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The Civil War History of the

29th Missouri

Volunteer Infantry Regiment, USA

By Jared E. Billings

Dyer's Compendium


Organized at Benton Barracks, Mo., and St. Louis, Mo., July to October, 1862. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo, Companies A, B, C, D and E September 12; Companies F, G and H September 22; Company I September 25, and Company K October 22, 1862.

Attached to Cape Girardeau, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862.

1st Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing XIII Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862.

1st Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, December 22, 1862, to January 3, 1863.

1st Brigade, 1st Division, XV Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to December, 1863.

2nd Brigade, 1st Division, XV Army Corps, to April, 1864.

3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XV Army Corps, to September, 1864.

1st Brigade, 1st Division, XV Army Corps, to November, 1864.

Unattached, XV Army Corps, to June, 1865.



Duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., till November 10, 1862. Moved to Patterson, Mo., November 10-17.

Return to Cape Girardeau November 25-29.

Moved to Helena, Ark., December 8-16.

Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 3, 1863.

    Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28.

    Chickasaw Bluff December 29.

Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863.

Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11.

Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-22, and duty there until March.

At Milliken's Bend until April.

Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 2-14.

Demonstration on Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29 - May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2-14.

Jackson, Miss., May 14.

Siege of Vlcksburg May 18 - July 4.

    Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22.

Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10.

Siege of Jackson July 10-17.

Bolton's Depot July 16.

Briar Creek, near Clinton, July 17.

Clinton July 18.

At Big Black River until September 27.

Moved to Memphis, train to Corinth thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 27 - November 21.

Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad October 20-29.

    Cherokee Station October 21 and 29.

    Cane Creek October 26.

    Tuscumbia October 26-27.

Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27.

    Lookout Mountain November 23-24.

    Missionary Ridge November 25.

    Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27.

Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., December 2; thence to Woodville, Ala., December 23, and duty there until March 20, 1864.

At Cottonville, Ala. until April 30.

Atlanta (GA) Campaign May 1 to September 8.

    Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13.

    Battle of Resaca May 13-15.

    Advance on Dallas May 18-25.

Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25 - June 5.

Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain June 10 - July 2.

    Brush Mountain June 15-17.

    Assault on Kennesaw June 27.

    Nickajack Creek July 2-5.

   Chattahoochie River July 6-17.

    Battle of Atlanta July 22.

    Siege of Atlanta July 22 - August 25.

    Ezra Chapel. Hood's 2nd Sortie, July 28.

    Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30.

    Battle of Jonesboro August 31 - September 1.

    Lovejoy Station September 2-6.

Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29 - November 3.

    Ship's Gap, Taylor's Ridge. October 16.

Regiment led advance of the 15th Army Corps on March to the Sea November 15 - December 10.

    Near Stockbridge November 15.

    Clinton November 22.

    Station 5, Georgia Central Railroad, December 4.

    Littie Ogeechee River December 5.

    Siege of Savannah December 10-21.

Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.

    Hickory Hill, S. C., February 1.

    Angley's Postoffice and Buford's Bridge February 4.

    Duncanville February 5.

Fishburn's Plantation, near Lane's Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 6.

    Cowpen's Ford, Little Salkehatchie River, February 6.

    Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9.

    Orangeburg February 11-12.

    Wolf's Plantation February 14.

    Congaree Creek February 15.

    Columbia February 16-17.

    Lynch's Creek February 26.

    Expedition to Florence and skirmishes March 4-6.

    Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21.

    Occupation of Goldaboro March 24.

    Advance on Raleigh April 10-14.

    Near Nahunta Station April 10.

    Beulah April 11.

    Occupation of Raleigh April 14.

    Bennett's House April 26.

    Surrender of Johnston and his army.

March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29 - May 20.

    Grand Review May 24.

Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out June 12, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 68 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 291 Enlisted men by disease. Total 369.


Source: "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, V.III"

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