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16th Missouri Cavalry (USA), US Civil War

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  • Pvt. John Wilson Ballard, (USA) (1847 - 1920)
    John Ballard served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in Company H, 16th Missouri Cavalry Regiment. He enlisted on August 1, 1864 in Marionville, MO and mustered in on August 23, 1864 in ...
  • William Mitchell (USA) (1847 - 1926)
    Private in Co E, 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry , USA. His brothers James, Newton and Thomas fought for the Confederacy. You can view his Civil War records under the "media" tab.----------------------...


16th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers

Organized at Springfield, Mo., November 1, 1863, from 6th Regiment Enrolled Militia. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to April, 1865, and to District of North Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to July, 1865.

SERVICE -- Scout and patrol duty in District of Southeastern Missouri until April, 1865, and in North Missouri until July. Actions in Wright County July 22, 1864; Dallas County September 19; Booneville October 9-12; Big Blue or State Line October 22. Engagement at the Marmiton, or Battle of Chariot, October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias Des Cygnes, October 25. Big Blue October 31. Skirmishes in Texas County January 9-11, 1865. Scout, Ozark County, February 16-20 (Co. "B"). Scouts from Salem and Licking to Spring River, Ark., and skirmishes, February 23-March 2. Operations about lacking March 7-25. Scouts from Licking April 1-30. Skirmish, Big Gravois, April 22. Scout from Lebanon to Warsaw May 18-26. Mustered out July 1, 1865.

Lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 31 Enlisted men by disease. Total 45.

Soldier's Records: Missouri State Archives