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4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (USA), US Civil War

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  • SGT Garret Cornelius Newkirk (1826 - 1903)
    Company G, 4th Missouri State Militia Cavalry
  • Pvt. Milton Nelson Fouts (1843 - 1864)
    Milton Fouts served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in Company G, 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry. He died on October 23, 1864 during the Battle of Westport.*
  • James R. Belshe (USA) (1841 - 1913)
    record title: United States, Civil War Soldiers Indexname: James R. Belsheevent: Military Servicerank in: Privaterank out: Privateside: Unionstate (or origin): Missourimilitary unit: 4th Regiment, Miss...


4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry

Organized at St. Joseph, Mo., January 28 to May 14, 1862. Ordered to Kansas City, Mo., May, 1862, and duty there fitting out till August. Skirmish on Little Blue June 2. Ordered to Southwest Missouri August, 1862, and reported to General Egbert B. Brown. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. District of Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1863. District of the Border, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1864. District of Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865.

SERVICE - Pursuit of Coffee August 8-September 1, 1862. Between Stockton and Humansville and near Stockton August 12. Duty at Mt. Vernon till September 30. Joined Totten's Division, Army of the Frontier. Oxford Bend, near Fayetteville, Ark., October 27-28. Expedition from Greenfield into Jasper and Barton Counties November 24-26. Operations against Marmaduke in Missouri December 31, 1862-January 25, 1863. Defence of Springfield, Mo., January 8, 1863. Duty in Central Missouri and guarding Missouri Pacific Railroad, with Headquarters at LaMine Bridge, Jefferson City, Tipton, Sedalia and Warrensburg, Mo., till October, 1864. Operations about Princeton May 4, 1863. Waverly June 1 (Cos. "B" and "C"). Sibley June 23 (4 Cos.). Marshall July 28. Saline County July 30. Operations against Quantrell August 20-28. Operations against Shelby September 22-October 26. Tipton and Syracuse October 10 (Cos. "A," "B," "E" and "F"). Booneville October 11-12. Merrill's Landing and Dug Ford, near Jonesborough, October 12. Marshall, Arrow Rock, Blackwater, October 13. Operations about Warrensburg February 22-24, 1864. Scout from Sedalla to Blackwater June 3-5 (Co. "E"). Near Sedalia and Marshall Road June 26 (Co. "E"). Huntsville July 16. Scout from Independence to Lafayette County August 7-8 (Detachment). Operations in Lafayette and Saline Counties August 13-22 (Detachment). Near Rocheport August 28 (Detachment). Howard County August 28 (Co. "E"). Moved to Defence of Jefferson City October 1. Campaign against Price October -. Moreau Bottoms October 7. California October 9. Booneville October 11-12. Little Blue October 21. Independence, Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement at the Marmiton or battle of Charlot October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. At Sedalia, Mo., November, 1864, to April, 1865. Scout in Calloway County November 6-7, 1864 (Detachment). Moved to St. Louis April, 1865, and most of Regiment mustered out April 18, 1865. Balance mustered out July 8, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 86 Enlisted men by disease. Total 124.

4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Complete Roster

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