Dry Wood Creek
Battle of the Mules
Civil War Missouri
American Civil War
September 2, 1861
Ride With The Devil
The bloody feud among neighbors in the border state of Missouri. In this war zone the destinies of several young Southern bushwhackers as they experience the violence and the seasons
Colonel J.H. Lane's cavalry, comprising about 600 men, set out from Fort Scott to learn the whereabouts of a rumored Confederate force. They encountered a Confederate force, about 6,000-strong, near Big Dry Wood Creek.
The Union cavalry surprised the Confederates, but the confederate numerical superiority soon determined the encounter's outcome.
They forced the Union cavalry to retire and captured their mules, and the Confederates continued on towards Lexington.
The Confederates were forcing the Federals to abandon southwestern Missouri and to concentrate on holding the Missouri Valley.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: Vernon County
Campaign: Operations to Control Missouri (1861)
Date(s): September 2, 1861
Principal Commanders: Colonel J.H. Lane [US]; Major General Sterling Price and Brigadier General James S. Rains [CS]
Forces Engaged: Kansas Cavalry Brigade (approx. 600) [US]; column of Missouri State Guard [CS]
Estimated Casualties: Total unknown (US 14; CS unknown)
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Civil War Musket
Wood & Steel Frontier Rifle Designed After The Original Rifle,
This Civil War Musket replica has been designed after the original rifle of its era. Measures approximately 37 inches long. Each is constructed with a solid one-piece wood stock, painted steel barrel and die-cast parts.