American Civil War in Missouri

Pettis County, Missouri

Pettis County, MissouriDate of Organization: January 26, 1833

County Population in 1850: 4,266
County Slave Population in 1850: 884

County Population in 1860: 7,510
County Slave Population in 1860: 1,882

County Population in 1870: 18,706

Pettis County Institutions

Pettis County Historical Society

Pettis County Museum
228 Dundee Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 829-3102

Sedalia Public Library

Newspaper Collections

Sedalia Weekly Democrat





Manuscript Collections

  • Beveridge, John L., Special Orders, 1865 (C2197)
  • Actions, Skirmishes, and Battles

    November 29, 1861 – Skirmish at Black Walnut Creek in Sedalia involving a detachment of Missouri’s 4th Cavalry.
    June 5, 1862 – Skirmish near Sedalia involving Missouri’s 1st Cavalry (Companies A, C & E).
    April 9, 1863 – Skirmish at Sedalia involving Missouri’s 1st State Militia Cavalry.
    September 13, 1864 – Skirmish at Longwood involving Missouri’s Citizen Guard.
    September 22, 1864 – Skirmish near Longwood involving a detachment of Missouri’s 1st State Militia Cavalry.
    October 15, 1864 – Affair at Sedalia involving Missouri’s 1st and 7th State Militia Cavalries.
    May 20, 1865 – Skirmish on the Blackwater River near Longwood involving Pettis County Enrolled Militia.