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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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Colonel Eugene Carr’s Report on the Battle of Pea Ridge

On February 10th, 1862, the 10,500 man Union Army of the Southwest, under the command of Brigadier General Samuel Curtis, advanced on Springfield Missouri, which was occupied by a Confederate force under Major General...