Tagged: 1861

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The Battle of Dry Wood Creek

Shortly after the Union defeat at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in August 1861, Confederate General Sterling Price marched his 10,000 man Missouri State Guard north from southwest Missouri toward the Missouri River valley....

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The 1st Iowa Infantry at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek

On August 10th, 1861, Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon’s four brigade Union Army of the West attacked Confederate forces under the command of Brigadier General Ben McCulloch and Missouri State Guard troops of Major General...

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The Battle of Boonville, Missouri June 17, 1861

At the nation headed towards Civil War, the border state of Missouri had divided loyalties. It was a slave state with many people sympathetic to the Confederate cause, while many others were loyal to...