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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 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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