American Civil War in Missouri

Howard County, Missouri

Howard County, MissouriDate of Organization: January 23, 1816

County Population in 1850: 9,079
County Slave Population in 1850: 4,890

County Population in 1860: 10,060
County Slave Population in 1860: 5,886

County Population in 1870: 17,233

Howard County Institutions

Central Methodist University
Lewis Library of Glasgow

South Howard County Historical Society
P.O. Box 201
101 East Broadway
New Franklin, MO 65274
(660) 848-2102

Glasgow Area Historical and Preservation Society, Inc.
100 Market Street
Glasgow, MO 65254

Newspaper Collections

Boon’s Lick Times and Glasgow Weekly Times

Manuscript Collections

  • David Ross Correspondence, 1855
  • Shackelford, Thomas (1822-1908), Papers, 1820-1908 (C0163)
  • Perkins, Archie, Letters, 1863-1864 (C0380)
  • Missouri, Howard County, Freed Negroes Register, 1836-1861 (C1123)
  • Pritchett Family, Papers, 1753-1984 (C4013)
  • Lynch Family, Papers, (WUNP5917)
  • Books

    Babe of the Company, An Unfolded Leaf from the Forest of Never-to-be-forgotten Years
      by: Hamp B. Watts

    Actions, Skirmishes, and Battles

    September 19, 1861 – Skirmish at Glasgow involving Indiana’s 18th and 22nd Infantries.
    August 28, 1862 – Skirmish in Howard County involving Missouri’s 4th State Militia Cavalry.
    September 6, 1862 – Skirmish at Roanoke involving a detachment of Missouri’s 2nd (Merrill Horse) Cavalry and a detachment of Missouri’s Enrolled Militia.
    October 7, 1862 – Skirmish near New Franklin involving Missouri’s Enrolled Militia.
    July 1, 1864 – Skirmish near Fayette involving a detachment of Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry.
    August 3, 1864 – Skirmish near Fayette involving Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry.
    August 28, 1864 – Skirmish in Howard County involving a detachment of Missouri’s 4th State Militia Cavalry.
    September 10, 1864 – Skirmish near Roanoke involving a detachment of Missouri’s 6th State Militia Cavalry.
    September 24, 1864 – Skirmish at Fayette involving a detachment of Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry.
    October 1, 1864 – Skirmish at Franklin involving Illinois’ 49th and 117th Infantries alongside Indiana’s 52nd Infantry.
    October 14, 1864 – Skirmish near Glasgow involving Missouri’s 7th State Militia Cavalry.
    October 15, 1864 – Action at Glasgow involving Illinois’ 17th Cavalry, Missouri’s 13th Cavalry, Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry, and Missouri’s 43rd Infantry alongside United States’ 62nd Colored Infantry.
    October 26, 1864 – Action at Glasgow.
    October 30, 1864 – Skirmish at Franklin involving Illinois’ 49th Infantry.
    November 18, 1864 – Skirmish at Fayette.
    December 7, 1864 – Affair near Franklin involving Kansas’ 7th Cavalry (Company E).
    January 10, 1865 – Skirmish at Glasgow involving Missouri’s 9th State Militia Cavalry (Company G) and Missouri’s 43rd Enrolled Militia (Company F).