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Missouri 8th Infantry (Confederate)

07 Dec 1862

Participated in the Battle of Prairie Grove at Washington County, Arkansas.

The Battle of Prairie Grove
The Battle of Prairie Grove

Nine months after their victory at Pea Ridge, the Union Army of the Frontier in the area was geographically divided. One division under Brig. Gen. James Blunt remained in the northwestern part of Arkansas, and the second under Brig. Gen. Francis Herron was stationed around the Missouri capital of Springfield. The Confederates, hoping to use Arkansas as a base for operations into the border state of Missouri, looked to defeat the Union armies in the area. Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Hindman gathered a Confederate f… Read More

23 Jan 1863

04 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Simon P. Burns.

04 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Sterling Price.

Major General Sterling Price

04 Jul 1863

Participated in the Battle of Helena at Helena-West Helena, AR.

The Battle of Helena
The Battle of Helena

Lt. Gen. Theophilus Holmes, Confederate commander in Arkansas, sought to relieve Union pressure on Vicksburg, Mississippi as the army of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant besieged that strategic city. Holmes won approval for a plan to assault the Union-held river town of Helena, Arkansas, 170 miles north of Vicksburg, with a combined force of about 7,600 men. About 4,000 Union soldiers were in Helena under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Prentiss. Four artillery batteries defended the town, surrounded on the la… Read More

26 May 1865

Missouri 8th Infantry mustered out.