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In western Missouri, Missouri Union cavalry drive off the Missourians raiders of William C. Quantrill

Civil War Battle, iconic image
03/26/1862
A sixty-man Missouri cavalry unit under Major Emery Foster was recruiting in Johnson County, Missouri when it came under attack near the town of Warrensburg from a large group of Confederate irregulars led by William Clarke Quantrill.  Foster's men were able to use use fences on the edge of town as cover and drove away the raiders.  Foster was wounded and one of his troopers killed while he Confederates were reported to have lost nine men. Quantrill continued an infamous raiding career till his death in a Union prison in 1865.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 69.
 
 

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