Tag Archives: Brigadier General Ben McCulloch

12 March 1862: “A proud consciousness of having performed our duty in these days of trouble & difficulty must be our reliance, popular favor or condemnation amounts to nothing, never give up!”

Item description: In this letter, dated 12 March 1862, Jeremy Francis Gilmer wrote to his wife, Louisa Fredericka Alexander Gilmer, to catch her up on war news. He described probable Confederate and Union troop movements on the Tennessee River and … Continue reading

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2 August 1861: “The Enemy Again Met and Conquered!”

Item description:  This leaflet recounts a skirmish near Springfield, Mo., where several hundred pro-Union “Hessian” troops were captured and weapons were seized by Confederate forces. This skirmish was a part of the lead up to the Battle of Wilson’s Creek (10 … Continue reading

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