Civil War one fifty

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War & the Missouri-Kansas border region's unique place in the bloody four-year conflict.

The Kansas City Star

Civil War Timeline

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Significant Civil War events in Kansas and Missouri

  • 1861
    • April
      • 20 April 20 1861 Seizure of the Liberty Arsenal by southern sympathizers.
      • 22 April 22 1861 Gov. Claiborne Jackson calls for general muster of militia, the Missouri State Guard.
      • 30 April 30 1861 Drunken secessionists beat Union sympathizers in Kansas City.
    • May
      • 10 May 10 1861 Federals capture Camp Jackson outside St. Louis; when fired upon marching captives, kill 28 civilians.
        May 10 1861 Missouri government empowers Gov. Claiborne Jackson to `suppress rebellion and repel invasion,` as U.S. forces are viewed as hostile. Formation of the Missouri State Guard under Maj. Gen. Sterling Price.
      • 11 May 11 1861 St. Louis riot. Federal troops wounded by crowd, return fire, killing half a dozen civilians.
      • 21 May 21 1861 St. Joseph passes ordinance outlawing flying of United States flag.
      • 31 May 31 1861 Troops from western posts arrive at Fort Leavenworth.
    • June
      • 11 June 11 1861 War declared in Missouri by Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, ending negotiations involving Gov. Claiborne Jackson, Gen. Sterling Price and Congressman Frank Blair.
      • 12 June 12 1861 Gov. Claiborne Jackson calls for enlistment of 50,000 in State Guard to defend Missouri.
      • 14 June 14 1861 Federals capture Jefferson City.
      • 17 June 17 1861 Skirmish along Rock Creek in Independence, `friendly fire` leaves southern commander dead.
        June 17 1861 Federals route State Guard at Boonville.
      • 19 June 19 1861 Col. Charles `Doc` Jennison goes to Kansas City with 100 men, raises U.S. flag.
        June 19 1861 Rebel forces attack Home Guard camp near Cole Camp, kill three dozen Union men
      • 20 June 20 1861 Kansas cavalry Col. Charles "Doc" Jennison occupies, loots Independence
        June 20 1861 Kansas governor calls for forming of companies to repel Missourians.
      • 24 June 24 1861 Skirmish at Jackson.
    • July
      • 4 July 4 1861 Fighting near Farmington.
      • 5 July 5 1861 Skirmishing at Neosho.
        July 5 1861 Battle of Carthage, small engagement won by Rebels, two dozen killed, 100 wounded.
        July 5 1861 Skirmishing at Neosho.
      • 9 July 9 1861 Fighting at Monroe Station.
      • 11 July 11 1861 More action around Monroe Station.
      • 15 July 15 1861 Skirmishing near Wentzville.
        July 15 1861 Minor skirmishing at Mexico
      • 16 July 16 1861 Kansas forces loot Harrisonville businesses.
        July 16 1861 Fighting at Milville
      • 17 July 17 1861 Light skirmishing at Fulton.
        July 17 1861 Clash near Parkerville.
      • 18 July 18 1861 Skirmishing near Harrisonville
        July 18 1861 Kansas cavalry Col. Charles "Doc" Jennison raids Morristown
      • 22 July 22 1861 Pro-Union Missouri government established with Gov. Hamilton Gamble.
        July 22 1861 Fighting near Etna.
        July 22 1861 Skirmish at Forsythe.
      • 24 July 24 1861 Light skirmishing at Blue Mills.
      • 25 July 25 1861 Maj. Gen. John C. Fremont takes command of the Western Department.
        July 25 1861 Skirmishing at Dug Springs.
        July 25 1861 Fighting at Harrisonville
      • 26 July 26 1861 Conflict outside Rolla.
      • 27 July 27 1861 More skirmishing at Harrisonville.
      • 28 July 28 1861 Confederate troops occupy New Madrid on Mississippi River.
      • 29 July 29 1861 Gen. John Pope assumes command in northern Missouri.
    • August
      • 1 August 1 1861 Fighting near Edina.
      • 2 August 2 1861 Skirmishing by Federal and rebel armies at Dug Springs.
      • 5 August 5 1861 Small engagement at Athens in northeast Missouri.
      • 10 August 10 1861 Skirmishing at Potosi.
        August 10 1861 Missouri Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, with Confederate Gen. Ben McCulloch, wins bloody battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hills); Gen. Nathaniel Lyon is killed.
      • 17 August 17 1861 Light fighting around Palmyra
        August 17 1861 Skirmishing around Hunnewell
        August 17 1861 Action near Brunswick
      • 19 August 19 1861 Fighting at Charleston sends rebels retreating.
      • 20 August 20 1861 Skirmishing along the Mississippi River.
      • 21 August 21 1861 Clash at Jonesboro.
        August 21 1861 Skirmish at Medoc.
      • 28 August 28 1861 Fighting around Ball's Mills.
        August 28 1861 Skirmish outside Lexington
      • 29 August 29 1861 Fighting around Morse's Mills.
      • 30 August 30 1861 Maj. Gen. John C. Fremont declares martial law and freedom of slaves owned by those aiding the rebel forces.
    • September
      • 1 September 1 1861 Skirmishing near Fort Scott, Kan, also at Bennight's Mills and in Jefferson County
        September 1 1861 Bennight's Mills sees fighting.
        September 1 1861 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assumes Federal command in Southeastern Missouri.
      • 2 September 2 1861 Sen. James Lane's brigade exchanges artillery fire with Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's units, then retreats into Kansas.
        September 2 1861 Skirmishing at Dallas.
      • 3 September 3 1861 Guerrillas burn bridge and wreck Hannibal & St. Joseph passenger train, killing at least 17 and injuring hundreds.
      • 5 September 5 1861 Skirmish at Papinsville.
      • 6 September 6 1861 Skirmish at Monticello Bridge.
      • 8 September 8 1861 Missouri guerrillas occupy Humbolt.
      • 10 September 10 1861 Confederates fight Federal gunboats at Lucas Bend.
      • 11 September 11 1861 Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's Missouri State Guard reaches Lexington
      • 12 September 12 1861 Skirmish near Ironton.
        September 12 1861 Fighting on Black River.
      • 13 September 13 1861 Federal forces fight Price column south of Lexington to buy time.
        September 13 1861 Action at Boonville.
      • 14 September 14 1861 Skirmish at Old Randolph.
        September 14 1861 Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's forces surround Federal position around Masonic College
      • 15 September 15 1861 Missouri State Guard begins shelling of Federal positions.
      • 17 September 17 1861 Small engagement at Blue Mills Landing
        September 17 1861 Skirmish near Liberty.
        September 17 1861 Sen. James Lane's Brigade involved in skirmish at Morristown.
      • 18 September 18 1861 State Guard assaults intensify on Federal position; fierce fighting around Anderson House.
      • 19 September 19 1861 Fighting continues at Lexington; Federals short of water
        September 19 1861 Action near Glasgow.
      • 20 September 20 1861 `Battle of the Hemp Bales` allows Maj. Gen. Sterling Price to force surrender of Maj. James Mulligan.
      • 23 September 23 1861 Osceola burned by Sen. James Lane's Kansas brigade.
      • 26 September 26 1861 Skirmishing near Belmont.
      • 27 September 27 1861 Conflict near Norfork.
    • October
      • 1 October 1 1861 Fighting near Butler.
      • 2 October 2 1861 Federals break up rebel camp near Charleston.
      • 12 October 12 1861 Fighting around Pomme de Terre.
        October 12 1861 Skirmishing near Clinton.
        October 12 1861 First Union ironclad, St. Louis, launched south of city of that name.
        October 12 1861 Skirmishing near Cameron.
        October 12 1861 Fighting near Clintonville.
      • 13 October 13 1861 Skirmishing near Pomme de Terre.
      • 14 October 14 1861 Humboldt sacked and partly burned.
        October 14 1861 Skirmishing at Linn Creek.
        October 14 1861 Skirmishing in the Bootheel.
      • 15 October 15 1861 Fighting around Potosi.
      • 16 October 16 1861 Federals reoccupy Lexington.
        October 16 1861 Fight breaks out at Linn Creek again.
      • 17 October 17 1861 Skirmish near Fredericktown.
      • 18 October 18 1861 Clash near Warrensburg.
      • 19 October 19 1861 Skirmish near Hurricane Creek.
      • 21 October 21 1861 Small battle of Fredericktown routs Confederates.
