American Civil War in Missouri

Callaway County, Missouri

Callaway County, MissouriDate of Organization: November 25, 1820

County Population in 1850: 9,920
County Slave Population in 1850: 3,907

County Population in 1860: 12,926
County Slave Population in 1860: 4,523

County Population in 1870: 19,202


Callaway County Institutions

Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society
Reeves Memorial Library - Westminster College








Manuscript Collections

  • Nancy Nash Holeman Diary, 1869-1877 (C0117)
  • Tucker, D.M. and J.H., Papers, 1833-1902 (C0178)
  • Everhart, Jesse, Letter, 1864, 1913 (C0467)
  • Gillespie, William R., Papers, 1851-1886 (C0679)
  • Civil War Claims, 1865-1874 (C1493)
  • Bell, Ovid (1875-1953), Collection, 1824-1950 (C3805)
  • History of Westminster College
  • Owen, William L., Letters
  • Townsend, George E., Letters, 1858-1864
  • Westminster College Bulletins
  • William Van Doren Diary
  • Actions, Skirmishes, and Battles

    July 17, 1861 – Skirmish at Fulton involving Missouri’s 3rd Reserve Corps.
    July 24, 1862 – Skirmish at Moore’s Mills near Fulton involving Missouri’s 3rd State Militia Cavalry.
    July 28, 1862 – Action at Moore’s Mills near Fulton involving Indiana’s 3rd Independent Battery Light Artillery, Iowa’s 3rd Cavalry (Companies E, F, G & H), and Missouri’s 2nd Cavalry, 9th State Militia Cavalry (Companies A, B, E, F, G & H) and 10th State Militia Cavalry (Companies B & D), and Rice’s Independent Company Cavalry.
    July 29, 1862 – Skirmish at Moore’s Mills involving Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry.
    October 16, 1862 – Skirmish at Auxvasse Creek involving Missouri’s 10th State Militia Cavalry.
    October 16, 1862 – Affair at Portland involving Missouri’s 1st Battalion State Militia Cavalry.
    November 21-30, 1864 – Operations near Fulton involving Missouri’s 4th State Militia Cavalry.
    November 28, 1864 – Skirmish near Fulton involving Missouri’s 4th State Militia Cavalry.
    May 8, 1865 – Skirmish at Readsville involving the Missouri Militia.