Category Archives: Battlefields

Freeport: Part Seven — Black Hawk War Monument

I had time for one last adventure. I drove about 20 miles west of Freeport on increasingly rural roads. At the intersection of two dirt tracks in the middle of miles of farmland, I found a small park and a … Continue reading

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Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site — Pleasanton, Kansas

 On our way north from Fort Scott to Kansas City, we passed the Mine Creek Battlefield but decided not to stop. But a few miles further on, when we passed the turnoff for Marais des Cygnes, I couldn’t resist. There … Continue reading

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Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove, Arkansas

On the Wednesday of our camping trip, seven of us drove about 25 miles north to visit this Civil War Battlefield. We toured the museum, walked the hiking trail, and drove the driving tour. In other words, we saw it … Continue reading

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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site — Lexington, Missouri

In 1861, Confederate general Sterling Price captured a much smaller Union force after a three-day siege. The Confederates stormed the Union works after approaching by hiding behind bales of hemp which they rolled up the hill above the Missouri River. … Continue reading

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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Indiana

On our way back north from Mammoth Cave, we spent a night in Vincennes, Indiana. This was one of the most depressing, run-down towns I’ve ever seen and our hotel was pitiful. We toured the local sites in the morning … Continue reading

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