Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tuesday, Sept. 24

We had our washing done today.
Col. Mills and Mr. Douglas Putnam were here today to see William & I think it did him good.  
A number of cars loaded with horses passed by today destined for the Rosecrans army.  Tonight's paper states that our forces at Lexington, Missouri, after defending their post for more than a week while surrounded by a greatly superior force (30,000) at last surrendered.  Mulligan fought with great bravery and for two days without water which the enemy cut off from the garrison.

Peggy's comments:
Missouri was a border state with some leanings toward the south.  Despite the Mulligan's surrender to the Confederate forces, Missouri remained part of the Union.  Today there is a State Park and Battlefield at Lexington, Missouri.

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