Guide to American Civil War in Missouri

Moniteau County, Missouri

Moniteau County, MissouriDate of Organization: February 14, 1845

County Population in 1850: 5,438
County Slave Population in 1850: 566

County Population in 1860: 9,379
County Slave Population in 1860: 745

County Population in 1870: 11,375

Moniteau County Institutions

Moniteau County Historical Society

Newspaper Collections

California Weekly News and Central Missourian
California Loyal Missourian/Loyal Journal/Moniteau Journal
California Democrat


Robert P. Goodman's Book
  by: Robert P. Goodman

Actions, Skirmishes, and Battles

August 29, 1862 – Skirmish at California House involving Missouri’s 13th State Militia Cavalry.
October 18, 1862 – Skirmish at California House involving Missouri’s 5th and 13th State Militia Cavalry.
October 10, 1863 – Affair at Tipton involving Missouri’s 4th State Militia Cavalry (Companies A, B, E, & F) alongside Missouri’s 5th Enrolled Militia (Companies D & E).
February 12, 1864 – Affair near California House involving a detachment of Missouri’s 8th State Militia Cavalry.
September 1, 1864 – Attack on Tipton involving Missouri citizens.
October 9, 1864 – Skirmish at California involving Iowa’s 1st Cavalry, Missouri’s 1st, 4th, and 7th State Militia Cavalries and Missouri’s Batteries “H” and “L” 2nd Light Artillery.