The Battle of Mine Creek: The Crushing End of the Missouri Campaign

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In 1864, Union troops controlled much of the South, Sherman's men marched with impunity through Georgia and defeat at Gettysburg was a painful and distant memory. The Confederacy needed to stem the tide. Confederate major general Sterling Price led an army of twelve thousand troops on a desperate charge through Missouri to deliver the state to the Confederacy and dash President Lincoln's hopes for reelection. This daring campaign culminated with the Battle of Mine Creek. A severely outnumbered Union army crushed the Confederate forces in one of the war's largest and most audacious cavalry charges. Historian Jeff Stalnaker puts the reader in the saddle with the Union troopers as they destroy all hope for Rebel victory in the Trans-Mississippi.
ISBN: 9781609493325
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kansas
Series: Civil War
Images: 109
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jeff Stalnaker lives in Mission, Kansas, with his wife, Jen, his daughter, Emma, and two dogs and a cat. He has a degree from the University of Kansas, with an emphasis in history and political science, is an avid student of history and is a local Kansas City singer/songwriter. He is also a World War II living historian, reenacting both the U.S. Army and British army.
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