        October 21 1861 Skirmishing near Ironton.
      • 22 October 22 1861 Gardner raid, one man shot.
      • 25 October 25 1861 Maj. Gen. John C. Fremont recaptures Springfield.
      • 27 October 27 1861 Skirmish at Spring Hill.
      • 28 October 28 1861 Missouri Legislature meets in Neosho, where it votes to secede from the Union.
    • November
      • 2 November 2 1861 Maj. Gen. John C. Fremont is relieved; Gen. David Hunter is new commander of Missouri.
      • 6 November 6 1861 Fight near New Santa Fe.
      • 7 November 7 1861 Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant raids Confederate camps at Belmont, Mo.
      • 9 November 9 1861 Federal reorganization creates military Department of Kansas under Gen. David Hunter.
      • 11 November 11 1861 Small fight near Little Blue River between Kansans under Col. Daniel Anthony and Missourians under Col. Upton Hays. Anthony has most casualties, but takes the rebels' horses and declares victory.
      • 17 November 17 1861 Col. Charles "Doc" Jennison's cavalry loots and burns much of Pleasant Hill.
      • 18 November 18 1861 Rebels capture wagon train near Warrensburg.
        November 18 1861 Fighting at Palmrya.
      • 19 November 19 1861 Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck takes command of Department of Missouri.
      • 20 November 20 1861 Fighting around New Santa Fe.
        November 20 1861 Skirmishing around Butler.
      • 21 November 21 1861 Rebels destroy Union supplies at Warsaw.
      • 24 November 24 1861 Skirmish near Independence.
      • 26 November 26 1861 Skirmishing at Johnston.
        November 26 1861 Fighting breaks out near Lancaster.
      • 29 November 29 1861 Fighting near Sedalia.
      • 30 November 30 1861 Fighting near Grand River.
    • December
      • 1 December 1 1861 Skirmishing at Shanghai.
      • 3 December 3 1861 Guerrilla night attack on Salem repulsed.
      • 4 December 4 1861 Clash outside Glasgow.
      • 7 December 7 1861 Fighting near Dunksburg.
      • 9 December 9 1861 Clash at Union Mills in north Platte County.
      • 12 December 12 1861 Skirmishing at Charleston.
      • 13 December 13 1861 Union men murder two furloughed Confederates at Bee Creek.
        December 13 1861 Kansans burn Papinsville.
      • 14 December 14 1861 Kansans burn Butler.
      • 16 December 16 1861 Federals burn Platte City in retaliation for guerrillas burning railroad bridge.
      • 19 December 19 1861 Federal Gen. John Pope captures Missouri State Guard regiment at Blackwater Creek in Lafayette County.
      • 23 December 23 1861 Fighting around Dayton.
        December 23 1861 Skirmishing near Lexington.
      • 24 December 24 1861 Skirmishing breaks out at Wadesburg.
      • 26 December 26 1861 Martial law proclaimed in St. Louis and around railroads.
      • 27 December 27 1861 Hallsville shooting breaks out.
      • 29 December 29 1861 Rebels fail in attack on steamer near Commerce.
  • 1862
    • January
      • 1 January 1 1862 7th Kansas Cavalry under Col. Daniel Anthony burns Dayton.
      • 3 January 3 1862 Skirmish at Hunnewell.
      • 5 January 5 1862 Skirmish at Columbus.
      • 8 January 8 1862 Small action near Charleston.
        January 8 1862 Federals kill 40 Confederates in Battle of Roan's Tan Yard in Randolph County.
      • 9 January 9 1862 7th Cavalry burns Columbus.
      • 10 January 10 1862 More action in Mississippi County.
        January 10 1862 Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn takes command of Confederate forces west of Mississippi River.
      • 14 January 14 1862 7th Kansas Cavalry under Col. Charles `Doc` Jennison burns 45 homes around Rose Hill.
      • 20 January 20 1862 Skirmishing in and around Atchison, Kan.
      • 23 January 23 1862 Skirmish at Knob Noster
      • 28 January 28 1862 Skirmishing around Lebanon.
      • 29 January 29 1862 Off and on light fighting around Blue Springs.
    • February
      • 6 February 6 1862 Action around Bloomfield.
      • 8 February 8 1862 Martial law declared in Kansas.
      • 9 February 9 1862 Action around Bentonville.
        February 9 1862 Light skirmishing near Marshfield.
      • 12 February 12 1862 Fighting near Springfield.
      • 13 February 13 1862 Action continues outside Springfield.
      • 14 February 14 1862 Skirmishing near Crane Creek.
      • 15 February 15 1862 Skirmishing near Flat Creek.
      • 17 February 17 1862 Dust-up outside Keytesville.
      • 18 February 18 1862 Action outside Independence.
        February 18 1862 Fighting around Mount Vernon.
      • 19 February 19 1862 West Plains skirmishing.
      • 22 February 22 1862 Guerrilla Capt. William Quantrill takes his men into Independence only to be run out by a column of Union cavalry.
      • 24 February 24 1862 Action outside New Madrid.
        February 24 1862 Skirmish at Mingo Creek.
      • 25 February 25 1862 Fighting in Henry County.
        February 25 1862 Fighting in St. Clair County.
        February 25 1862 Skirmishing at St. Francisville.
    • March
      • 1 March 1 1862 Action at Sikeston.
      • 2 March 2 1862 New Madrid area sees more fighting.
      • 3 March 3 1862 Federals close around river strong point of New Madrid.
      • 4 March 4 1862 Engagement near New Madrid.
      • 7 March 7 1862 Capt. William Quantrill's band raids Aubrey, kills at least three.
      • 9 March 9 1862 Skirmish at Big Creek.
        March 9 1862 Skirmishing at Mountain Grove.
      • 11 March 11 1862 `Bloody Bill` Anderson's bushwhacker band beaten in Lafayette County.
        March 11 1862 Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck given command of Missouri and Kansas.
      • 12 March 12 1862 More fighting around New Madrid
        March 12 1862 Federals win skirmish near Aubry, Kan.
      • 13 March 13 1862 Federals capture Mississippi River stronghold of New Madrid, Mo.
      • 15 March 15 1862 Skirmish near Marshall.
      • 17 March 17 1862 Skirmish near Riddle's Point.
      • 18 March 18 1862 Skirmish near Point Pleasant.
      • 19 March 19 1862 Fight at Leesville.
      • 20 March 20 1862 Guerrilla raid into Liberty.
      • 22 March 22 1862 Federals nearly trap William Quantrill south of New Santa Fe.
        March 22 1862 Skirmishing in Johnson County.
      • 26 March 26 1862 Fighting drives guerrillas away from Warrensburg.
        March 26 1862 Skirmishing at Humansville.
      • 29 March 29 1862 Light fighting near Warrensburg.
        March 29 1862 Fighting on the Blackwater.
      • 30 March 30 1862 Skirmish near Clinton.
      • 31 March 31 1862 Guerrilla band loses skirmish at Pink Hill.
    • April
      • 1 April 1 1862 Federals repel ambushers in west Pettis County.
        April 1 1862 Skirmishing near Doniphan.
        April 1 1862 William Quantrill guerrillas surprised, fight along Sni-A-Bar Creek.
        April 1 1862 Fighting at Putnam Ferry.
      • 2 April 2 1862 Fighting near Walkersville.
      • 8 April 8 1862 Island No. 10 surrenders to Federals.
        April 8 1862 Fighting around Warrensburg.
        April 8 1862 Action near Warsaw.
        April 8 1862 Skirmish at Medicine Creek.
      • 9 April 9 1862 Skirmishing at Jackson.
      • 10 April 10 1862 Maj. Gen. Samuel Curtis takes command of District of Kansas.
        April 10 1862 Maj. Gen. John Schofield takes command of Department of Missouri.
      • 11 April 11 1862 Skirmishing at Shiloh, Mo.
      • 13 April 13 1862 Fight near New Santa Fe between Capt. William Quantrill's men and Federal cavalry.
      • 14 April 14 1862 Fighting near Montevallo.
      • 16 April 16 1862 Fighting near the Blackwater.
      • 17 April 17 1862 Skirmish near Warsaw.
      • 25 April 25 1862 Fighting on the Osage River.
        April 25 1862 Skirmish at Monagan Springs.
      • 26 April 26 1862 Fighting at Turner Creek.
        April 26 1862 Skirmish at Neosho.
      • 28 April 28 1862 More skirmishing at Warsaw.
