Missouri 3rd Volunteer Cavalry (Union)
01 Oct 1861
Missouri 3rd Volunteer Cavalry organized at Missouri.
10 Sep 1863
Participated in the Battle of Bayou Fourche at Little Rock, Arkansas.
23 Oct 1864
Participated in the Battle of Westport at Westport, Missouri.
The Battle of Westport, fought October 21-23, was the largest battle west of the Mississippi River and the decisive battle of Confederate Gen. Stirling Price's 1864 Missouri campaign. Directions guide the visitor to the first of twenty-five narrative markers on a 32-mile, self-guided automobile tour and a self-guided walking tour of Byram's Ford and the Big Blue Battlefield. Each marker provides directions to the next stop on the tour. A written brochure is available from the Battle of Westport Visitor Cen…
Missouri, United States of America
Brigadier General John McNeil
Lieutenant Colonel Henry M. Matthews
Major General Alfred Pleasonton