Missouri Civil War Union 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.

Units 1st through 3rd

  • 1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
    Organized at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, September 6, 1861.
    Regiment consolidated to 7 companies September 10, 1864. Served in various locations. With 7th Army Corps, to September, 1865.
  • 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
    Organized at Palmyra, Missouri, and St. Louis, Missouri, October 15, 1861, to March 6, 1862. At various locations. With Separate Cavalry Brigade, 7th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Units 4th through 8th

  • 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
    Organized February, 1862, by consolidation of Fremont Hussars and three Companies Hollan Horse.
    Served in various locations, then at Department of Texas to November, 1865.
  • 5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
    Organized by consolidation of Benton Hussars and 3 Companies of Hollan Horse February 14, 1862. Served unattached, 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. Army of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1862.
  • 7th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)
    Organized at large in Missouri March and April, 1862.[1]
    Enrolled: 1 January 1862 through 4 April 1862
    Mustered: 8 March 1862 through 23 April 1862
    Discharged: 20 March 1865 through 20 April 1865
    Lieutenant Colonels: Thomas T. Crittenden, E. T. Ward[2]

Units 9th through 14th

  • 9th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
    Organized originally as Bowen's Cavalry Battalion, which was designated 9th Cavalry October, 1862, by consolidation with other Companies.
    Discontinued by consolidation with 10th Missouri Cavalry December 4, 1862. Companies "G" and "H" attached to 3rd Missouri Cavalry December 11, 1862.
  • 10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
    Organized at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., October, 1862, from 28th Missouri Infantry. Bowen's Battalion assigned as Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D," and six Companies organized for 9th Missouri Cavalry assigned December 17, 1862, as Companies "E," "F," "G" and "H."
    Served in various locations to May, 1865. Then with 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865.
  • 11th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
    Organized at Benton Barracks and St. Joseph, Missouri, March 28 to December 11, 1863. Served at various locations to March, 1865. With the Separate Cavalry Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
  • 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry Union Missouri
    Organized at St. Louis, Missouri, November 3, 1863, to March 23, 1864. Served with various units to May, 1865. With the Department Missouri, Eastern Division, Powder River Expedition, and District of the Plains to April, 1866.
  • 13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry Union Missouri
    Organized at St. Louis, Missouri, September, 1864, to February, 1865, from Veterans of Missouri State Militia Regiments. Attached to District of Rolla and Dept. of Missouri to July, 1866.
  • 14th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry Union Missouri
    Organized at St. Louis and Springfield, Jennifer Kerns Davis, November 30, 1864, to May 13, 1865.
    Moved to Nebraska, and frontier duty on the Plains until November 1865. Mustered out November 17, 1865.

Units 15th through 21st

  • 15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry Union Missouri 
    Organized November 1, 1863, from 7th Regiment Enrolled Militia.
    Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Department Missouri, to April, 1865. District of North Missouri, Department Missouri, to July, 1865.
  • 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)
    Organized at Springfield, Missouri, November 1, 1863, from 6th Regiment Enrolled Militia.
    Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Department Missouri, to April, 1865, and to District of North Missouri, Department Missouri, to July, 1865.

Units A through Z

  • National Park Service The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 5 Oct 2011 ).
  • Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri State Militia Cavalry Volume 7 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages #33-51. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 7