List of battles fought in Missouri

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This is an incomplete list of all military confrontations that have occurred within the boundaries of the modern U.S. state of Missouri since European contact.

NameDateLocationWarStrengthCasualtiesBelligerentsVictor
St. Louis May 25, 1780 St. Louis American Revolutionary War Spain-320, Great Britain-~1,500108 Spain vs. Great Britain & Indian tribesSpanish victory
Sink Hole May 24, 1815 Lincoln County War of 1812 ?8 Sauk vs. United StatesUnited States victory
Battle Creek July 1829 Schuyler County American Indian Wars ?? Iowa vs. American settlersUnited States victory
Gallatin August 6, 1838 Gallatin Missouri Mormon War Mormon-?, Missouri Citizens-200? Latter-Day Saints vs. Missouri citizensCitizens victory
Crooked River October 28, 1838 Crooked River Missouri Mormon WarMormon-?, Missouri State Militia-1 division4Latter-Day Saints vs. Missouri State MilitiaLatter-Day Saints victory
Haun's Mill October 30, 1838 Caldwell County Missouri Mormon WarMormon-?, Missouri State Militia-24021Latter-Day Saints vs. Missouri State MilitiaMissouri victory
1st Boonville June 17, 1861 Boonville American Civil War Union-1,700, Missouri State Guard-~1,50010 KIA, 17 WIA, 80 POWUnited States vs. Missouri (Confederate) Union victory
Cole Camp June 19, 1861 Benton County American Civil WarBenton County Home Guard-600, Missouri State Guard-30043 KIA, 85 WIA, 25 POWUnited States vs. Missouri (Confederate)Confederate victory
Carthage July 5, 1861Near Carthage American Civil WarUnion-1,100, Missouri State Guard-6,000244United States vs. Missouri (Confederate)Confederate victory
Athens August 5, 1861 Clark County American Civil WarHome Guard-333-500, Missouri State Guard-~2,000 men plus 3 cannon3 KIA, 20 WIA, 31 KIA & WIAUnited States vs. Missouri (Confederate)Union victory
Wilson's Creek August 10, 1861 Christian and Greene countiesAmerican Civil WarUnion-5,430, Missouri State Guard-12,120535 KIA, 1808 WIA, 196 MIAUnited States vs. Missouri (Confederate)Confederate victory
Charleston August 19, 1861 Charleston American Civil War??United States vs. Confederate States Union victory
Dry Wood Creek September 2, 1861 Vernon County American Civil WarUnion-600, Missouri State Guard-?18 KIA, 16 WIAUnited States vs. Missouri (Confederate)Confederate victory
2nd Boonville September 13, 1861 Boonville American Civil WarBoonville Home Guardsmen-140, Missouri State Guard-800United States vs. Missouri (Confederate)Union victory
1st Lexington September 13–20, 1861 Lexington American Civil WarLexington Garrison-3,500 Missouri State Guard-15,000800 KIA, 1,000 POWUnited States vs. Missouri (Confederate)Confederate victory
Blue Mills Landing September 17, 1861 Clay County American Civil WarUnion-600, Missouri State Guard-3,500126United States vs. Missouri (Confederate)Confederate victory
Fredericktown October 21, 1861 Madison County American Civil WarUnion-2,500, Confederacy-?25 KIA, 40 WIA, 80 POWUnited States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
1st Springfield October 25, 1861 Springfield American Civil WarUnion-326 Confederacy-1,500218United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Belmont November 7, 1861 Mississippi County American Civil WarUnion-3,114, Confederacy-~ 5,000225 KIA, 727 WIA, 221 POW/MIAUnited States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Blackwater Creek December 19, 1861 Johnson County American Civil WarUnion-4,000, Confederacy-750694United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Mount Zion Church December 28, 1861 Boone County American Civil WarUnion-440, Confederacy-~ 90027 KIA, 213 WIA, 64 POWUnited States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Roan's Tan Yard January 8, 1862 Randolph County American Civil WarUnion-450, Confederacy-80046 KIA, 99 WIA, 28 POWUnited States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
