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Missouri 10th Volunteer Infantry (Union)

8/1/61

Organized - Missouri 10th Volunteer Infantry - Missouri

4/29/62

Battle - Siege of Corinth - Corinth, Mississippi

Siege of Corinth
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

9/19/62

Battle - Iuka - Tishomingo County, Mississippi

Iuka
Iuka

Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's Army of the West main column marched into Iuka, Mississippi, on September 14th. Price's superior, Gen. Braxton Bragg, had ordered Price to prevent Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Mississippi from moving into Tennessee and reinforcing Nashville. Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, commanding the Army of the Tennessee, feared that Price intended to go north to join Bragg. Grant devised a plan for his left wing commander, Maj. Gen. E.O.C. Ord, to advance on Iuka from the west;…READ MORE

10/3/62

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General Jeremiah C. Sullivan, and Colonel Samuel A. Holmes

Brigadier GeneralJeremiah C. Sullivan

ColonelSamuel A. Holmes

10/3/62

Leadership Change - Division - Brigadier General Charles S. Hamilton, and undefined Escort: 5th Missouri Cavalry Company C

10/3/62

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General Jeremiah C. Sullivan

Brigadier GeneralJeremiah C. Sullivan

10/3/62

Battle - Battle of Corinth - Corinth, Mississippi

Battle of Corinth
Battle of Corinth

Not to be confused with Siege of Corinth. Also known as Second Battle of Corinth.READ MORE

5/1/63

Battle - Port Gibson - Claiborne County, Mississippi

Port Gibson
Port Gibson

On April 30, 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army crossed the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg, 30 miles south of his objective of Vicksburg. Grant hoped to move east toward the capital at Jackson to block the Confederate army there under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston from reinforcing Vicksburg. Port Gibson, ten miles east of Bruinsburg on the Bayou Pierre River, commanded the best approach routes and was the first Federal objective. A Confederate force there was commanded by Maj. Gen. John S. Bowen. Grant's A…READ MORE

5/12/63

Leadership Change - Regiment - Lieutenant Colonel Leonidas Horney

Lieutenant ColonelLeonidas Horney

5/12/63

Leadership Change - Brigade - Colonel Samuel A. Holmes

5/12/63

Leadership Change - Division - Brigadier General Marcellus M. Crocker

Brigadier GeneralMarcellus M. Crocker

5/12/63

Battle - Raymond - Hinds County, Mississippi

Raymond
Raymond

On May 12th, 1863, after days of hard marching towards Jackson, Mississippi, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant fought to secure the crossings of Fourteenmile Creek southwest of Raymond, which would provide a vital water source for his men and animals and serve as a staging area for a strike on the Confederate rail supply line between Clinton and Edwards, Mississippi. Cutting the railroad here would cut off supplies to Grant's ultimate goal, the Mississippi River city of Vicksburg 30 miles to the west. At around…READ MORE

5/16/63

Leadership Change - Regiment - Lieutenant Colonel Leonidas Horney, and Major Francis C. Deimling

Lieutenant ColonelLeonidas Horney

MajorFrancis C. Deimling

5/16/63

Leadership Change - Division - Brigadier General Isaac F. Quinby, and Brigadier General Marcellus M. Crocker

Brigadier GeneralIsaac F. Quinby

Brigadier GeneralMarcellus M. Crocker

5/16/63

Leadership Change - Regiment - Lieutenant Colonel Leonidas Horney

Lieutenant ColonelLeonidas Horney

5/16/63

Battle - Champion Hill - Hinds County, Mississippi

Champion Hill
Champion Hill

The Battle of Champion Hill was the largest and bloodiest action of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Vicksburg Campaign.READ MORE

5/18/63

Leadership Change - Regiment - Major Francis C. Deimling

5/18/63

Leadership Change - Brigade - Colonel Green B. Raum, and Colonel Samuel A. Holmes

5/18/63

Leadership Change - Division - undefined 4th Missouri Cavalry Company F: Lt Alexander Mueller, Brigadier General Isaac Quinby, Brigadier General John E. Smith, and undefined Escort

5/18/63

Battle - Vicksburg - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Vicksburg
Vicksburg

In mid-May, 1863, after six months of unsuccessful attempts, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee finally converged on Vicksburg, defended by a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton. Capture of the Mississippi River town was critical to Union control of the strategic river. Vicksburg was located on a high river bluff defended with artillery, and Pemberton's men had constructed a series of fortifications in an 8-mile arc surrounding the city on the landward side. After crossing the…READ MORE

11/23/63

Battle - Chattanooga Campaign - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Campaign
Chattanooga Campaign

After taking charge of the Union's western armies in October of 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant focused on lifting the Confederate siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee, which had been in place since the Battle of Chickamauga in September. Grant opened the 'Cracker Line' across the Tennessee River to bring supplies to the beleaguered Army of the Cumberland inside the city, and, in mid-November, brought Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Army of the Tennessee into the city as well. The Confederates under Maj. Gen.…READ MORE

11/25/63

Battle - Missionary Ridge - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Missionary Ridge
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

10/31/64

Mustered Out - Missouri 10th Volunteer Infantry - Missouri

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