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The Boonville Races
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TitleThe Boonville Races
Extended TitleThe First Land Battle of the War Saved Missouri for the Union
AbstractReview of the battle (more a skirmish) at Boonville, Missouri, June 17, 1861, and the incidents that led to the conflict between General Nathaniel Lyon and Governor Claiborne F. Jackson. "Lyon cleared the secessionist forces from central Missouri, secured the vital counties along the Missouri River, and established Federal control of the state. When Lyon was killed at Wilson's Creek two months later, the Union mourned him as the man who had saved Missouri." Includes sidebar "The Other 3 Battles of Boonville."
AuthorRon Soodalter
DateApril 2011
SourceMissouri Life
LocationMVSC Q 977.8 M6793
SubjectCivil wars
Campaigns & battles
Local SubjectBoonville, Missouri
Civil War
Lyon, Nathaniel
Jackson, Claiborne F.
Item TypeMagazine Article
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CONTENTdm number39911
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