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FINDING RELIGION

SOLDIERS’ MEMOIRS SHARE STORIES OF FAITH

Posted: December 28, 2013 at 12:23 a.m.

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas describes Dec. 7, 1862, as “the bloodiest day in Arkansas history.” “During the night (of Dec. 6), the Southern commanders learned that U.S. Brig. Gen. Francis J. Herron’s men in blue had arrived at Fayetteville,” reads the online resource. “They decided to march north to intercept and attack the Union reinforcements somewhere between Fayetteville and Cane Hill. It would be at Prairie Grove.” The result was a Union victory at the Battle of Prairie Grove. The Confederates retreated, and 2,700 men were killed, wounded or missing. The Union, thus reinforced, maintained control of Missouri.

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Religion, Pages 8 on 12/28/2013

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