Once every so many years I travel to the eastern side of the country to visit family. One thing I always enjoy is the Revolutionary War sites, which is obviously something we don’t see around these parts.

Our corner of what became Missouri was a virtual wilderness at that time, unseen by most white men, and controlled by the then-powerful and warlike Osage people.

However, the land that would eventually become the State of Missouri did not remain entirely bloodless. In fact, an American Revolution battle was fought on her very soil.

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