Missouri 5th Cavalry Regiment



 


Historical Notes:

    The Missouri 5th Cavalry Regiment [also known as the Lafayette County Cavalry] was organized during the late spring of 1862. The unit skirmished in Missouri and Arkansas, served in Marmaduke's Missouri expedition, was part of the operations against Steele's expedition from Little Rock to Camden, then was active in Price's Missouri operations. The regiment reported 15 casualties at Newtonia, 44 with Marmaduke, 14 at Helena, and 6 against Steele. At Marks' Mills only 1 man was wounded, then 15 were killed, 50 wounded, and 41 missing during Price's Expedition. It disbanded in mid-May, 1865.
Officers:
    Colonels:
    B. Frank Gordon
    Joseph O. Shelby

    Lieutenant Colonel:
    Y.H. Blackwel

    Majors:
    George P. Gordon
    George R. Kirtley
Assignments:
    Assigned to General Shelby's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department.
Battles:
    Steele's expedition from Little Rock to Camden
    Price's Missouri operations
    Newtonia
    Helena
    Marks' Mills
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