List of battles fought in Missouri

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This is an incomplete list of all military confrontations that have occurred within the boundaries of the modern U.S. State of Missouri since European contact.

Battles[edit]

Name Date Location War Strength Casualties Belligerents Victor
Battle of St. Louis May 25, 1780 St. Louis, Missouri American Revolutionary War Spain-320, Great Britain-~1,500 108 Spain vs. Great Britain & Indian Tribes Spanish Victory
Battle of the Sink Hole May 24, 1815 near Old Monroe, Missouri War of 1812 ? 8 Sauk vs. United States American Victory
Gallatin Election Day Battle August 6, 1838 Gallatin, Missouri 1838 Mormon War Mormon-?, Missouri Citizens-200 ? Latter-Day Saints vs. Missouri Citizens Missouri Citizens Victory
Battle of Crooked River October 28, 1838 Crooked River, Missouri 1838 Mormon War Mormon-?, Missouri State Militia-1 division 4 Latter-Day Saints vs. Missouri State Milita Latter-Day Saints Victory
Haun's Mill Massacre October 30, 1838 Caldwell County, Missouri 1838 Mormon War Mormon-?, Missouri State Milita-240 21 Latter-Day Saints vs. Missouri State Militia Missouri State Militia Victory
Bleeding Kansas 1854-1861 Missouri and Kansas Bleeding Kansas Free State Forces-?, Slave State Forces-? 180 Free State vs. Slave State Free State Victory
First Battle of Boonville June 7, 1861 Boonville, Missouri American Civil War Union-1,700, Missouri State Guard-~1,500 10 KIA, 17 WIA, 80 POW United States vs. Missouri State Guard Union Victory
Battle of Cole Camp June 19, 1861 Benton County, Missouri American Civil War Benton County Home Guard-600, Missouri State Guard-300 43 KIA, 85 WIA, 25 POW United States vs. Missouri State Guard Missouri State Guard Victory
Battle of Carthage July 5, 1861 Carthage, Missouri American Civil War Union-1,100, Missouri State Guard-6,000 244 United States vs. Missouri State Guard Missouri State Guard Victory
Battle of Athens August 5, 1861 Clark County, Missouri American Civil War Home Guard-333-500, State Guard-~2,000 men plus 3 cannon 3 KIA, 20 WIA, 31 KIA & WIA Missouri Home Guard vs. Missouri State Guard Union Victory
Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10, 1861 Greene County and Christian County, Missouri American Civil War Union-5,430, Confederacy-12,120 535 KIA, 1808 WIA, 196 MIA United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Charleston August 19, 1861 Charleston, Missouri American Civil War ? ? United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Dry Wood Creek September 2, 1861 Vernon County, Missouri American Civil War Union-600, Missouri State Guard-? 18 KIA, 16 WIA United States vs. Missouri State Guard Missouri State Guard Victory
Second Battle of Boonville September 13, 1861 Boonville, Missouri American Civil War Boonville Home Guardsmen-140, Missouri State Guard-800 United States vs. Missouri State Guard Union Victory
First Battle of Lexington September 13–20, 1861 Lexington, Missouri American Civil War Lexington Garrison-3,500 Missouri State Guard-15,000 800 KIA, 1,000 POW United States vs. Missouri State Guard Missouri State Guard Victory
Battle of Liberty September 17, 1861 Clay County, Missouri American Civil War Union-600, Missouri State Guard-3,500 126 United States vs. CSA Missouri State Guard Victory
Sacking of Osceola September 23, 1861 Osceola, Missouri American Civil War Union-1 brigade Confederacy-? 17 KIA, 8 WIA, 9 executed United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Fredericktown October 17–21, 1861 Madison County, Missouri American Civil War Union-2,500, Confederacy-? 25 KIA, 40 WIA, 80 POW United States vs. CSA Union Victory
First Battle of Springfield October 25, 1861 Springfield, Missouri American Civil War Union-326 Confederacy-1,500 218 United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Belmont November 7, 1861 Mississippi County, Missouri American Civil War Union-3,114, Confederacy-~ 5,000 225 KIA, 727 WIA, 221 POW/MIA United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Skirmish at Blackwater Creek December 19, 1861 Johnson County, Missouri American Civil War Union-4,000, Confederacy-750 694 United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Mount Zion Church December 28, 1861 Boone County, Missouri American Civil War Union-440, Confederacy-~ 900 27 KIA, 213 WIA, 64 POW United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Roan's Tan Yard January 8, 1862 Randolph County, Missouri American Civil War Union-450, Confederacy-800 46 KIA, 99 WIA, 28 POW United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Island Number Ten February 28, 1862 – April 8, 1862 New Madrid, Missouri and Lake County, Tennessee American Civil War Union-6 gunboats 11 mortar rafts, Confederacy-~ 7,000 53 KIA, 50 WIA, 5 MIA, 7,000 POW United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Moore's Mill July 28, 1862 Callaway County, Missouri American Civil War Union-733, Confederacy-260-350 13 KIA, 55 WIA, 202 KIA/WIA United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Kirksville August 6, 1862 Adair County, Missouri American Civil War Union-1,000, Confederacy-2,500 456 United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Compton's Ferry August 11, 1862 Grand River, Livingston County, Missouri American Civil War Union-?, Confederacy-~ 1,500 ? United States vs. CSA Union Victory
First Battle of Independence August 11, 1862 Independence, Missouri American Civil War Union-344, Confederacy-~800 344 United States vs. CSA Confederate Victory
Battle of Yellow Creek August 13, 1862 Chariton County, Missouri American Civil War Union-~700, Confederacy-Unknown 2 WIA, Confederate-? United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Lone Jack August 15–16, 1862 Jackson County, Missouri American Civil War Union-800, Confederacy-1,500-3,000 270 United States vs. CSA Confederate Victory
First Battle of Newtonia September 30, 1862 Newtonia, Missouri American Civil War Union-1,500 Confederacy-1 brigade 345 United States vs. CSA Confederate Victory
Skirmish at Island Mound October 29, 1862 Bates County, Missouri American Civil War Union-250, Confederacy-350 19 United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Clark's Mill November 7, 1862 Douglas County, Missouri American Civil War Union-113, Confederacy-1,000 113 United States vs. CSA Confederate Victory
Second Battle of Springfield January 8, 1863 Springfield, Missouri American Civil War Union-2,099, Confederacy-1,870 521 United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Hartville January 9–11, 1863 Wright County, Missouri American Civil War Union-750, Confederacy- ? 19 KIA, 160 WIA, 10 MIA/POW United States vs. CSA Indecisive
Battle of Cape Girardeau April 26, 1863 Cape Girardeau County, Missouri American Civil War Union-4,000, Confederacy- 5,000 337 United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Chalk Bluff May 1–2, 1863 Dunklin County, Missouri, and Clay County, Arkansas" American Civil War Union-120, Confederacy- 210 53 KIA, 104 WIA, 120 MIA, 53 POW United States vs. CSA Tactical Confederate victory, Strategic Union victory
Third Battle of Boonville October 11, 1863 Boonville, Missouri American Civil War ? ? United States vs. Missouri State Guard Union Victory
Battle of Camden Point July 13, 1864 Camden Point, Missouri American Civil War Union-1,000, Confederacy- 300 6 KIA, 25 WIA United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Centralia September 27, 1864 Centralia, Missouri American Civil War Union-155, Confederacy- 80 123 United States vs. CSA Confederate Victory
Battle of Fort Davidson September 27, 1864 Iron County, Missouri American Civil War Union-1,500, Confederacy- 12,000 1,684 United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Fourth Battle of Boonville October 11, 1864 Boonville, Missouri American Civil War ? ? United States vs. Missouri State Guard Confederate Victory
Battle of Glasgow October 15, 1864 Glasgow, Missouri American Civil War Union-800, Confederacy-1,800 450 United States vs. CSA Confederate Victory
Second Battle of Lexington October 19, 1864 Lexington, Missouri American Civil War Union-2,000 Confederacy-8,500 ? United States vs. CSA Confederate Victory
Battle of Little Blue River October 21, 1864 Jackson County, Missouri American Civil War Union-2,500, Confederacy- 8,500 ? United States vs. CSA Confederate Victory
Second Battle of Independence October 21–22, 1864 Independence, Missouri American Civil War Union-22,000, Confederacy-8,500 140 United States vs. CSA Confederate Victory
Battle of Byram's Ford October 22–23, 1864 Kansas City, Missouri American Civil War Union-2 divisions, Confederacy-2 divisions ? United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Westport October 23, 1864 Westport, Kansas City, Missouri American Civil War Union-22,000, Confederacy- 8,500 3,000 United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Battle of Marmiton River October 25, 1864 Vernon County, Missouri American Civil War Union-2 brigades, Confederacy- 1 division ? United States vs. CSA Union Victory
Second Battle of Newtonia October 28, 1864 Newtonia, Missouri American Civil War Union-? Confederacy-? 650 United States vs. CSA Union Victory

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