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07-16-2008, 12:10 PM
I recently uncovered information about the 11th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, Company H (US) being stationed for a brief time at Fort Whipple in the Arizona Territory and was curious if there was anyone out there researching Missouri units who might have more information about them. They apparently came overland on the Sante Fe trail with the new Arizona governor's party in 1863.

I also found a source that suggests the Ninth Wisconsin Battery of Light Artillery was at Fort Union, New Mexico in 1862 and would be curious to learn more about them as well.

07-16-2008, 12:19 PM
From Dyers:

11th Regiment Cavalry

Organized at Benton Barracks and St. Joseph, Mo., March 28 to December 11, 1863. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1863. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1864. District of Northeast Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Corps, to March, 1865. Separate Cavalry Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in District of St. Louis, Mo., until December, 1863. At Springfield and Rolla, Mo., until February, 1864. Expedition from Springfield to Huntsville, Carrollton and Berryville, and skirmish, November 10-18, 1863 (Detachment). Operations in Northeast Arkansas January 1-30, 1864. Martin's Creek January 7. Rolling Prairie January 23 (Co. "B"). At Batesville, Ark., February to April. Expedition from Batesville to Searcy Landing January 30-February 3. Morgan's Mill, Spring River, White County, February 9 (Detachment). Independence, Mo., February 19. Waugh's Farm, near Batesville, February 19. Expedition from Rolla to Batesville, Ark., February 29-March 13. Scout from Batesville to West Point, Grand Glaze and Searcy Landing March 15-21 (Detachment). Expedition from Batesville to Coon Creek, Devil's Fork, Red River, March 24-31. Van Buren County March 25. Scout from Batesville to Fairview March 25-26 (Detachment). Near Cross Roads March 27. Spring River, near Smithville, April 13 (Detachment). Jacksonport April 20. Expedition from Jacksonport to Augusta April 23-24. Near Jacksonport April 24. Ordered to Duvall's Bluff May, 1864, and duty there until October. Scout in Craighead and Lawrence Counties June 25-26 (Co. "M"). Clarendon, St. Charles, June 25-26. Clarendon June 27-29. Scout to Searcy and West Point July 26-28 (Detachment). Des Arc July 26 (Detachment). West Point July 28 (Detachment). Hay Station No. 3 July 30 (Detachment). West Point August 5. Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River August 6-16. Operations in Central Arkansas, with skirmishes August 9-15. Duvall's Bluff August 21 and 24. Long Prairie August 24. Jones' Hay Station August 24. Duvall's Bluff September 6. Searcy September 13. Expedition from Duvall's Bluff toward Clarendon October 16-17 (Detachment). Brownsville October 30. Duty at Brownsville until February, 1865. Expedition from Brownsville to Augusta January 4-27, 1865 (Detachment). Moved to Little Rock February 4, and duty there until June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 27-July 3. At Greenville until July 27. Mustered out at Greenville July 27 and discharged at St. Louis August 10, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 28 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 181 Enlisted men by disease. Total 216.

07-16-2008, 12:20 PM
From Dyers

9th Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Burlington, Wis., and mustered in January 27, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 18-19, thence to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, April 3. March to Denver City, Colo., via Fort Kearney and Julesburg, April 26-June 2. Right Section moved to Fort Union, N.M., June 3. Left Section moved to Fort Larned June 15 and garrison duty there until December, 1864. Right Section moved to Colorado Territory July 5, 1862, and duty there with Centre Section until April 26, 1864, then moved to Council Grove, Kansas, April 26-May 18, and duty there until August, 1864. Engaged in escorting trains and U.S. mail coaches on the Santa Fe Road. Moved to Fort Riley, Kansas, August, 1864. Action at Smoky Hill Court House May 16, 1864. Defense of Fort Larned July 17, 18 and 19, 1863 (Left Section). Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas October, 1864. Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement on the Marmiton (or Battle of Charlot) October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, October 25. Battery consolidated at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, December, 1864. Veteran Battery organized January 27, 1865. One section ordered to Fort Scott March 26, and duty there until June 18, then moved to Fort Riley and Fort Zarah. Battery mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 30, 1865.

Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men by disease.