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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2020 3:19 p.m. PST

"…What Happened: On August 9th, 1861, Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon led his four brigade Army of the West out of Springfield, Missouri, on a southwest march along the Wire Road, an important route between Springfield and Fort Smith, Arkansas. The Wire Road term came from the telegraph wires that ran along the road. Lyon wanted to hit the Confederate Army that had gathered a few miles southwest of Springfield on the Wire Road at stream called Wilson Creek. (The creek itself was named Wilson Creek, and was misnamed Wilson's Creek by battlefield participants, although the battle is referred to as the Battle of Wilson's Creek). This Confederate Army consisted of Brigadier General Benjamin McCullough's Western Army and the Missouri State Guard troops of Major General Sterling Price. The two Confederate commanders agreed that McCullough would be in overall command of the army…."
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2021 4:02 p.m. PST

An incredible good Diorama here…


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