The official web site of the U.S. Muddy River Battalion
The U.S. Muddy River Battalion is an umbrella organization of company level (Civil War Re-enactment) units, that have come together to form a basic and scaled down Regiment.
As an organization the Muddy River portrays a typical 19th century era, Union army Infantry battalion of the Frontier and Western theater of the war. The battalion puts an emphasis on the regimental experience and that level of organization, that the average soldier would have been a part of. Several times a year the battalion takes to the field and serves at various local, regional, or national Civil War events.
The Battalion currently has 9 member units and can field on average, anywhere from 40 to 60 rifles. This usually works out to the fielding of 3 to 4 companies, depending on the event. Member units of the Muddy River are for the most part, located from as far north as the Nebraska and Dakota Territories, to as far south as Springfield Missouri. The foundation of the battalion however, is in and around North West Missouri which (for the most part), serves as the home region.
The U.S. Muddy River Battalion, can trace its lineage from the old 2nd Battalion of the U.S. Frontier Brigade. In the spring of 2007, the U.S. Muddy River Battalion was organized as an Independent organization
Our battalion's battle honors for 2012 include...
1862 Battle of Shiloh TN. 150th ( April 2012 ) - Portraying 25th Missouri Infantry / 7 Companies & turnout of approximately 135 Rifles ~ Kingston MO. (June 2012) this event portraying the 1861 Cornstalk fight, 1864 Kingston raid & the 1864 skirmish near Mirabel. Portraying James Battalion of the Missouri 6 Month Militia (cornstalk fight), & also the 33rd Enrolled Missouri Militia (Kingston Raid and Mirabel skirmish). 3 Companies & turnout of approximately 45 Rifles ~ 1863 Vicksburg Campaign 150th (Oct. 2012) Battles of Port Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hill, and the Assault of Vicksburg. Portraying the Irish 7th Missouri Infantry, this included a proper Irish Green Regimental Flag. We also portrayed the 26th Missouri during the Champion Hill scenario. 2 companies and turnout of approximately 50 Rifles. ~ 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove Arkansas 150th Anniversary (Dec 2012). Army of the Frontier event and Muddy River fielded 2 Battalions as a small brigade. U.S. Muddy River (1st) Battalion portrayed the 20th Wisconsin and U.S. Territorial (2nd) Battalion portrayed the 19th Iowa. / Muddy River (1st) Battalion fielded 3 companies & turnout of approximately 60 Rifles.
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