A bit about Moore's Mill


On July 28, 1862, the Battle of Moore’s Mill, in northeast Missouri, was one of several engagements that would drive southern recruiters out of northern Missouri. Guerilla warfare in Missouri had been occurring in Missouri since before the official beginning of the Civil War, and intensified up to this period with the Confederacy trying to legitimize their tactics by commissioning the guerillas as ‘partisan rangers.’ Two-hundred and sixty confederates under the command of Colonel Porter faced Federals under the command of Odon Guitar. Having run out of ammunition, Porter’s men were defeated and withdrew.

See Nichols, Bruce, Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, 1862, McFarland & Company, 2004, page 60

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