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Battle of Lexington

Following up on his victory at Wilson's Creek, General Sterling Price moved his troops, numbering over 10,000, north to gain further control in Missouri. He surrounded a Federal fortification at Lexington, which was manned by about 2,500 soldiers. Skirmishing started on Sept. 12 and the siege continued until the 20th, when the outmanned Union commander, Col. James Mulligan, surrendered.

Battle of Lexington MO
"The Battle of Lexington, Missouri." From Harper's Weekly. New York, October 12, 1861. 9 1/4 x 14. Wood engraving. Very good condition. NA

James A. Guirl. "A Rebel Prowler Shooting A Union Picket Near Jefferson City, Missouri." From Harper's Weekly. New York, October 5, 1861. 6 x 9 1/4. Wood engraving.

A dramatic image of a rebel scout killing a Union picket. $25

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