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Big Blue Battlefield Walking Tour Audio

Tour Stop, “Federal Advance, October 23”

October 23, 1864

Colonel John F. Philips

Colonel John F. Philips, WICR 31832 in the collection of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Image courtesy of the National Park Service

Major General Alfred Pleasonton orders Colonel John F. Philips, Seventh Missouri State Militia Cavalry, to “take charge of this entire brigade and go down there and put those people out.”

Written and produced by Dick Titterington, aka theCivilWarMuse.

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