Civil War Photo Contest
- Jul 29, 2013
Great stuff, Pat!Second Battle of Boonville, Missouri. Most of you have never heard of Boonville, let alone the four times it factored into the war. The First Battle was more important, because it influenced the fact that Missouri stayed in the Union. However, Second Boonville is my favorite because I grew up in the former David Lilly farm house in the middle of the battle field. The battle featured three forces of State Guard attacking a fortified, fixed position occupied mostly by German immigrants. It featured civilian hostages. It featured brave men dying, but also a negotiated truce. It is all on private property today. There is simply nothing to compare with growing up on hallowed ground.