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In central Missouri, Union forces capture hundreds of newly recruited Missouri State Guardsmen

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12/19/1861
General John Pope's Union forces dealt a blow to Confederate hopes in Missouri when he surprised and captured almost a thousand newly recruited Missouri State Guardsmen under Colonel Franklin Robertson at Blackwater Creek, near Milford, in Johnson County, Missouri. Most of the prisoners had been enlisted just days before in the central part of the state and had only just elected their officers.  Union casualties were extremely light, with only two men killed.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 17.

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