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1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry

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Allegiance  Missouri
Size  Regiment
Type  Cavalry
Nickname(s)  Porter's Regiment
1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry
Country  Confederate States of America
Branch  Confederate States Army

The 1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry, or 1st NE Missouri Cavalry was a Confederate Army regiment during the American Civil War. One of the commanders was Colonel Joseph C. Porter who led 125 men through the Battle of Moore's Mill. This regiment was known for its guerrilla-warfare.

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Battle of Cherry Grove

This battle was in Marion County, Missouri.

Battle of Memphis

This battle was on June 6, 1862 in Scotland County, Missouri.

Battle of Vassar Hill

This battle was on July 19, 1862 and was the largest Civil War battle in Scotland County of North East Missouri. The battle took place on a wooden bridge over the North Fork of the Fabius River. The Pierce's Mill area is s few hundred yards to the NW and upstream of the bridge crossing. Oak Ridge is south across and all along the bottom land/ timbered hill interface running NW to SE following the stream valley.

The Battle of Vassar Hill was fought between the federal forces of Missouri and the confederates. Col. Porter assembled his 125 riders at Memphis, gave them the plan/orders of the day and rode to the Pierce's Mill area. Looking for Porter's riders was a 280 man Federal detachment composed of a battalion of the 11th Missouri Calvary (the Merrill Horse) and a detachment of the 11th MO State Militia. Major Clopper was in command of all the Federal riders.

Battle of Florida

This battle was on July 22, 1862 in Monroe County, Missouri.

Battle of Santa Fe

This battle was on July 24, 1862 in Monroe County, Missouri.

Battle of Moore's Mill

This battle was on July 28, 1862 in Callaway County, Missouri with a Union victory.

Battle of Newark

This battle was on August 1, 1862.

Battle of Kirksville

This battle was on August 6, 1862 in Adair County, Missouri with a Union victory.

References

1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry Wikipedia


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