Army of the Border (USA) - Facts

October 14–November 8, 1864

Basic facts about the Union Army of the Border, which battled Major General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri during Price's Missouri Expedition of 1864.

General Samuel Curtis Ryan, USA, Civil War

Union Major General Samuel Curtis organized the Army of the Border to confront Confederate Major General Sterling Price’s Army of Missouri as it marched through Missouri during October 1864. Image Source: Library of Congress.

Formation Date:

  • October 14, 1864

Dissolution Date:

  • November 8, 1864



Notable Facts:

  • The Army of the Border was one of two major Union forces that took part in Price’s Missouri Expedition of 1864. The other was Major General Alfred Pleasonton’s Provisional Cavalry Division.
  • The Army of the Border comprised two divsions.
  • Major General James G. Blunt, who commanded the District of South Kansas, commanded the Army of the Border’s 1st Division, which comprised three brigades of volunteer cavalry regiments and a fourth of Kansas state militia units.
  • Major General George Dietzler commanded the 2nd Division of the army which comprised all the Kansas state militia units except one.
  • Roughly 12,000 soldiers served in the Army of the Border.
  • The Army of the Border disbanded on November 8, 1864, after the Second Battle of Newtonia.

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  • Article Title Army of the Border (USA) - Facts
  • Date October 14–November 8, 1864
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date June 13, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update June 7, 2024