7th Missouri Cavalry (Kitchen's)


7th Cavalry Regiment [also called 10th Regiment] was organized on July 9, 1863, using Kitchen's Missouri Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. The unit was assigned to C. Greene's, Marmaduke's, and J. B. Clark's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. It was active in Marmaduke's operations in Missouri, skirmished in Arkansas, then was part of Price's Missouri Expedition. It lost 1 killed, 9 wounded, and 2 missing with Marmaduke and 13 killed, 39 wounded, and 69 missing with Price. However, 13 officers and 252 men deserted on October 25, 1864. The regiment was included in the surrender in June, 1865. Its commanders were Colonel Solomon G. Kitchen, Lieutenant Colonel Jesse Ellison, and Major James A. Walker.

Roster

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K

Staff & Unass


 

Action

Date
Marmaduke's Missouri Raid April 21 - May 2, 1863
Affair, Cape Girardeau, Mo. April 25, 1863
Action, Cape Girardeau, Mo. April 26, 1863
Skirmish, Chalk Bluff, Ark. May 1, 1863
Skirmish, Chalk Bluff, Ark. May 2, 1863
Operations against Steele's Expedition against Little Rock Ark. Aug. 1- Sept. 14, 1863
Engagement, Bayou Fourche, Ark. Sept. 10, 1863
Evacuation, Little Rock, Ark. Sept. 10, 1863
Retreat towards Arkadelphia, Ark. Sept. 11 - 13, 1863
Operations against the Expedition from Benton to Mount Ida, Ark. Nov.10 - 18, 1863
Operations against the Scout from Lebanon, Mo. into Northern Arkansas and skirmishes. March 17 - April 1, 1864
Operations against Steele's Expedition from Little Rock to Camden, Ark. March 23 - April 3, 1864
Affair near Bloomfield, Mo. (detachment) April 1, 1864
Engagement, Elkins' Ferry, Little Missouri River, Ark. April 3 - 4, 1864
Operations against the Expedition from New Madrid, Mo. to Little River near Osceola and skirmishes in the Swamps of Little River and on Pemiscot Bayou, Ark. (detachment) April 5 - 9, 1864
Action, Pemiscot Bayou, Ark. (detachment) April 5, 1864
Skirmish, Randolph County, Mo. (detachment) May 8, 1864
Skirmishes in the Swamps of Little River near Osecola, Ark. (detachment) May 8 - 9, 1864
Engagement, Old River Lake (Lake Chicot), Ditch Bayou, Fish Bayou, Grand Lake (Grand Village, Ark. June 6, 1864
Price's Missouri Invasion Dec. 2, 1864
Skirmish, Leesburg (Harrison), Mo. Oct. 1, 1864
Action, Glasgow, Mo. Oct.15, 1864
Action, Lexington, Mo. Oct.19, 1864
Action, Little Blue, Mo. Oct.21, 1864
Engagement, Westport, Big Blue, Mo. Oct. 23, 1864
Battle at Marmiton (Charlot), Mo. Oct. 25, 1864
Engagement, Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, Kan. Oct. 25, 1864

Partial Record of Events for 7th Missouri Cavalry Regiment
August 1862-February 1864
Compiled Service Records
National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Company A

Stationed at Kennett, Dunklin County, Missouri, August 9, 1862.
August 9 - Muster-in roll of Captain James Clark’s Recruits of Missouri Volunteers, commanded by Colonel H. E. Clark, called into the service of the Confederate States in the Provisional Army, under the provisions of the Act of Congress from August 9, 1862 (date of this muster) for the term of three years, unless sooner discharged.


Company B

Stationed at Bloomfield, Missouri, October 18, 1862.
October 18 - Muster-in roll of Captain James A. Cooper’s Company, of Clark’s Recruits of Missouri Volunteers, commanded by Colonel H. E. Clark, called into the service of the Confederate States in the Provisional Army, under the provisions of the Act of Congress from October 18, 1862 (date of this muster) for the term of three years, unless sooner discharged.

