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Saint Louis Civil War Era Graves – a photo essay

Saint Louis was one of the largest cities in the country during the Civil War – significantly larger than Chicago. Situated on the Mississippi River, just south of its confluence with the Missouri River, this city had always been an … Continue reading

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The Battle of Wilson’s Creek and the Struggle for Missouri

Today is the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, less commonly known as the Battle of Oak Hills.  Fought near Springfield, Missouri, it was the first major conflict in the Western Theater of the Civil War.  In an … Continue reading

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Battlefield Wanderings, Part 2 – Northwest Arkansas

This is the final installment of my report of the trip Eric J. Wittenberg and I took to the Trans-Mississippi Theater in July 2010.  These photos are from our excursion into northwest Arkansas on July 17, 2010.  On this unusually … Continue reading

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Battlefield Wanderings, Part 1 – Wilson’s Creek

Friend, and author, Eric Wittenberg and I are in the midst of a Trans-Mississippi battlefield excursion this weekend.  Today we drove from Saint Louis to Springfield, Missouri.  We were able to spend three interesting hours on the Wilson’s Creek National … Continue reading

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