    • May
      • 4 May 4 1862 Fight outside Licking.
      • 7 May 7 1862 Skirmish along Horse Creek.
      • 10 May 10 1862 Action near Bloomfield.
      • 15 May 15 1862 Shooting breaks out near Butler.
      • 16 May 16 1862 Capt. William Quantrill's bunch shoots up mail escort south of Independence.
      • 22 May 22 1862 Fight at Florida.
      • 24 May 24 1862 Skirmish near Spring Hill.
      • 25 May 25 1862 Fighting at Miami.
        May 25 1862 Skirmishes near Waverly.
      • 26 May 26 1862 Skirmishing near Licking.
        May 26 1862 Butler fighting.
      • 27 May 27 1862 Skirmishing on Monagan Springs near Osceola.
      • 31 May 31 1862 Fighting around Neosho.
        May 31 1862 Skirmishing at Waynesville.
        May 31 1862 More fighting around Florida and Salt River.
    • June
      • 1 June 1 1862 Skirmishing at Eleven Points.
      • 2 June 2 1862 Fighting on the Little Blue River.
      • 4 June 4 1862 Skirmishing at Miami.
        June 4 1862 Fighting around Cambridge.
        June 4 1862 Action at Frankfort.
        June 4 1862 More fighting at Pink Hill.
        June 4 1862 Skirmishing at Waverly.
      • 5 June 5 1862 Light fighting around Sedalia.
      • 7 June 7 1862 Bullets fly outside Warrensburg.
      • 11 June 11 1862 More skirmishing at Pink Hill.
      • 17 June 17 1862 Fight near Warrensburg.
        June 17 1862 Action at Pilot Grove.
      • 21 June 21 1862 Skirmish on Little Blue.
      • 22 June 22 1862 William Quantrill's band captures steamboat near Sibley.
      • 23 June 23 1862 Guerrillas rout Federals near Raytown.
        June 23 1862 Yankees chase bushwhackers at Pineville.
      • 26 June 26 1862 Skirmishing at Cherry Grove.
    • July
      • 1 July 1 1862 Col. Joe Porter loses a dozen men to Federal forces and is driven away from Cherry Grove in Schuyler County.
      • 6 July 6 1862 Skirmishing at Salem.
      • 7 July 7 1862 Fighting breaks out near Licking.
        July 7 1862 Skirmishng near Newark.
      • 8 July 8 1862 Federals scatter inhabitants of bushwhacker camp near Pleasant Hill.
      • 9 July 9 1862 Fighting near Clinton.
        July 9 1862 William Quantrill repulses Federal attack near Wadesburg.
      • 11 July 11 1862 Union loses 10 killed in fight with William Quantrill's band near Pleasant Hill.
      • 20 July 20 1862 Skirmishing at Taberville.
        July 20 1862 Troopers of 11th Missouri cavalry murder three men near Hunnewell.
        July 20 1862 Guerrillas overrun Union camp at Greenville.
      • 22 July 22 1862 Little fight at Florida.
        July 22 1862 Order No. 19 requires all able-bodied Missouri men to join the Union enrolled militia, negating neutrality and forcing many southern men to leave for the Confederate army or the brush.
      • 23 July 23 1862 Skirmish on the Blackwater near Columbus and Boles' Farm.
        July 23 1862 Fighting at Bole's Farm in Monroe County.
      • 24 July 24 1862 Skirmishing near Fulton.
      • 26 July 26 1862 Fighting outside Patton.
        July 26 1862 Skirmish at Greenville.
      • 27 July 27 1862 Fighting in Ray County.
        July 27 1862 Rebel recruiting band ambushes Union detail near Richmond.
        July 27 1862 Skirmishing in Livingston County.
      • 28 July 28 1862 Fulton sees fighting nearby.
        July 28 1862 Fighting breaks outin Pettis County.
        July 28 1862 Skirmishing at Cross Timbers.
        July 28 1862 Action at Bollinger Mill.
        July 28 1862 Confederate Col. Joe Porter fights battle of Moore's Mill against Gen. Oden Guitar, perhaps 100 casualties.
      • 29 July 29 1862 Action at Bloomfield.
        July 29 1862 Saline County sees action.
        July 29 1862 Fighting around Arrow Rock.
      • 30 July 30 1862 Missouri cavalry six and capture eight rebels outside Richmond.
    • August
      • 1 August 1 1862 Confederate recruiter Col. Joe Porter wins small fight at Newark.
        August 1 1862 Fighting near Ozark
        August 1 1862 Guerrillas raid Carrollton and destroy pro-Union newspaper.
        August 1 1862 Missouri cavalry capture and kill a dozen guerrillas in northeast Lafayette County.
      • 2 August 2 1862 Skirmish outside Montevallo and Taberville.
        August 2 1862 Fighting again at Taberville.
      • 3 August 3 1862 Federals rout rebel force on Grand River in southwest Livingston County.
      • 4 August 4 1862 Skirmishing around Forsyth.
      • 5 August 5 1862 More fighting around Montevallo.
        August 5 1862 Skirmishing near Kirksville.
        August 5 1862 Action at Newtonia.
        August 5 1862 Clash near Cravensville.
      • 6 August 6 1862 In Battle of Kirksville, Col. Joe Porter is defeated by Col. John McNeil with between 150 and 200 Confederate dead.
      • 7 August 7 1862 Rebel camp routed on Platte County across river from Leavenworth.
        August 7 1862 Montevallo fighting.
      • 8 August 8 1862 Joe Porter's force is nearly destroyed in Macon County.
        August 8 1862 Fighting around Newtonia.
      • 9 August 9 1862 Skirmishing at Salem.
        August 9 1862 Fighting outside Springfield.
        August 9 1862 Fighting on Walnut Creek.
      • 11 August 11 1862 Battle of Independence, won by Confederate and guerrilla forces.
        August 11 1862 Skirmishing at Taberville.
        August 11 1862 Large force of rebel recruits caught, cut up by Federals at Crompton Ferry on Grand River.
      • 12 August 12 1862 Skirmishing around Stockton.
        August 12 1862 Fighting around Van Buren
        August 12 1862 Skirmish at Humansville.
      • 13 August 13 1862 More fighting at Yellow Creek and Grand River scatters rebels.
        August 13 1862 Fighting along the Chariton River.
      • 14 August 14 1862 Rebel camp near Parkville routed.
        August 14 1862 Federals drive bushwhackers from Barry.
      • 16 August 16 1862 Fierce Battle of Lone Jack won by Confederate and guerrilla forces.
      • 18 August 18 1862 Skirmishing at White Oak Ridge.
        August 18 1862 Fighting at Union Mills.
      • 19 August 19 1862 Action at Clear Creek.
      • 20 August 20 1862 Fighting at Union Mills.
      • 21 August 21 1862 Skirmishing at Neosho.
      • 23 August 23 1862 Large jayhawking band from Kansas captured by Missuri militia.
        August 23 1862 Fighting at Hickory Grove.
      • 24 August 24 1862 Skirmishing near Lamar.
        August 24 1862 Fighting outside Dallas.
        August 24 1862 Bloomfield skirmishing.
      • 26 August 26 1862 Union patrol shot up in Boone County.
        August 26 1862 Skirmishing near Kirksville.
      • 28 August 28 1862 Fighting around Ashley.
        August 28 1862 Fighting in Howard County.
      • 29 August 29 1862 Fighting around Iberia.
        August 29 1862 More light fighting near Bloomfield.
    • September
      • 1 September 1 1862 Fighting on the Spring River.
        September 1 1862 Fighting at Putnam.
        September 1 1862 Skirmishing Neosho.
      • 5 September 5 1862 More skirmishing around Neosho.
      • 6 September 6 1862 Fighting near Roanoke.
        September 6 1862 Olathe, Kan., sacked by William Quantrill.
      • 7 September 7 1862 Action around Lancaster.
      • 8 September 8 1862 Humboldt, Kan., sacked by guerrillas and Indians.
      • 9 September 9 1862 Fighting on Big Creek.
      • 11 September 11 1862 Skimishing in Iron County.
        September 11 1862 Action, Bloomfield.
      • 13 September 13 1862 Skirmish near Whaley's Mill.
        September 13 1862 More skirmishing on Black River in Iron County.
        September 13 1862 Fighting again at Newtonia; Confederate Col. Upton Hays of Westport is killed.
      • 15 September 15 1862 Skirmishing at Shelburne.
