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Wilsons Creek National Battlefield: Civil War Collection Anita L. Roberts

Wilsons Creek National Battlefield: Civil War Collection

Anita L. Roberts

Published June 25th 2012
ISBN : 9780738591063
Paperback
127 pages
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The Civil War claimed over 620,000 lives from April 1861 until the last major battle in June 1865. Neighbor fought neighbor, while families were divided over the issues of states rights, secession, and slavery. Few people realize that Missouri wasMoreThe Civil War claimed over 620,000 lives from April 1861 until the last major battle in June 1865. Neighbor fought neighbor, while families were divided over the issues of states rights, secession, and slavery. Few people realize that Missouri was the wars third most violent state with over 1,500 battles and skirmishes. Wilsons Creek National Battlefield, southwest of Springfield, commemorates the Battle of Wilsons Creek, which was the first Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River, the second major battle of the war, and where the first Union general was killed in combat. The Wilsons Creek National Battlefield Civil War collection is an outstanding compilation of artifacts, documents, and photographs primarily related to the Trans-Mississippi theater. Items include Arkansas Confederate general Patrick Cleburnes sword belt and sash, abolitionist John Browns telescope, a Confederate Cherokee Braves flag, and an original print of General Order No. 11, which forced evacuation of several western Missouri counties in an attempt to eliminate safe havens for guerrillas.