Battle of Roan's Tan Yard

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Battle of Roan's Tan Yard
Silver Creek
Began:

January 8, 1862

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Randolf County, Missouri

Theater:

Trans-Mississippi Theater

Campaign:

Operations in Northeast Missouri

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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1st Missouri Cavalry
2nd Missouri Cavalry
4th Ohio Cavalry
1st Iowa Cavalry

5th Regiment, 3rd Division Missouri State Guard

Commanders

W.M.G. Torrence
Major, USA

J.A. Poindexter
Colonel, CSA

Strength

450

800

Casualties

25
Killed: 6
Wounded: 19

148
Killed: 40
Wounded: 80
Captured: 28

  

Rumors and sightings of a Confederate force in the Howard County area had circulated for more than a week, but the Union troops could not locate them. On January 7, 1862, information came to hand that Col. J.A. Poindexter and his Confederate force were camped on Silver Creek. Detachments from various Union units came together and headed towards the Confederate camp which was about 14 miles northwest of Fayette. After finding the camp, the force attacked, routing the enemy and sending those that were not killed, wounded, or captured fleeing for safety. Afterwards, the Union force destroyed the camp to prevent its further use. The Confederates could no longer use their Randolph County base for recruiting and raiding.

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