Saturday, August 10, 1861

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Army Events:

Expedition to: Benton, MO August 7 - 10, 1861
Operation: Big Sandy Region, WV August 1, 1861 - March 17, 1862
Expedition to: Commerce, MO August 7 - 10, 1861
Operation: Fort Bliss, TX August 1861
Expedition to: Hamburg, MO August 7 - 12, 1861
Battle: Oak Hills, MO August 10, 1861
Skirmish: Potosi, MO August 10, 1861
Expedition to: Price's Landing, MO August 7 - 10, 1861
Scout: Round Valley, CA August 3 - 12, 1861
Battle: Springfield, MO August 10, 1861
Operation: Tennessee River July 1 - November 19, 1861
Battle: Wilson's Creek, MO August 10, 1861



Appointment: Samuel Davis Sturgis, USA, to Brigadier General
Death: Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon, USA, is shot and dies on the battlefield leading his troops during the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri. Brigadier General Samuel Davis Sturgis, USA, assumes his command in the field.

(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer; The Chronological Tracking Of The American Civil War Per The Offical Records Of The War of the Rebellion pp. 1-336. Ronald A. Mosocco.)


Additional Information:

The Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri. (MO004) (Operations to Control Missouri [June-October 1861]).

(Source: Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report: Battle Summaries. National Park Service. In The Civil War Battlefield Guide, 2nd ed., 1998. Edited by Frances H. Kennedy.)




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