Operations at New Madrid and Island No. 10 Facts

February 28–April 8, 1862

Key facts about Union Operations at New Madrid and Island No. 10.

Portrait of John Pope

Operations at New Madrid and Island No. 10 were resounding Union victories for Flag-Officer Andrew H. Foote and Brigadier General John Pope (pictured here). [Wikimedia Commons]

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Also known as:

  • Battle of New Madrid, Battle of Island No. 10, Battle of New Madrid and Island No. 10

Date:

  • February 28 – April 8, 1862

Location:

  • City of New Madrid, Missouri; Lake County, Tennessee

Campaign:

  • Joint Operations on the Middle Mississippi River

Principal Union commander(s):

  • Brigadier General John Pope
  • Flag-Officer Andrew H. Foote

Principal Confederate commander(s):

  • Brigadier General John P. McCown
  • Brigadier General William W. Mackall

Union forces engaged:

  • Army of the Mississippi, Western Flotilla

Confederate forces engaged:

  • Garrisons of New Madrid and Island No. 10

Number of Union soldiers engaged:

  • Roughly 18,500

Number of Confederate soldiers engaged:

  • Roughly 18,500

Estimated Union casualties:

  • 78 (23 killed, 50 wounded, 5 missing)

Estimated Confederate casualties:

  • 30 killed & wounded, 7,000 captured

Result:

  • Union victory
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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Operations at New Madrid and Island No. 10 Facts
  • Coverage February 28–April 8, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords new madrid and island no. 10
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date November 26, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 18, 2022

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