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