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7th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry, United States Civil War

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Organized at large in Missouri, Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas T. Crittenden and E. T. Ward.

7th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry

Overview:Organized at large in Missouri March and April, 1862. Served unattached, Dept. of Missouri, to September, 1862. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. Unattached, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. District Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865.

Service:Post Oak Creek, near mouth of Briar, March 26, 1862. Warrensburg April 8. Warrensburg May 17 (Co. "G"). Pursuit of Poindexter August 8-15 (Detachment). Independence August 12. Scout from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Independence August 12-14. Expedition to Hickory Grove August 17-27 (1 Co.). Fayetteville, Ark., October 24. Scout from Linden to White River April 1-5, 1863 (Co. "G"). White River April 17. Scout from Newtonia to French Point and Centre Creek May 13-18 (Detachment). French Point May 15 (Detachment). Carthage May 16 (Detachment). Hartsville May 23. Mountain Store May 26. Carthage June 27-28. Scout from Sedalia August 25-28 (Detachment). Clear Fork August 26 (Detachment). Near Syracuse October 25 (Co. "H"). Warsaw October 7. Near Camp Cole October 9. LaMine Bridge October 10. Booneville October 11-12. Merrill's Crossing and Dug Ford, near Jonesborough, October 12. Blackwater October 12. Marshall, Arrow Rock, Blackwater, October 13. Jonesborough October 14. Warrensburg May 28, 1864. Near Dunksburg June 27-28 (Co. "K"). Wellington July 8. Operations near Wellington July 9-13. Warder's Church July 10 (Detachment). Columbia July 12 (Detachment). Johnson County July 16. Clear Fork, near Warrensburg, July 16 (Detachment). Scout in Johnson County July 26-31 (Detachment). Blackwater River July 27 (Co. "G"). Big Creek July 28 (Co. "C"). Expedition from Warrensburg to Chapel Hill July 29-August 2 (Co. "K"). Near Chapel Hill July 30 (Co. "K"). Operations near Holden August 2-8. Merrick's Creek, near Holden, August 8 (Co. "K"). Operations in Johnson County August 11-19 (Detachment). Near Holden August 12 (Detachment). Scout from Crisp's Mills on Big Creek August 25-30 (Co. "M"). Near Rose Hill August 26 (Co. "M"). Near Lone Jack September 1 (Detachment). Operations in Johnson County September 1-9 (Detachment). Expedition from Sedalia to Scott's Ford on Blackwater September 2-4. Scout in Lafayette County September 20-25 (Detachment). Arrow Rock Road September 23 (Detachment). Prince's Shoals, Osage River, Cole County, October 5-6. Near Jefferson City October 8. California and Booneville October 9. Near Booneville October 11-12. Sedalia October 15. Little Blue October 21. Independence, Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement at the Marmiton or Battle of Charlot Octobcr 25. Mine Creek, Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. Scout from Warrensburg to Greenton Valley November 29-December 3 (Detachment). Scout from Camp Grover to Texas Prairie January 12-15, 1865 (Detachment). Scout from Warrensburg to Miami January 12-17 (Co. "I"). Scout from Warrensburg to Snibar Hills January 18-22 (Detachment). Scout from Warrensburg to Tabo Creek, etc., February 1-5 (Detachment). Scout in Lafayette County February 3-8. Scout from Warrensburg to Columbus and skirmish near Greenton March 19-23 (Detachment). Near Booneville May 3. Duty in Central District of Missouri till July. Mustered out July 11, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 56 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 152 Enlisted men by disease. Total 218. [1]

7th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry[2]

Brief History

The 7th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry was enrolled between 1 January 1862 and 4 April 1862. They were mustered between 8 March 1862 and 23 April 1862. The Regiment was discharged between 20 March 1865 and 20 April 1865. The Lieutenant Colonels in charge were Thomas T. Crittenden and E. T. Ward.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles,companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

  • Company A - Captain Joseph A. Peak - Many men from Seali, Pettis County
  • Company B - Captain Richard L. Ferguson - Many men from Pettis County
  • Company C - Captain William P. Baker - Many men from Pettis County
  • Company D - Captain Jesse J. Turley - Many men from Pettis County
  • Company E - Captain Abraham Darst - Many men from Pettis County
  • Company F - Captain Benjamin H. Wilson - Many men from Pettis County
  • Company G - Captain Melville U. Foster - Many men from Warrensburg, Johnson County
  • Company H - Captain Richard M. Box - Many men from Pettis County
  • Company I - Captain George T. Hamlin - Many men from Princeton, Mercer County
  • Company K - Captain William P. Ballew - Many men from Chillicothe, Livingston County
  • Company L - Major Murline C. Henslee - Many men from Chillicothe, Livingston County
  • Company M - Captain Oscar B. Queen - Many men from Chillicothe, Livingston County

The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records Union Troops Missouri State Militia Cavalry Volume 7 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2007), pages #33-51. FHL book 977.8 M2wkc v. 7


  1. National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database
  2. 7th_Regiment,_Missouri_State_Militia_Cavalry_(Union)

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