Monday, October 21, 2013

Battle of Fredericktown, Missouri - October 21, 1861

The Battle of Fredericktown was fought on Oct. 21, 1861. Gen. M. Jeff Thompson set the stage for the Battle of Fredericktown in mid-October 1861 when he led the 1st Division, Missouri State Guard, to disrupt the Iron Mountain Railroad, the main Union artery from St. Louis into the southeastern Ozarks.