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Confederate Brigadier General Benjamin McCullochCommander: Brigadier General Benjamin McCulloch

The forces opposing Lyon were a "coalition army" consisting of Missouri State troops (the Missouri State Guard) under Major General Sterling Price, Arkansas State forces under Brigadier General N. Bart Pearce, and Confederate troops under Brigadier General Ben McCulloch. McCulloch was selected as overall commander days before the battle.

Pearce's Brigade (2,234) Brigadier General N. Bart Pearce

McCulloch's Brigade (2,720) Brigadier General Ben McCulloch


Confederate Major General Sterling PriceMissouri State Guard (5,221) Major Gen. Sterling Price

2nd Division (2,526) Brigadier General James S. Rains

Infantry Brigade (1,250) Colonel Richard H. Weightman

1st Missouri State Guard Infantry
2d Missouri State Guard Infantry
3d Missouri State Guard Infantry
4th Missouri State Guard Infantry

Cavalry Brigade (1,210) Colonel Cawthorn

Peyton's Cavalry
McCowan's Cavalry
Hunter's Cavalry

Bledsoe's Battery (3 guns, 66 men)

3rd Division (573) Brigadier General Charles Clark

Burbridge's Infantry, Colonel J. Q. Burbridge (273)
Major's Cavalry, Lt. Colonel J. P. Major (300)

4th Division (934) Brigadier General William Y. Slack

Hughes Infantry, Colonel John T. Hughes and
Thornton's Infantry, Major C. C. Thornton (650)
Rives' Cavalry, Colonel B. A. Rives (234)

6th Division (601) Brigadier General Monroe M. Parsons

Kelly's Infantry, Colonel Kelly (195)
Brown's Cavalry, Colonel Brown (406)
Guibor's Battery, Captain H. Guibor (4 guns, 61 men)

7th Division (645) Brigadier General J.H. McBride

Wingo's Infantry, Colonel Wingo (300)
Foster's Infantry, Colonel Foster (305)
Campbell's Cavalry, Captain Campbell (40)


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