      • 16 September 16 1862 Fighting in Monroe County.
      • 17 September 17 1862 Guerrillas repel militia attack near Wellington.
        September 17 1862 Bushwhackers capture steamboat Marcella at Dover landing.
      • 19 September 19 1862 Skirmishing at Hickory Grove.
        September 19 1862 Shots exchanged around Mount Vernon.
      • 20 September 20 1862 Firing on Spring River.
        September 20 1862 Fighting around Carthage.
      • 21 September 21 1862 Fighting around Cassville.
      • 22 September 22 1862 Engagement near Sturgeon.
      • 24 September 24 1862 Skirmishing around Granby.
        September 24 1862 Maj. Gen. Samuel Curtis takes command of Department of Missouri.
      • 26 September 26 1862 Fighting at Cambridge.
      • 30 September 30 1862 Boone County fight leaves four rebels dead and five captured.
        September 30 1862 More action around Newtonia.
        September 30 1862 Fighting in Scotland County.
    • October
      • 2 October 2 1862 Federal patrol encounters and routs rebels outside Columbia.
        October 2 1862 Skirmish outside Jollification.
      • 4 October 4 1862 More fighting at Newtonia.
        October 4 1862 Skirmish in Monroe County.
      • 5 October 5 1862 Fighting around Cole Camp.
        October 5 1862 Fighting at Newtonia.
        October 5 1862 Skirmish at Cedar Creek.
      • 6 October 6 1862 Fighting around Liberty.
        October 6 1862 Guerrilla ambush near Sibley backfires.
      • 7 October 7 1862 Fighting at Forsyth.
        October 7 1862 Skirmishing around Newtonia.
      • 12 October 12 1862 Confederates ambush Federal force outside Arrow Rock.
        October 12 1862 Fresh fighting around Newtonia.
      • 13 October 13 1862 Light fighting near New Franklin.
      • 14 October 14 1862 Skirmish at Hazel Bottom.
        October 14 1862 Some of Humboldt, Kan., burned.
      • 16 October 16 1862 Union force attacks guerrilla camp on Auxvasse Creek.
        October 16 1862 Adair County militia surprises guerrilla band, killing some.
        October 16 1862 Fighting at Portland.
      • 17 October 17 1862 Skirmish out of Lexington.
        October 17 1862 Fighting on Island No. 10
        October 17 1862 William Quantrill burns Shawneetown; Federal wagons captured outside New Santa Fe; skirmishing outside Lexington.
      • 18 October 18 1862 Fighting near Uniontown pummels guerrillas, leaving 11 dead and 10 captured.
        October 18 1862 Federals under Col. John McNeil put 10 mostly innocent men before firing squad at Palmyra.
        October 18 1862 William Quantrill's band murders seven captives from Shawneetown.
      • 20 October 20 1862 Skirmishing at Marshfield.
      • 23 October 23 1862 Skirmishing at Clarkton.
      • 25 October 25 1862 Skirmish at Eleven Points.
      • 29 October 29 1862 Hot fighting at Island Mound in Bates County, Mo., won by 1st Kansas Colored Infantry, the first black troops to fight in the Civil War.
    • November
      • 2 November 2 1862 William Quantrill captures Federal wagons near Harrisonville, kills 14 soldiers and teamsters.
        November 2 1862 Avenging troopers catch up with Quantrill and kill six guerrillas near Dayton.
      • 5 November 5 1862 Rebuffed by Union forces in Lamar, Quantrill burns a third of the town.
      • 7 November 7 1862 Skirmish at Clark's Mill in Douglas County results in Union force's surrender after five-hour fight.
      • 8 November 8 1862 Skirmish at Cato, Kan.
      • 9 November 9 1862 Huntsville fighting.
        November 9 1862 Fighting near Dry Wood Creek.
      • 13 November 13 1862 Guerrillas, probably under Cole Younger, rob Monticello, Kan., stores.
      • 15 November 15 1862 Fighting around Yocum Creek and Cassville
      • 17 November 17 1862 More skirmishing around Cassville
      • 19 November 19 1862 Action around Pineville.
      • 24 November 24 1862 Skirmishing on Beaver Creek.
      • 25 November 25 1862 Fighting in Crawford County.
      • 27 November 27 1862 Skirmish at Carthage.
        November 27 1862 Missouri militia interrupts Kansas raid into Jackson County.
    • December
      • 2 December 2 1862 Fighting around Ozark.
      • 6 December 6 1862 Skirmish at Parkersville.
      • 15 December 15 1862 Skirmish near Neosho.
      • 16 December 16 1862 Federals burn Platte City again.
  • 1863
    • January
      • 3 January 3 1863 Skirmish near Brownsville.
      • 6 January 6 1863 Fighting at Beaver Station.
        January 6 1863 Light fighting along Linn Creek.
      • 7 January 7 1863 Confederate raid led by Gen. John S. Marmaduke captures Ozark.
      • 8 January 8 1863 Marmaduke attacks Springfield, fails to capture town.
      • 9 January 9 1863 Federal garrison Hartville surrendered to Marmaduke.
      • 10 January 10 1863 Skirmish at Carrollton.
      • 11 January 11 1863 More fighting around Hartsville.
      • 13 January 13 1863 3rd Wisconsin cavalry skirmishes with Tom Livingston's band near Carthage.
      • 20 January 20 1863 Marmaduke takes Patterson.
      • 21 January 21 1863 Skirmish near Columbia.
      • 27 January 27 1863 Local militia at Bloomfield breakup rebel recruiting force, capturing 52.
    • February
      • 1 February 1 1863 Livingston's band fights with Federal Indians near Neosho.
      • 3 February 3 1863 Federals find sleeping guerrilla band in Bollinger County swamp, kill about 20.
        February 3 1863 Skirmish near Independence.
      • 5 February 5 1863 Federal patrol shoots up Confederate recruiting detail on Bear Creek in Johnson County.
      • 8 February 8 1863 5th Missouri militia cavalry attack Cole Younger's winter camp of guerrillas east of Independence. County.
      • 10 February 10 1863 Guerrillas attack Federal forage detail, killing some troopers on Sarcoxie Prairie.
      • 19 February 19 1863 Livingston's band whips 9th Kansas cavalry near Spring River in Jasper County.
    • March
      • 2 March 2 1863 Skirmish at Neosho.
      • 3 March 3 1863 Livingston captures, kills four from Granby militia.
      • 7 March 7 1863 Col. McNeil's forces try to catch `Swamp Fox` M. Jeff Thompson and kill 9.
      • 9 March 9 1863 Fight near Sherwood.
      • 10 March 10 1863 George Todd, Cole Younger and others shoot up Federal soldiers in Kansas City saloon.
      • 12 March 12 1863 Light skirmishing at Aubry, Kan.
      • 19 March 19 1863 Militia cavalry kill four guerrillas, capture cattle herd in McDonald County.
      • 21 March 21 1863 Skirmish near Doniphan.
      • 22 March 22 1863 Ambush by George Todd's band kills a dozen 1st Missouri cavalrymen outside Independence.
      • 28 March 28 1863 Bushwhackers capture steamboat Sam Gaty at Sibley, kill blacks and soldier passengers.
      • 30 March 30 1863 Homes in Germantown burned by guerrillas.
        March 30 1863 Skirmishing in Vernon County.
    • April
      • 2 April 2 1863 Kansas `Red Legs` under Capt. George Hoyt drive into Jackson County and burn 37 homes in retaliation for Sam Gaty attack.
      • 6 April 6 1863 Red Legs and Kansas infantry burn homes and kill residents in Lafayette County.
      • 7 April 7 1863 Lt. Gen. E. Kirby Smith takes command of Confederate forces west of Mississippi River.
      • 9 April 9 1863 Skirmishing near Sedalia.
      • 17 April 17 1863 Rebels rout 7th Missouri cavalry on White River.
      • 20 April 20 1863 Marmaduke returns to Missouri, hits Patterson.
      • 22 April 22 1863 Quantrill's band kills seven captive troopers in Dallas County.
        April 22 1863 Marmaduke fights at Fredericktown.
      • 23 April 23 1863 Light skirmishing around Independence.
      • 24 April 24 1863 Marmaduke fight at Middle Creek Bridges.
        April 24 1863 Maj. Gen. John Schofield replaces Maj. Gen. Samuel Curtis as commander of Department of Missouri.
      • 26 April 26 1863 Marmaduke unsuccessfully attacks Cape Giraudeau; skirmish near Jackson.
