The Army of the Border was a Union army during the American Civil War. It was created from units in the Department of Kansas to oppose Sterling Price's Raid in 1864. Samuel R. Curtis was in command of the army throughout its duration.
Major General James G. Blunt, who commanded the District of South Kansas, was placed in command of the army's 1st Division, which was broken up into three brigade of volunteer cavalry regiments and a fourth of Kansas state militia units. Major General George Dietzler commanded the rest of the Kansas state militia units and organized them into the 2nd Division of the army.
Blunt's division fought at the battles of Lexington and Little Blue River before falling back and joining Curtis and the rest of the army at Westport. At the Battle of Westport, Curtis's two divisions were joined by Alfred Pleasonton's cavalry division from the Department of the Missouri, bringing the Union army to about 22,000, including Pleasonton's cavalry. After the battle, the militia units returned to their respective counties while Blunt's volunteers continued the pursuit along with Pleasonton's division. Blunt's division fought Price in the last major battle of the campaign at Newtonia.
Major General Samuel R. Curtis (October 14 – November 8, 1864)
Major battles and campaigns
Price's Missouri Expedition
Battle of Lexington II (only Blunt's 1st Division was involved)
Department of the East: District of Central New York, District of Massachusetts, District of Western New York
Department of the Pacific: District of Arizona, District of Humboldt, District of Oregon, District of California, District of Southern California, District of Utah
Department of the Potomac
Department of the South: District of Florida, District of Hilton Head, District of North Carolina, District of Savannah, Northern District (Charleston)
Department of Virginia and North Carolina: District of Eastern Virginia, District of North Carolina
Middle Military Division
Middle Department: Department of Rappahannock, Department of Shenandoah, Mountain Department
Department of Pennsylvania: Department of the Monongahela, Department of the Susquehanna
Department of Washington: District of Alexandria, District of Saint Mary's, District of Washington
Department of West Virginia: District of Harper's Ferry, Kanawha District
Military Division of the Mississippi
Cavalry Corps of the Military Division of the Mississippi
Department of the Cumberland: District of the Etowah, District of Middle Tennessee, District of Northern Alabama, District of West Tennessee
Department of the Ohio: District of East Tennessee, Department of Kentucky, District of Cairo, District of Western Kentucky
Northern Department: District of Indiana, District of Illinois, District of Michigan
Military Division of West Mississippi
Department of Arkansas: District of Eastern Arkansas, District of the Frontier, District of Little Rock
Department of the Gulf: District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, District of Carrollton, District of Key West and Tortugas, District of La Fourche, District of West Florida and South Alabama
Department of Kansas: District of Colorado (military), District of Nebraska, District of North Kansas, District of South Kansas, District of Upper Arkansas
Department of Missouri: District of Central Missouri, District of North Missouri, District of Rolla, District of Saint Louis, District of Southwest Missouri
Department of New Mexico: District of Arizona
Department of the Northwest: District of Iowa, District of Minnesota, District of Wisconsin
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