Campaign for Wilson's Creek by Jeffrey L. Patrick
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Campaign for Wilson's Creek
By Jeffrey L. Patrick

Campaign for Wilson's Creek

The Fight for Missouri Begins

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Campaign for Wilson's Creek by Jeffrey L. Patrick

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In early 1861, most Missourians hoped they could remain neutral in the upcoming conflict between North and South. In fact, a popularly elected state convention voted in March of that year that "no adequate cause" existed to compel Missouri to leave the Union. Instead, Missourians saw themselves as ideologically centered between the radical notions of abolition and secession. By that summer, however, the situation had deteriorated dramatically. Due to the actions of politicians and soldiers such as Missouri Gov. Claiborne Jackson and Union Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, Missourians found themselves forced to take sides. "Campaign for Wilson's Creek" is a fascinating story of high-stakes military gambles, aggressive leadership and lost opportunities. It is also a tale of unique military units, untried but determined commanders, colorful volunteers and professional soldiers. The first major campaign of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River guaranteed that Missourians would be engaged in a long, cruel civil war within the larger, national struggle.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781893114555
ISBN-10: 1893114554
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: McWhiney Foundation Press
Publisher: McWhiney Foundation Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeffrey L. Patrick

JEFFREY L. PATRICK is the National Park Service librarian at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. He is the author of numerous articles on various aspects of American military history, and is the editor/coeditor of two Civil War diaries. He lives in Republic, Missouri.

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