      • 27 April 27 1863 More fighting at Jackson and White Water Bridge.
      • 29 April 29 1863 Guerrillas and militia skirmish outside Liberty.
        April 29 1863 Marmaduke fights at Castor River.
      • 30 April 30 1863 Gen. John Marmaduke's men skirmish at Bloomfield.
    • May
      • 1 May 1 1863 Fleeing to Arkansas, Gen. John Marmaduke fights at Chalk Bluff on St. Francis River.
      • 5 May 5 1863 Guerrilla band strikes deep into Kansas, reaching Council Groves, Diamond Spring
        May 5 1863 Troops from Fort Scott strike in Sherwood area.
      • 8 May 8 1863 9th Kansas cavalry defeats guerrillas in southwest Bates County.
      • 9 May 9 1863 Fighting in Stone County.
      • 11 May 11 1863 Farmers angry over stolen farm horses attack bushwhacker camp killing eight near Waynesville.
        May 11 1863 Two Federals killed in skirmish outside Newtonia.
      • 13 May 13 1863 Soldiers from Fort Leavenworth raid farms near Platte City; several guerrillas killed south of Kansas City.
        May 13 1863 Major fight with Tom Livingston's band in Jasper County.
      • 14 May 14 1863 Federals attack at French Point, killing 15.
      • 15 May 15 1863 Tom Livingston counterattacks at Grove Creek, killing 13 members of 7th Missouri.
        May 15 1863 Near Humboldt, Osage Indians wipe out rebels trying to get to Colorado; skirmishing near Pleasant Hill.
      • 16 May 16 1863 Skirmishing near Carthage.
      • 17 May 17 1863 Militia surprise attack rebel camp, killing three in Ozark County.
      • 18 May 18 1863 Kansas troops attack Hog Island camp on the Osage, kill three guerrillas.
        May 18 1863 More than two dozen black Federal infantrymen are surprised and killed near Sherwood in Jasper County; in Bates County, Kansans force bushwhackers out of Hog Island camp.
      • 19 May 19 1863 Federals burn Sherwood in retaliation; guerrillas kill two Federal officers near Richfield.
        May 19 1863 Fighting in Clay County.
      • 21 May 21 1863 Guerrillas rob wagon trains on way to Santa Fe in Johnson County, Kan.
      • 23 May 23 1863 Fighting around Hartsville.
      • 26 May 26 1863 Union militia burns Nevada after bushwhacker attack in the town.
        May 26 1863 In Carroll County, militia kill three men in retaliation for Richfield ambush.
    • June
      • 1 June 1 1863 Fort Toothman fight in Bates County, raw recruits of 1st Kansas Colored trapped and massacred; also action at Waverly.
        June 1 1863 Skirmishing around Doniphan.
        June 1 1863 Guerrillas and militia mix it up around Rocheport.
      • 6 June 6 1863 William Quantrill surrounds Shawneetown, sends in raiders who kill four and burn nine buildings.
      • 8 June 8 1863 Skirmish near Fort Scott, Kan.
      • 9 June 9 1863 Maj. Gen. James Blunt given District of Frontier while Brig. Gen. Thomas Ewing Jr. gets District of the Border around Kansas City.
      • 11 June 11 1863 Action near Stockton.
      • 17 June 17 1863 George Todd's band ambush 9th Kansas Cavalry on "Bloody Lane" just south of Westport, kill 14.
        June 17 1863 1st Missouri cavalry ambushes, kills three rebels at Wellington.
      • 18 June 18 1863 Ninth Kansas looks for revenge, kill three guerrillas near Blue River.
        June 18 1863 Hot fight near Rocheport leaves several killed on both sides.
      • 22 June 22 1863 Some of Butler burned by guerrillas.
      • 23 June 23 1863 After skimish at Sibley, Federals burn all but two homes.
        June 23 1863 Union patrol kill six rebels.
        June 23 1863 Fighting at Papinsville.
        June 23 1863 Shooting around Germantown.
      • 27 June 27 1863 Skirmish near Carthage.
      • 29 June 29 1863 Four 1st Missouri cavalry stragglers spot and kill rebel Col. Ben Parker in Wellington.
      • 30 June 30 1863 Skirmish on Neosho River.
    • July
      • 3 July 3 1863 Union patrol catches rebs grazing horses, kill 10 men.
      • 4 July 4 1863 Fighting in Black Ford Hills.
        July 4 1863 Skirmish at Cassville.
      • 7 July 7 1863 Skirmishing at Drywood Creek
      • 10 July 10 1863 Skirmishing at Florence.
      • 11 July 11 1863 Guerrilla Tom Livingston killed in attack on Stockton.
        July 11 1863 Fighting near Glasgow.
      • 12 July 12 1863 Skirmishing at Switzler's Mill in Chariton County.
        July 12 1863 Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage burned.
      • 24 July 24 1863 Kansas cavalry unlimber artillery, scatter guerrillas in Jackson County.
        July 24 1863 Skirmishing in Dade County.
      • 28 July 28 1863 Clash at High Grove.
      • 30 July 30 1863 Fighting at Marshall.
        July 30 1863 Skirmishing near Lexington.
      • 31 July 31 1863 Guerrillas raid wagon train, kill four living near Shawneetown, burn two houses.
    • August
      • 1 August 1 1863 Ninth Kansas catches guerrillas at Taylor's farm on Little Blue River, but fight inconclusive.
        August 1 1863 Guerrillas surprise sleeping wagon train, killing a dozen troopers and teamsters at Round Pond.
      • 2 August 2 1863 Clash near Stumptown.
        August 2 1863 Fighting in south Bates County.
      • 5 August 5 1863 Two Federals killed in skirmish near Pleasant Hill.
      • 7 August 7 1863 Fighting near New Madrid.
      • 8 August 8 1863 Clash on Clear Creek.
        August 8 1863 Fighting near Ball Town.
      • 9 August 9 1863 Skirmish at Pineville.
        August 9 1863 Militia ambushed near Fulton.
      • 10 August 10 1863 Guerrillas under Cole Younger burn much of Pleasant Hill; some fighting near Dayton.
      • 11 August 11 1863 Guerrillas return to burn more of Pleasant Hill.
      • 12 August 12 1863 Federal troops burn out remaining buildings in Pleasant Hill belonging to southerners.
        August 12 1863 George Todd burns Unionist homes around Kansas City because Federals are arresting southern women.
      • 13 August 13 1863 Jail for arrested southern women collapses in Kansas City, killing five, including one of Bloody Bill Anderson's sisters held there.
        August 13 1863 6th Missouri kills more than 50 of John Coffee's guerrilla band.
        August 13 1863 Fight at Ash Hill.
        August 13 1863 Union cavalry whips rebs on St. Francis River, kiling nine.
        August 13 1863 Sixth Missouri cavalry shatters Col. John Coffee's rebel command, kills dozens at Pineville, perhaps after they surrendered.
      • 14 August 14 1863 Skirmish near Sherwood.
        August 14 1863 Skirmish near Wellington.
        August 14 1863 Clash near Jack's Fork, leaves two bushwhackers dead.
      • 21 August 21 1863 Much of Lawrence, Kan., is burned by Quantrill's guerrillas who massacre perhaps 200 men and boys.
        August 21 1863 Federal pursuit clashes with Quantrill's band near Paola.
      • 22 August 22 1863 Fight on Big Creek.
        August 22 1863 Fighting near Pleasant Hill as guerrillas withdraw.
      • 23 August 23 1863 Bushwhacker raid on Freedom Township in Lafayette County leaves four civilians dead.
      • 25 August 25 1863 Order No. 11 signed, emptying four counties on the border south of Kansas City.
        August 25 1863 Clash near Hopewell.
        August 25 1863 Fighting around Waynesville.
        August 25 1863 Skirmish near Independence.
      • 26 August 26 1863 Federals punish rebs in fighting on the Clear Fork in Lafayette County.
      • 29 August 29 1863 Fighting around Sni-A-Bar Creek.
      • 31 August 31 1863 George Todd's band attacks Shawneetown.
        August 31 1863 Fighting near Marais des Cygnes, Kan.
    • September
      • 4 September 4 1863 Guerrilla raid on Quincy leaves four Union men, one civilian dead.
      • 6 September 6 1863 Kansas troops murder six men about to leave Lone Jack per Order No. 11; skirmishing near Fort Scott.
        September 6 1863 Fight in Hutton Valley.
