Category: War


U.S.S. Kanawa Captures Four Confederate Blockade Runners

On April 19th, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation stating that a blockade of southern ports by the United States was in effect. In theory, this tactic would prevent both the export of...


Battle of Wilson’s Creek Facts and Trivia

Date: August 10, 1861 Location: Greene and Christian counties in southwest Missouri; about 10 miles southwest of Springfield. Approximate Troop Strength: Union 5400; Confederate 10,200-11,000. Commanders: Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon and Colonel Franz Sigel...