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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...

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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...

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Nathaniel Lyon Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Nathaniel is of Hebrew origin and means “God has given. Vital Stats Birthday: July 14th, 1818 Birth Name: Nathaniel Lyon Birthplace: Ashford, Connecticut Date of Death: August 10th, 1861 Cause: Killed in...

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Major Samuel Sturgis’ Report on the Battle of Wilson’s Creek

Early on the morning of August 10th, 1861, 5,400 Union troops under the command of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon attacked a Confederate force of 11,000 under the command of Brigadier General Ben McCullough at...