        September 6 1863 Attack at Carthage.
      • 8 September 8 1863 Bushwhackers rob stores in Platte City.
      • 13 September 13 1863 Confederates fail to capture Salem.
        September 13 1863 Four steamers burned by rebel saboteurs at St. Louis levee.
      • 15 September 15 1863 Fight at Enterprise.
        September 15 1863 Skirmish in Jasper County.
      • 17 September 17 1863 Fight on Horse Creek.
      • 18 September 18 1863 Federals kill six southerners in Pemiscot County.
      • 20 September 20 1863 Some skirmishing in Hornersville.
      • 22 September 22 1863 Some skirmishing in Lafayette County.
      • 26 September 26 1863 Clash outside Cassville.
        September 26 1863 Federals hunt down guerillas east of Independence.
      • 27 September 27 1863 Skirmishing at Newtonia.
      • 28 September 28 1863 Jayhawkers rob farms in West Platte County.
        September 28 1863 Butler burned yet again as part of Order No. 11.
    • October
      • 2 October 2 1863 Fighting near Carthage.
        October 2 1863 Federal forces punish village of Wellington for southern support.
      • 4 October 4 1863 Col. Jo Shelby's raiders from Arkansas see action at Neosho.
        October 4 1863 Three steamboats burned by rebel saboteurs at St. Louis levee.
      • 5 October 5 1863 Seventh Missouri cavalry rout rebels, killing a dozen near Syracuse.
        October 5 1863 Col. Jo Shelby's Iron Brigade fights Federals at Stockton and Greenfield.
      • 6 October 6 1863 Large force under William Quantrill nearly wipes out Maj. Gen. James Blunt's escort at Baxter Springs, kills more than 90.
        October 6 1863 Raid by Col. Jo Shelby reaches Humansville.
      • 9 October 9 1863 Shelby's raiders see action near Cole Camp.
      • 10 October 10 1863 Confederates raid Tipton, Syracuse and La Mine bridge.
        October 10 1863 The Confederate raiders reach Syracuse.
        October 10 1863 Raiders reach La Mine Bridge.
      • 11 October 11 1863 Shelby's Iron Brigade rides into Boonville.
      • 12 October 12 1863 Fight at Salt Fork Creek.
      • 13 October 13 1863 Gen. Egbert Brown lets Col. Shelby's horsemen slip the Federal trap in Battle of Marshall.
      • 14 October 14 1863 Skirmishing in Shannon County.
      • 15 October 15 1863 Iron Brigade fights at Cross Timbers.
      • 16 October 16 1863 Col. Jo Shelby still fighting Johnston and Deer Creek.
        October 16 1863 Fighting still at Humansville.
      • 17 October 17 1863 More skirmishing by Shelby in Cedar County.
      • 21 October 21 1863 Some action near Hopewell.
      • 22 October 22 1863 Fighting around Bloomfield.
      • 24 October 24 1863 Skirmish at Harrisonville.
      • 29 October 29 1863 Fights near Warsaw.
        October 29 1863 Clash near Ozark.
    • November
      • 2 November 2 1863 Brig. Gen. John McNeil takes over District of Frontier after Maj. Gen. James Blunt's disaster at Baxter Springs.
      • 4 November 4 1863 Skirmishing near Lexington.
        November 4 1863 Militia conducts punitive raid in Texas and Shannon counties, killing 10 and burning 23 homes.
      • 5 November 5 1863 Fighting continues around Neosho.
      • 18 November 18 1863 Clash at Shoal Creek.
      • 22 November 22 1863 Skirmishing near Houston.
      • 25 November 25 1863 Skirmishing at Houston.
        November 25 1863 Clash at Waynesville.
        November 25 1863 Guerrilla Sam Hildebrand raids Farmington.
      • 29 November 29 1863 Federals attack Sam Hildebrand's gang near Mingo Swamp, killing 18.
        November 29 1863 Attack at Bloomfield.
    • December
      • 16 December 16 1863 Fighting near Springfield.
      • 23 December 23 1863 Rebel band under Timothy Reeves captures garrison at Centreville.
      • 25 December 25 1863 Third Missouri cavalry under Maj. James Wilson tracks down Reeves, kills 30 rebels and releases Union captives.
      • 28 December 28 1863 Fighting near Humboldt, Kan., leaves three Missouri raiders dead.
  • 1864
    • January
      • 14 January 14 1864 Fighting near Patterson.
        January 14 1864 Skirmish in Bollinger County.
      • 16 January 16 1864 Maj. Gen. Samuel Curtis takes command of Department of Kansas.
      • 23 January 23 1864 Two guerrillas killed at Cowskin Bottom.
      • 30 January 30 1864 Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans takes command of Department of Missouri.
        January 30 1864 Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans takes commnad of Department of Missouri.
    • February
      • 2 February 2 1864 Clash on Halcomb Island.
      • 5 February 5 1864 Skirmish near Cape Girardeau.
      • 12 February 12 1864 Fighting near Macon and California House.
      • 15 February 15 1864 Scrap near Charleston.
      • 19 February 19 1864 Fighting around Independence.
      • 22 February 22 1864 Skirmishing around Lexington.
        February 22 1864 Encounter near Warrensburg.
    • March
      • 19 March 19 1864 Skirmish in Oregon County.
      • 27 March 27 1864 Federals capture small guerrilla gang after all night fight near Germantown.
      • 30 March 30 1864 Scrap at Greenton.
    • April
      • 1 April 1 1864 Bushwacker killed, two captured robbing Union man outside Bloomfield.
      • 6 April 6 1864 Pre-dawn ambush by guerrillas leaves two Union dead in Pemiscot County swamps.
      • 11 April 11 1864 Fighting in Chariton County.
      • 18 April 18 1864 Hunnewell citizens repel small band of guerrillas.
      • 19 April 19 1864 More fighting around Charleston leaves a dozen guerrillas dead.
      • 23 April 23 1864 Skirmish at Independence.
      • 26 April 26 1864 Skirmishing in Wayne County.
      • 27 April 27 1864 Skirmish at Dayton.
      • 28 April 28 1864 Five Federals killed in fighting in Johnson County, Mo.
      • 29 April 29 1864 Skirmish, Sni Hills.
    • May
      • 2 May 2 1864 Scrap at Bee Creek leaves three southerners dead.
      • 8 May 8 1864 Fighting in Randolph County.
      • 13 May 13 1864 Skirmishing near Cuba.
        May 13 1864 Skirmishing and looting near Drywood Creek and Smokey Hill, Kan.
      • 16 May 16 1864 Dogwood fighting.
      • 20 May 20 1864 About 100 guerrillas attack Lamar.
      • 21 May 21 1864 Federals escorting prisoner ambushed on Blue River in Sni Hills.
      • 26 May 26 1864 Five Wisconsin soldiers found slain near Rolla.
        May 26 1864 Skirmish on Lanes Prairie.
      • 27 May 27 1864 Shanghai looted and burned by guerrillas.
      • 28 May 28 1864 Clash at Pleasant Hill.
        May 28 1864 Rebels sack and burn Lamar.
        May 28 1864 Skirmishing at Warrensburg.
      • 30 May 30 1864 Two days of skirmishes on Mill Creek.
        May 30 1864 Fighting on Honey Creek.
    • June
      • 1 June 1 1864 Guerrillas kill two militiamen in southwest Buchanan County.
        June 1 1864 Bushwhackers raid New Market.
        June 1 1864 Fight at Arnoldsville.
      • 3 June 3 1864 Fighting at Neosho and Diamond Grove.
      • 7 June 7 1864 Action around Sikeston.
        June 7 1864 Guerrilla band raids New Frankfort, kills one soldier.
      • 9 June 9 1864 Small fight near Breckenridge.
      • 10 June 10 1864 Small fight near St. James leaves U.S. officer wounded, box cars burned.
      • 11 June 11 1864 Attack on militia leaves two rebel officers dead, one shot after capture in Platte County.
        June 11 1864 Kingsville Massacre; Bill Anderson and Dick Yager kill 12 men of 1st Missouri cavalry, some after their surrender.
      • 12 June 12 1864 Skirmishing at Montevallo.
        June 12 1864 Bill Anderson massacres a dozen Missouri cavalrymen near Kingsville.
        June 12 1864 Bushwahckers raid Calhoun, burning churches and homes.
      • 14 June 14 1864 Eight Federals leaving Lexington with rations were killed outside Lexington.
