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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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Wilsons Creek, August 11, 1861
8/11/2022 11:58:00 AM
From the Nashville Daily Patriot. Nashville TN. August 11, 1861.


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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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Wilsons Creek, August 11, 1861
8/11/2022 3:05:35 PM
Nasty business : helluva scrap.

Lyon was something of a fanatic, apparently.

Perhaps it’s just as well that he was killed before he could administer the medicine he had in mind.

Maybe I’m wrong to say that.

Who knows what his zeal might have accomplished ?

Regards, Phil
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