1st N. E. Missouri Cavalry
Also known simply as "Porter's Regiment", it was commanded by Col. Joseph C. Porter, Lt. Col. William C. Blanton, and Maj. Elliott D. Majors. It was recruited in north east Missouri and it operated primarily in north central Missouri. It's "guerilla-like" strikes were very effective against the Federals. Engagements where it saw action were: Memphis (Mo.) Vassar Hill, Moore's Mill, Kirksville, Florida, Santa Fe (Mo.). "...Porter's men had marched 500 miles in fifteen days, capturing two towns, fought four battles, two against superior numbers, paroled a hundred prisoners, conducted extensive scouting, patrolling, and recruiting operations, and tied down and confused Federal forces many times their size--all of this accomplished by mostly teenage boys with no military training."