        June 14 1864 Guerrillas raid Melville, leaves civilians slain.
      • 15 June 15 1864 Six Melville raiders caught and killed by Federals.
      • 16 June 16 1864 Ambush of Federal patrol south of Fort Scott, Kan., leaves one killed, but two guerrillas as well.
        June 16 1864 Clash near Preston.
      • 17 June 17 1864 Federals escorting shipment of 50 shotguns to Columbia are overpowered; arms are stolen.
      • 18 June 18 1864 Rebels under Clifton Holtzclaw raid Laclede.
      • 26 June 26 1864 4th Missouri cavalry reports killing three guerrillas in fight north of Sedalia.
      • 27 June 27 1864 Affair at Dunksburg.
    • July
      • 1 July 1 1864 One killed on each side in meeting near Fayette.
      • 3 July 3 1864 Fighting near Platte City.
      • 4 July 4 1864 Skirmish, Clay County.
      • 6 July 6 1864 George Todd's guerrillas hit 2nd Colorado cavalry, kill eight men near Pleasant Hill.
      • 7 July 7 1864 Guerrillas take over Parkville in `Pawpaw rebellion,` one Federal killed.
      • 8 July 8 1864 Three Federals killed near Richmond.
        July 8 1864 Fight near Wellington.
      • 9 July 9 1864 George Todd's band ambushes Colorado troopers near Raytown, kill eight, including Capt. Wagoner.
      • 10 July 10 1864 Platte City goes over to guerrillas, Pawpaws.
        July 10 1864 Federals catch guerrilla wedding at Warder Church near Wellington, killing groom and others.
      • 12 July 12 1864 Fighting near Columbus.
      • 13 July 13 1864 Federals scatter Confederate force at Camden Point, burn the town.
        July 13 1864 Citizens of Versailles drive away guerrilla band.
      • 14 July 14 1864 Skirmishing around Bloomfield.
        July 14 1864 Clash at Fredericksburg in Ray County.
      • 15 July 15 1864 Boat burners torch four steamers tied up at St. Louis levee.
        July 15 1864 Fighting at Huntsville.
        July 15 1864 Guerrillas raid and rob Lindley; Federal pursuit loses one dead, six wounded.
      • 16 July 16 1864 Skirmishes on Clear Fork near Warrensburg leave five guerrillas dead.
        July 16 1864 Fighting on Fayette Road near Huntville.
      • 17 July 17 1864 Fierce fight near Fredericksburg in Ray County leaves six militia dead and perhaps a dozen bushwhackers.
      • 18 July 18 1864 Franklin robbed by bushwhacker band.
        July 18 1864 Federal patrol claims six guerrilla dead near Hartsville.
        July 18 1864 Federals grazing horses suffer at least 10 killed in surprise attack near Kansas border.
      • 19 July 19 1864 Rebels rob Webster in Washington County.
      • 20 July 20 1864 Guerrillas drive Federal militia out of Arrow Rock; bushwhacker Dick Yager receives would that results in his dead.
      • 21 July 21 1864 Guerrillas hit Plattsburg.
        July 21 1864 Skirmish near Carthage.
        July 21 1864 Federal troop claims to have killed 14 southerners on scout in Doublas County.
      • 22 July 22 1864 Union Mills in Platte County sees fierce fighting in heavy brush.
        July 22 1864 Wright County sees skirmishing.
      • 23 July 23 1864 Skirmish at Liberty.
      • 25 July 25 1864 Skirmish, Pleasant Hill.
      • 26 July 26 1864 Bloody Bill Anderson's band attacks Shelbina, burns long railroad bridege over Salt River.
      • 27 July 27 1864 Clash at Blackwater River.
      • 30 July 30 1864 Skirmishing at Keytesville.
        July 30 1864 More fighting on Big Creek.
        July 30 1864 Fighting at Chapel Hill.
        July 30 1864 Fighting near Union Church.
    • August
      • 1 August 1 1864 Federal come across bushwhacker camps in swampy area east of Independence, shooting but no casualties, apparently.
        August 1 1864 Fighting near Rolla and Diamond Grove Prairie.
      • 3 August 3 1864 Ninth Missouri encounters guerrillas around Fayette.
      • 4 August 4 1864 Skirmishing at Rutledge, three killed on each side.
        August 4 1864 Serious skirmish at Elk Chute in swamps of Pemiscot County.
      • 5 August 5 1864 Rebels fire courthouse in Marshall
      • 7 August 7 1864 Clash near Enterprise.
        August 7 1864 Fighting near Arrow Rock.
        August 7 1864 Skirmish near Huntsville.
      • 8 August 8 1864 Skirmish, Holden.
        August 8 1864 Fighting on Norris Creek.
      • 11 August 11 1864 More action near Hartsville.
      • 12 August 12 1864 Bloody Bill Anderson runs into Federals at Fredericksburg, kills five; his own losses unknown.
        August 12 1864 More fighting around Holden.
      • 14 August 14 1864 Pursuit of Bill Anderson leaves four militia dead on Wakenda Prairie in Carroll County.
      • 15 August 15 1864 Skirmish in Saline County.
        August 15 1864 Federal camp attacked at Dripping Spring in Boone County.
      • 16 August 16 1864 Near Columbia, Clifton Holtzclaw's band is shot up.
      • 19 August 19 1864 Skirmish near Lexington.
      • 20 August 20 1864 Fighting near Rocheport.
        August 20 1864 First Missouri cavalry hit rebel camp, kill three near Dover.
      • 21 August 21 1864 Action near Diamond Grove.
      • 26 August 26 1864 Skirmish near Pleasant Hill.
        August 26 1864 Skirmish near Rose Hill.
      • 28 August 28 1864 Fighting in Polk County.
        August 28 1864 Bloody Bill Anderson's band ambushes Federal patrol, kills seven across river from Boonville.
      • 31 August 31 1864 Rebs raid Steelville, kill five militia and a minister.
    • September
      • 1 September 1 1864 Tipton attacked by bushwhackers.
        September 1 1864 Skirmish near Lone Jack.
      • 2 September 2 1864 Skirmishing near Mount Vernon.
      • 3 September 3 1864 More action around Rocheport.
        September 3 1864 Fighting around Glasgow.
      • 7 September 7 1864 Boone County skirmishing.
      • 8 September 8 1864 Skirmishing near Hornersville.
        September 8 1864 Clash near Gayoso.
      • 10 September 10 1864 Fighting at Dover.
        September 10 1864 Federal encounter bushwhacker band, killing perhaps six in the pursuit.
        September 10 1864 Four guerrillas reported killed in running fight near Pisgah.
      • 12 September 12 1864 Skirmishing near Caledonia.
      • 13 September 13 1864 Skirmishing near Longwood.
      • 14 September 14 1864 Action at Thomasville.
      • 16 September 16 1864 Skirmish outside of Columbia.
      • 18 September 18 1864 Clash outside Lexington.
        September 18 1864 Large guerrilla band roughly handles militia camped in Ray County.
      • 19 September 19 1864 Rebel invasion of Missouri first sees fighting at Doniphan.
        September 19 1864 Skirmishing in Dallas County.
      • 20 September 20 1864 Rebel army pushes through Ponder's Mill.
        September 20 1864 Militia at Keytesville surrenders to guerrillas.
      • 22 September 22 1864 More burning at Carthage.
        September 22 1864 Guerrillas lose as many as 10 men at Longwood.
        September 22 1864 Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's forces skirmish at Patterson.
        September 22 1864 Confederates takes Sikeston.
      • 23 September 23 1864 George Todd hits wagon train on Goslin's Lane near Rocheport, guns down teamsters and cavalry escort.
      • 24 September 24 1864 Guerrillas suffer loses in charging heavy walls of Federal barracks in Fayette.
        September 24 1864 Confederate army capture Jackson.
        September 24 1864 Gen. Jo Shelby's cavalry captures Farmington.
      • 25 September 25 1864 Skirmishing near Huntsville.
      • 26 September 26 1864 Price's army pushes through Shut-In Gap, Arcadia and Ironton.
      • 27 September 27 1864 Confedrate assaults on Fort Davidson at Pilot Knob are bloodily repulsed, hundreds killed.
        September 27 1864 Gen. Jo Shelby's cavalry take Mineral Point.
        September 27 1864 Bill Anderson's men murders Union soldiers on train stopped at Centralia; then massacres arriving Federal mounted infantry outside of town.
