Missouri 6th Cavalry Regiment



 


Historical Notes:

    The Missouri 6th Cavalry Regiment [also called Southwest Cavalry] was formed during the late spring of 1862. Many of its members were form the counties of Barry, Newton, McDonald, Jasper, and Lawrence. The unit skirmished in the Indian Territory and Missouri. It went on to take part in Shelby's raid in Arkansas and Missouri, Marmaduke's Expedition into Missouri, and again saw action in Arkansas. The unit reported 30 casualties with Marmaduke and 19 at Helena. During the winter of 1863-1864 new men joined the command, and it was redesignated the 11th Missouri Cavalry.
Officers:
    Colonel:
    John T. Coffee
    G.W. Thompson

    Lieutenant Colonel:
    James C. Hooper

    Majors:
    George W. Nichols
    Moses W. Smith
Assignments:
    Assigned to General Shelby's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department.
Battles:
    Skirmishes in Indian Territory and Missouri
    Shelby's Raid in Arkansas and Missouri
    Marmaduke'e Expedition into Mssouri
    Skirmishes in Arkansas
    Helena
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