Missouri Civil War Confederate Cavalry Units

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The information in this list of Missouri Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site (CWSS). That web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.

All 1st Regiments

All 2nd Regiments

  • 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
    Mustered in: 2nd Cavalry Regiment was organized at Springfield, Missouri, during the late fall of 1861 as a battalion.
    Mustered out:Many were captured at Selma and few surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.

Regiments 3rd and 4th

  • 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
    Mustered in: unit was formed early in 1862. Combined with another regiment: assigned to General Buford's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Combined with another unit: 1863 consolidated with the 1st Missouri Cavalry Regiment.
    Mustered out: Few surrendered in May, 1865.

Regiments 5th through 7th

  • 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
    Also called Southwest Cavalry. Mustered in the late spring of 1862. Members from the counties of Barry, Newton, McDonald, Jasper, and Lawrence. Assigned to General Shelby's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. During the winter of 1863-1864 new men joined the command, and it was redesignated the 11th Missouri Cavalry.

Regiments 8th through 16th

  • 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
    Mustered in late in 1862 with men who had served in the Missouri State Guard. It was assigned to J.C. Porter's, C. Greene's, and J.B. Clark's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. Mustered out prior to the surrender in June, 1865.
  • 10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
    Organized in December 1863. M.L. Young's 11th Battalion, Missouri Cavalry was its nucleous.
    Surrendered in June 1865.
    The commanders were Colonel Robert R. Lawther, Lieutenant Colonel Merritt L. Young, and Major George W.C. Bennett.
  • 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
    Mustered in during the summer of 1863. Formerly the Jackson County Cavalry.The unit was assigned to General Shelby's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department.
    Mustered out in the surrender on June 2, 1865.

Regiments 20th through 53rd

Regiments B through Cl

Regiments Co through D

Regiments F through He

  • Freeman's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
    Organized in January, 1864.
    Continued to fight in Missouri during 1865 and disbanded in the spring. The field officers were Colonel Thomas R. Freeman, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph B. Love, and Major M.V. Shaver.

Regiments Hi through L

  • Jackman's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
    Organized during the late spring of 1864.
    Ended the war in Texas and disbanded before the surrender in June, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Sidney D. Jackman, Lieutenant Colonel C.H. Nichols, and Major G.W. Newton.

Regiments M through P

Regiments R through W

  • Wood's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
    Organized during the spring of 1864 with six companies, later increased to eight.
    Included in the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department but probably disbanded in mid-May, 1865. Major Robert C. Wood, commander.