Missouri 3rd Cavalry Battalion



 


Historical Notes:

    The Missouri 3rd Cavalry Battalion was formed early in 1862 with about 400 officers and men. Ordered east of the Mississippi River, the unit was dismounted. It took an active part in the conflicts at Iuka and Corinth, then was involved in the Vicksburg operations and in November, 1863 consolidated with the 1st Missouri Cavalry Regiment. it fought in the Atlanta Campaign and in Tennessee with Hood. Later it shared in the defense of Mobile. The unit lost more than twenty-five percent of the 388 engaged at Iuka and sustained 100 casualties at Corinth. During the Atlanta Campaign, May 18 to September 5, the 1st/3rd Battalion reported 25 killed, 80 wounded, and 3 missing, and there were 56 disabled at Allatoona. Few surrendered in May, 1865.
Officers:
    Lieutenant Colonels:
    L.C. Campbel
    D.Todd Samuel

    Major:
    Thomas J. McQuiddy
Assignments:
    Assigned to General Buford's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.
    Assigned to General Cockrell's Brigade,
Battles:
    Iuka
    Corinth
    Vicksburg
    The Atlanta Campaign
    Allatoona
    Franklin
    Nashville
    Mobile
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