The Civil War in Missouri

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Map of Skirmish at Mountain Store, Texas County, Missouri

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Moving in bands throughout south-central Missouri, Colonel William O. Coleman, a Rolla native, and his rebel irregulars frequently clashed with Federal soldiers. This map accompanied a report by Lieutenant William Waldschmidt, who described the two-day skirmish. Coleman escaped, but Federal cavalry and artillery killed, wounded, and captured several of his men while losing only one horse. Union troops pursued Coleman for most of the summer in 1862. It took a special task force to drive him out of Missouri into Arkansas, but he returned over and over again until the end of the war to disrupt Federal control.