Missouri 2nd Volunteer Infantry (Union)

    17 Jun 1861

    Participated in the Battle of Boonville at Boonville, Missouri.

    10 Aug 1861

    Participated in the Battle of Wilson's Creek at Green Co; Chrisitan Co, MO.

    The Battle of Wilson's Creek
    The Battle of Wilson's Creek

    In the summer of 1861, the Union and the Confederacy struggled for control of Missouri. Brig. Gen. Nathaniel Lyon Army of the West was camped at Springfield, Missouri, with Confederate troops under the command of Brig. Gen. Ben McCulloch and Maj. Gen. Sterling Price approaching. Read More

    01 Oct 1861

    Missouri 2nd Volunteer Infantry mustered out at Missouri.

    10 Oct 1861

    Missouri 2nd Volunteer Infantry organized at Missouri.

    06 Mar 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Pea Ridge at Leetown, AR.

    The Battle of Pea Ridge
    The Battle of Pea Ridge

    By the spring of 1862, Union forces had pushed Confederates south and west through Missouri into northwestern Arkansas. On the night of March 6, 1862, Confederate Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn and his 16,000-man Army of the West set out to counterattack the Union position near Pea Ridge. Hoping to move quickly, in a fateful decision, Van Dorn ordered the supply trains far to the rear. Learning of Van Dorn's approach, some 10,000 Federals in Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis's Army of the Southwest marched to meet the… Read More

    29 Apr 1862

    Participated in the Siege of Corinth at Corinth, MS.

    The Siege of Corinth
    The Siege of Corinth

    Union forces had captured the railroad junction and important transportation center at Corinth, Mississippi in the spring of 1862 after their victory at Shiloh. After the Battle of Iuka in September, Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's Confederate Army of the West marched to Ripley, Mississippi where it joined Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn's Army of West Tennessee. Van Dorn took command of the combined force numbering about 22,000 men. The Rebels marched southeast toward Corinth, hoping to recapture it and then sweep int… Read More

    08 Oct 1862

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    08 Oct 1862

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    08 Oct 1862

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    08 Oct 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Perryville at Perryville, Kentucky.

    The Battle of Perryville
    The Battle of Perryville

    On October 7, 1862, Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio, in pursuit of Gen Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi, approached the crossroads town of Perryville, Kentucky. Union forces skirmished with Confederates on the Springfield Pike before heavy fighting began on Peters Hill. The next day, fighting continued as a Union division advanced up the pike. After noon, a Confederate division struck the Union left flank and forced it to fall back. When more Confederates joined the fray, the Union line ma… Read More

    31 Dec 1862

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    31 Dec 1862

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    31 Dec 1862

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    31 Dec 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Stones River at Murfreesboro, TN.

    The Battle of Stones River
    The Battle of Stones River

    After his October 1862 defeat at Perryville in Kentucky, Gen. Braxton Bragg withdrew his army into middle Tennessee and resupplied his men near Murfreesboro. Read More

    18 May 1863

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    19 Sep 1863

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    19 Sep 1863

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    19 Sep 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Chickamauga at Catoosa County, Georgia; Walker County, Georgia.

    The Battle of Chickamauga
    The Battle of Chickamauga

    After the successful Tullahoma Campaign, Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans continued the Union offensive, aiming to force Gen. Braxton Bragg's Confederate army out of Chattanooga. Through a series of skillful marches towards the Confederate-held city, Rosecrans forced Bragg out of Chattanooga and into Georgia. Determined to reoccupy the city, Bragg followed the Federals north, brushing with Rosecrans' army at Davis' Cross Roads. While they marched on September 18th, his cavalry and infantry skirmished with Un… Read More

    25 Nov 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    The Battle of Missionary Ridge
    The Battle of Missionary Ridge

    From the last days of September through October 1863, Gen. Braxton Bragg's army laid siege to the Union army under Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans at Chattanooga, cutting off its supplies. On October 17, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant received command of the Western armies; he moved to reinforce Chattanooga and replaced Rosecrans with Maj. Gen. George Thomas. A new supply line was soon established. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman arrived with his four divisions in mid-November, and the Federals began offensive operat… Read More

    07 May 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge at Whitfield County, Georgia.

    The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge
    The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge

    During early May 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman would successfully outmaneuver the army of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in multiple battles in northwest Georgia. Each time, Johnston would fall back to a new defensive position closer to the strategic Confederate city of Atlanta. By May 7th, Johnston had entrenched his army on the long, high mountain of Rocky Face Ridge and eastward across Crow Valley. As Sherman approached, he decided to demonstrate against the position with two columns to the north while he… Read More

    26 May 1864

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    26 May 1864

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    20 Jul 1864

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    20 Jul 1864

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    20 Jul 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Peachtree Creek at Fulton County, Georgia.

    The Battle of Peachtree Creek
    The Battle of Peachtree Creek

    Weary of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's pattern of retreat through northwest Georgia in the face of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's advancing armies, President Jefferson Davis removed him from command of the Army of Tennessee, replacing him with Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood. On July 20th, Hood determined to take the fight to the enemy by setting upon an isolated portion of Sherman's forces in front of Atlanta. Hood's target would be the Union corps of Maj. Gens. Oliver O. Howard and Joseph Hooker from Maj. Gen. Geo… Read More

    14 Aug 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Second Dalton at Whitfield County, Georgia.

    31 Aug 1864

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    31 Aug 1864

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