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Visiting Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Located about a dozen miles southwest of Springfield, Missouri, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield was established in 1960. The Battle of Wilson’s Creek was fought on August 10th, 1861 and was the second major battle...

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William T. Sherman Quick Facts

Name Meaning William is of Old German origin, meaning “defender, protector” Vital Stats Birthday:  February 8, 1820 Birth Name:  William Tecumseh Sherman. Some sources say “William” was added later. Birthplace: Lancaster, Ohio Date of...

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The Baxter Springs Massacre October 6, 1863

Although there were a few large scale battles in Missouri in the Civil War, most of the fighting in that state and in eastern Kansas consisted of smaller actions conducted by guerrilla and other irregular...

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Robert E. Lee Quick Facts

Name Meaning Robert is of Old German origin, meaning “bright fame” Vital Stats Birthday: January 19th, 1807 Birth Name: Robert Edward Lee Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia Date of Death: October 12th, 1870 Cause: Pneumonia...