New Madrid February 28, 1862 – April 8, 1862 New Madrid American Civil WarUnion-6 gunboats 11 mortar rafts, Confederacy-~ 7,00053 KIA, 50 WIA, 5 MIA, 7,000 POWUnited States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Moore's Mill July 28, 1862 Callaway County American Civil WarUnion-733, Confederacy-260-35013 KIA, 55 WIA, 202 KIA/WIAUnited States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Cravensville August 5, 1862 Daviess County American Civil WarUnion-35, Confederacy-85Union 5 wounded Confederates 8 killed 10 woundedUnited States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Kirksville August 6, 1862 Adair County American Civil WarUnion-1,000, Confederacy-2,500456United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Compton's Ferry August 11, 1862 Livingston County American Civil WarUnion-?, Confederacy-~ 1,500?United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Independence August 11, 1862 Independence American Civil WarUnion-344, Confederacy-~800344United States vs. Confederate StatesConfederate victory
Yellow Creek August 13, 1862 Chariton County American Civil WarUnion-~700, Confederacy-Unknown2 WIA, Confederate-?United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Lone Jack August 15–16, 1862 Jackson County American Civil WarUnion-800, Confederacy-1,500-3,000270United States vs. Confederate StatesConfederate victory
1st Newtonia September 30, 1862 Newtonia American Civil WarUnion-1,500 Confederacy-1 brigade345United States vs. Confederate StatesConfederate victory
Island Mound October 29, 1862 Bates County American Civil WarUnion-250, Confederacy-35019United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Clark's Mill November 7, 1862 Douglas County American Civil WarUnion-113, Confederacy-1,000113United States vs. Confederate StatesConfederate victory
2nd Springfield January 8, 1863 Springfield American Civil WarUnion-2,099, Confederacy-1,870521United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Hartville January 9–11, 1863 Wright County American Civil WarUnion-750, Confederacy- ?19 KIA, 160 WIA, 10 MIA/POWUnited States vs. Confederate StatesIndecisive
Cape Girardeau April 26, 1863 Cape Girardeau County American Civil WarUnion-4,000, Confederacy- 5,000337United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Chalk Bluff May 1–2, 1863 Dunklin County American Civil WarUnion-120, Confederacy- 21053 KIA, 104 WIA, 120 MIA, 53 POWUnited States vs. Confederate StatesConfederate pyrrhic victory
3rd Boonville October 11, 1863 Boonville American Civil War??United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Camden Point July 13, 1864 Camden Point American Civil WarUnion-1,000, Confederacy- 3006 KIA, 25 WIAUnited States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Fort Davidson September 27, 1864 Iron County American Civil WarUnion-1,500, Confederacy- 12,0001,684United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
4th Boonville October 11, 1864 Boonville American Civil War??United States vs. Missouri (Confederate)Confederate victory
Glasgow October 15, 1864 Glasgow American Civil WarUnion-800, Confederacy-1,800450United States vs. Confederate StatesConfederate victory
Sedalia October 15, 1864 Sedalia American Civil WarUnion-~800, Confederacy-~1,2001United States vs. Confederate StatesConfederate victory
2nd Lexington October 19, 1864 Lexington American Civil WarUnion-2,000 Confederacy-8,500?United States vs. Confederate StatesConfederate victory
Little Blue October 21, 1864 Jackson County American Civil WarUnion-2,500, Confederacy- 8,500?United States vs. Confederate StatesConfederate victory
Independence October 21–22, 1864 Independence American Civil WarUnion-22,000, Confederacy-8,500140United States vs. Confederate StatesConfederate victory
Big Blue October 22–23, 1864 Kansas City American Civil WarUnion-2 divisions, Confederacy-2 divisions?United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Westport October 23, 1864 Westport American Civil WarUnion-22,000, Confederacy- 8,5003,000United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
Charlot October 25, 1864 Vernon County American Civil WarUnion-2 brigades, Confederacy- 1 division?United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory
2nd Newtonia October 28, 1864 Newtonia American Civil WarUnion-? Confederacy-?650United States vs. Confederate StatesUnion victory

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