Tag Archives: Wilson’s Creek

“The Daylight of Deliverance” – Nathaniel Lyon Responds to the 1860 Election Results

Two months after the death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon at Wilson’s Creek, The Last Political Writings of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon was published. Utilizing many of Lyon’s political articles and letters he wrote while in Kansas to The Manhattan Express, this remarkable source … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon, Part I

Part one of two As the first Federal general officer to be killed-in-action in the American Civil War, Nathaniel Lyon was a man who devoted his life to country, duty, and discipline. To some, he was a crazed Unionist, sadist, … Continue reading

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2018 Year in Review: #8

As we continue to count down the ten most-read posts from 2018, we head to the Trans-Mississippi Theater: #8 Sherman’s Visit to the Wilson’s Creek Battlefield in 1885 by Kristen Pawlak (Sept. 5, 2018) In 1885, William T. Sherman “desired … Continue reading

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Captain John Hanson McNeill and the McNeill Rangers: Rebel Strike Force Supreme

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Richard Chapman When discussing great Confederate independent cavalry raiders in the Civil War, it seems that they have three parts to their name: General John Hunt Morgan, Colonel John Singleton Mosby, and … Continue reading

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