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3rd Missouri Cavalry Regiment
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Provisional Government of Missouri
(Pro-Union)
Active December 1861 to January 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Regimental Commander
(August 5, 1861, to March 13, 1864)
Colonel John M. Glover
U.S. Cavalry Regiments
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The 3rd Missouri Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War principally in Missouri and Arkansas.

Timeline[edit | edit source]

The 3rd Missouri Cavalry Regiment was recruited and organized at Palmyra, Missouri, under the lead of John M. Glover. Recruitment commenced on June 1, 1861.
  • December 1861: Began its duty in Southeast Missouri and District of Rolla. Began under command of General Benjamin Prentiss and Colonel John McNeil. Action near Hallsville, Missouri
  • December 27, 1861: Battle of Mount Zion Church
  • December 28, 1861: Inman's Hollow
  • July 7, 1862: (Companies B, D, G, H). Mountain Store, Big Piney
  • July 25-2~, 1862: (Companies E, F). Scout and skirmish in Sinking Creek
  • August 4–11, 1862: (Detachment) Salem
  • August 9, 1862: Wayman's Mills and Spring Creek
  • August 23, 1862: Scout from Salem to Current River
  • August 24–28, 1862: (Company E). Beaver Creek, Texas County
  • November 24, 1862: Expedition from Rolla to Ozark Mountains
  • November 30-December 6, 1862: (Companies A, B) Ozark
  • December 2, 1862: (Companies A, B) Wood's Creek
  • January 11, 1863: Harteville, Wood's Fork
  • January 11, 1863: Batesville, Arkansas
  • February 4, 1863: Operations against Marmaduke
  • April 17-May 2, 1863: Castor River, near Bloomfield
  • April 29, 1863: Bloomfield
  • April 30, 1863: Coal Bluff, St. Francis River,
  • April 30-May 1, 1863: Expedition against Little Rock, Arkansas
  • July 1-September 10, 1863: Moved from Wittsburg to Clarendon
  • August 1–8, 1863: Near Bayou Metoe
  • August 26, 1863: Bayou Metoe (or Reed's Bridge)
  • August 27, 1863: Advance on Little Rock
  • September 1–10, 1863: Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock
  • September 10, 1863: Brownsville
  • September 16, 1863: At Jacksonport, Arkansas
  • November 1863 to March 1864. Affair at Jackeonport
  • November 21, 1863: (Company E). Reconnoissance from Little Rock
  • December 5–13, 1863: Jacksonport
  • December 23, 1863: Scouts from Brownsville
  • January 17–19, 1864: Hot Springs
  • February 4, 1864: Steele's Expedition to Camden
  • March 23-May 3, 1864: Elkins' Ferry, Little Missouri River,
  • April 3–4, 1864: Mark's Mills
  • April 5, 1864: Little Missouri River
  • April 6, 1864: Prairie D'Ann
  • April 9–12, 1864: Camden
  • April 15–24, 1864: Mt. Elba Ferry
  • April 26, 1864: Princeton
  • April 29, 1864: Operations against Shelby north of Arkansas River,
  • May 18–31, 1864: At Little Rock till June, 1865. Benton Road, near Little Rock,
  • July 19, 1864: Benton
  • July 25, 1864: (Company C). Scatterville
  • July 28, 1864: (Detachment). Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River
  • August 6–16, 1864: At Tannery, near Little Rock
  • September 2, 1864: (Detachment). Expedition from Little Rock to Fort Smith
  • September 25-October 13, 1864: (Detachment). Reconnaissance from Little Rock toward Monticello and Mt. Elba
  • October 4–11, 1864: Reconnaissance from Little Rock to Princeton
  • October 19–23, 1864: Princeton
  • October 23, 1864: Expedition from Little Rock to Saline River
  • November 17–18, 1864: (Detachment). Expedition from Little Rock to Benton
  • November 27–30, 1864: (Detachment).
Mustered out June 14, 1865: (Company "M" at Headquarters Department of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, November 1862 to June 1863.)

Casualties[edit | edit source]

The regiment lost 3 Officers and 37 Enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 Officer and 172 Enlisted men killed by disease. In total, 213 men were killed over its duration of service.[citation needed]

Regimental Organization[edit | edit source]

Headquarters[edit | edit source]

The Commander of the Regiment was Colonel John Montgomery Glover from August 5, 1861, through March 13, 1864.

Company A[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Captain James Howland
  • Executive Officer: 1st Lieutenant B. Triplett

Company B[edit | edit source]

This company was formed from Missouri men from Marion and Knox Counties.

  • Commander: Captain John Yates
  • Executive Officer: 2nd Lieutenant James J. Agnew

Company C[edit | edit source]

Company C was mostly Illinois men. Company C sustained a greater percentage of losses as compared to the other companies of the Regiment.

  • Commander: Captain Thomas G. Black

Company D[edit | edit source]

Company D was composed of equal numbers of Missouri and Illinois men.

  • Commander: Captain John H. Reed

Company E[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Captain George D. Bradway
  • Executive Officer: 1st Lieutenant Joseph Biggerstaff
  • 2nd Lieutenant Nelson Young

Company F[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Captain James Call
  • Executive Officer: 1st Lieutenant Francis Wilcox
  • B Q Master: 1st Lieutenant James. C. Agnew

Company G[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Captain Willcox
  • Executive Officer: 2nd Lieutenant George Felt

Company H[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Captain A. N. Graham
  • Executive Officer: 1st Lieutenant S. Graham

Company I[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Captain John A. Lamon
  • Executive Officer: 1st Lieutenant John Avery
  • 2nd Lieutenant Alexander Lacy

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Petty, A. W. M. A History of the Third Missouri Cavalry: From its Organization at Palmyra, Missouri, 1861 up to November sixth, 1864 (Little Rock: J. Wm. Demby), 1865.

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