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]

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.

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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

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  • 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 July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 4, 2021
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