American Civil War in Missouri

Boone County, Missouri

Boone County, MissouriDate of Organization: November 16, 1820

County Population in 1850: 11,313
County Slave Population in 1850: 3,666

County Population in 1860: 14,452
County Slave Population in 1860: 5,034

County Population in 1870: 20,765


Boone County Institutions

Boone County Historical Society
Centralia Historical Society Inc.








Manuscript Collections

  • Lonsdale, Meron G. Mayhew, Papers, 1847-1927 (C0130)
  • Watson-Westlake Papers, 1813-1947 (C0186)
  • Branson, William W., Diary, 1861-1862 (C0218)
  • Gore, William T., Letters, 1861 (C0468)
  • Guitar, Odon (1825-1908), Papers, 1832-1865 (C0882)
  • Payne-Broadwell Family, Papers, 1803-1903 (C0983)
  • Barth Family, Papers, 1852-1907 (C0997)
  • Guitar, Odon (1825-1908), Collection, 1836-1906 (C1007)
  • Thurmond, Nic[holas], Letter, 1865 (C2143)
  • Missouri. Militia, Boone County, General Order No. 1, 1862 (C2879)
  • Carter, R.C., A Short Sketch of My Experiences during the First Stages of the Civil War (C2911)
  • Rogers, Ferdinand Arthur, Letters, 1862 (C2934)
  • Matthews Family, Papers, 1862-1863 (C3816)
  • Dorsey-Fuqua Family Collection, 1851-1939 (C3830)
  • Stewart, Townsend (1814-1860) and Sarah Carter (1820-1902), Family, Papers, 1836-1875 (C3930)
  • Books

    A Thrilling Record, Founded on Facts and Observations Obtained During Ten Days' Experience with Colonel William T. Anderson
      by: Thomas M. Goodman

    Actions, Skirmishes, and Battles

    December 27, 1861 – Skirmish near Hallsville involving Missouri’s 3rd Cavalry.
    December 28, 1861 – Action at Mount Zion Church involving Missouri’s 3rd Cavalry alongside Missouri’s 14th Infantry (Birge’s S. S.).
    September 22, 1862 – Skirmish at Sturgeon involving Major Hunt’s Command of the Missouri State Militia.
    September 30, 1862 – Skirmish in Boone County involving a detachment of Missouri’s 2nd Cavalry alongside Missouri’s 9th State Cavalry.
    October 2, 1862 – Skirmish near Columbia involving Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry.
    November 1-10, 1862 – Operations in Boone County involving Missouri’s 9th Cavalry.
    January 21, 1863 – Skirmish near Columbia involving a detachment of Missouri’s 61st Enrolled Militia.
    June 1, 1863 – Skirmish at Rocheport involving Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry (Companies A & G) alongside Missouri’s 1st State Militia Infantry.
    June 18, 1863 – Skirmish at Rocheport involving Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry (Companies A & B).
    June 17, 1864 – Skirmish near Columbia involving a detachment of Enrolled Missouri Militia.
    August 16, 1864 – Skirmish at Columbia involving Illinois’ 17th Cavalry (Company F).
    August 20, 1864 – Skirmish at Rocheport involving Illionis’ 17th Cavalry (Company F).
    August 28, 1864 – Skirmish near Rocheport involving a detachment of Missouri’s 4th State Militia Cavalry.
    September 3, 1864 – Skirmish near Rocheport involving a detachment of Missouri’s 3rd State Militia Cavalry.
    September 7 & 8, 1864 – Skirmishes in Boone County involving Iowa’s 1st Cavalry alongside Missouri’s Enrolled Militia.
    September 7 & 8, 1864 – Affair at Centralia involving a guerilla attack on a railroad train.
    September 16, 1864 – Skirmish at Columbia involving a detachment of Iowa’s 1st Cavalry alongside a detachment of Missouri’s 3rd State Militia Cavalry.
    September 22, 1864 – Skirmish at Centralia involving Illinois’ 17th Cavalry.
    September 23, 1864 – Skirmish near Rocheport involving a detachment of Missouri’s 3rd State Militia Cavalry.
    September 27, 1864 – Massacre at Centralia involving a detachment of Iowa’s 1st Cavalry alongside 3 companies of Missouri’s 39th Infantry.
    September 28, 1864 – Skirmish near Centralia involving Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry.
    February 12, 1865 – Skirmish at Columbia involving Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry (Company F).
    February 27, 1865 – Skirmish at Sturgeon involving a detachment of Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry.
    May 5, 1865 – Skirmish at Perche Hills involving a detachment of Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry.
    May 24, 1865 – Skirmish at Rocheport involving Missouri’s Howard County Militia.