      • 28 September 28 1864 Skirmishing in Polk County.
        September 28 1864 Skirmishing in Caledonia and Polk County.
      • 29 September 29 1864 Gen. Thomas Ewing, who escaped Fort Davidson, fights off rebel cavalry at Leasburg.
      • 30 September 30 1864 Fighting in Waynesville.
        September 30 1864 Skirmishing near Mount Vernon.
    • October
      • 1 October 1 1864 Some action at Franklin.
        October 1 1864 Skirmish at Harrison.
        October 1 1864 Price's army takes Union.
      • 2 October 2 1864 Maj. Gen. Sterling Price occupies Washington.
      • 3 October 3 1864 Guerrillas rob and burn trains at Hunnewell.
        October 3 1864 Hermann taken.
      • 4 October 4 1864 Skrimish at Richwoods.
      • 6 October 6 1864 Confederates battle across Osage River.
      • 7 October 7 1864 Confederates push Union forces back into Jefferson City.
      • 8 October 8 1864 Morning fighting outside Jefferson City, but Maj. Gen. Sterling Price decides to move around.
      • 9 October 9 1864 Federal cavalry pushes Confederates out of California; Gen. Jo Shelby takes Boonville.
        October 9 1864 Skirmishing in Barry County.
      • 11 October 11 1864 Armies exchange fire outside of Boonville, nothing too serious.
        October 11 1864 Skirmishing at Brunswick.
      • 14 October 14 1864 Bloody Bill Anderson's forces burn Danville.
      • 15 October 15 1864 Battle of Glasgow won by Confederates; Sedalia captured, Paris surrenders to guerrillas.
        October 15 1864 Sedalia captured by one of Gen. Jo Shelby's brigades.
        October 15 1864 Paris garrison surrenders to guerrillas.
      • 16 October 16 1864 Guerrillas raid Ridgely in Platte County.
      • 17 October 17 1864 Guerrillas burn Smithville.
        October 17 1864 Union militia surrenders at Carrollton.
      • 18 October 18 1864 Skirmishing in Barry County.
      • 19 October 19 1864 Skirmishing at Montevallo.
      • 20 October 20 1864 Maj. Gen. James Blunt's cavalry meets Confederate army at Lexington; is pushed west.
        October 20 1864 Federal cavalry surprises rebs in Dover.
      • 21 October 21 1864 Battle of Little Blue leaves Confederates in control of Independence; bushwhacker chief George Todd killed.
      • 22 October 22 1864 Confederates fight way across Byram's Ford on Big Blue River, win at Mockbee Farm but are pushed back at state line.
        October 22 1864 Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton's cavalry push Price's men west through Independence.
        October 22 1864 Marmaton, Kan., attacked by guerrilla raiders.
      • 23 October 23 1864 Battle of Westport: Two attacking forces of Federals advance south out of Westport and west across Byram's Ford to defeat Maj. Gen. Sterling Price.
      • 24 October 24 1864 Action at Trading Post, Kan.
      • 25 October 25 1864 Clinton fends off bushwhacker attack.
        October 25 1864 Battle of Mine Creek shatters Confederates; Federal advance stopped at fight north of Marmaton River.
      • 26 October 26 1864 Federal ambush at Albany kills Bloody Bill Anderson.
        October 26 1864 Clash outside Carthage.
        October 26 1864 Skirmish outside of Independence.
        October 26 1864 Clash at Pilot Knob.
        October 26 1864 Skirmish at Glasgow.
        October 26 1864 Clash near West Point.
      • 27 October 27 1864 Little Black River, Kan., burned by bushwhackers, six killed.
      • 28 October 28 1864 Last battle of Price invasion, Gen. Jo Shelby repels Maj. Gen. James Blunt at Newtonia.
      • 29 October 29 1864 Skirmish at Drywood Creek.
        October 29 1864 Skirmishing around Warrenton.
      • 30 October 30 1864 New skirmishing around Newtonia.
      • 31 October 31 1864 Skirmish on Big Blue.
    • November
      • 1 November 1 1864 Fighting near Rolla.
        November 1 1864 Three officers of the 89th Indiana were captured, executed at Greentown.
        November 1 1864 Skirmish near Lebanon.
        November 1 1864 Clash at Lone Jack.
        November 1 1864 Fighting on the Big Piney.
      • 2 November 2 1864 Recruiting party for Gen. Jo Shelby is attacked near Hermitage; perhaps two dozen killed.
      • 3 November 3 1864 Skirmish at Vera Cruz.
      • 5 November 5 1864 Confederates ride into Charleston and capture Federals at breakfast.
      • 6 November 6 1864 Clash at Sikeston.
      • 9 November 9 1864 Fighting at Licking, leaves three dead rebels.
      • 10 November 10 1864 Skirmish near Neosho.
      • 12 November 12 1864 Bushwhackers attack at Centreville, but are replused with losses.
      • 18 November 18 1864 More fighting around Fayette.
      • 20 November 20 1864 Col. Doc Jennison's Kansas troopers loot Newtonia, Sarcoxie and Dryfork Creek.
      • 26 November 26 1864 Skirmish near Osage.
      • 28 November 28 1864 Fighting breaks out outside Fulton.
    • December
      • 3 December 3 1864 Skirmishing at New Madrid.
        December 3 1864 Disguised Confederates capture Tuscumbia.
      • 9 December 9 1864 Maj. Gen. Grenville Dodge takes command of the Department of Missouri.
      • 14 December 14 1864 Skirmishing in swamps near Cape Girardeau.
      • 18 December 18 1864 Fighting in New Madrid County.
      • 30 December 30 1864 Skirmishing near Caruthersville.
  • 1865
    • January
      • 8 January 8 1865 Federal expedition from Bloomfield reports 19 rebsl killed in sweep.
      • 9 January 9 1865 Federal patrol claims nine guerrillas killed in Texas County.
      • 10 January 10 1865 Skirmish near Glasgow.
      • 11 January 11 1865 Militia chases bushwhacker band across Lafayette County, but does no damage.
        January 11 1865 Missouri abolishes slavery.
      • 30 January 30 1865 Skirmishing in Lafayette County.
      • 31 January 31 1865 Guerrillas raid Aubry, Kan.
    • February
      • 12 February 12 1865 Militia in sock feet sneak up on guerrilla camp near Columbia, kill three, lose one dead.
        February 12 1865 Action near Macon.
      • 13 February 13 1865 Action in Mississippi County.
      • 20 February 20 1865 Skirmishing at Centre Creek.
      • 27 February 27 1865 Skirmishing near Sturgeon.
    • March
      • 3 March 3 1865 Six rebels reported killed by Federal patrol in DunklinCounty.
      • 7 March 7 1865 Gov. Thomas Fletcher proclaims no organized Confederate forces in Missouri.
      • 11 March 11 1865 Federals hide men aboard stagecoach, surprise and kill two robbing bushwhackers.
      • 12 March 12 1865 Affair near Lone Jack.
      • 24 March 24 1865 Shots exchanged ar Rolla.
      • 29 March 29 1865 Skirmishing in southwest Missouri.
    • April
      • 15 April 15 1865 Kansas cavalry surprises encamped guerrillas, kill four, near Patterson.
      • 22 April 22 1865 Skirmishing near Linn Creek.
        April 22 1865 Foes clash on the Big Gravois Creek.
      • 24 April 24 1865 Fighting near Miami.
      • 25 April 25 1865 More action on Linn Creek.
      • 27 April 27 1865 Skirmishing at James Creek.
    • May
      • 3 May 3 1865 Action near Pleasant Hill.
        May 3 1865 Fighting erupts near Boonville.
      • 4 May 4 1865 Skirmish near Lexington.
      • 5 May 5 1865 Skirmishing around Perche Hills.
      • 7 May 7 1865 Guerrillas, including Jesse James, return from Texas to rob Holden.
      • 8 May 8 1865 Skirmish near Readsville.
      • 9 May 9 1865 Gang of Archie Clement and Jesse James sack and partly burn Kingsville.
      • 14 May 14 1865 Light skirmishing on the Little Piney.
      • 15 May 15 1865 Jesse James is shot in the chest at Lexington, where he had gone to surrender.
      • 20 May 20 1865 Fighting on the Blackwater near Longwood.
      • 23 May 23 1865 Minor skirmishing near Waynesville.
      • 24 May 24 1865 Fighting near Rocheport.
      • 27 May 27 1865 Some shooting in Chariton County.