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Battle and Siege of Lexington Missouri 1861 Facts and Trivia

Date: September 18th-20th, 1861 Location: Approximately 40 miles east of Kansas City, in Lafayette County, Missouri Approximate Troop Strength: Union 3,500; Missouri State Guard (Confederate) 15,000. Commanders: Colonel James Mulligan (Union), Major General Sterling...


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....