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The Battle of Pilot Knob (Trans-Mississippi Musings) (Volume 1) Paperback – February 27, 2013
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About the Author
Dick Titterington is theCivilWarMuse, an amateur historian with particular interest in the American Civil War. Dick maintains a website, theCivilWarMuse.com, that provides virtual tours of Civil War battlefields with interesting facts about the battle and biographies of key individuals. The virtual tours allow you to travel back in time and personally take walking and auto tours of various battlefields and expeditions. Area maps, waypoints and pictures are provided to orient and guide you through your visit. Dick is currently retired and living in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area after a 26-year career as an Information Technology professional. Dick volunteers for SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge) teaching classes on the Civil War in Missouri. SPARK is an Elderhostel Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) and a member of the Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN). SPARK partners with the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Follow Dick on Twitter @theCivilWarMuse
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There is not too much to the battle itself, (Basically a battle to delay the capture a Union earthen fort during an extremely large Confederate cavalry raid into Missouri in an ill-fated attempt to capture the State), but the author includes many things that "fill out" the book to include:
1. A background of conditions and events that lead up to Price's raid into Missouri
2. Background and history on the Union side including fort Davidson and the surrounding area
3. Great first person accounts from both sides
4. Events after the battle
Overall I found this book to have great historical information while not being too "dry" or "overwhelming" to the average reader. This book would be recommended for persons like myself that want a good overview of the battle and persons who are "beginning" a more "detailed" study of the battle and need a basic foundation to get started.