The Civil War in Missouri
Day by Day, 1861 to 1865
Follow as events transpire across Missouri within those four long years. From raids and pursuit of the outlaws to the hunting down of Southern sympathizers and the Federal scouting parties across the state
Two Union columns, one under Colonel J.B. Plummer and another under Colonel William P. Carlin, advanced on Fredericktown to overtake Brigadier General M. Jeff Thompson and his men.
On the morning of October 21, Thompson's force left Fredericktown headed south. About twelve miles out, Thompson left his supply train in a secure position and returned toward Fredericktown.
He then learned that Union forces had occupied Fredericktown, so Thompson spent the morning attempting to discern the enemy numbers and disposition. Unable to do so, he attacked anyway, around noon.
Plummer, with his force and a detachment of Colonel William P. Carlin's troops, met the Rebel forces outside town and a two-hour fight ensued. Overwhelming Union forces took their toll, and Thompson's men retreated. Union cavalry pursued.
Fredericktown cemented Union control of southeastern Missouri.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Madison County
Campaign: Operations to Control Missouri (1861)
Date(s): October 21, 1861
Principal Commanders: Colonel J.B. Plummer and Colonel William P. Carlin [US]; Brigadier General M. Jeff Thompson [CS]
Forces Engaged: Brigade size force (approx. 2,500-3,500) [US]; Missouri State Guard [CS]
Estimated Casualties: Total unknown (US unknown; CS 62)
Standard Catalog of
Civil War Firearms
Over 700 photographs and a rarity scale for each gun, this comprehensive guide to the thousands of weapons used by Billy Yank and Johnny Reb will be indispensable for historians and collectors.
Civil War Musket
Wood & Steel Frontier Rifle Designed After The Original Rifle,
This Civil War Musket replica has been designed after the original rifle of its era. Measures approximately 37 inches long. Each is constructed with a solid one-piece wood stock, painted steel barrel and die-cast parts
Civil War Model 1851 Naval Pistol
Engraved Silver Tone / Gold Tone Finish and Wooden Grips - Replica of Revolver Used by Both USA / Union and CSA / Confederate Forces
Guide to Missouri Confederate Units
The origins and history of Missouri Confederate units that served during the Civil War. Deeply torn, some Missourians chose sides enthusiastically, others reluctantly. The several thousand that sided with the Confederacy earned reputations for hard fighting exceeded by few other states, North or South
Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border
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Jesse James and the Civil War in Missouri
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