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Callaway County to mark site of Civil War battle

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Civil War buffs are preparing to dedicate a memorial to mark the 150th anniversary of a central Missouri battle that helped weaken southern recruiting efforts in the state.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that a Union force of about 700 men clashed with fewer than half as many Confederate guerillas on July 28th, 1862, in the Battle of Moore's Mill. After about four hours of fighting near what is now the town of Calwood, the guerillas fled.

The Union recorded 13 deaths. There is disagreement about how many Confederate troops died.

On Saturday, the Kingdom of Callaway Civil War Heritage organization will dedicate two panels on the eastern end of the battlefield. The panels will include maps and descriptions of the leaders and the fighting.

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