October 11 This day during the American Civil War

October 11, 1863 – in Boonville, Missouri – On October 11, Col. Jo Shelby and his Confederate cavalry force entered the town of Boonville. The town’s few defenders quickly decided that they would not have a chance to defend the town from the Confederates. They then gathered together and surrendered the town to Shelby.

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