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Battle of Lexington

Location: Lexington, MO
Dates: September 13-20, 1861
Union Commander:  James A. Mulligan, Colonel
Confederate Commander:  Sterling Price, Major General

Battle Summary:
Fresh from a victory at Wilson's Creek, Major General Sterling Price, commanding the Missouri State Guard, swept north into north central Missouri.  There, along the Missouri River, Colonel Mulligan had a garrison of 3,500 troops protecting the Union fort at Lexington, MO.  With fresh ammo trains, Price stormed the Union works, using hemp bales for protection.  Mulligan surrendered his troops on September 20.....   More>>>>