Thursday, September 8, 2011

Not Much Civil War History...Yet

We're in Lebanon, Missouri, right now, but have not encountered much in the way of Civil War history.

I'm sure troops from both sides went through here at various times during the war, but no battle or skirmish was fought near here. The nearest site would be the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Missouri.

Kip Welburn told me a few years ago that this motor tour would feature the Civil War along Missouri's stretch of Route 66. I'm hoping to get some ideas as I would like to plan an Illinois Route 66 Civil War Motor Tour during the war's sesquicentennial (finally learned how to spell the word).

Of course, there was a lot more Civil War action in Missouri than was in Illinois.

Route 66 and the Civil War. Sounds Like an Idea to Me. --Old B-Runner

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