Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wilson's Creek re-enactment coming up

Wednesday marks 150 years since Nathaniel Lyon was killed in a battle in southwest Missouri, becoming the first Union general to die in the Civil War. Before the day of fighting was over, he was joined in death by 258 Union soldiers and 277 Confederate and pro-Southern Missouri State Guard soldiers. A re-enactment of the battle is set for Aug. 12-14. • Article

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