was known as the "Missouri Rifles".[2]

Moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, August 16, 1861. Attached to Military District of Cairo, Ill., Dept. of Missouri, to February 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to March 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of Mississippi, to April 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to April 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November 1862. 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December 1862. 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, to April 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to December 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August 1865. District of Alabama to December 1865.

Detailed serviceEdit

Duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., until February 1862. Expedition to Perryville, Missouri August 27-September 2, 1861. Dallas, Missouri September 2. Expedition against Thompson's Forces and operations about Ironton and Fredericktown October 12–25. Action at Fredericktown October 21. Expedition beyond Whitewater River November 30-December 5. Moved from Cape Girardeau to Commerce, Mo., February 26, 1862. Operations against New Madrid, Missouri, February 28-March 14, and against Island Number Ten, Mississippi River, March 15-April 8. Pleasant Point March 7. At New Madrid, Mo., until April 13. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13–17. Moved to Hamburg Landing April 18–22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Mississippi., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington, Mississippi, May 9. Near Corinth May 24. Pursuit to Booneville, Mississippi, May 31-June 12, At Clear Creek, near Corinth, until August 18. Expedition to Rienzi, Mississippi June 30-July 1. March to Tuscumbia, Alabama, August 18–23. March to Iuka, Mississippi, September 2–5, and to Clear Creek September 12–13. Reconnaissance to Iuka and skirmish September 14–16. March to Jacinto, Mississippi September 18. Battle of Iuka September 19. Pursuit of Price September 20–25. At Rienzi until September 30. March to Corinth September 30-October 3. 2nd Battle of Corinth October 3–4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5–12. At Corinth until November 2. March to Grand Junction November 2–4. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 4, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Moved from Corinth to Germantown, Tennessee, January 20–21, 1863. To Memphis, Tennessee, February 10; thence to Helena, Arkansas, and Young's Point, La., and Ducksport, La., February 13–20, and duty there until May 1863. Moved to Join army in rear of Vicksburg, Mississippi, via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2–14. Mississippi Springs May 12. Jackson, Mississippi May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg and Satartia June 2–8. Mechanicsburg June 4. Satartia June 7. Moved to Young's Point, La., June. Expedition to Richmond, La., June 14–16. Action at Richmond June 15. Moved to Big Black River Bridge July 5. Outpost duty there until October. McPherson's Expedition to Canton, Mississippi October 14–20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, thence to LaGrange, Tennessee, November 8–13. Scout after Nathan Bedford Forrest December 1–3. Expedition after Forest December 21–24. At LaGrange until January 26, 1864. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., February 2–5. Camp at Big Black until February 27. March to Canton February 27–29, thence to Vicksburg March 1–4. Veterans moved to St. Louis March 10–16. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., May 2–5. Expedition to Madison, St. Francis County, Ark., June 3–7. Guard working party Memphis to LaGrange June 16–27. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Mississippi, July 5–21. Pontotoc July 11. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Tupelo July 14–15. Old Town Creek July 15. Expedition to Oxford, Mississippi, August 1–30. Near Abbeville August 12. Hurricane Creek, College Hill, August 21. Abbeville August 23. Moved from Memphis to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 2–8. Moved to Brownsville September 10–11. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 13. Moved to Nashville, Tennessee, November 24-December 1. Battle of Nashville December 15–16. Pursuit of John Bell Hood's army to the Tennessee River December 17–28. At Clifton, Tennessee, and Eastport, Miss., until February 7, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 7–22; thence to Dauphin Island, Alabama, March 5. Campaign against Mobile, Alabama and its Defenses March 19-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery, Alabama April 13–25, thence to Selma May 10–14, and to Demopolis, Alabama May 18–19. Duty there until July 15. Duty by Detachments at Tuscaloosa, Marion, Greensboro, Alabama and Uniontown until October. At Demopolis until December 24. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., December 24–25. Mustered out January 15, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 98 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 179 Enlisted men by disease. Total 285.


  • Brig Gen David Bayles[3]
  • Colonel Joseph Plummer
  • Brevt Maj Gen Joseph Mower
  • Colonel Andrew J. Webber
  • Colonel William L. Barnum
  • Brevt Brig Gen Eli Bowyer

See alsoEdit


  1. Belcher, pp9-10
  2. The organization which evolved into the 11th Missouri was originally known as the "1st Missouri Rifle Battalion". This unit was subsequently expanded into the 11th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, but the name "Missouri Rifles" continued in use in some organizational records though 1861. Belcher, p10
  3. Belcher, p10


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • PD-icon This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.
  • Belcher, Dannis W., The 11th Missouri Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, McFarland & Co, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2011
  • McCall, D., Three Years in the Service. A Record of the Doings of the 11th Reg. Missouri Vols., Baker and Phillips, Springfield, Missouri, 1864

External linksEdit

Web site dedicated to the history of the 11th Missouri Volunteer Infantry. Includes image of the Veteran Color of the regiment.

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