Stationed at camp near Camden [AR], January-February 1864
Colonel S. G. Kitchen commanded the brigade comprised of his and Colonel Greene’s Regiment (being on detached service). Captain Cooper’s Company composed a part of the same. We marched as follows:
January 12 - Left Camden. Crossed the river at Bradley’s Ferry. Marched five miles to Bradley’s Farm.
January 13 - Marched twenty miles and camped at Chambersville.
January 14 - Marched twenty-five miles and camped near Mount Elba. Remained there three days.
January 18 - Marched sixteen miles and camped near Oak Bluff on Saline [River].
January 19 - Marched fifteen miles and camped on Moro, sixteen miles southeast of Princeton.
January 29 - Remained there until January 29 then returned to Camden which was a march of twenty-five miles. We had no engagements with the enemy.
February 4 - We went into winter quarters near Camden, Arkansas. The health of the soldiers is very good at present. The company is improving in reference to discipline.


Company C

Stationed at Hornersville, Missouri, October 20, 1862.

Company D

Stationed at Bloomfield, Missouri, November 18, 1862.
November 18 - Muster-in roll of Captain Jesse Ellison’s Company, Clark’s Recruits, Missouri Volunteers, commanded by Colonel H. E. Clark, called into the service of the Confederate States in the Provisional Army, under the provisions of the Act of Congress from November 18, 1862 (date of this muster) for the term of three years unless sooner discharged.


Stationed at Camden, Arkansas, January-February 1864.
December 31, 1863-January 1, 1864 - Marched crossing Little Missouri about sixteen miles from Camden, Arkansas.
January 3 - Arrived at Camden.
January 13 - Left Camden and crossed the Ouachita River.
January 16 - Arrived at Saline and camped there.
January 19 - We moved twenty-five miles up the Saline to Camp Moro and remained.
January 29 - We left there and came back to Camden.
February 1 - Arrived at Camden, traveling on the whole march about 100 miles. We have been at Camden ever since.

Company E

Stationed at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 5, 1863.
Stationed at Camden, Arkansas, January-February 1864.
January 13 - Left Camden and crossed the Ouachita River.
January 16 - Arrived at Saline and camped.
January 19 - We marched twenty-five miles to Camp Moro and remained.
January 29 - We left there and came back to Camden.
February 1 - Arrived at Camden traveling on the whole march about 100 miles. We have been in winter quarters ever since at Camden, Arkansas.

Company F

Stationed at Clarkton, Dunklin County, Missouri, September 28, 1862.
Stationed at Camden, Arkansas, January-February 1864.

Company G

Stationed at Clarkton, Missouri, October 25, 1862.
Stationed at Camden, Arkansas, January-February 1864.
January 13 - Left Camden and crossed the Ouachita River. Marched to the Saline River, a distance of about fifty miles, and remained there.
January 19 - We resumed the march and camped again on Moro Creek, a distance of twenty-five miles, where we did heavy picket duty.
January 29 - We again resumed the march returning to Camden where we built winter quarters.

Company H
Stationed at Hornersville, Missouri, August 30, 1862.
Stationed at camp near Camden, January-February 1864.
January 13 - We left Camden on a scout to Saline River.
January 15 - We arrived and stayed two days. We left there and went down Moro Creek. We stayed there for eight or ten days then took up our line of march to Camden.
January 29 - We landed at Camden.

Company I

Stationed at Camp Grayham, Arkansas, May 18, 1863.
May 18 - Muster in roll of Captain J. R. Henson’s Company, Clark’s Recruits, Missouri Volunteers, commanded by Colonel H. E. Clark, called into the service of the Confederate States in the Provisional Army, under the provisions of the Act of Congress passed February __, 1861, by _______ from May 18, 1863 (date of this muster) for the term of three years unless sooner discharged.

Stationed at Camden, January-February 1864.
January 13 - Left Camden and crossed the Ouachita River.
January 15 - Arrived at the Saline after two days’ march.
January 19 - Moved twenty-five miles up the Saline to Camp Moro.
January 29 - Left camp.
February 1 - Arrived back at Camden where we have taken up winter quarters.

Company K

Stationed at Camp Grayham, Arkansas, May 23, 1863.
Stationed at Camden, Arkansas, January-February 1864.
January 12 - Left Bradley’s Ferry on the Ouachita River below Camden and marched five miles.
January 13 - Marched to Chambersville.
January 14 - Marched near Dardenelle.
January 16-17 - Marched to Moro.
January 27-28 - Marched back to Camden and took up winter quarters.

Haislip’s Company
Captain Jonathan Haislip. Company apparently disbanded with some of the men going into Company I, 8th Missouri Cavalry Regiment.

Ward’s Company
Captain T. T. Ward. No information regarding this company available. Probably disbanded.

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