|In the heat of battle each man views the chaos that surrounds him in a
different light. Who's to say who is right and who is wrong?
The following accounts of the events leading up to and the events of
August 16, 1862 give us a very different perspective of a fight that both
sides agreed was the bloodiest battle fought on Missouri soil.
Also included are accounts of events related to the battle or concerning the
men who fought here. In 1885 & 1886 the Missouri Republican, out of St.
Louis, ran a series of letters written by participants of the battle. As you will
see, each man remembered the battle in a different way.
|1st Hand Accounts
Of the Battle