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American History Enthusiasts Message Board › Nov 17th – 6:00 – reception/6:30 p.m. program Author Event: The Battle of M

Nov 17th – 6:00 – reception/6:30 p.m. program Author Event: The Battle of Mine Creek:

Gene E. G.
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Mission, KS
Post #: 13
The Battle of Mine Creek: The Crushing End of the Missouri Campaign by Jeffrey Stalnaker.
In 1864 Union troops controlled much of the South, Sherman’s men marched with impunity through Georgia and defeat at Gettysburg was a painful and distant memory. The Confederacy needed to stem the tide. Confederate major general Sterling Price led an army of twelve thousand troops on a desperate charge through Missouri to deliver the state to the Confederacy and dash President Lincoln’s hopes for reelection. This daring campaign culminated with the Battle of Mine Creek. A severely outnumbered Union force crushed the Confederate forces in one of the war’s largest and most audacious cavalry charges.
In this account, Stalnaker provides detail about the Union troopers as they destroy all hope for rebel victory in the Trans-Mississippi.

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